I just purchased my Launchkey 61 on 1-4-14 from Guitar Center. It worked fine for about 3 days. Now it keeps going in and out of be recognized/detected by my DAWs. It's the same in all my DAWs, Ableton Live Lite 9, FL Studio Producer, Mixcraft 6 and Acid Pro 7. Anybody else ever have this issue?? This is very annoying when I am ready to create, then after spend an hour or so trying to get it detected again. Right now I was in the middle of playback and I hear the usb off and on sound repeatedly while I'm in a session. I'm having to lose income by returning payment to my clients for this annoying time down. Now I go online and people are saying Launchpad is crap and a toy. I bought this because after 6 yrs. my M Audio Axiom is sometimes giving me "the blue screen of death", but at this point I might as well take my chances with my Axiom instead of this brand new Launchkey!!! I'm running Windows 8, 16gb ram, 6 core, super-fast brand new HP. I use to have to reset my Axiom occasionally when it would flicker from on to off and I would get that usb off/on sound, by turning the unit off then holding +/- buttons while turning it back on t reset it. Is there a way to do that with the Launchkey? I do not want t be stuck with this thing if it is junk. I chose to purchase this brand new controller instead of fixing my Axiom, now I'm out that money and frustrated with this problem in a brand new Launchkey.
Did I get a lemon or is this a common fixable issue? I'm looking at the midi settings now in Acid and FL studio, the unit is on and drum pads light up when triggered but it is not detected in the midi settings, even after I rescan midi devices.
Thanks in advance forum!!