Hi all. I’m really loving my Tracker Mini, but I can’t for the life of me get a MIDI controller to work with it. I have tried various physical devices and a phone app (MIDI keyboard on Android). I’m going in via the USB C port. I thought USB C to USB C should be simple. I have set the MIDI note input to USB and I have tried turning the Mini on with the USB lead already connected. I have also set the default USB setting to MIDI on my phone.
I’m sure it’s just me doing something stupid, so if anyone can point me to something that explains what I need to do in simple language, I would really appreciate it.
Alternatively, if anyone can recommend a compact controller that I can put in my bag to use on the go, that would be great - although it would be more convenient to use my Samsung S22 Ultra or my iPad Pro (both of which have USBC sockets).
Sorry to pitch straight in with a plea for help - I’m still learning, so don’t have much to contribute at the moment!
Unfortunately, I still can’t work it out. The cable seems okay, because Tracker Mini shows in the media output list. However, it doesn’t appear in the MIDI output list in the MIDI keyboard app. I have set MIDI as the default USB configuration in my phone settings. I have tried every conceivable sequence of connecting/disconnecting and restarting. Not sure what else I can try.
If it’s an issue with my phone, I’m happy to use any portable keyboard. I just need to be able to play notes in. The problem I’m finding is that every keyboard I can find is powered by USB, which doesn’t work with the Tracker Mini.
I guess I must be doing something pretty stupid - I just don’t know what.
Hi Sandroid, I’m having problems too.I have the Midi Keyboard app installed on my Oneplus 7 pro and the tracker mini shows up on the midi output, but when i select it and OK it I get an error message saying “could not open port:in use or unavailable”.
I was going to cancel this comment because it’s working now, but i thought I would just let anyone else getting this problem know that you have to arm the track(highlight orange). Obvious you might think, but hey we are not all whiz kids
Thanks, Sandroid! I’m using the same Android app as you and my phone is a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. I have tried several different leads. This is my preferred choice as I obviously always have it with me. I can’t even get the Mini to show up in this one.
I have also tried my iPad Pro (not sure which one, but it’s about 5 years old and has a USB-C, port) along with the Moog app. The mini appears, but MIDI doesn’t work.
I did also try a lumi keyboard and another one from our studio last week. Would need to check that one again.
Just to add another voice and some information - I have a similiar issue. I have a Samsung Galaxy A53 5G with Android 14 on board. I use the same keyboard app. When I connect tracker I get some “toast” that it has been connected, but I cannot select is as a input nor output device. What is interesting, it can convey audio signal from this app to trackers line out (I can hear piano in the speakers). Cable also seems to be working fine, since I was able to connect Behringer JT-4000 micro and have a full duplex communication with app.