I have two Windows 10 laptops, one is primary and the other a backup just in case…) that I use with the same physical “rig” and same gig file. The physical rig includes two MIDI keyboard controllers that are merged using a MIDI Solutions Merge box, then fed via a DIN connection into a Mackie Onyx 2.2 Producer audio interface. In Rig Manager they show up as one MIDI input device which I have named “Mackie” when creating the MIDI Input plugins for the controllers.
Everything works fine on the primary laptop. However, when I swap laptops the MIDI Input plugins do not respond to the physical MIDI controllers. The only way I can get the backup laptop to recognize the MIDI controllers is to go into each MIDI Input plugin and use the “Change MIDI Input Device” function. There I see the “Mackie” global name, which I then select and answer Yes to “Do you want to change all similar MidiIn blocks in every rackspace”. I have to repeat this process for each MIDI Input plugin that is mapped to the controllers. After that, everything works fine on the backup laptop.
I know there must be an easier way using Rig Manager, but I can’t figure it out. I should note that the Mackie audio interface is displayed with a different device name on the primary and backup laptops. On the primary it is displayed in Rig Manager as:
Mackie --> 2- Mackie MIDI In
While on the backup laptop it displays as:
Mackie --> 4- Mackie MIDI In
Any help would be appreciated.