I'm new to MIDI, but I've got the premise of CC messages, channels etc. pretty well down. However, my synth is really struggling with life since being introduced to software (Ableton) MIDI control.
A little background...
The synth is a Roland JX3P, analog with digital control, fitted with the KiwiTechnics upgrade for full MIDI support. It has worked perfectly up til now with a hardware controller and SysEx.
I had some trouble with a cheap MIDI interface trying to update the firmware, and sent a lot of nonsense messages from the computer to the synth in the process. The synth did not like this. However I did a full firmware update which appeared to work fine.
The synth is terribly unhappy about being controlled by Ableton. It will respond to CC messages, but after more than 2 simultaneous messages goes full crazy, changing program, lights flickering, and ends up unresponsive/squawking, until I restart. Functions are fine with MIDI disconnected/using the hardware controller. But I'm worried that I'm damaging the synth by pushing it this way.
Do you have any troubleshooting tips/ideas to try? Speaking to the manufacturer of the upgrade they suggested the firmware update, which doesn't seem to have done much. Could there be a hardware issue I can address, or specs to change - or should I just take the thing in to be serviced fully?
Thank you endlessly in advance.