Why isn't my Launchpad connecting? Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth

So I'm getting really frustrated with my launchpad, I've been trying to get it to connect for the longest time. I can get it to work on my Mac fine without any problems but I want to use it with my computer. Im running windows 7 if that matters. I have Live 8.2.1 and the current driver for the launchpad. On the MIDI prefrences it picks up that the launchpad is there and when I select on in the input, it doesnt light up no matter how many times I restart live and what not. I'm thinking that this is some kind of interference with a"microsoft GS wavetable synth" that's showing up in the MIDI preferences and there's no way you can turn that off or even find it on the damn computer...any help is appreciated. 

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harrisonlace 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    make sure you turn the controller on BEFORE you start Live.

    In the preferences; select the correct device input, midi ports in/out, etc.

    Turn those on in the list below as well.

    The GS wavetable synth is a standard part of Windows. In  the list of midi ports under MIDI preferences, you can turn it off by unchecking the 3 boxes behind it (track, sync, remote)

    Make sure you turn these on for the apc 20.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • roromaispastrop
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    Hi everyone!

    I have exacly the same problem. A week ago my launchpad worked very well but now I can't connect it to my computer. Now I can't choose my input and I just have "Microsoft GS wavetable synth" in output.

    Please help me... I love launchpad.

     

    6 months ago | 0 comments
  • brian sansone
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    My launchpad did not work until I added the drivers for the 64bit windows. If you are running the 64bit windows 7, you will need the 64bit driver available from novation.

    After I that my launchpad worked.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Lamotelle
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    I got my launchpad today and i went to live and in controller surface launchpad is on but on output Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth is there and launchpad is not under the option either and it wont change i installed everything correctly too

    3 months ago | 0 comments
  • Finalex
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    I have exacly the same problem. A week ago my launchpad worked very well but now I can't connect it to my computer. Now I can't choose my input and I just have "Microsoft GS wavetable synth" in output.

    2 months ago | 0 comments

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