VCI-100 Connection loss with Traktor Pro
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    Default VCI-100 Connection loss with Traktor Pro

    This is the 1st time in 6 months i've had any issues with my setup

    As I was about to bring a track in last night I had no response from my VCI-100 in TP

    Anyways used my backup iBook to run the show while i tried to sort it

    I 1st just flicked the power on and off and it worked for about 10seconds before the connection was lost again

    I did a full reboot and still had the same issue, System Profiler recognises its there, there is power to the VCI-100 (lights up and midi light response)

    Traktor Pro was working fine still and could load tracks and play but without my VCI

    I left the VCI off for about 20 mins and then tried again, worked fine till the end of my set..

    I tried different USB cables 3 to be precise and still had the random loss of connection

    It's not too hot or cold in the club either

    I was thinking I might need a external power supply for it, but has been running fine off bus powered for over 6 months

    any help would be great
    MacBook Pro 15" 2.0GHZ i7. Kontrol S4. Traktor Scratch Pro 2.5. MidiFighter Classic. Aiaiai TMA-1.

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    This problem came around for me too. I don't know why it happens but I think it has to do with power distribution and Traktor freaking out if the VCI connection garbles for a hot second.

    I routed everything through a MIDI Yoke channel through Bome and never had the problem again...
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    Yeah that is weird. Im certainly not gonna attempt at telling you about your Mac because you know more about them than me.

    You tried all the USB ports ? So its not a goosed USB port after lots of use ?

    I run my VCI off adapter . I just dont trust USB for power unless i have to.

    The only thing i can compare it to is when is slowly and eventually lost the use of my track pad. USB mouse worked fine. That ended up being a new logic board. (gulp)


    I though it may be a VCI prob but if Profiler shows it then the connection is good.
    I think you should get an adapter from Maplin (about 10quid) and give that a go.
    Did you try the VCI on your iBook ?

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    Cheers

    Yeh think a trip to maplin is needed, hoping that will sort it
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