Upon receiving my Axso, I tried using my Arturia Keystep ( the original 32 key model , which has a female micro-USB port) on the USB Host port. The result: after a few seconds of playing, notes started getting stuck, and finally Akso would stop responding until power cycle. This was the same using various mono and poly synths in the Factor and Community Libraries.
This same Keystep works perfectly on Axoloti.
So, since this was the first time using a new USB C to micro-USB cable from Amazon, I figured I’d try different cables.
Ordered and received two USB-C to USB-A adapters from Amazon. These would allow me to use my existing USB-A cables.
Result: Keystep fails the same as before. Conclusion - it’s not a cable problem.
I then tested some other USB keyboards. These all use USB-B connectors, so I used them with the USB-C to USB-A adapter, and appropriate USB-A to USB-B cables:
- ancient (10+ years) Edirol PC-50. I’ve had this forever. Works correctly.
- Alesis Q49 - pretty old, I think. Works correctly
- Arturia Minilab MKII. About a year old. Works correctly
(added later: these were all running on bus power. Keystep fails on bus power and with wall wart)
In summary, only my Arturia Keystep misbehaves with Akso. This keyboard works correctly with Axoloti, and with my Mac. It just works.
It would be interesting to see if anybody else has trouble using the Arturia Keystep with Akso.