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Pro Tools Instrument Track No Sound

It's just suddenly stopped working, I've tested on a MIDI track - the keyboard is found and fine by Pro Tools, as is the RTAS Instrument I'm trying to use, but when I set up an instrument track and press the keyboard - no sound. How do I fix this?
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is it protools LE, where you have to switch off low latency monitoring to get things like that to work?
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Check your preferences - in the MIDI preferences, make sure that 'Default Thru Instrument' is set to 'First selected MIDI track'. You should get audio if the track is selected.
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Sometimes it can happen if there is no input assigned to the instrument track. It may have to be assigned even though there is nothing to input into it.
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check that midi through is checked
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I checked everything you guys said to do and still no audio =/ Everything you said to do was already done. As I said, one day it just randomly stopped making any noise.
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Bugger just tested it - it works with other synths, just not Superior Drummer 2.0
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Bump - there is help needed dearly because this needs to be set up within the next to hours for someone who's coming over to program some drums - How do I set up Superior Drummer in Pro Tools?
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Try placing a standard Digi EQ3 as the first insert.

Now activate your intended soft-synth.

This has happened to me with some of the NI plugs, mainly Guitar Rig.
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Basically, when I click on the drums with my mouse, SOUND is there, and you can see the meters moving. When I go over to my MIDI interface, it doesn't make any noise, but I know it's working because a) tested it in other DAW's perfectly fine, but need Pro Tools because this guys familiar with it and b) I opened a MIDI track in PT and pressed the keyboard and it showed I was pressing notes.
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Basically, when I click on the drums with my mouse, SOUND is there, and you can see the meters moving. When I go over to my MIDI interface, it doesn't make any noise, but I know it's working because a) tested it in other DAW's perfectly fine, but need Pro Tools because this guys familiar with it and b) I opened a MIDI track in PT and pressed the keyboard and it showed I was pressing notes.
There wouldn't be 'sound' at your MIDI interface. Did you check your audio interface?

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No what I mean is there's no audable output from my computers when I press the keys on my interface. Guess what though - I open up SONAR in desparation thinking, Hmm, this'll have to do, and lo-and-behold Pro Tools suddenly allows me to use my MIDI interface and all is well. One problem - how do I quantize?
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- how do I quantize?
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Try placing a standard Digi EQ3 as the first insert.

Now activate your intended soft-synth.

This has happened to me with some of the NI plugs, mainly Guitar Rig.
that tip is gold thanks thumbsup
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If you havent got the instrument track working you could always do it the old fashioned way by putting the instrument on a midi track and then bussing to an audio track.

Hahah! I just spotted that the question was asked a very long time ago so I'm guessing the OP got it sorted by now Oh well, I'll leave the comment for posterity anyway.
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