MIDI input lost after the deletion of translator

No real reproduction I would say, but deleting this one particular translator in my project closes the MIDI input for a launch pad that seemingly has nothing to do with the translator. I noticed that, by accident when creating the translator, I have selected the alias for LP Mini 3 aswell as the actual LP Mini input. But in the second picture you can see that the input for LP mini 1 has been closed after the problematic translator has been deleted. 


Hi Jesse,

First, "Incoming" will only show incoming messages if:

  1. A translator is active to see it
  2. The incoming port is open for that translator

In contrast, "MIDI IN" should be checked if you want to see incoming messages for all open ports regardless of whether a translator is set to monitor the message.


Also, ports are opened based on which ports are checked at the project, preset and translator level.

I typically check all ports I'm going to use at the project level.

Then at the preset level, I override which ports are used for that preset (overides the project level)

Then on an exception basis, I override the preset and project level ports U want to use by checking the ports I want to use at the translator level.

The below tutorial should explain things pretty well for you. If not, let me know.



Steve Caldwell
Bome Customer Care

Also available for paid consulting services: bome@sniz.biz


Hey Steven,

Thanks for the explanation. I am still a little confused as to why deleting a translator closes the MIDI input for a Launch Pad that is still being used for over 1000 translators.

Open it at the project level and it should not close the port.