When I connect my piano to my computer and press the sustain pedal, it just plays a C note. (Garageband, and Musescore.) I have an Arius YDP-161 digital piano and a MIDI to USB converter. I use a MacBook Air 2015.

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I searched a bit and saw that people with this converter had the same issues. These cheap MIDI converters can't send the proper MIDI signals because of poor circuiting.

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    Make & model of converter, or a picture would be useful. If it's one of those 10 buck Chinese things with a "what the heck clef is that" symbol on it, throw it away & buy one with a name you have heard of. – Tetsujin Jun 4 '20 at 15:43
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    Are you sure it's a C note and not an E? reddit.com/r/piano/comments/1up7x2/… (reason given: you bought a $5 USB MIDI converter from Amazon) – piiperi Reinstate Monica Jun 4 '20 at 15:45
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    As @Tetsujin said, if you have the same USB MIDI converter than this post you can be pretty sure it is its fault… – Tom Jun 4 '20 at 16:07
  • @Tetsujin Oh my god that is literally the one I have. "What the heck clef". I can't afford other converters. (I'm not joking. Inflation is huge here.) Isn't there any way to fix it without having to buy a new one? – Zara Jun 5 '20 at 12:33
  • I don't think so. It's inherent in the stunningly poor quality of the chip inside. – Tetsujin Jun 5 '20 at 12:36

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