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MIDI help, first time studio setup

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:13 pm
by rickyd

Please bear with me as I am new to this. After a year of shopping around on this site looking for the perfect synth I want, I finally got one. I just won....well, purchased a used Yamaha Motif Rack on Ebay last night, and it was shipped out today.

Prior to this I only had soft synths (Korg Legacy Collection, FM8, Yamaha CS01 emulation), and I used my PC's keyboard to control them via Midi OX and the Virtual MIDI keyboard, which did the job. The question is that I was wondering if I could still use my PC's keyboard (via the setup I mentioned) to control the module when it comes, as long as I get an interface of course.

I don't have much money left over from my ebay purchase, so I have to get a cheap interface for now to use temporarily until I can save up enough cash to get better gear (I'm looking at this one: http://keyboards-midi.musiciansfriend.c ... sku=701379).

Another thing I was wondering is how will I be able to record the audio that comes out of the module through my computer's sound card? It does have 1-in and 1-out.

Forgive me if these questions sound stupid, but as I said, I am new to this. This is my first hardware setup as far as synthesizers and MIDI go.

Re: MIDI help, first time studio setup

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:27 am
by Stab Frenzy
Have a read of this, it'll answer most of your questions and some you haven't even thought to ask yet.

Re: MIDI help, first time studio setup

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:51 am
by rickyd
Ok, thanks Stab Frenzy. That site helped me find a solution :D