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Member Since: Aug 13, 2009

Hi guys and girls, thought I'd introduce myself, am new here. Never been on a forum in my life! (and im 31..). I just would like to be in touch with guys out there who are also music lovers and who prob know a lot more then me. I recently bought a Behringer UMX49. Haven't got a CLUE yet how it works and to be honest, it freaks me out a bit. Hence the need for some moral support in the first place. I'm sure I will be in need of technical and practical support soon after.
Im a singer and songwriter, music just flows out of me. Now I want to record the symphonies that are in my head. It's getting too crowded!
Looking forward to meeting you online.
Greetings, P.

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Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Aug 13, 2009 11:21 am


That's a little pick-me-up to get you going.

Anyway, glad to have you around, and welcome to the HRC.

That UMX looks like it's covering a lot of ground, so that's good.

I'm hoping you're PC literate, because it'll help if you can change things, and know where to look.

The UMX is an audio interface, so you won't need a sound card / interface to receive the stuff coming from the keyboard. It's already built in. That's convenient.

It would help to know what you're using as hardware (PC), and to know if you've picked a software yet. I'm a fan of reaper, which works in Mac, but was built on windows. It's pretty easy to use, and is small download (4mb). It's uncrippled and un-expiring shareware, so you can try out all the features to see if it's the right fit for you. Plus, it's cheap should you decide to continue. I think the UMX comes with something, so you may already have something loaded to work with. Let us know if you do, so we can ascertain what the software is doing for you (multitracker, host, utility interface, etc).

Assuming windows, you probably plugged in the keyboard already, and got windows to find it. Now you'll need some sort of program to record the signals coming from the keyboard. This is where reaper (or other) would come in. I'm assuming you're already familiar with the keyboard, and it's sounds. So now you'll need to tell the software to 'listen' on the software inputs associated with the keyboard/interface. Somewhere in your software options or preferences will be device settings, or audio settings. This is where you'll choose which device to 'listen' to and to output signal to for you to hear.

Once those are set, then you can create and/or arm a track to receive signal into, and press record. Arming a track is to tell the track which input to listen to, on the device you selected above, and tell the track to write the incoming data when you hit the red button. Do this multiple times, and you'll have a bunch of tracks with different stuff in them.

I know this is an over-simplification of the tracking process, but I just wanted to throw some basics out, so you can see the basic process.

Poke around and try stuff out, then shout back when you need more detail, and we'll be sure to help out.

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Aug 13, 2009 12:17 pm

Welcome to the HRC Patricia, you could not have picked a better or more supportive community for young engineers. I learned alot by myself just poking around online and through trial and error. Once I found the HRC that learning progressed at a much faster rate, having civil people to bounce ideas of off is invaluable. Having a few folks around who have been doing this lifetime/professionally (and are willing to help) does not hurt either :)

Fill out your bio so we can help you if you run into problems and then get us some tunes to listen to :)

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Aug 13, 2009 01:02 pm

yes welcome to HRC!

you'll find this place stands out from the norm as far as online communities go....great NICE ppl here, and solid advise are easy to find round here...and this is the perfect place to talk shop about your just can't find that with your close friends and family...the objectivity alone is worth it. hang out, talk about anything, you'll fit right in.


Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
Since: Apr 11, 2004

Aug 13, 2009 10:25 pm

Welcome to the best site on the net.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Aug 14, 2009 05:13 pm

A bit late, but welcome as well.

Since: Jul 02, 2003

Aug 15, 2009 01:10 am

Welcome to HRC, good to have you here!


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