Since: Apr 08, 2004
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.