Please, help the beginner that I am!
Posted on Dec 04, 2004 12:42 am
Member Since: Dec 04, 2004
Hi, I'm a progressive rock keyboard player, my current keyboard is a Roland XP-30. It doesnt have an onboard 16-track sequencer.
I would like to record my songs on a computer sequencer. I don't care about the sound quality and using advanced editing effects. I just want to record to remember my songs and give a preview of what I composed to the musicians of my band.
How do I hook up my keyboard to my computer so I can record audio sound(not midi sound). I only have a Edirol usb/midi interface cable.
I've been trying all day, I hope you guys can give me some help.
-David (Sorry for bad english)
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zekthedeadcowEat Spam before it eats YOU!!!Member
Dec 04, 2004 01:24 am you will need an audio cable and plug it into the audio out of the keyboard to the line in of the sound card. If you still have like a soundblaster type card... never use the mic input only the line input otherwise it will be too noisy. The keyboard won't need a preamp for the line in.
Since: May 11, 2002
The midi cable will only be useful of the sounds are generated by a program on the computer, like a DXi, VSTi, or softsynth.
...and your english came out better than me :)
Dec 04, 2004 01:29 am Thank you for the quick reply.
What kind of audio cable I need?
Dec 04, 2004 04:10 am not entirely sure what the connections on your keyboard/sound card are like (and im a bit of a noob myself) but at a guess, something like this
Since: Oct 30, 2003
Dec 04, 2004 06:07 am no, he'd prolly need 2 mono jacks going to 1 (small) stereo jack
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