Please, help the beginner that I am!

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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.

Thank you,

-David (Sorry for bad english)

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Since: May 11, 2002

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.

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 :)

Since: Dec 04, 2004

Dec 04, 2004 01:29 am

Thank you for the quick reply.

What kind of audio cable I need?

Since: Oct 30, 2003

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: May 04, 2003

Dec 04, 2004 06:07 am

no, he'd prolly need 2 mono jacks going to 1 (small) stereo jack


Since: May 04, 2003

Dec 04, 2004 06:11 am;bfmtype=gear

something like this, assuming you have a Stereo Keyboard

oh And welcome to hrc:D

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