please need help in setting up midi!!!

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Member Since: Oct 10, 2004

i have a little problem! the midi playback won't work. i have a yamaha dgx-505, i'm connected thru usb to the computer. now i installed the usb driver which came with the keyboard, but still nothing. maybe i'm doing something wrong. can somebody help me? my exact problem is, that i can't playback the samples on my keyboard. for example the vst instruments in cubase sx, or i can't record anything in reason either. it just won't work. can somebody help? how to set up midi devices in cubase sx 2 and reason 2? or how to set up this whole thing! so that i can playback those things, and record them.
if somebody has the same equipment, then maybe he or she can help me!
thanks for your help in advance!!!

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bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Jan 03, 2005 01:52 pm

I don't know anything about Cubase, but have you gone into Reason and selected your keyboard as your midi input device? If you can't figure out how to do this, I'll help you, but it's pretty easy if you search through the pull down menus.

Looking at some info on your keyboard, I see this mentioned:

"MIDI: USB Slave"

Does anyone know what this means?

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 03, 2005 11:05 pm

Ya, it can slave its rythm section to midi timing coming from a recording application via USB.

But ya, coolo has it right. You simply need to go to your options section in Cubase and make sure the driver is selected as the midi in and out port. Then just select that drive port as either the input port for your VSTi's or the output port to control the sounds on the keyboard from a recorded midi track.

Since: Oct 10, 2004

Jan 04, 2005 05:13 am

thanks people! i'm feeling really stupid for asking this. yesterday evening i sat down and set up everything right. the settings were not right, but now it's okay!
anyways thanks for the help! next time i check out every setting, before i panic and start to ask for help.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 04, 2005 04:15 pm

Never feel stupid. Sometimes it takes the asking to get the brain working. And its also easier sometimes to aks the question rather then sit for hours on end twiddling about and not finding it.

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