Yamaha elec drums recording HELP!

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Member Since: May 28, 2009

i am a new to drumming, all i want to do is link my laptop to drums, and record what i play. also if i could then use music already in my laptop and play over that with drums..was given advice in store today and after spending 150 on leads and an audio interface i still cant achieve the above...pls help someone......

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Czar of Turd Polish
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Since: Jun 20, 2006


May 28, 2009 03:55 pm

Give us the lowdown on what exactly you are using hardware and software wise. Which interface did you buy and what drum machine/module are you using? Also, what software?

I do not do this but would assume...

1) Drums to drum machine
2) Drum machine outputs to interface
3) Interface to PC
4) Configure software to capture the correct inputs

Last but not least, what is the problem area? Are you having trouble hooking things up? Do you need assistance configuring your software? All of the above? :)

Give some detail, there are a few around here that record digi drums and a little info might help them solve your issue.

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May 28, 2009 04:10 pm

thanks, drums;- yamaha dteplorer,i nterface;- nio2/4, and the software is ableton live lite 6 ......i have conected drum module via midi out to midi in on nio, and nio conected to laptop via usb. i can play drums through nio all good but cant suss out how to record on software, i have tried also to import music from laptop to albeton software but it wont recognise anything and says folder empty when it aint...hope that explains it..........

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May 28, 2009 04:12 pm

o and when i play drums nothing happens on software..need help with all of it lol or cry not sure which...

Czar of Turd Polish
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Since: Jun 20, 2006


May 28, 2009 05:23 pm

Ok, my first thought would be basic setup issues.

1. Do you have the NIO driver installed?
2. Did you configure Ableton to use the NIO as your interface (if you have another soundcard it could be defaulting to that one)
3. Did you arm the track to record and assign the correct input to that track.

All DAW software will have a hardware setup portion but I am unsure on where to find that in Ableton as I don't run it.

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May 28, 2009 05:35 pm

nio driver is installed.not sure about configuration.

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May 28, 2009 06:56 pm

should i give up with this nio system and ableton and take it back to store?? if so is there a better way of me achieving what i want to do??????

Czar of Turd Polish
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Since: Jun 20, 2006


May 29, 2009 12:07 pm

I would personally have avoided the NIO just for the fact that it is USB 1.1

Anyways, you need to have the NIO driver installed for Ableton to see it, I checked at their site and it is definitely available. Without the driver Ableton is most likely defaulting to your computer soundcard/speakers.

For the money spent I would have purchased the UX2 from Line6.

No matter which interface you use their will be drivers and configuration. You need to really get a grasp of that, it is not complex and once you understand it is very easy to get going. Spend the time.


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May 29, 2009 12:23 pm

thankyou so much for all your advice will try and work through the problem slowly :)

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