I have bought a new mac and plugged in my Edirol UA-25, to use with Garageband. It appears completely dead. USB is plugged in, midi keyboard plugged in all as before. I have plugged in a mic and I can see the signal ending up in Garageband, but there are no lights on the Edirol and the midi keyboard isn't picked up at all...please help! Thanks...
I had the same problem. When I installed the Edirol software it prompted to 'reboot' and when it restarted all the lights on the Edirol came on.
Why don't you try it like that.
Hook up the Edirol
Install the software
Best of luck
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Midi is data only, there is no actual sound to the midi tracks themselves. They need to be assigned to either a software synth or an external synth to actually make the sounds you want to hear.
For instance if you load a demo of a midi sequance you will need to add a software synth such as the TTS-1 or Roland sound canvas which are general midi compatable and will play the instruments sounds assigned to the demo's midi channels. Use the Synth Rack feature in Sonar to open one of them. Then you will need to assign the output of each of the midi tracks to that particular synth and you will get sound. Make sure to assing the synth's audio track to you UA-25 as its audio output.
I would suggest reading in the manual and following the tutorials included in the manual to get yourself familier with how this is all done.
Your are using powered speakers right? Or going into an amp and then the speakers, as the UA-25 does not have enough power to drive passive speakers. Call Roland customer service and have them walk you through the device setup to make sure you've got everything right.
try this to make sure that the driver was installed correctly.:
Note: Do not use the “Add New Hardware” Wizard in the control panel. Follow the steps below to install your driver correctly.
1. Plug in the USB cable and power on the device – the New Hardware Wizard will start up (wait for it to start).
2. If Windows asks to connect to Windows Update, click on “No, not this time” and click on “Next.”
3. Select “Install from a list or specified location” and click “Next.”
4. Select “Include this location in the search” and Browse to the
folder containing your driver (either on your CD or the folder you
downloaded). Click “Next.”
5. Click “Continue Anyway” when the Windows Logo testing screen appears.
6. Click “Finish” when the Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard screen appears.
At this point, you may need to reboot your computer. After restarting,
you should check to make sure the driver was successfully installed. Go
to Control Panel / Sounds and Audio Devices and make sure your device
is listed under “Sound Playback” and “Sound Recording” for audio
devices and “”MIDI Music Playback” for MIDI devices. You should also
check in the Device Manager to make sure your MIDI or Audio device is
listed under “Sound, video and game controllers” with no problems (such
as the yellow exclamation point).
If everything is successful to this point, Windows has installed the
device correctly and is making it available to any software you need to
run. If you can not see your device in your software, you should first
try re-profiling the device (different software programs do this
differently). If this does not work, you may need to uninstall and
reinstall the software. If you still do not see your device, you may
need to contact your software vendor for more help.
- Mac OS X -
1. Make sure the Roland/Edirol device and any non-essential USB devices are disconnected.
2. Run the *.pkg installer from the CD-ROM or downloaded driver and
follow the onscreen installation instructions. When finished, reboot
3. Plug in the Roland/Edirol device. Ports should now be available in
software (you can verify driver availability in Applications >
Utilities > Audio/MIDI Setup > MIDI Devices).
- Mac OS 9.X -
Users must first decide if they want to run OMS or FreeMIDI, which can
be downloaded from the World Wide Web. OMS is recommended. See the OMS
or FreeMIDI documentation for installation and activation details.
Double-click the Edirol installer and follow the onscreen installation instructions.
Note: If you continue to have problems, you may wish to consider
upgrading to OS X, as its Core Audio and Core MIDI features make this
operating system an excellent base for music applications.
Product: UA-25 UA-101 FA-66 FA-101 UA-4FX UA-1EX
is often a buffer size problem. Be sure to check your Buffer Size
setting. You'll find it in the Edirol Icon in System Preferences or in
the Control Panel of a Windows machine. Increase your buffer size until
the problem goes away.
There are also several settings you will want to make in order for audio applications on a Windows XP computer run optimally.
One of the more detailed websites to walk through these settings is MusicXP.net.
The UA 25 needs a GOOD quality USB cable, the thicker the better. Cable loss means that by the time the 5V power supply from the computer reaches your Edirol, the voltage has dropped to about 4V, which then has to be boosted back up to 5 Volts and inverted to -5V.
Cheap cables will hamper performance or prevent it working at all ( I lost 2 hours once with this problme ) . Also avoid using the FRONT USB connectors on PCs, use the connectors that plug direct into the MOBO on the rear of the chasis.
A computer has line out and that means sound out from the computer to your speakers.
A line out can also be connected to a recording device or a pair of speakers with an amp built in.
Line in on a computer can be used to record audio from other equipment such as a Dj on his decks to record his set.
It can also record audio from mp3 players etc.
Line in can be used for mic's and also you can use mic in as well.
To record any audio onto your computer use line in.
Line out can also used for headphones and the mic will plug into mic in so you can talk online.