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Using Keyboard for Mbox 1

I am trying to connect my keyboard so that Pro Tools Le 6.4 picks it up. I am trying to record MIDI sounds but I do not know how to get the sounds to come from the keyboard on to the editor window.

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You have to select the port in Pro Tools, but the computer has to recognise the MIDI port first.Does P.T. see that you have a MIDI port installed? Did you select an instrument plug in and map the keyboard as the controller for the plug in? You may need to use a utility like MIDI Yoke or MIDIOX to map the port if you are using Windows. You also have to have the drivers installed so that Windows recognises it as a MIDI port. If it is on a Mac you may have to use the Audio/Midi setup up utility to add the midi port.

Best of luck, Let me know if I can help further.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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