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Connecting Yamaha DJX Keyboard to Cubase SX

Alright, so i've familiarized myself to my Cubase SX enough to have decided to expand on my 'lil home studio. I'm using PreSonus Firebox to connect my instruments to Cubase SX through the instrument ports at the front. . For the life of me, when Midi comes to play, I get lost in all the technical mumbo that comes with the instruction manual, which then turns into a migraine by the end of it.

I've read 3 different manuals, one to my keyboard, one to Cubase, and the one to the Firebox, to which none gives me a direct answer as to how I get the keyboard to play as a keyboard, and not a vst in Cubase. Oh yeh, the lovely pics show you how to plug it in, but they don't tell you precisely what configuarations needs to be done to make it all work in perfect harmony.

At the back end of my PreSonus, there is a midi in and a midi out. I have the keyboard going midi out into the PreSonus midi in. I open my Cubase SX and no sound, no nothing. Where must I go into the Cubase to configure the settings to make this keyboard work in it? I could really use a step by step here, something similar to Cubase SX for dummies shall we say, lol.

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  • Marc  Earl
    Marc Earl Jan 05, 2009

    O.k, so when I got back home last night I decided to fiddle around with my Cubase and DJX some more, 'cept this time, I went from the heaphone jack out to the in ports to my PreSonus Firebox and guess what....I worked, lol!! It is fully functional, and if I lign up the BPM's, no issues, no problem;).

    As for the MIDI, I got that working too, 'cept the only way i'll use it is if I could find a VST that has Piano capability...none of my vst's contain the Piano, 'cept for all 'em weird Synth sounds. Any VST recommendations?



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