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. http://www.zzounds.com/item--PRSFIREBOX . 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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You have to decide whether your keyboard will function as the controller to send the midi info to your program and have the program use the onboard sounds on your soundcard or use the sounds on your keyboard.Here is a link to a forum that I highly recommend:http://www.recordingreview.com/ It is free to join and the free download of Killer Home Recording Setting Up is great. There is lots of info on this site that will explain exactly what you need to know.Check out midi troubleshooting 101 and Getting Started with Midi Sequencing. The site owner Brandon Drury uses Cubase himself and I highly recommend their forum. Hope this helps.
I don't have Cubase myself but there must be a track setting that allows you to monitor what you are playing live. Also make sure your keyboard shows up as the midi controller on the software. Your receive channel has to match the send channel of the keyboard. Make sure that synthA or synthB shows up as the sound source (audio out). XFi Midiport is your midi in but since Cubase already sees your keyboard your problem is an audio one not a midi one. Hope this helps.
We're talking about audio recording. If so you must conntect your piano by using the L + R outputs with your sound card or mixer line inputs (that's how I do this). USB is ok if you want to use your piano as a master keyboard (MIDI). Another important thing is that you must have an additional application installed called sequencer ( for example Cubase Sx, Sonar...) which will let you store your digital music. I'm not talking about the proper settings of them because it could take a day or so...:) Overall, you will have to learn a bit about the home studio, home recording techniques. There are tons of informations on web. A great thing is that you can use your CP33 as a master keyboard to control additional virtual instruments (VST) or for example play different piano samples (check Synthogy Ivory). Possibilites are endless!
you have a pci audio card so maybe you can add an extra input device by going to devices panel or press F4 shortcut.
and choose your usb mic.
also you can check your wavelab audio inputs. they must have the same config so if you can record woth your usb mic and your poci card in wave lave you must be able to do so in cubase sx
you might want to downgrade to xp because vista uses alot of ram to run it. you could also get more ram. you need about 1gb and a half to 2 gigs to run most recording softwares and interfaces. i personally use vista cause i lost my xp disk and i got 2 gbs of ram and everything runs great, but if you really want to get into recording do what im doing and save up and buy a mac.
sincerely andy kastrinelis owner of addex recording inc.