Problems setting midi channels using KN3000 and Cubase
To select a sound on the KN3000 I click the relevant 'part select' being 'Right 1' = Channel 1 (say Piano) , 'Right 2' = Channel 2 (say Jazz Guitar), 'Left' = Channel 3 (Say Bass Guitar). I notice if I then reselect 'Right 1' and press the keyboard percussion I can assign the drums track which automatically goes to track 16. I laid down the tracks in Cubase 5 and so I am OK to here. Say after that I want another track which is Clarinet, then if I change the 'Right 1' part on the KN3000 to get the Clarinet sound, when I play back the music that I have already recorded in Cubase 5 all the tracks play back using the Clarinet sound.
Presumably one can play more tracks than 3 and a drums track, because if I look in the midi area -basic channels set up screen there are 16 channels in total. Also once the midi connectors are attached to the KN3000 once I click on one of the part selects such as 'Right 1' to change it, it changes all of the parts, instead of the one I am selecting. I have tried looking in the manual, but still do not understand. Please can you help?
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If you are sequencing midi tracks you can imbed the patch change in the track and the midi channel assignment and when the sequence plays the info will be sent to the keyboard. Do you have it set to receive Omni?
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Are you connecting to the laptop and using it as a midi controller? You can record midi notes from the keyboard and send them to your laptop via USB using any midi sequencer program (reason, logic, etc). Create a midi track, select the input of that track as your keyboard, then hit record to play some midi notes. To hear what you record, you have to set the output of the midi track to whatever midi sounds or instrunents you have installed on your laptop.
If you are trying to record the actual audio sound the keyboard makes, use an audio program such as cubase, sonar, audacity, pro-tools, and either mic the keyboard, or connect one of the other audio outputs (1/4" TRS) to an audio input on your DAW, and record an audio track that way (as opposed to a midi track).
How they expect you to find the information is beyond me!!! I downloaded the manual and it appears that the information you want is on page 57.
Near the bottom, and the only way I spotted the parameter of MIDI channel number setting is seeing the range as 1 to 16.
They list this as L part and R part channel/track setting... these will be for the left and right parts of the split keyboard... that is you can set a MIDI channel to between 1 and 16 for both the left and right division of the split keyboard.
I don't think many people would find this... AND shame on Yamaha, there doesn't seem to be a MIDI implementation chart, which you should get familiar with for any MIDI devices you might have... the chart is a quick access to the MIDI capability of MIDI devices and they didn't include one in the documentation for this unit...
Simple way is MIDI out from Juno to MIDI in on MPC, then (depending on how you want to work), connect MIDI out from MPC to the in on the Juno. If you do this you MUST turn local control off on the Juno or else you'll get double triggers (internal + msg in from MPC). Now to record sequences on MPC , set MIDI to as track in setup window (on the 2500, this is accessed by pressing MODE then pad 9, then press button under the corresponding tab [on LCD]) then set your MIDI channel by port, meaning if your MIDI cable is physically connected to out A, in your LCD in bottom right corner it will show as follows: 1A. This indicates you are transmitting on MIDI channel 1; port A. Remember, MIDI IS NOT AUDIO!!!!! Since the Juno is a synth and not a workstation, all transport controls are handled by the MPC, that's pretty much it... Hope this helps a little, enjoy!
P.S. Go to mpc-forum.com its THE sh**! They also have links for their e-book I have one for the 2500 and its awesome!!!
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.