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Edirol UA-4FX : No Midi output sound: OK with 1/4 plug audio/guitar in

It's wierd. Everything works except the midi. I can use the same Casio CTK-519 and send the sound in through a regular 1/4 inch audio cable, and capture it as if it were a guitar in the guitar intput. And I can hear that and record and playback that. But when I put in the midi cables, nothing. The monitor on the laptop blinks, so, it knows the midi information is making it through the edirol into the computer. But when I record, no sound.

It must be something about the settings. Obviously this is right out of the box, so, maybe someone will be able to tell me what settings I need on the edirol (right now, it's set on analog, and 44.1 and advanced. ) Now, is there something about my settings in sonar le? Or, is this keyboard too old?

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  • Jazzjunkysue Mar 29, 2008

    Me, again. now, I got a little further. I set it to digital and opened the new project as midi only and finally got the right dialog box to set the patch. I can now see the notes I play in the piano roll, and the regular screen (whatever you callit.) But I still can't hear it. I can see it but not hear it. So it's definitely my playback settings. Yes, the input and output for that track are the edirol. And other things (imported tunes and guitar input) can be heard through the system, just not the midi.

    So, I'll be someone knows what setting I need to change on the Sonar LE so that I can hear the midi.

  • sben May 11, 2010

    Are you using SONAR LE? Have you installed a softsynth? I recently bought the same device and it came bundled with SONAR LE, and have been working through the many hurdles to get everything up and running. If you are using SONAR LE go to view>synthrack>+ and pick a soft synth. Then you have to assign every track to a soft synth: pick a blue (midi) track and expand its window, then select midi output (on the little bar on the left) and select one of the synths listed there. I am also very new at this, so don't expect much. It worked for me though, although the sounds are still horrible. Good luck.



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Using the Edirol UA 4FX I have the same problem unfortunately, with both Reaper and Sonar 7: the data I play - which I can't hear when I play it - is getting recorded by the software, but won't play back. In both programmes I have the option of inserting a soft synth track, and that allows me to play, record and hear, but only sounds that are produced by the soft synth - the usual options - which I suppose is some sort of solution, but it means that I can't take advantage of any of the quality sounds or the arpeggiator etc on my 2 week old Juno D LE. It's now up for sale (£290) and I'm going back to my old Yamaha PSR295. The latest driver for the Edirol supports ASIO btw. It can be downloaded from Roland's site.

A workable solution is to purchase a copy of Mixcraft 4. I've tried the demo and it works fine - no, can't afford it.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008


He's wrong you need to change your wdm driver to asio 4 all!

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