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?
Re: Edirol UA-4FX : No Midi output sound: OK with 1/4...
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.
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Midi is data only, there is no actual sound to the midi tracks themselves. They need to be assigned to either a software synth or an external synth to actually make the sounds you want to hear.
For instance if you load a demo of a midi sequance you will need to add a software synth such as the TTS-1 or Roland sound canvas which are general midi compatable and will play the instruments sounds assigned to the demo's midi channels. Use the Synth Rack feature in Sonar to open one of them. Then you will need to assign the output of each of the midi tracks to that particular synth and you will get sound. Make sure to assing the synth's audio track to you UA-25 as its audio output.
I would suggest reading in the manual and following the tutorials included in the manual to get yourself familier with how this is all done.
I had the same problem. When I installed the Edirol software it prompted to 'reboot' and when it restarted all the lights on the Edirol came on.
Why don't you try it like that.
Hook up the Edirol
Install the software
Best of luck
In sonar go to the options menu and select: Audio -->advance. and from the list select the "Asio" driver, then you'll have a new midi output (synthe sw...) select it to have a sound while playing MIDI files.
It's probably your computer, more specifically the type of application you're running it on/in. Also, when you install or fiddle with the settings, you have to be careful because it can be so confusing fixinfg them.
1.make sure the guitar/mic switch is pointed to the guitar side. increase the guitar/mic level. increase the output level.
2.another thing you can do is check the "sound and audio devices" to see if everything is set to Edirol UA-4FX. If everything isnt, fix it so that it does. and remember to disable your computers stock sound card. Edirol UA-4FX is your new sound card from now on.
3. if thats not the case, try reinstalling the drivers.
4. If all of the above fail, you probably have a loose connection/ bad wiring in the guitar/mic 1/4" input. you can choose to open up the device and solder that yourself and possibly lose your warranty or have the entire unit replaced.
Hope I helped! good luck!
Midi out on your soundcard to midi in on your keyboard.
Midi out on your keybaord to midi in on your soundcard
It's a lot to do with audio drivers,asio drivers are a lot better than standard realtec drivers.
A lot depends on your cpu memory etc,midi sends more than just one note at a time
I can play all ten fingers on midi and that's with really powerful virtual synths.
Cpu memory drivers all effect audio and midi
Celeron CPU's will struggle with making music and limit what you can do with audio.
Celerons are ok to play music but nor really for making music.
Firewire is a better option for making music as it's really fast unlike USB.
An option would be to get a faster CPU and try the soundcard again.
But i would not use USB audio and would use an Audiophile 2496 soundcard as they are really cheap.
Also midi is data and not audio, midi just works virtual instruments and is able to control keyboards through midi out.
But first try a better CPU as a celeron isant that good for makign music.
I know becouse i've been there done that and go really upset with the same problems your having at the moment.
I played the midi files on cuabse and recorded it onto an audio chanel.