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How to use external MIDI keyboard with Presence sounds?
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antlab
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Joined: 25/05/2014 22:19:20
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Hi all.
I am new to Studio One, and in general to DAWs, so I stiil have a lot to learn.
I have a Yamaha PSR_520 keyboard and a USB-MIDI cable.
At present I am able to record the MIDI signal from my keyboard with S1, but I would like to know if it is possible to directly use the sounds of the Presence VI by playing the keys of my Yamaha keyboard. I tried, and the Presence keys follow those played on the external keyboard, but the sound is still that of the Yamaha, not the one selected in Presence.
Do you have any suggestion?
Thanks.
stevewalker2
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Joined: 04/04/2014 23:00:29
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Using the Yamaha as a MIDI keyboard will allow you to control the virtual instrument and you should be able to hear it's output from your computer sound card. The sound coming directly from the Yamaha will be unchanged. If there is no sound from the computer make sure you have configured the audio output from Studio One correctly.
antlab
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Hi.
Thanks for the answer.
I am able to hear the sound of the virtual instrument if I replay a record made with my keyboard, but not directly when playing it. In this latter case I only hear the sound of the Yamaha. Maybe it is necessary to set other MIDI parameters?
justinmeyer
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Joined: 18/03/2014 10:10:06
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Try to turn off "Local on".
(It's an option which should be available on your Yamaha keyboard.)
This means you will not hear anything coming out of its speakers.
Maybe you hear both sounds at the same time (both computer and keyboard).
If the keyboard is silenced, you can check again.

Let me know if it works or not and I'll think about it again.

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antlab
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Perfect!
You exactly spotted the problem.
By turning off the "Local On" option on my Yamaha, now playing it I actually hear the sounds set in the Presence VI.
Thanks a lot.
 
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