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Yamaha p80 to Cubase 5 with MIDI

Discussion in 'Cubase' started by Garydlux, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Garydlux

    Garydlux Active Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    I am trying to get my Yamaha P80 Keyboard to work as MIDI triggers for Cubase 5. I have tried going MIDI out of the Yamaha to MIDI in for the Tascam US-224. One chord. I only need it to trigger instruments installed in the Cubase. I have it set with the US-428 Emu on in the Midi under the Remote Devices. I guess I need to back up first. I still can't get a signal to light on the tascam midi indicator when I push a key on the P80. I have gone through the manual of the P80 trying to set the keyboard up correctly. Do I really just need the second MIDI cable connected? When I power up the P80. It flashes a light on the MIDI but still doesnt respond to any keys being pressed. I'm pretty sure the US224 should light up as each key is pressed right? So what an I doing wrong? OK once I get that figured out, I need to install a MIDI device under the MIDI device manager. There are tons of MIDI keyboards and probably two dozen Yamaha, but not the P80 listed. So I would have to "define new" and I don't even know how to begin there. Or would the device be the tascam US-224 or 428 Emu? I don't see either of these devices listed. This probably shouldn't be nearly as hard as I am making it out to be. Can someone please break this thing down to an elementary step by step process for me? Ive done alot of recording with Cubase, but this is my first time trying to work with any kind of MIDI connections. I know all of my gear is like 10 years old, but I'm on a budget haha.

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