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Does anybody record with a laptop?

If so, I have an E-MU 1616 unit that came with MIDI cables. The keyboard I am running is a Yamaha Motif 6.

Anyways, maybe I don't understand MIDI recording but my program, Sound Forge 6, does not read any signal from the E-MU using a MIDI connection. I get a signal from the headphone jack OUT on the keyboard, but it is very quieted.

I would really like to be able to record with the MIDI setup but it just isn't working. I'm wondering if you guys know about any other input options I have or how to get MIDI to work. I have considered optical (ADAT) and I am wondering what that is like. Any input you have is appreciated.

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ICHi Sat, 08/06/2005 - 02:29

[quote=TheOriginalSupahman]Does anybody record with a laptop?

If so, I have an E-MU 1616 unit that came with MIDI cables. The keyboard I am running is a Yamaha Motif 6.

Anyways, maybe I don't understand MIDI recording but my program, Sound Forge 6, does not read any signal from the E-MU using a MIDI connection. I get a signal from the headphone jack OUT on the keyboard, but it is very quieted.
***SoundForge is a Audio recorder but unfortunately MIDI is not Audio. It is purely control information from your Motif. This can only be recorded in a MIDI sequencer, like Cubase/Sonar/Live etc...(which BTW can also record Audio). Do a google search on MIDI basics to learn more.

I would really like to be able to record with the MIDI setup but it just isn't working. I'm wondering if you guys know about any other input options I have or how to get MIDI to work. I have considered optical (ADAT) and I am wondering what that is like. Any input you have is appreciated.
***If you want help there is a large community of E-MU users @
http://www.productionforums.com/index.php?f=52

Best,
ICHi
E-MU Systems