hello everybody. this is my first post here on this forum because i'm new to this wonderful community. i'm not really new to the recording industry but there are things that i still need to know and to learn. i found that this is just the perfect place for me and everybody else in the music industry to hang out and learn from each other.
ok. to the topic.
i've been stuck in this situation for 4 years now since i bought my yamaha motif rack, and i'm still looking for ways to solve it. i'm a pro tools user on a pc and with the yamaha motif rack (the classic model), i wanted to record midi into pro tools. so, i hooked everything up they way it should be hooked. but, when i record midi, it records all the midi notes that i played. the problem is that when i play it back, i don't hear anything.
here's how i set it up: using two midi cables, i plug the first midi cable from the output of the motif rack to the input of my xp-80 keyboard controller. and with the second midi cable, i plug one end into the output of the keyboard controller to the input of the motif rack. also, with two mono intrument cables, i plug it into the main output of the motif rack into inputs 1 and 2 on the digi 002R. i have also tried the other way around with the midi cables by connecting the input of the motif rack to the output of the xp-80 keyboard controller and vice versa. but it still doesn't seem to make any sound when i play it back. and i did turn local switch off on the keyboard.
the first time i tried the motif was at a friend's studio cause he really liked the sounds of the motif and we hooked it up and it was fine. every track has it's own sound coming out of the motif. (by the way, he's a mac user). so when i try it on a pc i don't know why it just don't work. he also said that on a pc it's 20 times harder; which to me is hard to believe.
i even asked a guy at guitar center for help and i tried everything he said but still didn't make any sounds. for a while i felt like he doesn't even know what he's talking about. he said that because it's midi, it's not going to make any sounds. of course i know midi doesn't make any sounds but the motif has sounds built in it; besides i also plugged two instrument cables from the motif main output to the 002R input to get some sounds.
i'm so frustrated now. everything worked fine with the xp-80's sounds but not the motif. i need serious help. please someone..... get the weight off my back.
please please please will somebody help..... i've been stuck in this situation for way too long. if there's no way to fix it, i might sell the motif rack and get something else, although i really like the sound of the motif that's why i bought it in the first place.
any ideas or help will not be forgotten. thanks in advance. take it easy! :D :D :D :D :lol: 8)