Connecting a keyboard to Reason via firepod

Discussion in 'Synths / Samplers & VSTi' started by FootPrints, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. FootPrints

    FootPrints Active Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    OK, so, I have macbook, a firepod, a yamaha P-140 stage piano, and reason 3.0. My goal is to use the keyboard in reason by running a midi cable from the midi out on the piano to the midi in on the firepod. For some reason, this is not working. Does anyone have any experience hooking up midi devices to Reason? Or using the midi input on the firepod? I am new to the whole MIDI world, so any help would be appreciated.
  2. KingSix

    KingSix Active Member

    Dec 19, 2005
    Quebec, Canada
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    As you probably already know, midi cable not carry audio but only signal corresponding to musical note or other events. You have to assign your firepod midi input to "Virtual instrument" called VSTi to produce sound in the software.

    Hope this help
  3. FootPrints

    FootPrints Active Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    Do you have any idea how I can assign the midi input to a VST in Reason?
  4. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    Jun 18, 2005
    He should know this any way, reason itself is one massive VSTi....using a midi cable either that or if your Yamaha piano has a USB output plug the midi cable into the back of the firepod, or directly into the usb plug.

    Then go to preferences or whatever is under file in Reason (i forget it's been a while since i've used it) and there should be an option to select keyboard or interface....but really this should all be in Reason, Firepod, or your keyboard's manual (those things are pretty handy;))
  5. FootPrints

    FootPrints Active Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    Hmm, I have the keyboard selected as my midi controller of choice, yet I'm still not getting any signal. I guess I'll keep trying.
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