Problem with midi and pro tools

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by LoonDawg, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. LoonDawg

    LoonDawg Guest

    I am running Pro Tools 6.1 with a Digi 001 rack on Win XP. It is a custom built computer and very fast, as well as using an m-audio mobile pre usb preamp for sound. For a midi controller I am using an Axiom 25.
    Anyways, I dont have monitors set up so all of my recording on Pro Tools comes back into my headphones, not a big deal at all. But my problem is that when Im using a midi track, it doesn't go through my headphones but through my computer speakers. And when I bounce the tracks to disk, the midi is not in the track. Any ideas what I am doing wrong? Everything works great except for that simple fact that the midi doesn't go where I want it to.
    Please help, thanks.
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    I'm guessing that your midi instrument is a software unit.

    The sound of this software unit is comming out the SoundBlaster part of your computer.

    If it can be Rewired for example ... you need to route the output towards PT via the Rewire plug.
    Look for output options for the synth.

    PT will now need an AUX input and the Rewire plug with the above Synth needs to set up on one of the inserts of the AUX input.
    It will probably need a stereo input.

    use some audio leads and connect the SoundBlaster output to a spare input of the 001
  3. LoonDawg

    LoonDawg Guest

    Im using the Axiom 25 which is a midi keyboard and it isn't software. I have the midi out on the keyboard to the midi in on the Digi 001 interface. The keyboard is also using the USB to my computer for power, but how can I switch to where the midi goes. Any ideas?
  4. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001

    sorry but as far as i can see it is not a synthesiser
    ... and so ... any sound you do here is most likely coming from your SoundBlaster inside the computer

    the Axiom 25 can send almost ALL the midi events
    and including
    this unit doesn't have Audio Outputs and I'm pretty sure that this unit doesn't send digital audio down the USB ... ( even though there are some that can).

    The MIDI port does NOT contain audio ... just midi data
    I'm 99% sure the USB port can be used for Midi Data in addition to the extra facilities the Axiom 25 offers,
    My advice,
    fire up the Reason Adapted you may have got with the PT6.0 to PT6.4 for XP
    and you will have a fine selection of Soft Sythns and a Drum module to get started with.
    ReWire allows the digital audio to enter the PT mixer natively and so will sound much better than from the SoundBlaster card via the analog inputs of the 001.

    Ableton Live Lite 5
    which was bundled with the Axiom 25
    I've never used Ableton Live but I think it too can be ReWired to PT.
    enjoy ...
  5. LoonDawg

    LoonDawg Guest

    Thanks, I will try all that. I take it ReWired is a program? I will search for it, Im new to midi and don't fully understand HOW it works, so your small explanation cleared up a little for me, thanks again.
  6. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    ReWire is software
    and in a sense ... a program

    It is more a LINK between two audio applications like Reason and Protools

    Cubase is an audio application and has some soft-synths almost inside it ... to use these synths with Protools you use VST wrapper ... ( I think - don't all jump on me if I'm wrong )

    so Rewire and VSTwrapper do a similar thing

    for some basic MIDI info there is a MidiBasics PDF at my site (Roland)
    recently there were some MIDI infos post here

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