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Old 04-29-2014, 07:02 PM
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Hello everyone I am new to forums and new to using mbox so please be patient with me.
I need help starting up
I have a korg pa50sd midi in/out to mbox in/out. usb to laptop I am recording fine notes etc clearly visible but when I playback....nothing.
Its really frustrating me.
I have tried everything.
My keyboard amp etc are in fine working order.
What am I doing wrong???
Thanks Andy

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Old 04-29-2014, 08:39 PM
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Hello everyone I am new to forums and new to using mbox so please be patient with me.
I need help starting up
I have a korg pa50sd midi in/out to mbox in/out. usb to laptop I am recording fine notes etc clearly visible but when I playback....nothing.
Its really frustrating me.
I have tried everything.
My keyboard amp etc are in fine working order.
What am I doing wrong???
Thanks Andy
Just making sure... you know that MIDI notes don't actually make any noise themselves, right?

The need to be triggering something. Whether it's the sounds from your Korg, or a software Instrument.

If you're trying to playback sounds from your Korg, it needs to be hooked up to your MBox via its analog outputs, as well as MIDI. In Pro Tools, you have to set the output of the MIDI track back to your Korg, and record the output of your keyboard to separate audio tracks.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:55 AM
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Hello Dan
Thank you I managed to suss it out ...I now need to find how to show the score I am I am recording and writing all I am getting are lin.
Also when recording the beat cursor if flying across the screen
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Hello Dism
Thank you I managed to suss it out ...I now need to find how to show the score I am I am recording and writing all I am getting are lin.
Also when recording the beat cursor if flying across the screen
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Wow you posted that twice and I still didn't understand what you were saying !! 3rd times a charm eh.
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Thank you I managed to suss it out ...I now need to find how to show the score I am I am recording and writing all I am getting are lin.
Also when recording the beat cursor if flying across the screen
If I understand you correctly, I think what you're saying is that what you are seeing is the lines of the midi data appearing in the timeline on the midi track and you want to see musical notes. Right click inside the midi track and select the "Score editor" view. To understand how to use that, consult the manual...especially the chapter on recording and playing back MIDI.

Not sure what you mean by the beat cursor "flying across the screen". You can set the tempo of the song you want to record and set up a click track to keep the beat. You can even change tempo (and meter) anywhere you like in the timeline. Again, consult the manual on how to do this. I suspect you're playing a slower tempo song than the session is set to. I think it defaults to 120bpm. If you want it slower, than change it. The manual will explain how.
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Good one Don, do you also speak Na'vi?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na%27vi
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omenman,

I just wanted to let you know that I have a free Learn Pro Tools training course on my recording.guru website. I cover both of your questions in this course (#7 and #9). Let us know if we can help any further.
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Thank You
I have since been intouch with AVID and have had everything deleted and started again and re installed.

I now have a ..
KORG PA50SD
midi out to midi in on the Mbox
Left and Right outputs to a stereo channel on my mixer to the amp and speakers

KORG M1
midi out to midi in on the Mbox
Left and Right outputs to a stereo channel on my mixer to the amp and speakers

Mbox 2 usb to laptop

Laptop mini jack output to the mixer to "hear" the playback of recorded sounds


..is this configuration right?

Cheers peeps its much appreciated
I am a qualified vocalist who just wants to improve my keyboard writing skills and this is all new goobly goff to me !!
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Thank You
I have since been intouch with AVID and have had everything deleted and started again and re installed.

I now have a ..
KORG PA50SD
midi out to midi in on the Mbox
Left and Right outputs to a stereo channel on my mixer to the amp and speakers

KORG M1
midi out to midi in on the Mbox
Left and Right outputs to a stereo channel on my mixer to the amp and speakers

Mbox 2 usb to laptop

Laptop mini jack output to the mixer to "hear" the playback of recorded sounds


..is this configuration right?

Cheers peeps its much appreciated
I am a qualified vocalist who just wants to improve my keyboard writing skills and this is all new goobly goff to me !!
Whether your setup is right it depends on what you are trying to do. Are you trying to record the audio output of your keyboards, the MIDI output of your keyboards or what? What version MBox do you have?

If you're trying to record the MIDI out of your keyboard into ProTools you need to create an Instrument track. In MIDI preferences set Default Thru Instrument to First Selected MIDI track (which also works for Instrument tracks). Back on the Instrument track select an instrument on any insert; for this discussion use DB33 or Structure both of which are Avid supplied instruments. Set a patch in whichever instrument you're using. Play your keyboard and you should hear music. To record the MIDI enable the track for recording and press f12 and you're off to the races. All this does is record the MIDI you're playing. Depending on what version of PT you have (you haven't mentioned that) if you have PT11 rendering the recorded MIDI to audio is easy. Route the output of the Instrument track to a bus. Then right click that bus and select bounce and a new window will open up with options to bounce the audio and bring it back into the session on a new audio track. There are several options here. Nice thing with this is you can render things offline which in this case means faster than real time. If you have an earlier version of PT you'd do this: click on the output slot of the Instrument track and select New Track and when the next window comes up select Audio, stereo (if you used a stereo Instrument track), give the track a name and hit Enter. A new audio track is then created to receive the audio generated by the MIDI in the Instrument track. Record enable the newly created audio track and hit f12 to do the render.

You haven't said what computer and operating system you're running but if you're on a Mac you have to set up things in OSX audio/MIDI setup.
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