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Old 06-07-2011, 09:04 AM
el biciclista el biciclista is offline
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Default Help: How to connect Eleven Rack and MIDI keyboard?

My son wants to:
(1) Record guitar tracks and
(2) Create the other tracks using loops, MIDI and virtual instruments.

He has a MacBook Pro laptop computer.
I have a Pro Tools HD system, so I'd like to keep him in the Pro Tools family.

He is looking at an Eleven Rack for the guitar input, and a simple MIDI keyboard like the Oxygen 25 for creating the MIDI tracks to input to virtual instruments.

Here are some basic questions, since I'm not familiar with this gear:
(1) If he buys Pro Tools 9, can he connect the Eleven Rack and Oxygen 25 directly into Pro Tools 9 via USB, or does he need additional interfaces?
(2) Could he go with something like Fast Track rather than Pro Tools 9?
(3) Is Oxygen 25 a good choice for a basic MIDI controller?
(3) Does the MacBook Pro have enough horsepower to handle this?
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:31 AM
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Default Re: Help: How to connect Eleven Rack and MIDI keyboard?

Both the 11R and Oxygen will work fine.

The 11R needs to go directly into the USB port on the MacBook. The Oxygen can go into a hub (powered ones are better).

11R comes free with Protools 8 LE, but the 11R needs to be hooked up for it to work. You can use the 11R serial number to get the $249 crossgrade to Protools 9, which will then allow him to run Protools with no interface hooked up, which may be convenient sometimes since he's on a laptop.

And the MacBook Pro will be fine for this.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:15 PM
el biciclista el biciclista is offline
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Default Re: Help: How to connect Eleven Rack and MIDI keyboard?

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Both the 11R and Oxygen will work fine.

The 11R needs to go directly into the USB port on the MacBook. The Oxygen can go into a hub (powered ones are better).

11R comes free with Protools 8 LE, but the 11R needs to be hooked up for it to work. You can use the 11R serial number to get the $249 crossgrade to Protools 9, which will then allow him to run Protools with no interface hooked up, which may be convenient sometimes since he's on a laptop.

And the MacBook Pro will be fine for this.
Thanks so much for the info.
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