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I once read it was something sampled (orchestral bass drum?) but then played lower with the E-Mu Emulator sampler. Not sure if that's true because I can hear a distinct Yamaha CS tick at the beginning

And Vangelis and so many others ... I love the Yamaha CP-80. A classic electronic keyboard, just like the Fender Rhodes.     Old Vangelis setup featuring the Yamaha CP-80  

Blasphemy!!!     Ok, I'll concede that the show stopper bits in it have worn thin after so much concert overexposure. Rendezous 5 is always a gem though.    Ok, I'll

On 12/28/2020 at 7:26 PM, Nick Parker said:

@KK Just a non sequitur tag apopos nothing.

 

My interface zonked out on me! So I'm waiting on the new one to come in this week. I'll get to play with it next week, and promise to report back promptly!

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On 12/28/2020 at 7:26 PM, Nick Parker said:

@KK Just a non sequitur tag apopos nothing.

 

So, I'm having some setup issues. I'm trying to plug in the minilogue into Logic, but for some reason, my interface (Focusrite Scarlett 2i2) isn't picking up any signals from the minilogue. So Logic isn't picking anything up.

 

When I plug in headphones directly into the minilogue though, it all sounds great.

 

Any advice? Am I missing something really obvious?

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5 hours ago, KK said:

So, I'm having some setup issues. I'm trying to plug in the minilogue into Logic, but for some reason, my interface (Focusrite Scarlett 2i2) isn't picking up any signals from the minilogue. So Logic isn't picking anything up.

 

I have to admit I haven't used the Scarlett or Logic, but I'll work backwards by asking obvious questions.

I imagine there's a way to get monitoring on the Scarlett without using a DAW? Which output are you using on the XD?

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8 hours ago, Nick Parker said:

 

I have to admit I haven't used the Scarlett or Logic, but I'll work backwards by asking obvious questions.

I imagine there's a way to get monitoring on the Scarlett without using a DAW? Which output are you using on the XD?

 

I'm using the headphone jack on the XD as my output. And the Scarlett is plugged into the laptop via USB. I also plugged in the XD directly into the laptop via USB, which gave me a MIDI signal from the keyboard. But I'm not picking up any of the actual audio output on the DAW.

 

I could plug in actual monitor speakers into the Scarlett as well, but currently don't have a functioning pair. But I should still be able to pick up the output on the DAW, so I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

 

Maybe it's an issue with the interface (hopefully not!). What do you plug in your XD into?

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7 hours ago, KK said:

I'm using the headphone jack on the XD as my output.

 

I suspected as much. This is probably the culprit. Try using the L/Mono output. For stereo in your DAW, you'd need two cables for each output, or a stereo split cable.

 

While some gear has a built-in USB audio interface, the XD is not one of them. That USB connection is purely for MIDI. So if you wanted to write a part on your XD and have it recorded into your DAW, rather than directly play it in, you'll need the following:

 

1. In Logic, set up a MIDI track, and have the output routed to the XD via the USB connection. This will send your written material to the XD, like giving sheet music to a performer.

 

2. Have a separate audio track to record the XD's performance. You'll have the XD output to the corresponding channels on your Focusrite (ex. Ch. 1 and Ch. 2 for the XD's L and R outputs for stereo).

 

7 hours ago, KK said:

could plug in actual monitor speakers into the Scarlett as well,

 

Monitoring is simply being able to listen to your instrument. So my question in other words, was to see if you could get the XD's audio heard through the Scarlett without Logic, as a means of eliminating suspects. I doubt this will be necessary after what I wrote above. 

 

7 hours ago, KK said:

Maybe it's an issue with the interface (hopefully not!).

 

Doubtful! Don't be alarmed.

 

7 hours ago, KK said:

What do you plug in your XD into?

 

I actually recently "downgraded" to the Monologue, but for any synth or gear I use a Behringer UMC1820 audio interface.

 

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