Hearing Notes From Midi Keyboard?

I own a Korg Microstation and I can't figure out how to set it up to hear the keyboard's INTERNAL sounds with Ableton. I've already been able to use the keyboard as a controller for Ableton's instrument sounds, but I want to use the keyboard's sounds as well. I've connected a cable from the audio outputs on my keyboard to my audio interface. 

I am not sure what settings I need to have in the Midi Sync tab in Live's Preferences. My audio interface and keyboard are both listed as MIDI port inputs and outputs. I don't know whether I should turn on Track, Sync, and Remote for all inputs and outputs or if I should leave some of these unselected. 

When I created a midi track, I can see that ableton is receiving signal from my keyboard, but no sound. I did set up Ableton to recognize my audio interface. 

I do not undersstand what I am supposed to select in the "MIDI from" and "MIDI to" options on the midi track. For "MIDI to", I have the option of selecting my audio interface, keyboard, and a few other options I don't understand. And underneath that there is a dropdown menu of channels (and I have no clue which channel would be correct... Channel 1, 2, etc). On top of that, there are "Audio to" and "Audio From" options when I create an audio track.

I've attempted to "Arm" the tracks, tried pressing the "global record button"... nothing works to get sound from the keyboard. What is it that I need to do?

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kimberli 10 months ago | 0 comments

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  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    To arm an individual track you must first set the in/out section to the microstation. If you are using an audio track, as per this case, you will need to open the in out section of the track in session or arrangement view and select your sound card as your input. afterward you should just have to press the record/arm button in order to allow Ableton to feed the audio coming from your microstation through the track.

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  • kimberli
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    Ok, I truly appreciate the help, but if you could break down this for me in absolutely elementary terms that would be great, because I am so new at this that I barely understand how to any of what you just said. To "arm an individual track" by setting the "In/out" section in the micro station, where exactly do I go to do this? Are you talking about the Preferences section in the Midi Sync Tab? In that section I see  "Input" and "Output". I also see the microstation listed under "Midi Ports" that is also within "Midi Sync" in Preferences. At the moment I have my audio Interface AND microstation selected in the Input and Output columns at the TOP of the Midi Sync tab screen.

     

    How do I "select my soundcard as your input" in an audio track? I don't understand what I need to select/click, etc. The options in "Audio From" are Ext. In, Configure, Resampling, A-Return, B-Return, Master and underneath are option for "1/2", "1", and "2". Then in "Audio To" my options are Ext Out, Configure, Master, and Sends Only. 

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  • kimberli
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    Alright I somehow got the keyboard to play its internal sounds.. but now another problem. I can't get the keyboard to STOP playing its internal sounds when I'm trying to play ableton's software instruments. What do I need to adjust?

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  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    Oh, good. well, apparently I did not post my response to your question, but you figured it out. good. So when is the microcontroller playing the notes that it is not supposed to? is it when ableton is playing? or whenever you are playing notes on operator from your computer keyboard? I would first check the routing since that is often where the troubles lie. post back

    10 months ago | 0 comments

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