How do I connect a external synth using MIDI with the NI Kontrol S4 to Ableton Live?
I want to connect a vintage synth, the Roland Juno 106, using MIDI to my Kontrol S4, to record, control and play in Ableton Live. I can't get the Juno to show up in Live's list of connected MIDI surfaces/devices.
First of all, is this possible? The S4 has MIDI I/O but using all the default
settings I haven't managed to get it to appear as a MIDI surface in Ableton Live.
I have connected my Juno 106 using two MIDI-cables. OUT from the Juno to IN on the S4, and vice versa. I have set the MIDI channel on the Juno 106 to 1. I have tried to find the channel settings for the S4 but I presume the default setting is channel 1 anyway? Also, I have connected the Juno using two RCA sound cables, OUT from the Juno to the IN 3/4 inputs on the S4. And that works! I can record sound using this method. But I want MIDI control as well.
Also, I use the Kontrol S4 as a sound card. My Ableton Live is a paid product.
I've contacted native instruments regarding this and they asked if I wished to control the S4 using the external keyboard. That is not my aim. For example, I wish to use the arpeggiator to control and record the sounds from the Juno.
NI Kontrol S4 back: http://static4.djtechtools.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/KontrolS4_back11.jpg
Oh, and I use a MacBook Pro!
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