Re: Cakewalk 8 Problems

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Posted by Mike on October 22, 1998 at 12:01:16:

In Reply to: Cakewalk 8 Problems posted by Chris on October 21, 1998 at 01:58:43:

: Hello everyone,

: I set my output on my QS7 to out one, and I toggle between the midi echo on Cakewalk from Auto
: to Manual. I don't hear any sound whatsoever. It's only when I set my keyboard o normal that I
: can hear the notes. Either way, when I [ress record, Cakewalk doesn't do anything. I've already
: defined my instrument and selected all the ports. Am I missing something?? Thank You!

: Chris

If the only time you hear the synth is when you're in Normal, then you're not getting any MIDI signals from Cakewalk. Normal generates sound locally. You should have the output set to CH 1 and have Cakewalk remap. But that doesn't seem to be working.

So let's go back to basics. The most likely problem is that you have the cables reversed. The MIDI IN cable from the computer goes in the MIDI OUT jack of the synth. The MIDI OUT cable from the computer goes in the MIDI IN port on the synth. It's very confusing; it's only screwed me up seven or eight times lifetime!

Think of it this way: the label on the cable and the prot tells you what direction the information is flowing through the device at that point. So if the data is flowing out of the computer, you want it to flow IN to your synth.

Good luck.

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