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    Hello,
    I'm hoping someone can help me. I want to be able to hear the keyboard when I play it. (I want to be able to record it too but I'm taking it one step at a time).
    I'm using tracktion and it does recognize that I plugged in the nektar keyboard. I can hit notes and I will see them highlighted in the piano roll. But no sound comes out. I think I will have to add a synth to change the sounds? But right now I just want to hear any sound. I have routed the track to the midi destination although I'm not sure if its the right one. I have 2 options and I don't know why. Impact GX49 or MIDIin2 (GX49). I have already watched the video about using midi in tracktion several times. I have pics but it says I have to post a few times before I can add them :-(

    Any suggestions?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails midi1-jpg   midi2-jpg   midi3-jpg  

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    Seems like the pics worked?

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    Have you got your channel(s) selected - inputs/outputs..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spantini View Post
    Have you got your channel(s) selected - inputs/outputs..?

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    I see where you have circled. And I see the word channel there. When I click on it it says to type in something. What do I type there, or is there some other way to set up a channel? And what is a channel?

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    Which version of Tracktion are you using?

    Well, if you can see the notes in the scroll you may not need to mess with the channel.. could be you don't have your monitoring routed so you can hear the audio. Does the Tracktion have a quick-start or full user's guide where it tells you how to monitor what you're recording or playing back? Should be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozar View Post
    I think I will have to add a synth to change the sounds?
    Yes, you have to add a synth to hear anything. I don't know tracktion, but I didn't see any kind of sound generator in your screenshots.
    Send midi output to a VSTi or soft synth. Read the manual for Tracktion to learn how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chili View Post
    Yes, you have to add a synth to hear anything. I don't know tracktion, but I didn't see any kind of sound generator in your screenshots.
    Send midi output to a VSTi or soft synth. Read the manual for Tracktion to learn how.
    OK, I see. I will try those. I'm using tracktion 7
    Thankyou

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    Similar situation : Midi/home studio set up
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    I use the BitWig 8-Track that came free with my Nektar LX88+
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    I had the same problem.

    For me:.
    I could see that the DAW was receiving the MIDI statements (as you noted on the 'piano roll'?)
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    A had to select a device, such as polysynth...
    When I selected that device for that track, it brought up a panel that showed I/O settings for the device.

    The 'input' field had a list of I/O devices and it had two listing that contained my LX88

    Only after selecting those did my DAW produce sound (I also had to turn on the sound engine for that window)

    Frustrating the first time around.

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    Don't know Traktion at ALL but, there has to be a "Sound Generator" of some sort.

    As a default most DAWs have an Audio record Device, Audio Play device and a MIDI output device menu and that last is generally Windows Wavetable Synth. It is horrible! Poor sounds and horrendous latency but, it should prove the data/signal path.

    Once you are making horrid noises, you can investigate better ones!

    Dave.

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