I am at my wits end and to be honest, close to taking a large financial hit and selling all my gear. In a last and very desperate attempt to resolve my query I am hoping that you might please help!
I have spent literally weeks worth of time over the past two years trolling the internet and searching help pages to no avail. Okay, I realise that I must the very thick so, if it helps, let me prey upon your instincts of pity if nothing else!
I have a bunch of gear that I want to use to record both sound files and midi in a home studio multi-track situation for my own amusement. I want to be able to make multi-track recordings with vocals. My equipment list is as follows:
• Yamaha S90 ES (with three extra expansion boards)
• Yamaha MW12 CX Mixer
• Roland JV1010 Sound Module
• Alesis SR16 Drum Machine
• Cubase Elements 12 CX (running on a well specified Windows 7 PC)
• Rode NT1A and Sure SM58 Microphones
• Yamaha WX5 Wind Controller
• Yamaha VL70m Sound Module
• Yamaha HS80M x 2 Monitors
• Yamaha HS10W Sub Woofer
• Motu 828MkII USB 2.0 Sound Card
Please (and in the most simple way as I am totally naive and don’t understand jargon such as busses and channels etc), can you tell me how to set everything up so it works? I am at a total loss.
I have loaded the MOTU driver in Cubase and selected it over the default “ASIO” one. I need your very clear advice on what to connect to what in both sound terms and in USB terms and in MIDI terms please.
Please don’t direct me to websites of manufacturers help files. I’ve looked at and read them all but I need simple language that reflects my exact setup. SORRY! I know that this is indulgent of me to ask but I really am tearing my hair out and considering selling all this hardly used gear. I’ve spent a fortune and have no money left (thanks divorce lawyer for nowt).
I live in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands so I’m not close to any stores ro suchlike for more personal help! Thanks for your considerations