you plug that thru USB and connect your hardware thru the proper midi and audio connections to record midi and audio.
if you want to use this keyboard of yours to control Halion it is possible if you have the All midi inputs or the specific midi port on your new midi interface as input on your HALion channel. this is easy to assign in the studio setup
I think that’s only because those videos were made since usb MIDI interfaces became standard. As long as your computer can see the MIDI device then Cubase can too. But you’ll need to somehow have a 5-pin MIDI connector on your computer. Many audio interfaces have one. Or they can be had for pretty cheap.
More complicated answer: yes, but you need a way to get the MIDI information from the Ketron SD1 5-pin MIDI connector into your computer, turn “local” off, and that way you can route the MIDI to play any sound available from within Cubase.
Assuming you aren’t usung an Atari ST from 1985 (as @Nico5 amusingly refers to), you’ll need a converter from 5-pin MIDI to USB, there are many still available. You only need one, it will have a USB connector at one end and two 5-pin (“DIN”) connectors at the other. Previous posters have made some recommendations, I’ve found ESI products quite good,
Thanks,you’ve jogged my memory, many years ago I used a cable from the computer interface on the ketron and connected to my pc,I can’t for the life of me remember what the connector type was that went into the pc,I dont think it was usb but I might be wrong,I will contact ketron UK and see if they can shed a light on this cable, with a bit of luck I might be able to get one,thanks again,that’s brilliant.
Thus cable did work many years ago but I’m listening to what you guys are advising, to use the midi to usb cable.
So if I was going to connect the Ketron SD1 to Cubase using the midi to usb cable and play and record midi using the Ketron SD1 as the sound source do I need to set up the Ketron SD1 as an EXTERNAL INSTRUMENT ?
Just to make this clear I would like the final recorded audio sound from my midi tracks to come from Ketron SD1 and not Halion Sonic SE.
No. You’d only need to do that if you wanted it to look like it was a VSTi within Cubase - where you could do things like select presets from Cubase. You can also think of the SD1 as if it were two separate devices. One being a MIDI Controller. And the other being a plain old audio sound source like a guitar or singer.