Help needed for connecting Yamaha motif rack to Steinberg UR22 MK2

Hello everyone!

I’ve decided to revive my old motif rack tone generator and I’d like your professional help for the setup.

I want to record audio to my macbook air (Catalina 10.15.7) by connecting motif’s outputs (L/mono + R) to the 2 combo inputs/jacks (XLR+ balanced+ unbalanced, according to the manual) of the Steinberg UR22 MK2 .

As far as I know, motif’s outputs are unbalanced so a TS cable is needed.

I’m a bit confused about the cables that I must use. Is it TS (motif) to TS (steinberg) or TS (from motif) to TRS (to Steinberg)? I’ve read that keyboards/synths are connected with TRS cables and instruments (guitar/bass) with a TS.

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I do believe you can use simply use unbalanced TS cables, you just won’t get the benefit of balanced lines, which silence noise, especially on long cable runs. This might not even apply here, since it’s probably only a few feet from the keyboard to the UR22.

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