Since purchasing a Yamaha MOX8 in June 2012, I’ve also got a new Mac and only recently installed Cubase AI 5. After studying MOX8 user and reference manuals, the Cubase AI 5 documentation, and poring through a new support book, Cubase 5 Power!, I have finally succeeded in being able to record and play back audio from my keyboard.
My only hard connection is a USB cable between the keyboard and Mac. I’ve downloaded the Yamaha Steinberg USB driver, the Mac OC Core Audio driver, the ASIO driver for the MOX8, I’ve configured the VST device and connections and set the Midi IN ports to either All or 1, and the Midi OUT port to 1, as suggested by the MOX8 manual. Still, there are a lot of unexpected noises, and I cannot figure out why the recording process is not going smoothly.
Finally, as I like to my hands on the “four corners” early and then focus on improvements in individual areas, I tried exporting an early recording to MP3, but only got an empty MP3 file - no sound at all.
I read real good, but this is all very challenging. I’m wondering if maybe this OEM version isn’t more difficult to set up and use then one of the full-featured versions. Like if I purchased Cubase 7, could I expect a less frustrating experience in set up and getting recording basics working smoothly?
Frustration aside, the MOX8 plays like something from heaven, and my primary interest in recording audio is simply to be able to share MP3s of my efforts with friends and relatives, and or archival purposes. At this point bells and whistles would be lost on me, but simplicity of operations and easy-to-comprehend instructional documents are at the top of my needs list.
Thanks in advance for any useful comments that anyone can throw my way. Meanwhile, I wish everyone on this forum today a Happy Thanksgiving!