Has anyone written a basic setup procedure for recording MIDI from a Tyros 5 keyboard to Cubase? Everyone is so involved with VST instruments, they forget us poor saps who still like to use external tone generators. I need the very BASIC steps to get me started. The manuals and internet information are written to expert users only. There are virtually no basic definitions. Believe it or not, I’m a pretty good piano player, but know very little about the newer technology. I’m still stuck in the Voyetra days run from a DOS platform.
I do know that the Tyros 5 experts recommend I record the MIDI file directly on the Tyros 5 first, and then import the MIDI file to Cubase for editing and subsequent conversion (recording) to audio. Here are my specific questions:
1 - What is the wiring and subsequent power-up sequence? I know you can’t just plug things in and turn everything on.
2 - My MIDI tracks are all set to All MIDI Inputs. How do I set my MIDI Output? I believe that’s why I’m not hearing any playback.
3- What settings need to be made in the MIDI Device Manager?
4- What settings need to be made in the Device Setup dialog box. I have a feeling things are not right, due to my power up sequence.
5 - What does 2 - Digital Workstation-1 mean?
Here’s what I think I know (I’m using a UR44 interface):
1 - In Device Setup–>Yamaha Steinberg USB ASIO, it reads UR44 Input 1 and 2 are active.
2 - In Device Setup–>Yamaha Steinberg USB ASIO, it reads UR44 Mix 1 L and R are active.
3 - I can record and playback audio no problem.
4 - The MIDI out on any channel, reads Missing:Input 1, which makes no sense because this is a MIDI Out text box!! In the same list, it does read, Yamaha Tyros 5 (Missing digital workstation).
5 - When I arm a MIDI track to record, I can see the track level indicators and Transport bar level indicators dancing. This is a good thing and indicates I have MIDI in working.
6 - The Monitor icon (little speaker) is on, but still no sound.
7 - I know the difference between a Port and a MIDI channel. A Port houses several MIDI channels.
8 - I assume you use one port per keyboard. I also have a MOX8, but the Editor VST sets things up nicely for me. I assume I can route it to Port 2 and keep the Tyros 5 on Port 1?
Let’s start with that. If you are able to respond to this, please treat me like a complete and total moron, and assume I know nothing, especially terminology. Many thanks!
P.S. I am a technical writer, and after I fully understand what the hell is going on, I’m going to write up a procedure for the less learned so that they too can enjoy recording their Tyros series keyboards. I love the MIDI editing features in Cubase–much easier than on the Tyros 5!!
I made some changes from the configurations mentioned earlier in this post. I no longer get the error messages on opening Cubase, however, I still have no sound. There are MIDI in and MIDI out activity indicators on the Tyros 5 that tell you when data is being transmitted or received. They are indicating perfect transfer, In and Out, and yet still no sound! Please see the following screen shots.