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12-23-2008, 05:21 PM
I just bought a yamaha psr-e213 keyboard..n i have a midi to usb connection to hook it up to my computer..
When i go to fl studio in options;midi; on the input part my keyboard appears n i clicked enable so its active.. and the red light that says midi input activity blinks so my keyboard works in fl studio..
But idk how to use the sounds I have in fl studio with my keyboard..like to make a beat...
12-23-2008, 06:46 PM
*Sigh* Another very general question with really no right answer, you should do some more research on what you want to do in FL Studio and how to do it before you go and buy some expensive keyboard for it. Anyways, it depends on what you really want to do, but I'll tell you how to get a sound loaded up.
There should be a little panel with 8 sections after it on your screen, it'll probably say "sampler" or something from a drum kit, right click on that and choose "replace". This'll bring up a list of plugins (instruments) to choose from, now you pick one based on what you want, FL Keys is a piano, FPC is drums, 3xOsc is a synth.
Choose one, that'll load it up. If FL Studio is still receiving the signal then it should play a sound (for some of the instruments you'll need to load in a preset first).
If what you want to do is make beats, I'd check out http://warbeats.com/
If you want something more specific, then let me know with a more specific question.
12-23-2008, 07:04 PM
I meant like I have my keyboard hooked up.
But idk how to get my keyboard to play the sounds I have in Fl Studio
I wanna be able to press the key on my keyboard and hear like the sound of a vst.
12-23-2008, 07:07 PM
You use the keyboard to input data for FL Studio.You load up a VST or something inside FL, select it, and you should hear stuff playing when you press the keys on the keyboard down.
12-23-2008, 07:09 PM
how do i input data?
12-23-2008, 07:16 PM
... with the keyboard. I'm trying to explain this very basically, but I think I'm failing.
You can use the keyboard to play notes and you should hear the corresponding sounds coming from the VST. If you want to set it up so that you don't have to replay everything again, you can use the Piano Roll. The best way to understand is to try it out.
12-23-2008, 07:17 PM
Did you try what I said in the first post? If you load up a channel then when you use the keyboard it should make a sound!
12-23-2008, 07:21 PM
My keyboard has sounds that come with ...
i uploaded a vst...but when i got to play the keyboard i just hear the same sounds that it comes with...
12-23-2008, 07:21 PM
Back to basics.
Are your computer speakers on? If you're trying to use the VST, it might also help to turn down the master volume on the KEYBOARD down.
12-23-2008, 07:24 PM
Yeah.. I was gonna say. The sounds will come out of the computer speakers, not the keyboard itself.
12-23-2008, 07:25 PM
yea there on....n the keyboards volumes is all the way down
12-23-2008, 07:30 PM
Ok, go to the channel presets tab. 3x osc, and then the first option. Drag it onto the step sequencer. Play to your hearts content. Do you hear anything?
12-23-2008, 07:33 PM
nope dont hear anything...
12-23-2008, 07:40 PM
On the left of the timer, there is a master volume and master pitch slider. On the left of these, are two very small boxes. One is labelled MIDI. Does it light up when you bash on the keyboard?
12-23-2008, 07:46 PM
it actually blinks...
when i dont touch the keys it still blinks..
is that normal?
12-23-2008, 07:53 PM
No that's not normal, does your keyboard have a midi mode you need to change it to or something? You're sure you hooked up the midi cable and not some audio cable?
12-23-2008, 07:58 PM
i have a yamaha psr-E303 and it has a "midi mode" which the documentation calls "PC Mode." it's activated by pressing and holding the demonstration button until the toggle changes. i don't know exactly how it will be for your keyboard but i'm assuming it's similar... you may want to read your instruction manual or find the documentation on the yamaha instruments website.
12-23-2008, 08:00 PM
The only connections it has are:
DC IN 12V
n i only adjusted three settings
External Clock : I have it on OFF
Local Control: Thats ON
Initial Setup Send; That sends data to a computer...N I did that
12-23-2008, 08:04 PM
Make sure the midi cable is set like this
Cable (IN) plugs in to Keyboard (OUT)
Cable (OUT) plugs in to Keyboard (IN)
then Cable (USB) plugs in to Computer
12-23-2008, 08:11 PM
yea thas how i had it..
but i just called yamaha or w/e n the guy told me to buy a Yamaha UX16 Interface
because the keyboard doesnt work with other ones. it only works with that 1
12-23-2008, 08:35 PM
oh you didnt have that one? Ahh that is the problem then, I assumed thats the one you had.
12-23-2008, 08:37 PM
nahh i had some other one..lol
well ima order it now..lol
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