Logic Pro 9 :Want to hear tracks recorded through Midi on headphones HELP!!

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Jdevans, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Jdevans macrumors newbie

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    I recently just got logic pro 9, and i started recording. I use a yamaha keyboard midi that is connected to my imac. I can record and use the sounds and everything thing seems fine.

    However

    I can only hear tracks that i have recorded through my Midi out of my keyboard speakers. It is very annoying as i want to be able to use my noise canceling head phones connected to my computer. Also when I record, the sounds i here are only piano sounds, only when i play back do i hear the instrument sounds.

    Can anyone help!!!!

    Thanks Jonathan
     
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

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    I suspect you are connected via midi? A Midi signal contains no audio information, it needs a sofware instrument to make any sound. This is why you are hearing one sound from your keyboard and one from the mac.
     
  3. a1rflow macrumors member

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    How exactly are you connecting your Keyboard to your iMac? Are you using a type of USB-MIDI interface?

    I would check your Logic Preferences and make sure the Output is set to the correct setting, which in your case I believe is the "Built-In Output."

    Also, as stated before MIDI is NOT audio. It requires the use of some type of "patch" or, "instrument" (as you use in Logic) in order to hear any audio.
     

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