MIDI keyboard on Logic Express 8

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by ChrisNewToMac, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. ChrisNewToMac macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2008
    Hi there, this is my first post.

    I appreciate my question may well have been asked before, but I was hoping to be able to get a new conversation flowing - That way, you might all be kind enough to answer my questions as we go along! Hope that's ok!

    I've got a brand new iMac (not sure if this is relevant, but it's OS X version 10.5.4, 2ghz Intel Core 2 Duo) with Logic Express 8.

    The midi keyboard I have - "Evolution eKeys" - is being recognised by Logic - Things happen when I hit the keys. But there is no sound coming back out.

    I've tried this: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2851?viewlocale=en_US

    ....but it hasn't helped.

    I have only had the iMac for 2 days, so if anybody could help, could I please ask that you write in VERY basic terms? I would appreciate this so much!

    It's stressing me out :(

    Thank you all. I would really appreciate your help.
  2. apsterling macrumors 6502a


    Nov 24, 2007
    Have you started a softsynth in Logic yet? If not there won't be any sound.
  3. ChrisNewToMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2008
    Hello and thank you ever so much for your reply.

    I'm not sure what a "softsynth" is... would you be kind enough to explain how I go about making one?

    Thank you!
  4. CalumC macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
    Leeds, UK
    I believe he's referring to one of the virtual instruments which your keyboard will control in logic. Your keyboard isn't actually inputting any audio signal, just a midi trigger signal, which triggers the sounds of the virtual instrument. I haven't got logic to hand, but i think if you go to open a new track from the top bar, choose virtual instrument, then on the left side you can choose which instrument sound you want to use.

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