MIDI keyboard on Logic Express 8

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

  1. ChrisNewToMac macrumors newbie

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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