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    Hi, i just got my MIDI cables, they are the MIDI to the sound card ones. i'm trying to connect my computer to my yamaha DJX, but when like i open Cooledit or something, it's not really recording a key i press. So i figure i have some system configuring to do. where do i start? what do i need to do? And i also get nothing on Fruityloops.

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    Midi cables don't transmit the sound to the soundcard, they transmit midi information. If you're trying to record the output of the DJX to the soundcard, just plug the line out of the DJX into the line in of the sound card. If you're actually trying to record midi events, for instance to sequence something, then you need to set the midi input device for the program. Depending on what software you're using and what soundcard you have the way to do that is going to differ. For example, if you have an Soundblaster live, you would select 'SBLive Midi In' as your midi input. Make sure the right midi cable is in the right port. The midi out from the keyboard goes into the midi in on the soundcard. Good luck.

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    Are you saying that i can't get the nice bass sounds from my keyboard with these cables? i thought that these cables were what i needed to use my keyboard to get the sounds.
    so i can throw them away?
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    dont throw them away ... tie up your brother or sister.... midi does not transfer sound..... you need to plug in the line out of you keyboard into you sound card.

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    heheh, anyone want to trade?
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    Keep the cables. Get a sequencing program like cakewalk and sequence with that. The djx memory gets reset when you pull the plug so you should be making your songs with something that can save them. Also, you can check out this site for stuff to help use your djx with your computer http://www.abstractreality.com/djx/tools/
    I think there may be a way to steal the sounds from the djx and play them on your computer with one of those tools. If not, buy a cord that has a stereo 1/4 inch plug on one side and a 1/8 inch stereo plug on the other and record the audio output of the djx in the computer. Good luck.

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    damn man, i got cakewalk 9.03, read the things on that page and i am it's still not working. i'm trying to make a .mid file play on my keyboard.:confused:
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    Make sure you have the plugs in the right place. I had a cable that had the in and the out mis-marked. Also, make sure that the port on in cakewalk is set to midi out and not some internal synth. That may be the problem. Also, there are a few things you have to do to let the djx be controled by the computer. I don't remember what they are, but I think they're on that site. Let me know how things go.

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    I have some good reading material for ya


    Paul White's Midi Tutorial for Beginners:

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3

    Part 4

    Part 5 (last part)


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    more about MIDI: http://www.studiocovers.com/articles10.htm

    Peace !!

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