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dirtysteve
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Posted - 01/07/2013 :  8:18:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit dirtysteve's Homepage  Reply with Quote  [Reply to Topic]  | [Reply w/ Quote]
I am the biggest MIDI idiot in the history of mankind.

Just bought the iRig Keys and can't for the life of me figure out how to use it with X1. Never should have bought it to begin with because I've never been able to get any midi controller to work for me.

Installed it, sonar sees it, but won't let me control any sounds with it or record sounds with it.

Win7, X1 Essential.

Any clues for the clueless?



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dirtysteve
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Posted - 01/07/2013 :  9:41:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit dirtysteve's Homepage  Reply with Quote
ok, I'm getting sound now.

If I can remember how I stumbled into this then I might have it figured out.

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garrigus
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Posted - 01/07/2013 :  9:49:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey DS,

I'm assuming you're using soft synth? Did you use the Insert > Soft Synth menu to configure the synth?

Scott

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dirtysteve
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Posted - 01/08/2013 :  2:08:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit dirtysteve's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was inserting the soft synth that way Scott, yes.

What worked in the end for me was inserting a midi track, then inserting the soft synth in the midi track.

I'm hoping this will have me on the track to finally beginning to understand how to use a midi controller and soft synth's.

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Posted - 01/08/2013 :  4:40:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You should be able to do the following...

1. Choose Insert > Soft Synth from SONAR's main menu. Then choose a soft synth from the menu.
2. In the Insert Soft Synth Options dialog box, choose the Simple Instrument Track and Synth Property Page options.
3. Click OK.

SONAR should automatically create a synth track that is properly routed. Then when you click on the background of that track to make it the active track, you should be able to play the synth with your controller.

Scott

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dirtysteve
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Posted - 01/09/2013 :  02:06:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit dirtysteve's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just got home from my day gig so I'll try that tomorrow Scott.

Thanks.

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dirtysteve
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Posted - 01/09/2013 :  2:47:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit dirtysteve's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Scott, that worked more effectively than the other way I stumbled onto.

Perfect. I can't tell you how happy I am about this. To finally have access to using a soft synth. Thanks so much for your help.

I see Omnisphere in my immediate future.

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garrigus
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Posted - 01/09/2013 :  2:59:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No problem. Glad I could help!

Just wait until you start messing with multitimbral synths that also provide multiple outputs, etc. Things get a little more complicated then, but SONAR still handles those nicely as well.

Scott

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