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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Hooking Up the MIDI Devices for Recording MIDI and Monitoring

In our little scenario, the keyboard player has preprogrammed 18 MIDI tracks and brought a rack of seven synths. The percussionist will also be playing a Roland HPD-15 electronic percussion multi-pad and will need to record the MIDI performance as well as hear the Roland HPD-15.

Even though this may sound like a nightmare to non-keyboardists, recording the MIDI and dealing with MIDI tracks are really not major concerns. MIDI tracks contain only data. The data from the MIDI tracks must be played back through the keyboardist’s rack of synths or the percussionist’s MIDI percussion multi-pad. When it comes to the audio signal, the number of MIDI tracks is irrelevant. What is important ...

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