Sound Engineering & Recording

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artartart / Brian Hanson 6yr+5mo ago
Greetings everyone. I have a question regarding my piano/cubase studio 4 /midi set up. My piano (and master keyboard) is a Kawai acoustic/electric hybrid which works fine if you simply want to record the electric output sound or use it to play vst instruments in the computer. Where the problems start is if I want to record the midi output of the piano - I get all sorts of glitches, missed notes, false timings etc. I have set local control on the piano to off - that stops the phasing effect of two signals - but I still get all the other stuff which makes it unusable in this way. Is this likely to be a cubase problem? (Studio 4), a sound card problem (MOTU 8pre), or a faulty piano? Grateful for any advice.


   

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AggroPhene   commented 6yr+4mo ago


Could this need a word clock (WC) loop to be setup between your DAW software and Interface and the keyboard/piano? Maybe they are not communicating properly because a device is talking too fast or too slow. Not sure, in your case, whether the Interface or software would be master, try each seperately.

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artartart   commented 6yr+4mo ago


Thanks for the suggestion - sorry, should have said I have now fixed this. The MOTU 8pre midi implementation is faulty and I have now bypassed that and using a different midi interface with no problems. Ironic really 'cos the MOTU replaced a different unit which was also faulty (but worked enough for me not to realise it was useless and wasn't operator error on my part). So in future I will always blame the equipment and not myself.

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AggroPhene   commented 6yr+4mo ago


Yeah, I guess when dealing with DAWs, we will more often find that glitches are internal or programming related. I figured you had probably gotten it figured out, but wanted to tap into this side of Kompoz as I bring my older studio equipment back online. I wish my Moms old Pioneer receiver that has Midi control hadn't blown a channel, or I would be going that far back.