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Dave aka ezridah

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Hehe, I'm just thinking back to hearing a Bosnian musician making a Casio similar to the one you have WAIL, it was very impressive.

 

SONAR and Cubase both support software synthesizers and samplers, and they're both excellent, so it's a matter of which program works the best on your system. You want low latency- so you play a note and you hear it right away. Depending on your computer and soundcard, one program might be faster and more stable than the other. You have to try them out and see which one works the best in your system.

 

The simplest way is this:

 

Play keyboard live >>> audio out >>> soundcard audio-In >>> Sequencer records audio

 

But there are many ways to use your setup, and you're going to want to use them all. If you draw a flow-chart, they're all actually quite simple. It's just a matter of keeping track of which cable goes where.

 

You've got full-sized touch sensitive keys and MIDI out, a pitchbend wheel and probably a modulation wheel, so you can use the WK-1600 as a master keyboard for software synthesizers and samplers.

 

Masterkeyboard >>> midicable going Out >>> midi interface(probably your soundcard has midi In) >>> sequencer >>> play softsynth or recording midi information or both

 

If you record midi information, the midi file can trigger either a softsynth or softsampler, or the Casio can also be a sound module, like this:

 

Sequencer playing midifile >>> midi interface (midi Out from the computer this time >>> midi cable >>> Casio midi-In >>> Casio audio Out >>> soundcard audio-In >>> Sequencer recording audio

 

Or like this:

 

Program keyboard with onboard sequencer >>> audio out >>> soundcard audio-In >>> Sequencer records audio

 

And there's always recording the keyboard with a microphone, etc.

 

The simplest way depends on the person and the song and the sound. For me the simplest way is Synthesizer >>> audio out >>> soundcard >>> computer sequencer records audio.

 

But the simplest way to make a clean-sounding recording is:

 

Casio as masterkeyboard >>> midi out >>> computer midi-in >>> sequencer records midi file >>> midifile in sequencer triggers software sampler virtual instrument >>> software sampler plays samples >>> sequencer records the sound

 

Anyway, the first thing to do is just record the audio from the keyboard into the sequencer as if it were a tape recorder and take it from there.

 

-CB

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