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[QUOTE="SeaGtGruff, post: 175759, member: 6744"] Since you've already got Studio One installed, following are some written instructions on how to get started playing some sounds with it. Make sure your Roland keyboard controller is connected to the computer and turned on (if it has a power switch). Start up Studio One. On the "Start" screen, at the bottom center, look for the link that says "Configure External Devices..." and click on it. It should pop up the "Options" window with "External Devices" highlighted. I'm assuming you don't have the keyboard set up yet. Click the "Add..." button and the "Add Device" window will pop up. If the manufacturer is listed, you can see if the device is listed; in this case, Roland isn't listed, so you'll need to add the device manually. There are three choices: "New Keyboard" -- Use this for a keyboard that you want to use for MIDI input (i.e., to send MIDI to Studio One). "New Instrument" -- Use this for a keyboard or sound module that you want to use for MIDI output (i.e., to receive MIDI from Studio One). "New Control Surface" -- Use this for a non-keyboard control device that you want to use for MIDI input. If you have a keyboard that can generate its own sounds, you can set it up as either a keyboard or an instrument (or both) depending on whether you want to use it for MIDI input or MIDI output (or both). In your case, since your Roland is just a keyboard controller and doesn't generate its own sounds, you want to set it up as a keyboard. Click on the "New Keyboard" option. In the upper right, click in the "Manufacturer" field and enter "Roland," then click in the "Device Name" field and enter "PC-200 MK II" (or however else you want to see it show up in the device list). All 16 MIDI Channels should be selected (blue). Click on the "Receive From" field and choose the device (if it's turned on and its driver is installed, it should show up in the dropdown list, but I don't know what it will be called). Leave the "Filter" boxes unchecked, and leave "Send To" set to "None." You'll probably want to check the "Split Channels" box so you can play more than one sound by using a split, and you'll also probably want to check the "Default Instrument Input" box. Click the "OK" button when you're done. The keyboard should now show up in the "Options" window. Click the "OK" button to close the window. Now you can play with the keyboard. In the upper left of the "Start" screen, click on the "Create a new Song" link. When the "New Song" window pops up you can specify a "Song Title" and other options (e.g., "Tempo" and "Time Signature") if you wish, but for now just leave it on "Empty Song" and click the "OK" button to accept the defaults. The next screen is where you actually create a new song, but in this case we'll just use it for playing some sounds. You'll need to add a MIDI track for each sound you want to play. Click on the "Track" menu and select "Add Tracks." In the "Add Tracks" popup window, click on the "Input" dropdown box, select your Roland keyboard, and select "CH 1." Next to "Output," select "New Instrument," then click on the dropdown box that says "None," select "Presence," and click on the "OK" button. You can now play the PreSonus "Presence" instrument, but there's one small problem-- you need to select a sound to use. In the track info on the left side of the screen, click on the icon that looks like part of a keyboard (some white keys with three black keys) and it will display the screen for the Presence instrument. In the upper left corner of the screen is a dropdown box that says "default" (directly above where it says "Copy" and "Paste"). Click on that dropdown box and select "Artist Instruments," which will show a list of folders for different categories of instrument sounds. For now, select the "Keyboards" folder and select "Grand Piano," then click in the center of the screen to make the dropdown list go away. You can now close the "Instruments" popup window if you wish, or just leave it open. Now you have sound! :) You can play the piano, or switch to some other instrument sound. Have fun! EDIT: By the way, you will probably run into a thing called "latency," which is where you bang on a key on the keyboard but it takes a little while-- hopefully no longer than a fraction of a second, but that's too long-- before the computer plays the corresponding sound. If your laptop has a really nice sound card in it, it might be ASIO compatible. But if it isn't (which is likely), you can download and install a free utility called ASIO4ALL that will help reduce the latency. What you would do, after you install ASIO4ALL, is click on "Configure Audio Device..." on the Studio One "Start" screen, click on the "Audio Device" dropdown box and select "ASIO4ALL v2" from the list, then click on the "OK" button. Then you should be able to play the keyboard and get a virtually instantaneous response (there will still be some latency, but it should be so small that you won't be able to notice it). [/QUOTE]
Please help me hear my midi keyboard