I have this old Yamaha Motif XS-8 monster of a keyboard that has now come out of a box it's been in for years, and I am trying to get it to work with Logic Pro X on my Mac.
Here are the two things I want to do, but haven't yet figured out how (they're embarrassingly simple, I'm sure, so be gentle to a newbie):
1. For some tracks, I want to record the great sounds that the Motif itself puts out as just ordinary audio in Logic as if I were recording any external instrument.
2. For other tracks, I want to use the great 88-key Motif keyboard as a plain MIDI controller to control Logic Pro Library software instruments and sounds.
[ Hardware setup detail ]
I'm using a PreSonus Audiobox iTwo as the USB interface for MIDI and audio into the Mac. I have MIDI OUT from the Yamaha going into the PreSonus' MIDI IN, and L/R LINE OUT from the Yamaha into the L/R LINE IN of the PreSonus.
[ Issues/Questions ]
• Logic "sees" the PreSonus box but not the Motif beyond it, as a MIDI device. The Motif is set to Channel 1. Why doesn't Logic "see" the Motif? Why does it identify the MIDI device as the PreSonus? Shouldn't it "see" the Motif?
• I do notice if I play chords on the Motif, Logic "knows" what the chord is I just played... like if I play A minor, it shows "A m" and if I play C it shows "C" etc. I don't know if that is a clue that the devices are talking via MIDI or whether Logic just recognizes musical chords from the audio input, and is able to identify what chord was played...
• I don't hear any audio on an audio track when I try to record.
• When I create an External MIDI track, it "sees" the Piano voice I'm using on the Motif, and if I record, it records notes, and the sound meter indicates there' sound, but I hear nothing, during recording or playback.
• How do I set things up to record a Software Instrument track where the Motif's keyboard is used as a MIDI controller?
Any suggestions? I'm hoping this is all bone-headed newbie error stuff and eminently fixable