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Midi Help for Logic, Fantom 7, Dr-880, and Midisport 2X2


Lori Rae

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Hi,

 

I'm hoping someone help with my midi set-up.

I have:

1.) Logic PRO 8

2.) Roland Fantom7 Keyboard (has midi and USB)

3.) Boss DR-880 Drum/Bass Machine (has midi & USB)

4.) M-Audio Midi Sport 2X2

 

I have other sound modules but I'd be happy with just getting those three to communicate to start.

 

QUESTIONS:

1.) How would you physically connect the four items listed above?

2.) And PLEASE include how to set up the Audio Midi config. on the iMAC

 

Or maybe you can direct me to a great thread that would pertain to my situation more or less... ?

 

Thank you very much!

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Hi,

 

I'm hoping someone help with my midi set-up.

I have:

1.) Logic PRO 8

2.) Roland Fantom7 Keyboard (has midi and USB)

3.) Boss DR-880 Drum/Bass Machine (has midi & USB)

4.) M-Audio Midi Sport 2X2

 

I have other sound modules but I'd be happy with just getting those three to communicate to start.

 

QUESTIONS:

1.) How would you physically connect the four items listed above?

2.) And PLEASE include how to set up the Audio Midi config. on the iMAC

 

Or maybe you can direct me to a great thread that would pertain to my situation more or less... ?

 

Thank you very much!

 

 

2 choices:

 

1.) Use the USB connections (provided they both send midi over the usb) directly into the computer usb ports.

 

-or-

 

2.) connect the Midi cables from the Instruments into the midisport and connect to the computer either USB or to the Audio/midi Interface midi port.

 

 

You should have the drivers for he midisport already loaded, right?

 

I have a feeling you want to send midi back out of Logic and to the Roland/Boss devices?

 

It is difficult to elaborate without knowing what gazintas you are using.

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Hiya ShiverMan,

 

Thanks so much for replying.

Yes, I'm confuddled as to whether to use the USB, which USB, etc.

 

Here's what I'd like to do.

Use Logic for all sequencing and be able to use the sound/patterns when needed from:

1.) the Fantom 7

2.) The DR-880

 

Again I have a MidiSport 2X2 which has USB.

 

How do I CONNECT them and how do I set up a Logic project?

 

PLEASE help... THANK YOU

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Hiya ShiverMan,

 

Thanks so much for replying.

Yes, I'm confuddled as to whether to use the USB, which USB, etc.

 

Here's what I'd like to do.

Use Logic for all sequencing and be able to use the sound/patterns when needed from:

1.) the Fantom 7

2.) The DR-880

 

Again I have a MidiSport 2X2 which has USB.

 

How do I CONNECT them and how do I set up a Logic project?

 

PLEASE help... THANK YOU

 

You should be fine with just the USB from the device directly into the computer.

The Fantom can be connected USB and your Logic channel will be a EXTERNAL MIDI track.

After making that selection, the Library menu should open on the right side of the screen and you can select the Fantom as the input source.

 

In addition, the actual audio outputs will need to be connected to the audio interface and set up an audio track.

 

 

See if that much works for now.

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One more thing Shiver:

 

I have also connected the DR-880 via USB.

Guess if I want to use the vintage sounds of the:

Roland U220 or the XP-80, I'm back to using the MidSport and then back to being confused. Ugh.

But for now, just using the Fantom and Dr-880 as externals - it all works seamlessly.

 

Thanks again.

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One more thing Shiver:

 

I have also connected the DR-880 via USB.

Guess if I want to use the vintage sounds of the:

Roland U220 or the XP-80, I'm back to using the MidSport and then back to being confused. Ugh.

But for now, just using the Fantom and Dr-880 as externals - it all works seamlessly.

 

Thanks again.

 

It's the same concept, except your midi outs go to the Midisport ins - A and B.

 

Push the midisport button in to merge the signals and send it out via USB.

 

Periodically, after booting up the system, the Midisport will delay the input signal of one of the channels by like 10 seconds or so. When that happens, I simply unplug and reconnect the the USB cable at the Midisport conector.

 

Hope it all works out.

 

:)

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