On Fri, 2002-10-18 at 13:32, Tim Jenkins wrote: > I have finally bought a midi controller keyboard but am having a major > headache trying to get the thing to work. > > Just a few questions really > > Do I need drivers ? Not if your sound card is properly installed. > I have connected the keyboard (Roland ed pc-160A) via the joystick port on > my soundblaster in case you need to know ?!? > > How does a keyboard work with fruity ? > can I set it up so that I can play the internal synths ? > Do I have to set up my PC to receive / send midi specifically or will it > recognise it automatically ??? In fruityloops Options->MIDI options. There should be a dropdown list that lets you choose a MIDI input device. I think you should only have one to choose from, but if you do have more than one, tell us which ones are available and we'll help you out. Somewhere in fruity (and I can't remember where, I think it may be in the options menu) there is an option called something like "Enable MIDI remote control". You have to make sure this option is turned on. Now if you press a key on the keyboard, you should see the little square orange light (underneath the menu bar) flash. If you select a channel in the step sequencer window (i.e. so the green light to the right of the channel but is lit), you should be able to play the instrument held in that channel. > As much help as possible please people as I have read the manual on the > fruity home page and it doesn't make it sound that easy ?? please try to use > common words rarther than trying to make it all sound flash I've done my best. If anything isn't clear, don't be afraid to ask. > PS I didn't think it was going to be this difficult and I am starting to > think I shouldn't have bothered so please be patent. :) Don't worry, I'm sure your purchase was worthwhile and we'll have you up and running in no time. best regards, Andy -- The contents of this e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may be legally privileged. If you have received this e-mail and you are not a named addressee, please inform us as soon as possible on +44 118 901 2999 and then delete the e-mail from your system. If you are not a named addressee you must not copy, use, disclose, distribute, print or rely on this e-mail. Any views expressed in this e-mail or any attachments may not necessarily reflect those of Tao's management. Although we routinely screen for viruses, addressees should scan this e-mail and any attachments for viruses. Tao makes no representation or warranty as to the absence of viruses in this e-mail or any attachments. Please note that for the protection of our business, we may monitor and read e-mails sent to and from our server(s).