3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 29, 2012 10:34 AM by chorleyman
tylerfromnt Level 1 (0 points)

I'm connecting the CakeWalk UM-1G MIDI USB Interface to connect my Roland GR-55 Guitar Synth to Logic Pro 9.1.7 with the purpose of controlling or being able to access the sound capabilities of Sculpture and record them as audio tracks. Can anyone share their wisdom on how I might make this possible?


Logic Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • chorleyman Level 4 (1,420 points)

    I guess you'd probably need to install a Mac OS driver from here -

     

    http://www.roland.co.uk/products/productdetails.aspx?p=1148#.T-2rhduF-IB

     

    so you can select an input in Logic, other than that setup doesn't differ much from using a MDI keyboard. I don't know how well MIDI guitar controllers work these days - thay used to produce a lot of spurious notes, which had to be filtered out below a certain velocity or deleted after recording, but my one time experience was quite some time ago; you may get some more experienced user advice with a bit of luck, though the forum seems to be a bit sparse these days. A post on LogicProHelp might yield results also, if you need any more help.

     

    And you'll need to record a MIDI track first, which can then be bounced, if you want an audio file.

  • tylerfromnt Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Chorley,

     

    Your advice was insightful. The key was to go online, download and install the GR-55 Driver for OS X Lion. After that, I was instantly up and running. The connection runs quite seemlessly and the hardware/software are talking to each other like old friends. The USB connectivity sends and receives both audio and midi signals. This opens a whole new chapter in composing for me.

  • chorleyman Level 4 (1,420 points)

    That's great - you sound like you're really interested in this, so happy music making.