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Old 06-15-2009, 04:34 AM   #5
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Here's a good place to read the basics of MIDI:
http://home.roadrunner.com/~jgglatt/tutr/miditutr.htm

Your keyboard should be able to send MIDI to the computer.
You can record the MIDI in the computer then edit it to change the notes timings / durations/ pitches/ velocites (volume) or quantise it to regular positions, or copy it or transpose it to different notes, or ....

To get the MIDI to make any sound you need a software synthesiser (or an external hardware synth). Your keyboard may be able to receive the MIDI and create the sounds. Reaper includes ReaSynth ro your can get loads of software instruments from kvR http://www.kvraudio.com/get.php or from the DVD supplied with Computer Music magazine

I would take it one step at a time;

a) Playing ReaSynth
-- Load ReaSynth on a track: click the [fx] button, find ReaSynth in the pop-up FX browser window, double-click it
-- Arm the track for Recording; click the [ar] button
-- set Input Monitoring; right-click the [ar] button, select Monitor input,
-- select the Virtual MIDI keyboard: right-click the [ar] button, select MIDI input >> Virtual MIDI keyboard, All channels
-- open the Reaper Virtual MIDI keyboard,
-- click some keys on the keyboard (or press the labelled keys on your computer keyboard)
-- you should hear some sounds

b) Recording MIDI
-- Start Recording: click the Record button on the Transport bar
-- click or press some keys
-- stop Recording: click the Record button again
-- you should see the recorded MIDI clip on the track

c) Playing and Recording MIDI from your keyboard
-- delete that recording: click it to select it, press Delete on your keyboard
-- in [Options] > Preferences > MIDI Devices, in the MIDI Input section, click on the mode for your Yamaha keyboard and enable it for Input and Control, click [OK]
-- select your keyboard on the track: right-click the [ar] button, select MIDI input >> your keyboard, All channels
-- set your keyboard to send MIDI to the computer (the manual should say how to do this),
-- play something on your keyboard
-- you should hear some sounds

-- start Recording: click the Record button on the Transport bar
-- play something
-- stop Recording: click the Record button again
-- you should see the recorded MIDI clip on the track

That should get you started. ... And there's a lot, lot more.
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