So I have an alesis QS8.1 synthesizer that has the capacity to be a midi controller. I've never used midi before, so I got a cable that converts midi to usb, and plugged it into my computer/keyboard. Where do I go from there? Cause I tried doing a virtual instrument track and can't get any sound out of it.
I have an Alesis QS7 and it works great in Mixcraft. Though, I am running mine through a Presonus Audiobox USB interface.
Did you get drivers for your MIDI to USB cable?
If yes, were they ASIO? No big deal right now if they are not.
You might consider downloading ASIO4ALL from the web
If yes, I am assuming you installed the drivers. Does Mixcraft even see it as a MIDI or Audio device?
Once you have done that, you need to set the track to receive data from that MIDI channel, otherwise no sound.