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by The_Chief
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Hardware Wars
Topic: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 93
Views: 4375

Re: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?

Happy Labor Day, folks! And guess what? I've been laboring! Yes, I finally got the PC up & running again; the FocusRite 4i4 is installed and connected; the Yamaha audio out is actually going out; and Mixcraft 8 is recording it! Getting them all to cooperate is a delicate ballet of the various co...
by The_Chief
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Hardware Wars
Topic: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 93
Views: 4375

Re: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?

I know you think I abandoned you folks without any closure, but a fine Navy Chief wouldn't do that! I won't go into the sad litany of what has caused this delay & absence (example: motherboard died, wrong replacement shipped, wait wait wait) but I assure you - I'm working diligently to clear my ...
by The_Chief
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Wars
Topic: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 93
Views: 4375

Re: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?

Thanks Joe - if I can get a chance to! Good grief what a month so far... Support at Focusrite is hinting that only one input is selected and used at any time: how can that be useful in setting levels and adjusting them out? That can't be correct. My L/R from the Yamaha are separate mono lines, going...
by The_Chief
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Hardware Wars
Topic: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 93
Views: 4375

Re: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?

True that, Tom, but I have a lot of flexibility on that: since I can run the microphone through the keyboard (and use the many vocal enhancements it offers, I can run both channels into the Focusrite. Since I'll have both cables, I can try both and see which works best for my setup. I'll let you kno...
by The_Chief
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Hardware Wars
Topic: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 93
Views: 4375

Re: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?

Yep: AGAIN, you guys are right. And AGAIN, I'm brain-dead. It's a good week for that! So you're saying that the inputs on the Focusrite are mono inputs. I had planned on connecting the L and R outputs from the Yamaha to one input on the Focusrite. However, what I'm understanding this morning is that...
by The_Chief
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Hardware Wars
Topic: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 93
Views: 4375

Re: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?

The Line Out on the Yamaha is a 1/4" plug, so I got this adapter for the Focusrite 4i4:

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Wow, I think I did something right for once!

:D
by The_Chief
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Wars
Topic: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 93
Views: 4375

Re: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?

Awesome, will do! Thanks again
by The_Chief
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Wars
Topic: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 93
Views: 4375

Re: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?

Thanks, Tom, I would not have thought to do that! I had planned to bring the audio from the MIDI out to the MIDI in on the 4i4, and have a condenser mic plugged in up front. The 1/4" inputs on the back of the 4i4, I assume, are separate left & right channels?
by The_Chief
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Wars
Topic: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 93
Views: 4375

Re: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?

Okay, folks, a big hearty THANK YOU for all your help on this! I am ordering the 3rd gen 4i4 and should have it by the end of the week. I'm cautiously optimistic that this next weekend will be significantly less hectic than this past one... and I'll be able to get everything connected and tested out...
by The_Chief
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Wars
Topic: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 93
Views: 4375

Re: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?

Jlouvar, please check your PMs - I just need clarification on the model that isn't really relevant in the main forum. Thanks: I'm looking at the 4i4 3rd generation, since it apparently has everything the 2nd gen does but offers Air for added acoustic depth...
by The_Chief
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Hardware Wars
Topic: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 93
Views: 4375

Re: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?

Thanks, guys: I don't see a 2i4 on the Focusrite website, I'm talking about the 4i4... but if the MIDI in (on the back of the 4i4) doesn't send all the instrument data to the PC, then I would have to use the audio input...
by The_Chief
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Hardware Wars
Topic: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 93
Views: 4375

Re: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?

That's fine - I just see the one USB port on the back of the 4i4, which I assume is the output to the PC. So the only input I would need to use is the MIDI input on the back. The two inputs up front, I can't imagine ever needing them. The only other thing on front is the headphone monitor. Is that w...
by The_Chief
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Hardware Wars
Topic: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 93
Views: 4375

Re: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?

jlouvar wrote:I recommend the 2nd generation 2i4.


There's a 3rd generation out now... does the 2nd generation have a feature or something that was removed? Manufacturers like to do that sometimes, and then charge to add it back in
:P
by The_Chief
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Hardware Wars
Topic: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 93
Views: 4375

Re: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?

Both the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 and 2i4 have two XLR and two 1/4" Line/Instrument Inputs. I upgraded from a first generation 2i2 to a second generation 2i4 and I really like the 2i4 better because it has a Input/Playback knob which is very helpful. Will the 1/4" Line input on the back of ...
by The_Chief
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Hardware Wars
Topic: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 93
Views: 4375

Re: Yamaha PSR-S975 - What am I doing wrong?

Okay Mark, et al: I looked into the Recording Settings of Windows and Line In on the sound card is the only enabled source. Yet neither aux cable output on the Yamaha (Line Out L/R or R) produce any detectable signal. I learned that the GAIN pot is for the mic input to the keyboard: so the lower the...

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