Quote by Azwethinkwedo
yeah do I need an xlr for the synth?

There is no XLR port for a MicroKORG

Make sure your instrument cable is in the output. If you are only using one instrument cable make sure it is in the L/mono port. Make sure the input is selected in your DAW and turned up on the Alpha. If you are still not getting sound and you have MIDI cables in the back take them out as sometimes that shuts off the 1/4" output connections on some synths.