#1
i am using a focusrite 2i4 into reaper, and i want to know how to set my microkorg up as a controller. i am also not totally sure i know what it does .

what i would like to do is use the keyboard so it can be able to use different keys for different drums for a synth (right word?) drumset for recording on reaper.

i am sorry i am not a big computer guy, so keep it simple if you can.

thanks!
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#2
http://www.korg.com/us/support/download/product/0/104/

Maybe the midi implementation and quick start guide will help.
If it has USB driver you can use that, if not via midi out into your interface via standard 5 pin midi cable. You can set the DAW to receive on all midi channels until you're sure you got it working.
Then you'll have to read or watch videos on how to add a new synth in your DAW. First you have to specify the instrument, the Chanel's it sends and receives on in the DAW, then add to the project as you would a vsti.
It is a pain the first time, midi is still something that appears to be a black art.
Last edited by diabolical at Feb 22, 2016,
#3
Okay, this is what I'd do if I was trying to get this to work.
Go into Reaper
Click Options
Go to preferences
Click MIDI Devices
There should be 2i4 MIDI in the first box
Right click and select enable input
Your MIDI in on your device should be working and with your Microkorg hooked up via midi to your 2i4 should transfer the midi info to your computer.

Now when you select a VSTI in Reaper make sure that the input is saying MIDI Input:All Channels

Let me know if this works for you, if you have difficulty I can supply screen shots.


But let me give you some advice, just look into an inexpensive midi keyboard like a Line 6 mobilekeys49. I got mine for $20 at Guitarcenter and it has more range and options than the Microkorg is going to offer as a midi device.
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#4
i can necrobump my own threads lol.

what cables do i need to run from the synth to the interface? am i running it in the in? or out? i have absolutely no clue, i am sorry.
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#5
5-Pin Midi cable
on the korg plug into the out

on the interface plug into the in
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#6
It's a 5-pin din cable, also called midi cable.
If you look for them on ebay, the ones called 5-pin din will be generally cheaper.

Out from the controller, in on the interface.
If you also want to send info to the controller, so to make lights light up and show you info (if the controller supports it, that is) then you also need another cable just like the other one, going from the output on the interface to the in on the controller.
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#7
Some Microkorgs seem to also have MIDI over USB. Korg's USB MIDI installer might seem sketchy, but the driver itself works very well with REAPER