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dc2k

Please recommend me an audio interface for recording the PX5S

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Guys, can you please recommend an audio interface to hook my PX5S up with my PC.

I would to be able to record audio directly into Reaper while I'm playing the PX5S and also record the midi data from all 4 zones into 4 separate tracks.  

Then I want to be able send midi data from the 4 tracks back out to the 4 zones and record it again.  

What do I need? Do I need a 4 channel audio interface?

Cheers guys, totally new to recording and it's difficult to find out what I actually need. 

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The PX-5S only has two outputs (right?). If you want to put each of four zones on separate tracks in your DAW, you'd only be able to record two audio tracks at a time anyway, so a two-track interface will do.

 

Besides, assuming the timing is consistent, it would be easier to record the audio in multiple passes using only one sound at a time instead of zones (unless you're fading between zones or something like that).

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Thanks Joe. 

If I'm a playing a 4 zone tune on the PX5S, I want the midi for each zone to record on separate tracks in Reaper so I can then fix any mistakes and play it back out to the PX5S.  

Is that possible with a two-track interface? Does the interface have to have any other capabilities?

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If I read you right, you will record MIDI data in reaper, each zone on a different track, and then play that back out the PX-5S. For that much, you shouldn't even need an interface, just a USB cable. The only thing you need the interface is to record the audio back in Reaper.

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Thanks Joe, probably just get one of these then and try and figure out how get the the four zones into four tracks. 

 

 

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Hi dc2k.  Like Joe said, if you are able to get midi to reaper by using a cable from the PX to your computer, you should be able to set reaper to receive specific midi channel information on a specific track.  Many DAWS by default receive all midi signals on a single track - just to make it easy to record on a track by just plugging in a keyboard and GO.  You will have to be sure to setup reaper in multitrack recording mode and specifically assign the inputs for the MIDI tracks.


 


 

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