I have a Yamaha s90 hooked to an alesis multimix USB8 board which connects to my Sony Vaio Pentium 4 3GZ with 2 gb Ram via a USB port. The S90 has a MIDI hookup via a USB port. I have installed sonar and will be installing EWQLSO platinum. I just have the default audio card that comes with my Sony Vaio. I started doing the tutorials on Sonar, I play the first track and I only hear the piano track (there should be bass, drums, etc.) and the sound for the "piano track" is whatever sound that I have pulled up on the S90. Trying to do my own thing, I can play into sonar and record (or so it seems) but am not get any playback through my monitors. Sometimes, if I change somethings, I can get playback through my regular crappy computer speakers, but it sounds horrible and is EXTREMELY quiet. I have done the basic troubleshooting from the book, none of the tracks are soloed or muted and in fact if I try to solo the second track I hear nothing. The only one that will play is the first track.
My questions are:
1) Is Sonar/my PC getting confused because both the Alesis board and MIDI are connected through USB? It should be able to deliniate between the two, right?
2) The Alesis board came with a cubase le disc, is it possible that the board doesn't communicate with Sonar?
When I go to audio options, my only options are USB output 1X1, which I am guess is the MIDI, the other one is Real Teck 1/2 or 3/4, etc., which I am assuming is the Audio Card...???? I have tried both options without success
Help, as always, is greatly appreciated!!