I hope you guys won't think I'm one of those people who just won't do the required reading - I'm just completely boggled by things I've invested money in, have very little time at the mo to actually use, but would very much like to use/learn and get into. I hope there is something a bit like music beyond all the computer-language that keeps throwing me.
I'm stuck at what seems ought to be a very basic thing. I believe I'm trying to setup the Kontact Player, but I might not be - I just don't get any of it. I'm at "Audio setup", and I have a choice of Interface: Asio, Direct Sound and Multimedia. I don't know what either of these are. I've got a Sony Vaio laptop and and edirol ua-25 interface. I want to control gpo with an m-audio keystation (via usb), and use it in Sonar, which I can't for the life of me control either, but that's for another desperate post, in another forum. Second choice is sample rate. Yah. .. Third is output device, which actually, if I leave the rest on Asio an 44000, shows edirol 25-ua, a name I at least recognise. If I leave those settings though, and click ok, it says ”you have to set at least a valid audio interface. Try again?” .. In the audio setup window, from Soundcard, which is what I described above, you can also go over to Midi, and there you have a choice of Microsoft Wavetable synth, on or off, in Output interface.The Input interface window doesn't say anything. I haven't connected any of my stuff – the controller or the edirol ua-25, because in the step before this, the installation, it said quit all applications, and since, nothing has said ”now connect”.
Am I too much of an illiterate in this area to ever get any use out of the stuff I've bought? How do you get to the point where you grasp these things, which I reckon are the most basic of things, before the hard work even begins? Do you play with computers a lot growing up? I'm not a native English speaker, but still.. Not a complete idiot in other areas..
Needless to say, any help would be oh so appreciated.