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I'm a total beginner and need help getting my Impact LX88+ working on StudioOne Live

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asked Sep 27, 2017 in Studio One 3 by josephgifford (170 points)
A couple weeks ago I downloaded the free trail of Studio One 3, largely based on a recommendation or two and the fact that it's supposed to be well integrated with the midi I got, the Nektar Impact LX88+. I'm a complete newcomer to anything more technological than every day computer and phone usage, and I have no idea why I can't get any sound to play.

I'm on Windows 10, HP 15.6" touch screen lap top. When I connect the Impact, it seems that it's registering with the daw because I see corresponding notes flashing on the screen when I press various keys, but I can't get any sound out of it. My friend was able to fiddle around, clicking here and there, and he actually got it playing for a bit. I fiddled with it for a bit before (apparently) clicking something I shouldn't have, and now the sound is gone again.

It's listed as "connected" in my external devices, the volume is up...I'm stuck.
Also if there's some freakin tutor service out there that caters to this, I'd love to know >.< ****'s hard

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answered Sep 28, 2017 by TechSupport77 (195,400 points)
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You will want to read the following setup guide from Nektar's web site.

The answer might be as simple as going into your External Devices window and double-clicking the device.  Check the option to set the device as the default instrument.  If you don't choose the option to set your device as a default instrument, you will need to open the Inspector window for the track that you have a virtual instrument loaded on and manually choose the Input.

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