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How can I connect my Yamaha DX7IID to Presonus Studio One 4?

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asked Jun 11, 2020 in Studio One 4 by alexvigorito (120 points)
I have a Yamaha DX7IID from the 1980s, however, I am struggling to work out how to use the sounds on the keyboard onto Studio One, and also use it as a midi controller.

If you could help, it would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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answered Jun 11, 2020 by ryanm1 (7,330 points)
You need an audio interface, connect the line outputs of the DX7 to the line inputs of the interface (1 for mono, 2 for stereo), you would record the sounds just like any other instruments.

You also need a midi interface - either an audio interface with built in midi, or a separate midi-to-usb converter. you would connect the midi out of the DX to the midi in of this interface, and set up a new midi keyboard in S1 and select this midi interface as the device.
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