I have never used or connected a Midi cable to either keyboards for any reason. I have always connected to my computer with the usb's. I have an M Audio UNO. 1 USB connector tip to the dual 1 IN and 1 OUT 5 PINs. Would I use this with the Computer only for MIDI? Or could I use it to connect the Motif to Montage? In the Owners manual it shows a MIDI in to MIDI out cable which I don't have (Yet), to connect the Motif to Montage?
My Goal. I created all my old drum patterns and sections using the Pattern mode on the Motif. I saved all my info to smart media cards. If I connect the Motif to the Montage, I would be able to send all the midi notes so I can use the Montages drum kits (Parts) to rerecord all my old songs plus store all the midi notes in my User files?
I would be able to rerecord all of my old songs drum parts and sections using the Montages Parts, Drum kits, arpeggios, using the Pattern sequencer. Plus I'd be able to use the Pattern Chain feature to link all my sections to turn them into full linear song structures this time, I'd be able to set them to Scenes in Performance mode to play along to Also?
Instead of just sending all that MIDI to my Daw (LOGIC PRO X) where I would have to find those matching software instruments + drum kits and set them all up, When I could do all of that here on this Montage.
I'd be able to find+pick all the matching drum kits here on Montage and send/receive all the MIDI notes on both this keyboard and computer for extra finishing touches. And file back ups.
I started to use the Motif with my DAW, but noticed I had a lot of notes I had to fix here and there because of differences of the DAWS piano rolls note placements. On my Motif the note would be a high hat on G#3 but on the computer it would be a cow bell. etc., etc., etc. Some voices matched the keyboard while others don't come close. Yamaha has I think kept there drum kits voices on the same keys on both my keyboards. At least I haven't noticed to much in differences. The Montage sounds way, way better though.
Ultimately I will get way more comfortable with this Montage since I just got it a week ago.
I want to start recording my own arpeggios, and put together my own new performances. I've got a lot of plans with this machine.
Any information is greatly appreciated.
And THANKS again YAMAHA.