I don't want to flood these forums with basic questions...this forum should be specifically about entrance into RBN and not about Reaper questions, but I'm entirely new to this and hoping to get some basic things clarified.
Firstly, if all of these questions can be answered via tutorial videos/links to other sites, please let me know.
I'm trying to record on my electronic drum kit through Reaper. It's a pretty old-school set of pads (Yamaha DD-55C) and I have it hooked into my computer through a MIDI/USB adapter (M-Audio Uno 1x1)
I installed all the drivers but can't get Reaper to recognize my playing on the track. I set the input on the track to "All MIDI Channels" and don't hear a word. I wonder if it's a computer issue, because when I go into the Control Panel and select the default MIDI hardware to M-Audio Uno, it automatically switches back to "Microsoft Synth" something or other.
Basically as a workaround I plugged the output of the drums into the mic input of the computer, and am successfully hearing myself play that way, but I thought that since everything had to be in a MIDI format I should laying down MIDI tracks with the e-drum kit.
Anyway, appreciate your listening to my rant. I know this stuff takes a lot of work, and the only way I'm going to be able to figure out what I'm doing is trial and error and listening to people who know what they're talking about.
Any steps in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.