I am new to electronic drums and want to know how to connect my kit to my laptop so i can record a simple beat etc. But I am very confused on how to do so! haha
these are the cables I have:
USB A to USB B
stereo to stereo aux cable
midi to USB
female to female midi adapter
midi to stereo adapter
the only ports i have on my alesis module are
… is there any way I can connect and get audacity to acknowledge my kit as a recording device? Or do I have to get a whole midi box/controller? The module does not a midi circle plug to connect which is why i purchased the midi to stereo hoping things would connect…My main goal is to plug in my kit, hit record and be able to play back what I tap out. Thank you for your help
What exactly is a USB interface? Can you possibly post a link to where I can buy one? Then does that go in between my computer and drums to connect them? would I then have the cables that are required and what goes where? I’m sorry for all the dumb questions! haha
Several of us here have the Behringer UCA 202 mentioned in that link, so if you buy that we’ll probably be able to give you a little help using it (if necessary).
Have you read the Alesis DM6 Reference Manual? If you use the Behringer UCA 202 it will probably be best to connect from the DM6 stereo output to the Behringer. You’ll need a cable with a 1/8 inch stereo plug on one end (to go into the DM6 stereo output) and two red and white RCA plugs on the other end (to go into left and right on the Behringer). Unless your AUX cable is that, you’ll need to buy that cable.
Thank you so much for the help, cords and Behringer finally came in and I am able to record! I’ve run into a slight problem… the audio I hear from my drums is delayed from what is actually recorded (which lines up and is fine). Like I hit the pad and the sound I hear from my headphones is delayed. Do you know if this is a setting I can adjust in audacity or part of the alesis system? Thanks again!