Yamaha PSR330 and Cakewalk Sonar

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Posted by Gumbylives on July 04, 2001 at 12:03:32:

Hi, I was wondering if you could help me.
I have a Yamaha Portatone PSR-330 keyboard with a midi interface that connects into my joystick port on my SoundBlaster Live soundcard. I have the midi out of the keyboard going into the midi in of the soundcard and vice versa. I recently purchased Cakewalk Sonar and would like to set up the keyboard for midi use.
I am relatively new to this...so please be patient.
I am running Win98SE on a Pentium 3, 700mhz processor with 448 ram.

On the PSR 330 I have it turned on prior to starting Cakewalk and have local off, and external clock set to ON.

When I go into my control panel in Win98SE and select the multimedia tab my single instrument selected is Single Instrument SB Live! MIDI OUT 1000. The other options I have below are:
A:SB Live Midi Synth
B:SB Live Midi Synth
Creative SW Synth

When I open Cakewalk Sonar and go to Midi Settings I have SB Live! MIDI In (1000) for the inputs.
For the Outputs I have these options:
A:SB Live! MIDI Synth
Midi Mapper
Creative S/W Synth
B:SB Live! Midi Synth
SB Live! MIDI Out (1000)
In the instruments I have Output/Channel 1:A:SB Live! MIDI Synth/1 selected and it uses Instrument: SoundFont Device.

I would like to know what I have to do on the PSR 330 in order to get Cakewalk to record what I play on the midi keyboard. Now can it only send midi information and I have to assign a sound for the incoming midi inside of cakewalk using the instruments toolbar. (What Synth should I use in there?)
Can send what I play from the keyboard into cakewalk and still retain the voices?
How do I set up my system so that I can have my keyboard play anysound that I want that is not on its original voices. Like say a vocal sample.
I have downloaded the psr330 pdf but am still having problems...
Any help would really...I mean really be appreciated.
Thank you

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