I have owned my MOXF8 for almost 2 years, mainly enjoying the sounds when plugged into a simple external speaker. This weekend, I decided to try using it to play audio into some recording software on my Mac. I have now spent several hours trying to use the built in "MIDI/audio interface" described as easy and simple to use, for recording both MOXF audio and MIDI data on separate tracks. I have been unable to get audio to register within GarageBand at all, so I moved on to Logic Prox. In Logic I was able to record MIDI information and hear it play back through my external speakers, the sound being routed back through the MIDI/USB cable and out the main outputs of the MOXF. While the MIDI was working on one track, I was still unable to get MOXF audio to be received by any other tracks in Logic ProX. Perhaps you can only use MIDI or audio, but never with the same settings?
After reading several forums and watching videos showing how "simple" it is, I figured the interface may work exclusively with Cubase AI, so I tried installing the Cubase AI software from the disc included with my MOXF. Alas, it is too old to be installed. The updated version of this special edition software is not available unless you go through a hassle of many steps contacting Yamaha and Steinberg. Is Cubase really the only DAW that can be used with the audio features of this instrument? I have read in the manuals and online that other DAW software works with the audio interface, but I cannot make it work at all. I can't imagine having to buy Cubase just to bypass my external audio interface!
Please help me figure out how to make this MIDI/audio interface work with LogicProX, GarageBand, or Reason. How do you set it up to send and receive both MIDI and audio information? Where else can I go for explanations?
I appreciate your help,