Using a Digital Piano To Record Audio Tracks

Sometimes I practice on and use an 88-key Casio Celviano digital piano that also doubles as my MIDI controller.  I occasionally use this digital piano to create piano audio tracks in Logic Pro by using the headphones jack to send the signal to my x1204usb interface in stereo.

Step #1:  Plug the single end of an 1/4 inch cable into the ‘Phones’ input on the digital piano.  See the photo below.

Pic 1. - Phones input jack on digital piano
Pic 1. – Phones input jack on digital piano

Step #2:  Connect the 1/4 inch dual ends of the cable to channel 5/6 on the x1204usb interface.  (You can also use channel 7/8.)  See the photo below.

Pic 2. - Dual end into Channel 5/6
Pic 2. – Dual end into Channel 5/6

Step #3:  Make sure that the ‘2-TR/USB TO MAIN’ red button is NOT pressed down.

Step #4:  To adjust the volume of the recording, you can play around with turning the volume knob on the digital piano and/or adjusting the ‘MAIN MIX’  R/L faders on the x1204usb.  See the photo below.

 

Pic 3. - Main Mix faders
Pic 3. – Main Mix faders

Step #5:  Make sure that the audio interface is connected to the DAW.  In this specific scenario, I’m using Logic Pro 9 on an iMac.

Step #6:  In Logic Pro, follow the navigation in the photo below to change your audio preferences.

  Logic Pro —> Preferences —> Audio

Pic 4. - Audio preferences navigation
Pic 4. – Audio preferences navigation

Step #7:  Select the ‘USB Audio CODEC’ option for the ‘Input Device’ field.  (I have this same CODEC option selected for the output device since I like to listen to my tracks through my Yamaha HS8 monitors which are also connected to my audio interface.)

audio CODEC
Pic 5. – Input Device CODEC option

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