I haven't used USB with my ES7, but perhaps this will help.
Press Utility button.
The display will show volume as you said, but at the bottom there is a tab that says MIDI. THe F5 key has a line up to that tab. Press F5.
Near the bottom of the next screen there is a box that says OTHER. The SF4 key is below that. Press SF4.
The top line of the next screen says MIDI IN/OUT. Use INC/YES and DEC/NO keys to flip tha between MIDI and USB.
Then done, press VOICE to leave UTILITY mode.
I hope that helps!

Originally posted by mark4man:

Hope someone here can give me some guidance on my new machine (Yamaha Motif-Rack ES.) Installed USB Driver & all software. Got it fired up & opened up an all MIDI composition in SONAR5. Armed an audio track & have nothing. Checked out the demo songs & they sound fine (little weak in audio output, IMO...this rompler.)

Anyway, I suspect it has something to do w/ USB:

1) How does one tell if the sequencer is transmitting MIDI data properly? (meaning I'm looking for some indicator on the Motif...a blinking red light or something.)

2) In the owner's manual, under 'Connecting To A Computer' > 'Using A USB Connector', the parameter requirement is: [UTILITY] > MIDI Display > MIDI In/Out > USB. Well...that's not happening for me. I hit the UTILITY button; & the display reads 'General' Volume = 127. The menu below does not contain MIDI In/Out...or anything else MIDI related.

Where am I going wrong?



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