Using Input Busses with Hardware-Based Synthesizers


If you’d like to use your vintage synth with your ACID project, this help topic will show you how to use input busses to send a MIDI track to a hardware synthesizer.

  1. Connect the MIDI Out port on your MIDI interface to the MIDI In port on your synthesizer.

  2. Connect the audio output of your synthesizer to an input on your sound card (for this example, we’ll use Inst 1).

  3. Add an input bus to your project. This input bus will receive the audio signal from your synthesizer.

  4. Configure your input bus to take its input from the synthesizer and send its output to your main mix:

  1. In the I/O control region of the input bus’s channel strip, click the Input Source button, and choose the sound card input that is connected to your synthesizer’s output (Inst 1 for this example).

  2. Click the Output button and choose the output where you want to send your synthesizer’s signal. We´┐Żll send this signal to the master bus so it is included with your main mix and will be included when performing a real-time render.

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This input bus provides a signal path from your synthesizer’s audio output to your project.

  1. Send a MIDI track to the synthesizer:

    Click the MIDI Output button on the track header and choose the MIDI port where you connected your synthesizer in step 1.

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The MIDI Output on the track header lets you send the track’s MIDI to your synthesizer.

  1. Click Play Acid Pro b play Using Input Busses with Hardware Synthesizers.

    When you play your project, the track is sent to your synthesizer, out of the synthesizer into the input bus, and out to the master bus.

  2. When you’re ready to render your project, you can use real-time rendering to include the output from your synthesizer with your project.  




Using Input Busses with Hardware Synthesizers