Prefacing this post with a link to a post covering the same topic, but I'm having a hard time understanding if any of these solutions allow me to use my computer to change the instruments and manipulate sounds.
If I'm understanding correctly, if I hook my computer up via usb to midi, the most I will be able to do is play and record something on the keyboard, and listen to it on my computer.
Other comments refer to using the keyboard as a controller. Does this mean only the keyboard can talk to and tell the computer what to do? Versus my computer telling the keyboard what sounds to play and what velocity/pitch to play it at? Will I see recordings as an audio clip or MIDI clip where I can see and change what notes are being played?
What are the minimum requirements a keyboard needs to meet in order to control the sounds, instruments, and effects from my computer? I am currently using an Alesis MIDI keyboard and looking to upgrade. Since my Alesis has this capability I am surprised to see that the Yamaha doesn't.
My current setup is keyboard connected to computer, and computer connected to speaker via AUX. While the Yamaha has internal speakers, I would rather hear it from mine in addition to the other sounds I am playing along with. in Ableton
Thank you for your help, I think I just need a dumbed down explanation of the post I linked to understand. Best, and thanks again