Originally posted by Qiranworms
Acid will probably do it fine, and if you already have it, I guess you could keep using it. I'd say Reason 3.0 is a nice all-in-one package (sequencing, a decent sampler, a subtractive synth, drum machine, etc) but perhaps it's overkill for you.
You sure there's no panel or such in Acid that'll let you configure the computer's MIDI input? And you DO have the keyboard's MIDI out going to the computer via your Midman, right? You need the keyboard to send MIDI to the computer, not the other way around.
AFAIK, Acid has no Drum machines in it. I';ve used it pretty extensively, back in the day anyway, just never with MiDI. I'm pretty well versed in Acid, used to be, and it wouldnt take long to get the hold of it again. It was ridiculously easy to use. I dont think it has a sampler either. Maybe the new versions do, because they are a little higher than 3.0 now.
Yes, I did have the MIDI's plugged in right. They are color coordinated, and I'm not colorblinde nor a monkey, so I got those in right.
I havent had the chance to play with it again, but I will. Last time I played with it, I didnt know what I know now, so perhaps this time I will get it.