i found a quite cheap roland gaia synth and am thinking about getting it. it would be my first own synth (yay) as it
s stated to be great for beginners and also affordable. but im wondering how to set it up. i have a win7 machine running renoise, am using a focusrite saffire usb 6 as external interface (and also have an aleses qx49 as midi controller/keyboard).
as far as i understand it, the gaia handles midi in and out, so i can play on the gaia and write my notes into renoise as i do with the alesis, and i can type notes into renoise and send/play them on the gaia. i guess i also can twiddle knobs on the synth and renoise writes the midi data down.
but how do i connect the sound ? does this work over line-in ? i believe the focusrite usb6 doesn`t even have a line-in for sound but only for microphones.
any input is very much appreciated
edit: aha! just saw the microphone entries are also line in jacks,never gave them any thought before. the maual says "Input 1- 2 Combo XLR input sockets for Mic / Line / Instrument - connect microphones, instruments (eg, guitar), or line level signals* " would the gaia fit into those ?