Posted by: jens4711
Got a Kawai CN33 :-) but now I want to connect it... - 10/17/10 05:09 PM
I finally sold my beloved Juno Di keyboard. So yesterday I brought home my new Kawai CN 33, and it is great
However, as expected, I miss all the great synth sounds of my Juno Di. So now I want to connect my Macbook Pro, with Garageband, Pianoteq Play, and all sorts of free softsynths to the CN33. I have already connected them with the USB cable, and it works fine. But I want to get the sound out from the piano speakers, instead of from the Macbook.
I was think of buying a (used) EMU 0202 USB soundcard and connect the EMU's Lineout to the CN33's Linein, so that the sound from the Macbook could come out of the speakers of the CN33.
But now I am in doubt whether that would work, as I read this in the CN33 manual, p.64:
"LINE IN JACKS
These jacks are used to connect a pair of stereo outputs from other audio equipment or electronic instruments to the piano's speakers.
The audio signal coming through these jacks bypasses the piano's volume control. To adjust the volume level, use the output control of the external device."
Does the bypassing of the piano volume control imply, that the signal from the LineIn is not amplified ? Do I need and separate amplifier between the soundcard and the piano ?
Any advice would be great. Thanks.