Just trying to figure out the best way to get the most of out of my sound recording with my synthezier. I have a yamaha s90x which has such a great sound, which most of the qualities are lost recording it into my DAW. I have a line6 ux2 as my audio interface and am using ableton live 8 for my DAW. I am plugging my keyboard directly into my audio interface through the mono output. Any additonal suggestions would be great!!
Check the output type on the piano vs. The input type of your interface. One of your comments above suggests an instrument/line level mismatch.
Let us know what you find for further suggestions.
Reading the above, I don't think that your synth, or the interface is the issue.
Running a synth directly into an interface normally just gives a pretty boring copy of the original tone. When I'm recording synths, I like to run them through an amp, any amp, and mic the output.
Depending on the desired result, running through a small bit of overdrive, or a hot tube pre-amp can add a lot of harmonic content.
On the resulting audio track, a little bit of chorus, or delay can really snap some life into your tone as well.