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Recording performances from your keyboard to computer

Posted: 07 Jul 2009, 13:03
by markymark
Remember that connecting your digital/stage piano to the computer directly via MIDI or USB cable will only give you a MIDI signal which basically means that your performance will sound like theme music for a Commodore 64 computer game.

If you want to record your performances to your computer AS THEY SOUND from the keyboard, you are going to have to consider investing in a USB Audio Interface or a software generator where the sounds are actually stored on the computer.

Most guys are coping with videoing their performances and posting links which is fine and is cheaper to do. I should say, the other method mentioned above would provide a better sound quality and will give you more control over editting and arranging performances using more than one layer or sound at a time.

Re: Recording performances from your keyboard to computer

Posted: 07 Jul 2009, 17:04
by markymark
I am in the process of choosing one for myself.

I currently only have a MIDI Interface which needs something like Pianoteq to play a "voice".

I was trying to download the demo version but there seems to be a problem with the download.

Re: Recording performances from your keyboard to computer

Posted: 07 Jul 2009, 21:27
by markymark
I have played a short piece using Pianoteq which has been posted as a separate topic.

Re: Recording performances from your keyboard to computer

Posted: 11 Jul 2009, 23:54
by jean_peter
I connect my piano earphone output directly to the mic input on the computer, then use the built-in Windows recorder or (better) Audacity which is a freeware. The quality is fully satisfactory.

Re: Recording performances from your keyboard to computer

Posted: 12 Jul 2009, 13:53
by markymark
Yeah but it depends on how good your sound card is!

Your's seems fine but I know the one in my laptop won't!

Good point though - I had forgotten about that because it didn't suit my computer at the time.

Re: Recording performances from your keyboard to computer

Posted: 23 Dec 2011, 12:30
by aadison
you are going to have to consider investing in a USB Audio Interface or a software generator where the sounds are actually stored on the computer.

Most guys are coping with videoing their performances and posting links which is fine and is cheaper to do.