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Topic: recording with digital piano  (Read 1782 times)

Offline Septimus314

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recording with digital piano
on: August 04, 2003, 06:32:17 PM
Anyone know a program where I can record directly from my computer to my digital?  I had this thing called "Total Recorder" that would only allow me to record a 40 second peice, but that's not long enough of course.  If anyone know's a good quality way for me to do this please respond here.

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Re: recording with digital piano
Reply #1 on: August 04, 2003, 07:06:59 PM

I have enough experience in audio to help you, but I don't quite understand what you mean?
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Anyone know a program where I can record directly from my computer to my digital?


Do you mean record from a digital keyboard (physical) into a digital audio file stored on your computer, or record a digital piano program running on your computer?

If it is a physical keyboard, you must find the audio outputs (usually red and white connectors) and obtain a Y-cable which is basically a cable with the red and white terminations at one end, and a regular 1/8" termination at the other. Connect one end to the output of the keyboard and the other into the "line-in" jack located on the back of your soundcard. You must find a program with which you can make digital recordings (there are probably a bunch of free ones on the net) and in this program you must select the "line-in" as your input... you hit record and that's it.

If it is a software keyboard it is very easy... you simply need to find a program that allows you to record more than 40 seconds.  

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Re: recording with digital piano
Reply #2 on: August 04, 2003, 11:25:21 PM
To clarify, I mean that I have a digital piano which I have already found a way to connect to my computer, so that is not the dilemma.  The actual problem for me is finding a program that will enable me to record longer than 40 seconds.  I'm not sure where to search for this, so if anyone can help that would be appreciated.

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Re: recording with digital piano
Reply #3 on: August 04, 2003, 11:47:00 PM
What kind of soundcard do you have? Many times the manufacturer's website will contain such software for free. Try that first.

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Re: recording with digital piano
Reply #4 on: August 05, 2003, 07:18:43 PM
how do i find out what sound card i have?

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Re: recording with digital piano
Reply #5 on: August 05, 2003, 07:40:44 PM
Check out "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers" under "Device Manager" from "System Properties".

Also, Sibelius 2 is a good piece of software.  One of the most used.  Finale 2003 is good too.  I am not sure if Cubase is for music notation, but you can check that out too.  I've been getting trouble from recording music into the computer in realtime.  

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Reply #6 on: August 05, 2003, 09:41:58 PM
I think he was looking for free software, the two you mentioned are expensive and not really the best for recording.

If you can get your hands on Cool Edit Pro or Soundforge, those should be apt.

You can find out about your soundcard by doing this:
-in the start menu go to control panel
-then to system
-then to the hardware tab
-then to device manager
-then to sound controlers as suggested above

If you have an integrated sound card (part of your motherboard) then you are not in luck. Otherwise it should say the model number and manufacturer of your sound card.
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