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How to transfer high quality records from piano to computer? (Read 2513 times)

Offline marijn1999

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How to transfer high quality records from piano to computer?
« on: February 21, 2016, 07:15:24 PM »
Hi everyone,

The first video's I ever took were done just by using a videocamera positioned by the side of the piano. However, in that way the sound would be a little bit weird so I want to seperately record the sound and the video and later put them together.

I have a digital Kawai CA13 piano and I can record music with it to the piano memory. They can later be played back through the piano speakers. The sound quality of those recordings are top notch. Now, I would like to know if there is any way to transfer those recordings with that same quality to my computer?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: How to transfer high quality records from piano to computer?
«Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 07:37:44 PM »
Hi!
 I get a quick view over the owners manual available in kawai website and confirm that you should use a HDMI and conect via MIDI channels. Check the link below on page 30!

http://www.kawai.co.uk/service/ca13_e.pdf

Hope you can get it done!

Brgds,
 Andrew

Offline marijn1999

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Re: How to transfer high quality records from piano to computer?
«Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 08:44:34 PM »
Hi!
 I get a quick view over the owners manual available in kawai website and confirm that you should use a HDMI and conect via MIDI channels. Check the link below on page 30!

http://www.kawai.co.uk/service/ca13_e.pdf

Hope you can get it done!

Brgds,
 Andrew

I probably need to buy a sequencer.

Thanks for the help anyway!
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Offline adodd81802

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Re: How to transfer high quality records from piano to computer?
«Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 11:01:20 PM »
I just use an audio cable plugged into the headphone port of the piano and microphone port of my PC and record with audacity a free program perfect sound and cheap
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Re: How to transfer high quality records from piano to computer?
«Reply #4 on: March 16, 2016, 10:19:07 AM »
There are several ways to go about this - if you by ANY chance have Finale or Logic, you can export the MIDI file from your keyboard into these programs; it'll keep into account pedalling, timing and your dynamics (or in MIDI terms, 'velocity' of the key struck, measured from values 0-127... anyway).

I checked the spec chart, and MIDI might be the easiest, because it doesn't seem to have audio outputs aside from a headphone jack...if you are good with audio wizardry then you can probably get this onto your computer.

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I WILL SUGGEST THIS THOUGH!  If you have a music supplies store nearby, look for a 1x1 MIDI interface..

https://www.google.ca/search?q=1x1+midi+interface&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiDid_J_MTLAhVI6mMKHUKfCyMQ_AUIBygB&biw=1276&bih=698#imgrc=tDhlX2eED324nM%3A

It has MIDI in/out, and if you have any sequencer on your computer (just get a trial version of Finale, or Logic, and use any of the instruments provided), then you are now using your keyboard as a controller, and you can record it straight into your computer.  The one I got was like 20$, I've been using it for over a year, it's portable, doesn't require any installation or anything because it's literally just a MIDI cable...you'll save yourself the trouble if you can get a piece of software on your computer, and just use the keyboard as a controller for an instrument you have on board your computer.

If this seems hazy, let me know and I can clarify; but I guarantee you will find it MUCH MUCH easier to just record straight onto your computer than to have to export files, or record the keyboard speakers with a video camera haha.
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Offline marijn1999

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Re: How to transfer high quality records from piano to computer?
«Reply #5 on: March 16, 2016, 04:05:46 PM »
There are several ways to go about this - if you by ANY chance have Finale or Logic, you can export the MIDI file from your keyboard into these programs; it'll keep into account pedalling, timing and your dynamics (or in MIDI terms, 'velocity' of the key struck, measured from values 0-127... anyway).

I checked the spec chart, and MIDI might be the easiest, because it doesn't seem to have audio outputs aside from a headphone jack...if you are good with audio wizardry then you can probably get this onto your computer.

=======

I WILL SUGGEST THIS THOUGH!  If you have a music supplies store nearby, look for a 1x1 MIDI interface..

https://www.google.ca/search?q=1x1+midi+interface&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiDid_J_MTLAhVI6mMKHUKfCyMQ_AUIBygB&biw=1276&bih=698#imgrc=tDhlX2eED324nM%3A

It has MIDI in/out, and if you have any sequencer on your computer (just get a trial version of Finale, or Logic, and use any of the instruments provided), then you are now using your keyboard as a controller, and you can record it straight into your computer.  The one I got was like 20$, I've been using it for over a year, it's portable, doesn't require any installation or anything because it's literally just a MIDI cable...you'll save yourself the trouble if you can get a piece of software on your computer, and just use the keyboard as a controller for an instrument you have on board your computer.

If this seems hazy, let me know and I can clarify; but I guarantee you will find it MUCH MUCH easier to just record straight onto your computer than to have to export files, or record the keyboard speakers with a video camera haha.

Thanks!

Since all that information sounds sort of familiar, but I still don't get it entirely I'll tell you what I have right now:

I have a 1x1 MIDI USB-interface. Here is the link to the specific one:
http://www.m-audio.com/products/view/uno#.VumDfvDtSrU

I have a computer with Finale 2014 (Full Version) and Audacity. It has a mic input and lots of usb inputs.

Now, what can I do with that?

Thanks again, in advance!
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