How-to: Use an external MIDI keyboard
Soundation Studio supports external midi keyboards through a plugin called Jazz-Plugin in all browsers as well as experimental Web MIDI in Chrome. Please make sure you have the latest version of Jazz-Plugin, Flash and Chrome installed on your computer before proceeding with the instructions below.
Connect your midi keyboard to your computer.
Launch Soundation Studio and click the button in the bottom right corner that says MIDI. The browser will create a pop up asking you to install Jazz-Plugin or enable Web MIDI in Chrome. Click OK and the Jazz-Plugin site will open. Download and install the Jazz-Plugin for your OS. You might need to restart your browser for the changes to take effect. The MIDI button now toggles MIDI on or off
Skip this step if you don’t want to enable experimental Web MIDI in Chrome. To enable Web MIDI in Chrome type in chrome://flags/#enable-web-midi in the address bar. Click Enable and Relaunch Now for the changes to take effect. The MIDI button now toggles MIDI on or off
Select the channel you want to play with your keyboard (only instrument channels works with midi, i.e the blue ones). Press a key on your midi keyboard and you should hear the selected instrument play the note.
If you experience a delay between the time your press a key and the sound being played back please lower your buffer size by clicking Settings -> Edit Settings
Please note that lowering your buffer size can result in maxing out your computers CPU faster than on a higher buffer size.
To record what you are playing on the MIDI keyboard simply click the Record button while a blue instrument channel is active and Soundation will automatically record it to a Note Clip. The same applies when using the Virtual Keyboard.
Also note that external MIDI is only supported by:
Internet Explorer 8.0+
Please upgrade if you are running an older version of your browser.