Use an External MIDI Keyboard

Level: Master

Soundation Studio supports external midi keyboards with two options. One is through Web MIDI in Google Chrome and the other using a plugin called “Jazz-Plugin” (for all other browsers). We recommend using Google Chrome as it requires no setup other than using the latest version of the browser.

1. Connect your midi keyboard to your computer.

2. Launch Soundation Studio.

3. Select the channel you want to play with your keyboard (only instrument channels work with midi). 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 you 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 computer’s CPU faster than on higher buffer size.


Recording MIDI

To record what you are playing on the MIDI keyboard simply click the Record button while an 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:
Firefox 3.5+
Chrome 4.0+
Safari 4.0+
Opera 10.5+
Internet Explorer 8.0+

 

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