Recording a Synth Piano

Synth keyboards connect to your computer through a MIDI interface.

Recording a synth piano requires you to attach a MIDI cable to your keyboard and your soundcard, which is directed to your computer. Once the connection has been made, you only need to open your audio editing application of choice and press "Record." There are free and commercial audio editing programs available for both Macintosh and Windows systems. Choose the one that fits your needs and start recording your piano synth in real time. Audacity, Sonar and Peak Pro 6 are all audio editing applications that make it possible to record a synth piano.

  1. Attach one end of the MIDI cable to one of the MIDI inputs on the back of your soundcard and the other end to the back of your synth piano. The soundcard should already be connected to your computer through USB or Firewire.
  2. Open your audio editing application. Create a new track by selecting "File" and then select "New" from the drop-down menu.
  3. Set your audio editing program to accept MIDI keyboard inputs. Open the "Preferences" or similar option under the "File" menu. Click on "Devices" and select your souncard as the input.
  4. Press "Record" on your audio editing application and begin playing your synth. The program will record everything you play. Press "Stop" when you are done.


You can stop the recording process in most audio editing applications by hitting the space bar.


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