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MIDI input setup (Version 2)

Pizzicato lets you connect a MIDI keyboard to your computer to enter notes easily. By default, there is no selected MIDI input. To record notes directly from a MIDI connected keyboard:

  • Go in the "Options" menu and select "MIDI Setup...".

  • Select the line that contains the "MIDI" term, in the "MIDI input" menu. The exact expression varies with the sound card or MIDI interface you use (for example "SB MIDI Input" or "MIDI Input").

  • Check that you have connected the "IN" plug in the "OUT" plug of your synthetizer and vice versa.

To test the MIDI connection:

  • Press the "Esc" keyboard key, then the 'r' key (lowercase 'R').

  • A blinking cursor must appear on the score.

  • Hold down a key of your MIDI keyboard and press '3' on your computer numeric keypad. If a note appears on the screen, then the setup is correct. If a rest appears, there is a MIDI input setup problem. If you have several MIDI input choices, try another one. If not, your sound card is probably not setup for the MIDI input (warning, your sound card can work for MIDI output and audio but not for MIDI input, because the driver is different).

If the test is OK, you are ready to record in real time and see the notes appear on the screen.To know how, simply read the 2 lessons about the real time recording in the Help menu or on our website on page


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