Recording from midi keyboard

• Mar 8, 2021 - 00:18

Hi. I have a piece for piano and orchestra. I've inputted the piano part using step time, but I'd like to do a 'real' recording of it instead by playing the part on a midi piano. I've got a midi to USB device, and I've gone to 'real time (manual)' on the N drop-down menu, and I've found the piano voice in the mixer, but other than that I don't know. Any assistance or guidance welcome. Thanks very much.


See the Handbook under "note input modes", be sure to read up on the real-time modes, and I also recommend the videos.

Do note you can't play "real" piano into it, you're still limited to one staff at a time, one voice at a time, no tuplets, etc. So if you already have this entered normally, I can't imagine you'd get my benefit from this. if the goal is just to have a more nuanced version for playback, better to record the part into a sequencer that is designer for real-time input. Then you can import the resulting MIDI file and copy/paste into your score.

In reply to by simonmaginn

You'd add a piano instrument to your score via Edit / Instruments, which gives you two empty staves. Then import the MIDI, which creates a separate score, now copy and paste from that newly imported score to the staves you added to your score.

It's up to you of course to make sure you have everything right in terms of keeping to the tempo, any meter changes, etc.

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