Is it possible to add midi notes by playing the keyboard?

jack-fractal wrote on 1/19/2020, 7:20 AM

Hey, I hope you can help me with this question. I'm using MMM Premium. To keep it short, I want to add midi notes not by drawing them where I want them to be but rather by playing the digital keyboard within Magix and the program then adds the note exactly the way it's played (correct pitch and note length). So essentially, the notes I'm playing on the digital keyboard are projected 1:1 into the midi object.

Thanks in advance!

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emmrecs wrote on 1/19/2020, 10:14 AM

@jack-fractal

Welcome to the Magix forums.

The on-screen keyboard will react to the pitch of any note played but it cannot be guaranteed to accurately record the length of a note since this will depend upon how long (accurate to a very small fraction of a second) the mouse button is held down.

HTH

Jeff

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johnebaker wrote on 1/19/2020, 11:15 AM

@jack-fractal

Hi

You can also use the computer keyboard to play a MIDI instrument, however it is not very user friendly in the way the notes are distributed across the keys.

For best recording response use an external MIDI keyboard. They also have advantage of being able to play notes loudly or quietly by how fast you press down the keys (Velocity) and some have MOD and Pitch wheels which control some effects while playing.

IMHO nothing smaller then a 49 key (4 octaves) keyboard is practical, with a smaller one eg a 25 key keyboard (2 octaves) you may be transposing the range of notes too often.

HTH

John EB

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jack-fractal wrote on 1/22/2020, 4:00 AM

Thank you for your answers so far. So you say it's possible to record the notes I play on the built-in MIDI keyboard? I've been contemplating getting an external MIDI keyboard for some time so this would only be a temporary solution. So I just have to click on Record and it should work?

Thanks again!

emmrecs wrote on 1/22/2020, 6:58 AM

@jack-fractal

So I just have to click on Record and it should work?

Yes. Just ensure the highlighted box on my screenshot below says "MIDI Rec" and not anything else.

Purchase of a MIDI keyboard is highly recommended for all the reasons outlined by @johnebaker and me in our earlier posts.

HTH
Jeff

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jack-fractal wrote on 1/27/2020, 3:44 AM

Alright, thanks, you were a great help!