Cannot find my USB device.

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Cannot find my USB device.

Permanent link to this post Posted by Just_Listen » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:55 pm

I brought a MIDI to USB cable the other day and have connected it to my keyboard and into my computer. When I tried to use Audacity, it doesn't have a usb option under recording devices, only the computer's built in mic which is rubbish.

Please can anyone help?
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Re: Cannot find my USB device.

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:35 pm

I can tell you what's wrong. MIDI isn't sound. MIDI is where the computer tells the keyboard when and how hard to push a certain key and then it let go. That's it. No sound.

To get the sound, you have to cable the headphone out of the keyboard (the way I did it) into a computer sound connection. That's exactly how I made this short sound clip...

http://www.kozco.com/tech/piano2.wav

The software that presses the keys is called a sequencer and I think the original CakeWalk software is the most famous. That's what goes down your USB connection.

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Re: Cannot find my USB device.

Permanent link to this post Posted by Just_Listen » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:58 pm

So do you know of any programs or any ways i can record with just this cable?
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Re: Cannot find my USB device.

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:37 pm

If you want a free midi sequencer, try "Space Toad" http://www.spacetoads.com/
See here for more information about MIDI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_In ... _Interface
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