On W10 here
Have a “digital keyboard” plugged into a USB port, it is recognized as a digital keyboard in Device Mgr under Sound, Video and game controllers.
Did a Transport/Rescan Devices but the keyboard still does not show up on the Recording Device list in Audio Setup. Any suggestions, anyone?
On W10 here
If you can hear the keyboard via the computer’s speakers, then you just need to set Audacity to record what the computer is playing: the magic word is WASAPI … https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tutorial_recording_computer_playback_on_windows.html
The USB probably only carries midi information, which is not the sound you hear coming the keyboard.
To have Audacity record the sound produced by the keyboard you need the line-out signal from the keyboard.
If your computer does not have line-in socket, there are [~$25] gadgets which effectively convert a USB socket into line-in socket.
ok, tnx for the info. No I can not hear thru the computer speakers. and Yes there is a line in on this desktop but no line out from the keyboard, only a headphone output. So back to the how go from usb midi to audacity analog input levels I guess.
WASAPI selected in Audacity, then Rescan Audio Devices, doesn’t add Digital Keyboard (as ID’d in Device Mgr) or anything else to the input devices list to select, or restart Audacity
So Audacity is not able to accept midi as input… maybe some internal midi to analog windows app?
and Yes there is a line in on this desktop but no line out from the keyboard, only a headphone output.
Headphone-out is compatible with line-in.
You’ll need a Y-splitter to connect headphones & speakers at the same time. If you listen through the computer there will be latency (delay) and if the latency is noticeable it may be difficult to play,
Yes. Audacity has only very limited MIDI capabilities and cannot be used to connect to a MIDI device.