Old 04-29-2006, 05:45 PM   #1
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use a softsynth plug in and play it via the pc keyboard and record the synth to a audio track while at the same time playing back other tracks ??
the idea being to get quick ideas down without dragging out a midi keyboard.
if i CAN do this..what do you guys use for the pc keyboard interraction with the softsynth and what softsynth ??
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Old 04-30-2006, 01:46 AM   #2
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Google suggests these - (don't blame me!)

http://www.bome.com/midi/keyboard/

http://www.tobybear.de/quick.htm

http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/MIDIKeys/

http://www.granucon.com/vmk.html
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:51 AM   #3
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art...
thanks but this isnt what i want to do.
you see if i'm on holiday in say my van with just a laptop,
wife plus pets....lol....clicking on a on screen virtual midi keyboard is a pain with the mouse.
what i want is to "play" the computer keyboard while tracks are playing.
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Old 04-30-2006, 07:43 AM   #4
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http://www.midiox.com/
what i want is to "play" the computer keyboard while tracks are playing.
One of MIDI-OX's functions;

http://www.midiox.com/

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Old 04-30-2006, 08:18 AM   #5
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You might try this:

www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Sweet_Little_Piano



If you are going to do this kind of thing regularly I would say spend $89 and get something more like this:

http://www.erwincomputers.com/maudioo2.html
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:35 AM   #6
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Herman Seib's virtual midi keyboard:

http://www.hermannseib.com/english/gmkbd.htm
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Old 04-30-2006, 05:51 PM   #7
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According to the site for the Bome's mouse keyboard, it's "A flexible MIDI keyboard to be played with the mouse or the computer keyboard."

On the 4th link I mentioned it says "With Virtual MIDI Keyboard you can trigger MIDI notes using the mouse or the computer keyboard."

So playing with the computer keyboard is indeed supported - whether it works with Reaper I don't know. Or I'm badly missing the point.
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:44 PM   #8
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And then there's also the (freeware) Live Midi Keyboard:

http://www.rempro.nl/lmk.htm

Haven't tried it myself though.
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Old 05-01-2006, 03:14 PM   #9
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Ummm, again, there's MIDI-OX, FREE, developed by MS's original multi-media engineer.

MIDI keyboard is the least of it's virtues. It also has mapping, sysex dumps, Sysex loading, Sysex editing, port monitoring, raw monitoring, filtering, MIDI routing, virtual MIDI cables (MIDI-Yoke), Closing all MIDI ports, etc, etc. etc.

I couldn't live without it.

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Old 05-31-2006, 05:45 AM   #10
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Cantabile's PC keys keyboard can now play a VST instrument into Reaper via ReaRoute - I've tested it and it's fine.
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Old 05-31-2006, 05:52 AM   #11
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Default Bome's is EXACTLY what you are looking for !

Hi manning1 and art...

manning1, your answer is a bit strange...
the first link is http://www.bome.com/midi/keyboard/
and it does exactly what you want !

As soon as I discovered Reaper, I installed it on my laptop, because it is so light, along with ASIO4all, and then I searched for a keyboard, and found bome's.

I am pretty sure you did not tried it, because with it, you can "play" with the computer keyboard while tracks are playing.

Ok, the only small problem is that you must first bring the bome's window on top, and then play, otherwise it does not work.



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art...
thanks but this isnt what i want to do.
you see if i'm on holiday in say my van with just a laptop,
wife plus pets....lol....clicking on a on screen virtual midi keyboard is a pain with the mouse.
what i want is to "play" the computer keyboard while tracks are playing.
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Old 05-31-2006, 12:16 PM   #12
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Default ok, found even better than bome's

I found this (did not try it yet), the link was on this forum (thanks petramar)

http://www.vanilin.org/software/midikb.html (free)

It advantage seems to be that it can run minimized.
But what I like with Bome's is that you can program chords, which can really speed things up !
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Old 05-31-2006, 01:00 PM   #13
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I use the "Vanilla" and it works great with REAPER
I recommend this over the other apps,because it works even when minimized.
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:30 AM   #14
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I just start up VSThost - it has a midi keyboard right there even if you don't use its host function (which is usefull for testing).
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