How do I hear midi without turning on a sequencing app every time

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Michael Chinen, Jun 10, 2003.

  1. Hi.

    I have a midi usb keyboard working properly - when I launch finale, i can
    input, and play piano songs (where the sound actually comes out of my
    speakers.)

    What I have been unsucessfully trying to do is to be able to press
    buttons on my keyboard and hear the sound without having to launch finale.
    I'm not sure If I have the terminology right, but I think this would be an
    example of 'auto sequencing'?

    Is there something built in to windows that allows this? Or perhaps some
    website has a solution?

    Insight would be appreciated,

    Mike Chinen

  2. >I have a midi usb keyboard working properly - when I launch finale, i can
    >input, and play piano songs (where the sound actually comes out of my
    >speakers.)
    >
    >What I have been unsucessfully trying to do is to be able to press
    >buttons on my keyboard and hear the sound without having to launch finale.
    >I'm not sure If I have the terminology right, but I think this would be an
    >example of 'auto sequencing'?


    Sounds more like an example of 'playing the keyboard' :)
    Or am I not understanding what you want?

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  3. "Michael Chinen" <mchinen@cs.washington.edu> wrote in message
    news:20030609220829.B21117-100000@sumatra.cs.washington.edu...
    > Hi.
    >
    > I have a midi usb keyboard working properly - when I launch finale, i can
    > input, and play piano songs (where the sound actually comes out of my
    > speakers.)
    >
    > What I have been unsucessfully trying to do is to be able to press
    > buttons on my keyboard and hear the sound without having to launch finale.
    > I'm not sure If I have the terminology right, but I think this would be an
    > example of 'auto sequencing'?
    >
    > Is there something built in to windows that allows this? Or perhaps some
    > website has a solution?
    >
    > Insight would be appreciated,
    >
    > Mike Chinen
    >


    you seem to be looking for a MIDI Thru program - that simply takes the MIDI
    input from your keyboard and passes it to your soundcard?

    Do a Google for MIDI THRU PROGRAM or something like that look at
    http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/. Can't advise any more at the moment as I
    don't know what computer and OS you are running.

    D.
  4. JB Seattle

    JB Seattle Guest

    I imagine you have a USB controller keyboard. There is no soundchip in such
    boards and midi has no sound--it is a data file to tell a sound chip what to
    sound. The controller is only sending data to the PC--not music.
    The PC needs some way to decode the data coming in and recoding it to tell
    the sound chip in your card what to sound. That is what a sequencer
    does--it receives and sends midi code data.
    JB
    "Michael Chinen" <mchinen@cs.washington.edu> wrote in message
    news:20030609220829.B21117-100000@sumatra.cs.washington.edu...
    > Hi.
    >
    > I have a midi usb keyboard working properly - when I launch finale, i can
    > input, and play piano songs (where the sound actually comes out of my
    > speakers.)
    >
    > What I have been unsucessfully trying to do is to be able to press
    > buttons on my keyboard and hear the sound without having to launch finale.
    > I'm not sure If I have the terminology right, but I think this would be an
    > example of 'auto sequencing'?
    >
    > Is there something built in to windows that allows this? Or perhaps some
    > website has a solution?
    >
    > Insight would be appreciated,
    >
    > Mike Chinen
    >
    >

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