Advice 1: How to program a synth

Synthesizer – an electronic keyboard musical instrument constructed on the principle of the piano, that is, having evenly tempered (tuned) keyboard. Therefore, the keyboard itself does not require adjustment, unlike stringed or wind instruments. The concept of synthesizer configuration is the selection of the samples for a given track, splitting the keyboard into two zones playing in a certain order, etc.
How to program a synth
Instruction
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Before you set up the synthesizer turn it on. First, connect to the mains power supply, then the cable to the disabled (!) track mixing console with gone to minimum sound. Before you press the power button on the synthesizer , make sure that its volume is minimized. Volume adjustment occurs only after switching to synth, and the mixer lasts as long as possible.
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After adjusting the volume, do some configuration samples. To do this, click the “Voice” (“Tone”) and focusing by the numbers the voices specified above the keys, start typing the number of the desired tool. Numbers and sets of instruments vary depending on models and brands, so focused on the user and intuition.
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Set effects: echo, reverb, tremolo and so on. The button layout is responsible for the effects, too, depending on the model, but most often they are located next to the keys-numbers. Adjust the tempo of cremaschi and echo cancellation.
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Setting the execution mode implies the use of additional tone active simultaneously (by pressing one key sound simultaneously with two instruments), split ("Split" – in English "split" the keyboard into two or more zones, which plays in a separate mode a particular tool mode allows auto accompaniment by pressing the chord to run almost a full arrangement of the preset rhythms and accompaniment, or create your own. Mode "single" is enabled by default and uses only one sample. Select the mode in accordance with the purposes.
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In most cases, each musician before you can configure the synthesizer, exploring the tool empirically, and instruction is not always becoming a good helper. After the acquisition of the instrument start to experiment with it, press all the keys and buttons, turn all the levers and keep track of the results. Subsequently, any accident resulting effect can be used deliberately in varying composition.

Advice 2 : How to connect a midi keyboard.

Of course, home music Studio is an important part of elementary music level. Therefore it is very important to connect properly and efficiently to set up your Midikeyboardto fully experience the satisfaction of music.
How to connect a midi keyboard.
Instruction
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Connecting Midi keyboard to computer can be accomplished in several ways.
The first and most common way is to connect via Midi cable. Virtually all Midi keyboards and computers are equipped with Midi ports. Installation of drivers generally is not required.
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The second method is connect using the USB port. This is a more modern connection method. Significant difference and advantage of it is the ability of power supply and Midi signal via a single USB cable. To determine the USB connection requires drivers that are supplied together with a Midi keyboard.
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And finally technically obsolete connection method is by using the To Host connector and a Com port. This way is very rare due to the very low bandwidth and lack of Com-ports on modern computers.
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When you connect a Midi keyboard of particular importance should be paid to the settings of your sound card. If you are a professional musician, then you need a sound card supporting 24 bit. Also you need to support ASIO or DirectX. This may be a sound card with interface PCI or external sound card.
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Second, what is also important is the presence of a Midi keyboard, or other media devices. In the program the Reason creating music based on synthesizers, so the presence of devices such as a keyboard is really needed.
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Let's say you are ready to install. The program Reason, usually, is two or three CD-ROMs. Run in the drive the first installation disk and install the program. After installation run the program and set Reason banks music data. The installation of banks of the musical data happens automatically when you first start the program. When the installation of the program Reason is completely finished, go to the main settings of the program.
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To do this, go to Edit, select Preferences, in the column Page to select Audio. Go to page audio settings. In box Audio Card Driver note the driver for your sound card. Select ASIO, as this choice will be the best sound quality. Then you adjust the Sample Rate. Sample Rate is the sampling rate and is measured in Hertz. Selectable 96 kHz only in case, if your sound card and the CPU supports these options.

Advice 3 : How to make a midi keyboard

A Midi keyboard is an electronic instrument which can transform a physical impact, for example, volume control or pressing the key in the ordered sequence of digital operations.
How to make a midi keyboard
You will need
  • - computer keyboard;
  • - broken synth/electronic piano;
  • - soldering iron.
Instruction
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Use a special program to make a MIDI keyboard from a regular computer. For example, FL studio, Bome's Mouse Keyboard, Virtual_MIDI_Keyboard. Download app Virtual midi piano, click on the link vmpk.sourceforge.net. This program will allow you to reassign keys your keyboard to use as MIDI.
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Find an old broken synth, remove it from the row of keys, the rest discard. You can use any device, most importantly, at the time a key is pressed is short-circuited two pins. In this case you can use for making MIDI keyboard baby electronic piano toy.
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Take the junk computer keyboard, she must be working and have a USB output. This is necessary for simultaneous operation of computer keyboard and MIDI. Take it apart you will see that the moment you click on different "film" closes the two contacts, it starts from the Board, which, in turn, also has two sides with contacts. On a sheet of paper, write down which contacts correspond to which buttons. Follow the order of the keys, to avoid confusion.
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Solder for each contact of a payment transaction with a length of 15-25 cm with bare end. This is required to solder the wires from the piano keys to the Board, as there is little space, and it will be easier to twist. Take the keys of the piano, solder for each contact of a key on the wiring. You will receive a number of keys with the bristles.
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Take a sheet of paper with the diagram and twist the wires from a piano with wires from a computer keyboard. Open the Virtual midi piano and go to the tab "edit", select "key Bindings" and assign the desired buttons. Exit the program. Creating midi keyboard complete.
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