#1
Say I bought a MIDI to USB cable. If I hooked said cable up to my not-so-great keyboard, and then used a fairly good MIDI instrument program, could I make my keyboard sound more realistic?

In case it's not obvious, I don't know a whole lot about MIDI.
#2
The sound depends on the program not the keyboard. Except for some features such as touch sensitivity that rely on the keys.
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#3
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The sound depends on the program not the keyboard. Except for some features such as touch sensitivity that really on the keys.

Ok, cool thanks.

One more thing: Does anyone have any experience with this?
#4
No experience with it, but I use an m-audio midi-to-usb interface occasionally, and it's never given me a problem.
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#5
Unless you don't have touch sensitive keys (which most keyboards, even the cheap ones, have), it won't matter if you have a $60 or a $6000 keyboard to use Midi Instruments.

What do you mean by more realistic sounding? Are you looking for a more realistic piano sound or some other type of sound
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#6
Baiscally the keyboard itself produces a series of numbers, controling different parameters such as note, note length/duration, velocity, any sustain data from a pedal, modulation/pitch bend (cringes). Your DAW then interprets this data & chooses an appropriate sound sample from a bank of pre-recorded samples. Basically as others have said, the program makes the sound, the keyboard just triggers it. If you're actually looking for a piano sound, the best plug-in I've come across is Native Instruments' Akoustik Piano.
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Unless you don't have touch sensitive keys (which most keyboards, even the cheap ones, have), it won't matter if you have a $60 or a $6000 keyboard to use Midi Instruments.

What do you mean by more realistic sounding? Are you looking for a more realistic piano sound or some other type of sound

I do.

I'm looking for more realistic sounds in general on my keyboard. The drums and strings sound the best, whereas the other sounds aren't very good at all.
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Baiscally the keyboard itself produces a series of numbers, controling different parameters such as note, note length/duration, velocity, any sustain data from a pedal, modulation/pitch bend (cringes). Your DAW then interprets this data & chooses an appropriate sound sample from a bank of pre-recorded samples. Basically as others have said, the program makes the sound, the keyboard just triggers it. If you're actually looking for a piano sound, the best plug-in I've come across is Native Instruments' Akoustik Piano.

Thanks for that. I'm actually looking for a bit more than piano (synth, strings, and electric piano sounds come to mind).