#1
so im in an electronic music class right now, and we have keyboards (music ones not computer ones) hooked up to the computer through a midi cable, and we can record in prime quality using garageband on an imac. im wondering if there was any possible way i could do this for pc considering there is no garageband? is there any program that would be able to read the notes i push on the keyboard and turn them into like, any instrument? and is there anything like this for guitar and keyboard?
#3
Although I havn't tested it yet (don't have a keyboard,) Reason has a MIDI optional.

And what's electronic music class like? I've been thinking about taking a class like it (or at least like what I think it is)
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#4
its awesome for me, but ive played piano for like 12 years so its fairly easy. i basically play any instrument on the keyboard and mix em all together to make sweet songs.
#6
This has been possible for over 20 years thanks to MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface).

To avoid paying a ridiculous price for a midi -> 15-pin converter and a gamport for your computer, you can just pick up a usb midi keyboard for less than $100.

You don't need a program like garageband to play any instrument, you can just use a software synthesiser. I don't know of any for windows though, since I'm using open-source (good) software. Zynaddsubfx, fluidsynth, amsynth, and dssi are great if you're willing to enter linux.
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#7
i know garageband definintely isnt for PC having explored down that road myself. But there's a studio program called Live Lite 6 that I use on my PC. It's complex, but it's got alot of options and theres a good tutorial program. I bought it with my little guitar-usb box thingy.
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#8
not to sure . . . but can fruity loops (fl studio) do this kind of stuff? If it can . . . that might help
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