Music Creator 6 Touch

Music Creator 6 Touch

mnp. Timbre Jun 2, 2013 @ 4:22am
How do I use my 'keyboard' as a MIDI keyboard?
I don't have my MIDI keyborad for now, so I have to use my 'keyboard' to check midi notes. It's a simple thing to do via other DAWs, like Ableton, Fl Studio, Cubase and things like this, but I couldn't find way to do this fucntion via MC6.

So could someone tell me how to do this?
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Hello,

This has been answered previously here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/222710/discussions/0/810925580044566407/#c810925580050979016

But to update everyone else:

There currently is no built in function to use a QWERTY keyboard to send MIDI data to your tracks. To perform a virtual instrument, you would either need to enter the data in the Piano Roll View, Staff View, or perform it with an external MIDI Controller.

There are some freeware plug-ins that allow you to use your QWERTY keyboard to enter MIDI data, but getting these to work properly is hit or miss and the setup is semi-complicated if you've never used virtual MIDI ports before.

An example of a freeware plug-in that does this would be something such as Axxeom Trollo, which translates QWERTY messages into MIDI messages. See: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/258.html

I haven't personally used Trollo, but you could combine something like this with MIDI Yoke (see http://www.midiox.com/). Basically you would want to route the output of the instrument (in this case Trollo) to a virtual MIDI driver using MIDI Yoke. Afterwards you would want to route the input of your track in Music Creator 6 Touch to that same virtual MIDI driver.

I hope this points you in the right direction. I haven't set things up via this method in a while, but I have done it in the past.
mnp. Timbre Jun 3, 2013 @ 7:39am 
Originally posted by Ryan Munnis Cakewalk:
Hello,

This has been answered previously here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/222710/discussions/0/810925580044566407/#c810925580050979016

But to update everyone else:

There currently is no built in function to use a QWERTY keyboard to send MIDI data to your tracks. To perform a virtual instrument, you would either need to enter the data in the Piano Roll View, Staff View, or perform it with an external MIDI Controller.

There are some freeware plug-ins that allow you to use your QWERTY keyboard to enter MIDI data, but getting these to work properly is hit or miss and the setup is semi-complicated if you've never used virtual MIDI ports before.

An example of a freeware plug-in that does this would be something such as Axxeom Trollo, which translates QWERTY messages into MIDI messages. See: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/258.html

I haven't personally used Trollo, but you could combine something like this with MIDI Yoke (see http://www.midiox.com/). Basically you would want to route the output of the instrument (in this case Trollo) to a virtual MIDI driver using MIDI Yoke. Afterwards you would want to route the input of your track in Music Creator 6 Touch to that same virtual MIDI driver.

I hope this points you in the right direction. I haven't set things up via this method in a while, but I have done it in the past.

ok I see thanks for replying :D hope this QWERTY to MIDI function would be added someday in offical update :)
ESV Jul 27, 2013 @ 9:49pm 
The description given by Ryan about how to make your regular computer keyboard work as a MIDI keyboard recognized by Music Creator 6 Touch is great. Though I had to use a couple of alternative software programs to make it work.

First, it seems that Trollo is not supported anymore (the manufacturer has marked it as "no longer available.") And then, it seems that MIDI Yoke won't work under my operating system - I have Windows 7 and I just kept ♥♥♥♥♥ing installation error messages.

After some research I found other software options that would make this work.

First, there's VMPK, a free, open source MIDI event generator than can capture the keystrokes from your regular computer keyboard and translate them into MIDI notes. VMPK link[vmpk.sourceforge.net]

Then, as Ryan already mentioned, you need to reroute the output of your keyboard as MIDI input for Music Creator. loopMIDI seems to work great under Windows 7 and is quite easy to configure. loopMIDI link[www.tobias-erichsen.de]

At this point, just run all three programs, create a new MIDI port in loopMIDI, configure it as the output of VMPK, and as the imput of Cakewalk Music Creator 6 Touch, and you are ready to go.

There are more installation and configuration details about this whole procedure in this article[trebleclick.blogspot.com]. A computer keyboard cannot replace a real music keyboard, but it is good for quick music testing on the go.

I hope that helps! ;-)
mnp. Timbre Jul 29, 2013 @ 1:56am 
Originally posted by ESV:
The description given by Ryan about how to make your regular computer keyboard work as a MIDI keyboard recognized by Music Creator 6 Touch is great. Though I had to use a couple of alternative software programs to make it work.

First, it seems that Trollo is not supported anymore (the manufacturer has marked it as "no longer available.") And then, it seems that MIDI Yoke won't work under my operating system - I have Windows 7 and I just kept ♥♥♥♥♥ing installation error messages.

After some research I found other software options that would make this work.

First, there's VMPK, a free, open source MIDI event generator than can capture the keystrokes from your regular computer keyboard and translate them into MIDI notes. VMPK link[vmpk.sourceforge.net]

Then, as Ryan already mentioned, you need to reroute the output of your keyboard as MIDI input for Music Creator. loopMIDI seems to work great under Windows 7 and is quite easy to configure. loopMIDI link[www.tobias-erichsen.de]

At this point, just run all three programs, create a new MIDI port in loopMIDI, configure it as the output of VMPK, and as the imput of Cakewalk Music Creator 6 Touch, and you are ready to go.

There are more installation and configuration details about this whole procedure in this article[trebleclick.blogspot.com]. A computer keyboard cannot replace a real music keyboard, but it is good for quick music testing on the go.

I hope that helps! ;-)
Thanks man! Really heped me :)
ESV Jul 29, 2013 @ 11:32am 
You're welcome. I'm glad it helped! :-)
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