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Keytar 10,000
 
 
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Genre: Music
Category: Audio Production
Platforms: PC, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Posted
Jul 21, 2016 @ 4:31pm
Description
EVER WANTED TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY KEYBOARD?
GUESS WHAT -- YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW!

Well, kinda. Keytar 10,000 turns your computer keyboard into a musical keyboard. The number row and top letter row of your keyboard play individual notes, while the bottom two rows of letters play three-note chords.

You can download a demo at http://keytar.amecy.com/ . (The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.7 or higher is required for the demo.) The full version will have these additional features:

* loading and saving of recorded songs

* multiple buffers (the demo only has one)

* visualization of songs as a piano roll

* the ability to remap chord keys to user-defined chords, and to load/save chord settings

* exporting songs to MIDI files and to some textual formats (e.g. LilyPond or MusicXML)

This program is based on a simple applet that I have used for many years; the applet has been a great aid to me when I have been writing songs. I think you will find a lot of use for this program too! Even if you do not write music, it is great to be able to pick out a melody that is stuck in your head or that you want to show to somebody else.

NOTE: Computer keyboards have limits on how many keys will register simultaneously. This means that if you press several keys at the same time, all the notes might not play. In my tests, I have found that two-key combinations always work, and most three-key combinations work as well. For chords with four or more notes, try combining a chord key with individual note keys. For example, you can play the chord D-F-A-C by combining a D-minor chord (D-F-A) with the single note C.



SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

* Windows 7 or better, or Linux

* Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.7 or higher

* 2 GHz processor

* 1 GB RAM

* MIDI support (Windows has this built in; under Linux, install Timidity first)
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6 Comments
nat Jan 6, 2017 @ 5:50pm 
Java :steamfacepalm:
Zarax Dec 19, 2016 @ 11:20pm 
Looks good, but useless
CHINA L337 Oct 6, 2016 @ 10:30pm 
:steammocking: Turn the PC into a piano? interesting! support you, I want to add Chinese language version, thank you :steamhappy:
FishTigress Sep 21, 2016 @ 3:26am 
To make it more appealing you need to work on the graphics a bit. Synths like this have already been made but it'd be nice to have one like this on Steam.

Gave it a +1, perhaps I'll test this one soon.
Abraxas Aug 9, 2016 @ 8:35am 
Cool
aevacdelta Jul 25, 2016 @ 4:16pm 
Nice :steamhappy: