MIDI Recording

This feature is available in Musink Pro only

MIDI Recording is a way of adding notes to your score using a MIDI device, such as a MIDI-keyboard. In recording mode, you play live as your score plays. Once you have finished recording, Musink adds notes you played to your score.

How To Record

To start recording:

1. Review Recording Settings and check they are suitable for what you wish to play (optional)

2. Select Record MIDI from Tools in the Menu bar.

Select Record from Tools

3. Select a stave and bar to start recording into

Additional Info To ensure an optimal import operation, you can only record into staves with a single voice.

If you wish to place notes into a stave with more than one voice:

  • Use Step Recording, or
  • Record into another stave, then Cut+Paste your notes into the multi-voice stave when you are finished, or
  • Use the normal method of note entry.

4. If you have not set up a MIDI input device yet, it will prompt you to do so. See MIDI Input Device Settings for

5. Musink will count you in, then begin recording.

6. Play along with the piece. To stop recording before the end of the piece, press spacebar or the play button.

7. Musink will analyse your playing and add your notes to the score.

Recording Tips

Device Latency

If your notes are appearing later than you played them, ensure that your device's delay compensation (latency) has been set up correctly. See MIDI Input Device Settings for more details.

Hear What You Play

To hear what you play as you play it, either:

  • Turn on Pass data thru to output device when setting up your device, or
  • Turn the speaker on on your MIDI device (if applicable)

To NOT hear what you play, turn both of the above off.

One Hand at a Time

Musink records onto one stave at a time. If you have piano music in a grand staff (two staves), you should record your left and right hands one at a time.

Recording Settings

Recording settings define how Musink interprets what you play. If your notes are not being interpreted correctly, or you have shaky timing, you should review these settings and experiment with them.

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