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midi:recording [2018/05/12 22:37] (current)
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 +====== 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 [[midi:​recording-settings]]** and check they are suitable for what you wish to play (optional)
 +
 +**2.** **Select //Record MIDI//** from //Tools// in the [[basics:​user_interface|Menu bar]].
 +
 +[{{ :​midi:​record-0.png?​direct&​400 | Select //Record// from //​Tools//​}}]
 +
 +**3.** **Select a stave and bar** to start recording into
 +
 +<WRAP info round>
 +//​**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. ​
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +**4.** If you have not set up a MIDI input device yet, it will prompt you to do so. See [[midi:​input-devices|]] 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 [[basics:​keyboard_shortcuts|spacebar]] or the [[basics:​user_interface|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-devices|]] 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 [[midi:​input-devices|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 ====
 +[[midi:​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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