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Complete and utter n00by
« on: January 18, 2023, 12:13:16 pm »
Hi all
I am a complete nooby to midi keyboards and laptops.  I have bought a 88key essential and I have a laptop.  All good but I'd love to have some help in understanding how this all works.  Can anyone suggest a good beginners course or the like to get back to playing the piano in the band.  Also I'm 63 and only now getting into midi...I know...OK Boomer!!! ;)



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Re: Complete and utter n00by
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2023, 10:30:51 pm »
Welcome to the forum, Mick! :)

Have you made an account at Arturia and registered your KeyLab? When that's done you can install the software that comes with your KeyLab and start playing. Here's how to go about that:

Here are some brief tutorial videos:

Let us know how you're getting on, and if you need more help, ask away!
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Re: Complete and utter n00by
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2023, 12:46:02 pm »
Thank you and happy st Pats day!


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Re: Complete and utter n00by
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2023, 03:25:18 pm »
Same here. Got 61 model and set it up. Lovely sounds in IV and V keylabs.

Opened Ableton Live Lite. Expected just to be able to press keyboard and sound come out in Ableton. Yeah right? So complicated. I just want to play some notes on the keyboard and record them - it should be so easy. I have read so many tutorials that go on about "mapping" and then using Ablton's sounds. I want the ones inside the keyboard!

How difficult should it be? Press a few keys and record them. Any better software out there I could use? Cubase 5 was so easy.



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