How to record piano

This is the index page for my articles on how to record digital piano, electronic keyboard and acoustic piano on the computer.

How to record digital piano and keyboard

These articles explain how to record directly from the audio outputs of your digital piano or electronic keyboard. This is the easiest way to make an MP3 or WAV file of your playing, but also the least flexible.

Part 1: Connecting to the computer

Part 2: Recording with Audacity

Part 3: Post-processing

Part 4: Saving your recording

How to record MIDI

Using MIDI you don’t record the audio output from your digital piano or electronic keyboard, but only a description of the notes that you played. Afterwards, you can convert this MIDI recording to MP3 or WAV.

The advantage of using MIDI is the small size of the files and the flexibility: you can tweak small mistakes before you commit the recording to audio.

Part 1: What is MIDI?

Part 2: Connecting to the computer

Part 3: Recording with Red Dot Forever

Part 4: Playing your MIDI recordings

How to record acoustic piano

There is really only one way to capture the sound of an acoustic piano and that is to use microphones.

How to record acoustic piano

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