You can use any acoustic or electric piano with Yousician, as well as MIDI-keyboards without built-in sound modules.
Setting up an acoustic piano or an electric piano with built-in speakers
When using an acoustic piano, or an electric piano with built-in speakers, simply place your device in a comfortable place and the microphone of your device will pick up the sounds you produce.
Setting up an electric piano or keyboard without speakers
If you would like to use an electric piano or keyboard that does not have built-in speakers, you need to use a cable to plug in the instrument to your device. If you are using a desktop or laptop computer, you can plug your instrument using a normal audio cable, or a USB audio cable. If you use a USB cable, please make sure it is selected as the Input device in Audio setup Advanced settings under Settings --> Game tab. When you use a normal audio cable, you do not need to make any changes in the Settings.
Setting up a MIDI keyboard
The songs and exercises in Yousician are designed to be played with acoustic instruments and the app evaluates the sound using the microphone. However, if you would like to use a MIDI keyboard to play Yousician please read on.
Mac OS and PC
Many compact keyboards already have an in-built MIDI interface via a USB port so you can simply connect your keyboard to your device with a USB cable
Alternatively you might find MIDI port(s) similar to the following in which case you can use a MIDI to USB interface (USB in-out MIDI cable converter) to connect your keyboard to a desktop/laptop computer.
If using this type of connection, please check that the cable out is plugged into the in port of the keyboard and the cable in is plugged into the out port of the keyboard. If the cable used comes with drivers, please make sure to install them.
Once connected check to ensure that the Automatic MIDI Input toggle is active (check Audio setup Advanced settings under Settings --> Game tab). If the piano sound is delayed, adjust the buffer size when available.
- On Android devices, MIDI support requires that the device supports USB host mode, has a fast enough processor to not miss notes and also provides enough power through the USB port.
- Unfortunately, MIDI is currently not supported on Linux.