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Setting up your piano or keyboard instrument

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 your 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, you should select it as the “Recording device” in the Settings of Yousician. When you use a normal audio cable, you do not need to make any changes in the Settings.

Likewise, if you are using any other sound interface than your device’s built-in one, you should select that as the “Recording device” in the Settings.

Setting up a MIDI keyboard

Mac OS X & iOS
Mac OS X and iOS devices fully support MIDI keyboards and should automatically recognize connected instrument.

In order to use your MIDI keyboard, make sure that the ‘Automatic MIDI Input’ toggle is active (check Audio setup "Advanced settings" under Settings --> Game tab). If the piano sound is delayed, set the buffer size to 256 or lower:

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