MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It is the language spoken by computers and electronic musical instruments. Finale allows you to use a MIDI device, like a keyboard, to enter music. The equipment required depends on the type of MIDI device you are connecting and the features of your computer:
Noteman says: To playback using a non-General MIDI instrument on your external MIDI keyboard or sound module, see Assigning instruments to MIDI sounds.
- A MIDI device
- Amplifier/speaker or headphones
- Sound card
- A MIDI interface with appropriate USB cable
- MIDI cables
Before you can use your MIDI device with Finale, it needs to be properly set up with your computer. Connect your keyboard, and MIDI interface if you have one, using the manufacturer's instructions.
If you discover that Finale isn’t responding to your MIDI device, recheck these connections and consult you device's manual.
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