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Cakewalk software: Midi vs. Sound

I have been searching for definitions, pro's and cons on using Midi vs sound.

How does it work? With Cakewalk software is it cheaper just to plug in your keyboard and do it on your pc...? Or, what other equipment (simplest and cheapest) does one need?

e.g., keyboard, via a mixer....?

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  • nevesj Feb 06, 2009

    Ok, I've read every single documentation and tried connecting yamaha psr 320 to my sound card and tried cakewalk. I have done this for days and nothing...! Bizarre!!!!!



    Wish I could just afford to go into a music shop and buy a whole new software and keyboard, but already invested on cakewalk and have had no use in 2 years.



    Any ideas.....!!!! besides the downloads, I've tried that to but they don't show on cakewalk.

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You can get a music keyboard for around $200 and up.
http://www.zzounds.com/cat--2684

Or use it as is, with your computer keyboard. There should be a printable template on the disk, if not in the package.

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