no-keyyboard keyboard?

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  1. C-Mezak macrumors regular

    C-Mezak

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    Hey everybody . . .

    I just switched and am looking to get started making noise with my new powerbook. I use softsynths and multitrack recording. Garageband is cool but I will probably move to Cubase when I can afford it.

    So here's my situration: I'm about to move from CA to Edinburgh, Scotland for school. I'll be living in a dorm-setting most of the year. This means that I wont really be in the situation to tockpile hardware. Even a midi-keyboard might be too much. Im wondering if there's a way to use my laptop's keyboard as a midi-controller. Not very elegant, but infinitely more usable compared to mousing a virtual keyboard. :) Im sure it would be possible for somebody to write a program to allow this. Does anybody know if such a program exists?

    Baring that solution, are there any extremely portable midi-controllers out there that are actually worth using? thanks!!
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    MidiKeys is your friend. It's exactly what you are looking for.
     
  3. C-Mezak thread starter macrumors regular

    C-Mezak

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    You are my friend, stoid!
     
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    like this? ;)








    PS. works with any http://________.youaremyfriend.com
     
  5. C-Mezak thread starter macrumors regular

    C-Mezak

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    Haha yeah.

    But grrr . . . Im using Absynth 2.01 and when I have MidiKeys open, it crashe when I try to open the audio/midi settings. Is there any other app I could try? Thanks!!!
    Charkue
     

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