skype and midi keyboard

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by ressac, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. ressac macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2011
    ok, i have a midi keyboard:
    m-audio keystation 88es

    now I want make a keyboard heard through skype, how to do this ?
  2. Papanate macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2011
    North Carolina
    You can't since the 88es doesn't have any on board sounds - it's just a controller. As for what the ES is controlling...IOWs which midi module (virtual or real hardware) have to route the audio front that device to Skype.

    You want to create an aggregate audio device on your Mac...I'm not even sure if Skype will play fair with this...but here is a guy who says he has done something similar.
  3. bwhli macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2012
    Boston, MA
    Since your MIDI controller doesn't actually make any sounds directly, you'll have to use a program like Garageband as your tone generator. You can then use SoundFlower to route your system audio to your input. Unfortunately, this means you can't use your mic unless you create an aggregate audio device with SoundFlower's virtual routing and your physical mic in.

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