Copying recorded music from Clavinova

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Re: Copying recorded music from Clavinova

Unread post by parametric » Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:05 pm

Hi <goble>

I think you are in a place that many of us find ourselves.

You've created a composition at your instrument, using a "Voice" of your choosing - and now wish to go further with it.

Exporting the midi file to you PC and playing it back THERE - it sounds different to playing it back in the Keyboard.

This is because the soundcard in you PC has its own "Piano" (or whatever you used) rather than the one that lives inside your keyboard.

You CAN point the midi stream from your computer, back to your keyboard's midi-in - and with suitable setting adjustments - the stream will then sound like you remember . .

You now have the ability to EDIT the midi (inside your DAW/Sequencer) to whatever extent you like.

With the midi now edited, its a question of where do you want to go next?

If your instrument is a WORKSTATION - it can probably record the midi stream, so you edited midi ends up back inside your instrument - and you can play it back with its original VOICE.

If your instrument is a Piano (Clavinova) - it possibly can't record an incoming midi stream.

The solution then is to allow your computer to PLAY the midi file back to your Piano/Keyboard and RECORD the AUDIO output - (which should be the sound of your original chosen voice) as a .wav or whatever, which you can burn to CD or convert to .mp3 if you wish . . .

Hope that helps

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Re: Copying recorded music from Clavinova

Unread post by goble » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:00 am

Hello all,

just to give an update. I had a video / audio grabber, the model is here: ... av-grabber. It was lying in a drawer. I just connected a cable from it to the Audio L+R Jacks of the keyboard. And tada.... Audacity can record now.

However a question, I don't know anything about midi connection. Would it be better for me to use the USB to midi thing ? Better sound, more possibilities ?

Thanks again for your precious help !
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Re: Copying recorded music from Clavinova

Unread post by stearman65 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:05 am

Great news about Audacity, sorry I can't help with Midi. Any Audacity questions, I'm your man.
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Re: Copying recorded music from Clavinova

Unread post by Saul » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:36 am

Great to hear you solved the Audacity problem. Once you have any audio input then of course Audacity will be able to see it :)

As for midi, your not going to get better "sound" as midi is all about the transfer of data not sound. It does however open up a whole world of possibilities. Not only can you record what your playing in midi to a software sequencer, you can then manipulate that data in all sorts of ways. Plus of course there are hundred of thousands of midi files you can download from the web and playback through your keyboard.

Get yourself a Midi/Usb interface and we can go from there. Oh but be careful which one you buy. There are a lot of really cheap ones on Ebay but not all of them work very well. Better to go for a well known make and possibly save yourself a lot of hassle getting it up and running :)
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