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    Question How could I play custom recorded sounds from my Midi Controller

    Hi everyone,

    I recently purchased a KORG nanoKEY and have been playing around with it for a week or so,

    I was wondering if there was some way to maybe record my own sounds (My Voice, Real guitar and drums, etc.) with a mic and somehow trigger those sounds with key strokes.

    I don't mind doing any complicated work or buying any programs, so any way to do this would be greatly appreciated.


    Thank you guys sooooo muchhh.

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    If you're going to use a mic, you'll probably get varying quality, depending on the mic.

    Program wise, I would suggest Audacity, it's free and easy to use. If you have a Mac, I suggest Garageband.

    Both are great for recording.

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    Quote Originally Posted by In Winter View Post
    If you're going to use a mic, you'll probably get varying quality, depending on the mic.

    Program wise, I would suggest Audacity, it's free and easy to use. If you have a Mac, I suggest Garageband.

    Both are great for recording.
    Thanks for the reply!

    Have a Macbook, but hated OS X, swapped to Windows 7 Ultimate.

    And after I purchase Audacity how would I get around to triggering recorded sounds from the keys of my KORG?

    Thanks for the reply

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    I don't know a whole lot about it, so I think someone else could give you a better reply, but I would assume you could find a cable that plugs into your computer and your KORG. That way you can record with your instrument directly into your computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by In Winter View Post
    I don't know a whole lot about it, so I think someone else could give you a better reply, but I would assume you could find a cable that plugs into your computer and your KORG. That way you can record with your instrument directly into your computer.

    HA, I don't think you quit understand what I am trying to accomplish with my KORG.

    I know how plug it into my computer and play in Music programs with their preset keyboard layout, such as Drum kits and Synth pads.

    What I am trying to figure out is how to, instead of using the music programs preset kits, play my own recorded sounds.

    Understand?

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    Yeah, and I that's what i'm getting at. You can plug it in, and you should be able to record it with audacity. You just have to record the separate instruments that you're using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by In Winter View Post
    Yeah, and I that's what i'm getting at. You can plug it in, and you should be able to record it with audacity. You just have to record the separate instruments that you're using.

    Hmfff....
    Not what I was trying to do all.

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    Not sure if this is what your after but...

    Record your sounds with your mic, then you will need to load the recorded wave files into a software sampler - you can find heaps if you google "free software samplers" and choose the hitsquad site. There are heaps of free ones to download, personally I use my MPC, but software wise I have used sampletank before with good results.Once the sounds are loaded and you have your midi setup correctly you should then be able to trigger your voice with the keys

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