I have a clavinova clp280/270 and wish to record a number of tunes on to a pc in order to produce cd's. I am aware that the available points for recording (USB point) will only give me SMF sounds. How do I get real music as played on to my laptop?
only a flashstick on the USB connection. The result was careful.
The USB output connection only sends midi signals, there are no such things as smf sounds. SMF stands for standard MIDI file. This info is only useful if it is input into a MIDI device. To record your performances, you will need an audio recorder. There are so many wonderful and inexpensive digital audio recorders available now. Here is a link to a review page. The featured recorder is only 150 bucks, and will give you great sound. It can be found here: http://www.bing.com/shopping/digital-audio-recorder/specs/7B22D22C24AE5A8C5001?q=Digital+Audio+Recorder+Review&lpf=0&lpq=Digital%2bAudio%2bRecorder%2bReview&FORM=CMSMSP All you have to do is run the output of your keyboard directly into the recorder.
thanks for that encouraging reply. Can I clarify that the audio recorder you mention can be downloaded to a laptop and thence to produce cd's of real time music? I will review you suggested supplier and get an equivalent here in theUK.
Sorry, I should have given you a better link for the UK market. You can still find a variety of sources and many models to choose from. All you need to make sure of is that the recorder has line-level outputs (most, if not all, will). You can easily transfer your audio to your computer. You will need a program such as Audacity, available for free here: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Audacity will convert your audio into a WAV file or an MP3 file. It is a simple matter then to burn CD's from those files.Musicman40822.7099814005
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