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#2321643 - Yesterday at 05:13 PM Technical help for recording Silent feature to laptop
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I had this over in ABF and someone suggestion I'd get more help here... so here I am.

I got a new computer a while back and couldn't get the Silent feature (Yamaha) to record using audacity. I've been using the old laptop, but it really is on its last legs and I want to get set up on the newer one.


I have one jack which has no colour, but has an image of both headphones and microphones. When I look at the devices in the control panel it tells me I have an analog jack.

Today I tried recording with a real microphone (as in for karaoke) and it worked. However, when I connected the piano output to the computer nothing recorded.

Does that mean there is no way to record digitally using this jack?

If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it very much.
Thanks
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#2321649 - Yesterday at 05:28 PM Re: OT - Technical help for recording Silent feature to laptop [Re: casinitaly]
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Try recording while not in Silent mode?
On most digitals, the sound won't play through the speakers anyway, if you have something plugged into the output jack.
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#2321653 - Yesterday at 05:38 PM Re: OT - Technical help for recording Silent feature to laptop [Re: casinitaly]
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Thanks for your reply Hreichgott, but that's not the issue. I don't think I was clear enough in my question.


Let me try to clarify.

The Silent mode is a digital system added on to an acoustic piano. If I don't have it on, I'm playing a normal acoustic.

When I have the centre pedal engaged, a bar prevents the hammers from hitting the strings. I turn the switch on the digital box, and bingo, I have a digital piano.

There are 2 jacks on the Silent system. Both are output, I can wear headphones and record using either jack.

It works fine on my old computer which has a jack for input seperate from the output - (pink and green) - on the new computer I have only one jack and it won't work for taking input from the digital option on my piano.
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Everything's too hard until you make it easy. Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard ;)-BobPickle
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#2321689 - Yesterday at 07:48 PM Re: OT - Technical help for recording Silent feature to laptop [Re: casinitaly]
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Loc: Australia
is this a "windows" laptop, if so have you checked the sound control panel. "Line in" should selected as the default recording process as opposed to "microphone"
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#2321776 - Today at 12:50 AM Re: OT - Technical help for recording Silent feature to laptop [Re: casinitaly]
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Cas... I don't know enough to definitely help you without the possibility of confusing the issue further.
I can definitely suggest asking in the digital piano forum. Some people there really know their stuff.
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#2321791 - 58 minutes 54 seconds ago Re: OT - Technical help for recording Silent feature to laptop [Re: casinitaly]
casinitaly Online   content

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@earlofmar - I'm using Windows 8.1 and there is no "line in" option I can find.....

@rnaple - good idea, I'll take my question over there.

Thanks guys.
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Everything's too hard until you make it easy. Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard ;)-BobPickle
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#2321796 - 26 minutes 58 seconds ago Re: OT - Technical help for recording Silent feature to laptop [Re: casinitaly]
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Registered: 12/13/12
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I suggest you buy an USB audio card, even a cheap Behringer one, to provide your laptop a true Line-IN capability and most likely better A/D converters than the internal soundcard
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