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#2366358 - Today at 08:23 AM Recording via USB
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Registered: 11/25/14
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I'm shopping for a new piano. And in that process I see that all the pianos I'm looking at have USB connectivity, which I thought was nice. Now I just read in another post (which was about a Roland F130) that recording to a USB-flash-drive only gave midi, and that there was problems with recording via USB to PC. Is this an issue on this Roland only or is that 'standard'???

At the moment I'm recording from 'headphone out' to 'line in' on PC on my little old keyboard, and I can do that again I suppose, but I just thought that with USB connection it would be better. Am I totally wrong here?

And.. if you cannot record that way, of what use is the USB anyway?




Edited by Jytte (Today at 08:25 AM)
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#2366363 - Today at 08:36 AM Re: Recording via USB [Re: Jytte]
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The headphone out that you use carries piano audio, which can be recorded.

But the USB connection carries only MIDI data ... keystroke information that represents the notes and pedals played on the piano. It contains no sound.

A computer equipped with piano software can create piano sound from the keystroke/MIDI data. You can listen to that piano sound, and you can record it.

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#2366385 - 24 minutes 11 seconds ago Re: Recording via USB [Re: Jytte]
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Thanks Mac,

but... which one is then better? Is there some loss of quality in transfer from MIDI to say mp3, as opposed to recording directly from headphone jack??
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#2366387 - 17 minutes 15 seconds ago Re: Recording via USB [Re: Jytte]
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Now hang on.... I just visited the 'owner's manual' that I downloaded (from the piano I'd really like to get), and it says:

"Audio files (WAV) stored to USB flash memory can be
played back on the instrument. Moreover, you can record
your performance as audio data to a USB flash memory
device."
and..
"File format that can be recorded
.wav ....... 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bit resolution, stereo"

so I guess it is possible now in that port.
And I assume then that the 'usb to host' port will transfer MIDI data, like you said.

Trying to figure all these things out before I get down to some real shopping.





Edited by Jytte (9 minutes 17 seconds ago)
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