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MUSICAL TYPING KEYBOARD (MTK)‌

If you do not have a MIDI keyboard attached to your computer, you can use your computer's standard QWERTY keyboard to play notes.

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OPENING THE MTK

Select View>Musical Typing, click the Musical Typing... button in the Instrument Preset

window, or use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+ALT+K.

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PLAYING AND RECORDING NOTES

The MTK has a 17-note range (1 ½ octaves), playable via the computer's keyboard. Add a Virtual Instrument track and choose a preset. Press the keyboard buttons on the MTK to trigger notes.Press multiple keys to play chords. Press the SHIFT key to

sustain notes. Adjust the default velocity by clicking the velocity adjust keys < or >. To bend pitch up or down, click the 1 or 2 keys while playing back notes. To adjust the modulation amount, click the keys 3 to 8 to choose from off to maximum modulation.

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ADJUSTING THE PLAYABLE RANGE

The MTK may be transposed in steps or octaves. To transpose by an octave, press the Z or X keys. To transpose in half-steps, press the C or V keys. Alternatively, you can click on a note on the smaller keyboard on the bottom to set the start key of the playable range.

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MUSICAL TYPING KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

Keys

Function

A thru "

Mapped to playable notes (white keys)

Q thru {

Mapped to playable notes (black keys)

1, 2

Adjust the pitch bend

3 - 8

Adjust the modulation from "off" to "max"

SHIFT

Sustain the currently played notes, even if keys are released

Z, X

Transpose the playable range by +/- one octave

C, V

Tranpose the playable range by +/- one note.

<, >

Adjust the default velocity for new notes.

Need More Keys, Please!

Musical Typing functionality will depend upon your computer's keyboard. Many computer keyboards do not allow more than three keys to be pushed simultaneously.

Please keep in mind that the MTK is supplied as a way to make music and is not necessarily the best way to play a keyboard! The good news is that there are many affordable “piano keyboard” controllers on the market... if even those are beyond your price range, there are plenty of great deals

to be found on ebay or Craigslist.

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