If a MIDI keyboard is connected to your computer,
you can use it to enter notes. Several methods of recording are
available: a simplified input mode in which only note pitch is
account, and a real-time input mode, in which all information
pitch, duration, velocity, channel... is processed.
You can also use your computer keyboard to enter notes in simplified
input mode. (See "Configuration>Global Setup>Keyboard")
It is necessary to configure the program to
input to use. This is done in "Configuration>Midi Input
configuration": define the MIDI input device by selecting in in the
pop-up menu at the
bottom of the window.
In the keyboard setup window
("Configuration>Edit keyboard"), select "+Midi keyboard". Set the
cursor location to where you want notes
to be inserted. Select a note duration in the appropriate tool palette,
and play on your MIDI keyboard. Notes are inserted at the current
location with the specified duration.
You can define a key (of your computer keyboard) to quickly toggle
between MIDI input active and inactive. This allows you, for example,
play on your MIDI keyboard without inserting notes on your score.
In the "Recording tools” palette, select MIDI
input by clicking
on its icon, then start recording. The music starts playing and you can
play on your MIDI keyboard.
To apply what you have recorded, stop the music. A window opens and
you are asked to specify the staff to which the recorded notes are to
If you record notes from several MIDI channels,
several staves will
be used as targets.
MIDI notes are quantized
according to the
parameters set in "Configuration>Global setup>MIDI".
You can record a digital audio track
at the same time as you record MIDI data. In this way you can play
on your MIDI keyboard while singing into the microphone, and both will
be recorded at the same time.