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A while ago I bought a midi piano. I'm having a lot of fun with it and it really helps me to train my hands for playing guitar (my main instrument). However, I can't seem to find proper software for it... I have used a lot of software, but I can't find a simple software solution that is starts fast, has some sound banks etc...

What would you people consider the best software for midi controllers (piano in my case)?


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What exactly are you trying to do with the software and midi? Are you looking for a program that has built in sound banks to record with, or just play music? – MrTheBard Mar 19 '14 at 14:47
I only want to play music. For recording, I use ProTools, but that is way too complicated for just playing a bit of piano. Also my iLok broke :(. – Valentin Grégoire Mar 19 '14 at 14:52
Depending on your conditions one of these questions might help you:…… – Ulf Åkerstedt Mar 19 '14 at 22:06
Are there free alternatives? I basically just need a piano sound for practice. I don't need any fancy organ sounds or whatever. Thanks for the tips, I will look into the suggested software for my recording purposes later on! – Valentin Grégoire Mar 20 '14 at 13:18

Well, there's my little pet project you could try out.

It's geared to help you out with piano practice, but also has a built in softsynth.

Try it out and email me with any questions you come across.

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