Like thousands of others, I am migrating my music students to virtual lessons. Some teachers are using overhead camera views of the piano keyboard, but I am considering adding a MIDI piano keyboard visualizer to the process.
There is also Synesthesia, a commercial offering which is designed for DJ's, but might be able to be harnessed into a keyboard visualizer.
It looks like what I'm seeing is what is referred to as a VMPK or Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard and there is a free desktop application. I can make it respond to my keyboard:
- Make sure the
my keyboarddrivers are installed.
- In VMPK's main menu, go: Edit | Connections
- In the Connections dialog box, click-check box: Enable MIDI input
- Also click-check: Enable MIDI Thru on MIDI Output
- In the drop-down box, Input MIDI Connection, choose:
There's a fullscreen option. And I can also ZOOM via the system OS.
What I'm hoping for input on here are if there are other recommended options.