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There IS software that claims to generate MIDI from audio input. 'Imperfect' would be too kind :-) Use a keyboard that DOES have a MIDI output. Life's too short to do it the hard way.


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For a setup that will allow reasonably professional recordings, you will typically need most of the following: a computer. a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) - a program that allows you to record, play virtual instruments, add effects and mix everything. Popular DAWs include Cubase, Reaper, Ableton Live and others. I personally like Cakewalk - it's free, ...


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Just about any standard DAW you get will do what you’re asking. Pretty much any software package you get will come bundled with a decent set of virtual instruments. I personally use Cubase which came with a decent virtual sound set, but Pro Tools, Ableton Live, and FL Studio are other common DAWs you might look into. You can get lite or basic versions of ...


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Just an addition to Richard's answer, which is pretty much on point. But, I will say, a lot of hardware tends to come with various plugins or VST's, so you might be able to strategize your hardware purchases to save money on VST/plugin purchases. Just my 2 cents, but getting Analog Lab as a VST with my Arturia keyboard was a HUGE plus (~6,500 presets, ...


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