View Full Version : piano software

03-25-2003, 12:51 PM
anyone know any software that let's me play a virtual grand piano on computer?

John Fornasar
03-25-2003, 08:37 PM
Do a search on the 'net for "Virtual Piano" - it was released as freeware ages ago (the guy wrote it in Visual Basic).
Later, the same (or close to it) Virtual Piano was included in a previous version of Cakewalk, a midi-sequencing program.

You might still find it floating around on the net.

What exactly do you want to do with it? If you're a keyboard player, it's not that easy to hunt and peck notes on a computer keyboard. You'd be better off getting a small midi keyboard from your local music store and plug it into your computer. Prices have dropped incredibly, and you can pick one up from about a hundred $ or so and up. You could also get a trade-in for dirt cheap (or trade a flying logo for one, or do a logo for a local band).

03-26-2003, 03:15 AM
if you want to compose, get a copy of sibeliyus or finale they both quite good, other than that, doesnt ur sound card come with free progs like that, mine did creative soundblaster thingy


03-26-2003, 12:21 PM
There are a lot of Midi programs out there... grab a hold of some. Cakewalk, and Magix Music Studio are two of the best priced ones. You can get Magix for about 20-30 dollars. If you really want more though, go for Magix Video Music Maker when you get Magix Music Studio so that you can play with editing midi, waves, mp3s, and avis all in products from the same company that have somewhat similar interfaces.