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About ~ Compatible Keyboards

Keyboard Info

In order to reap the benefits of Playground's interactive features, use a MIDI/USB keyboard or digital piano with the software application. Though a 49-key keyboard will be able to accommodate our Rookie and Intermediate arrangements, a 61-key keyboard will offer more comfort when you play and allow for more freedom to choose arrangements, including advanced arrangements.

There are two main types of MIDI & USB keyboards you could choose from depending on your preferences.

1. MIDI & USB keyboards that have built-in speakers and function without a computer.

These keyboards allow you to play without being plugged into the computer.

2. MIDI & USB controllers that do not have speakers and require a computer connection in order to function.

These controllers are generally less expensive than keyboards. They are also more compact than their counterparts, although they do not function independent of a computer.

 
 

M-Audio 61es - MIDI Controller

M-Audio Keystation 61es

 

 

Tips for Connecting Your Keyboard

  • Find a keyboard with a USB connection (most keyboards made after 2000 have USB capability). If your keyboard does not have a USB connection, you will need to purchase a MIDI-to-USB cable.
  • Most keyboard manufacturers require a driver download in order for the keyboard to properly function. You can find your keyboard's driver on the manufacturer's website. A missing driver may hinder your ability to connect your keyboard to the Playground Sessions application.

USB Cable

USB Cable

MIDI-to-USB Cable

MIDI-to-USB Cable

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