Connect a USB MIDI Keyboard

MIDI keyboard controllers normally utilize USB, but some devices may still utilize a 5 pin MIDI connection. If you use 5 pin MIDI, you will need to connect the device directly to a MIDI interface, Audio Interface with MIDI inputs and outputs, or use a MIDI to USB conversion cable.

To connect a USB MIDI Keyboard to Cakewalk by BandLab:

  1. Connect your device via USB to your machine
  2. Launch Cakewalk by BandLab
  3. Go to Edit > Preferences, or press P when the Start Screen is closed to open the Preferences menu
  4. Under MIDI > Devices, select your keyboard as an Input device. 

Note: Only check the box for Output if you’re using a hardware synth and want to send MIDI signal back to your device

  1. Click Apply and OK to save your changes!


Learn More

Learn how to record using virtual instruments and your USB MIDI keyboard here

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