If the microphone of your device isn’t picking up the notes you play on your instrument properly, you have the option to connect your instrument to your device via cable. Connecting your instrument to your device via cable would ensure a nearly perfect recognition of notes since it’s easier and more precise to process digital data than acoustic data.

You can run flowkey in its web app version directly on your computer; no download required. We recommend using the Google Chrome browser as it supports our MIDI software the best and automatically detects connected devices with ease.

Instrument + PC / Mac

Most digital instruments have either a USB TO HOST or MIDI port to connect to other devices. 

Step 1a)
If your instrument has a USB TO HOST port:

You will need a USB TYPE A to USB TYPE B cable.

Connect the USB B end to your instrument’s "TO HOST" port.
Proceed with Step 2.

Step 1b)
If your instrument has a MIDI port:

You will need a MIDI to USB cable / adapter.

Connect the splitting MIDI end of the cable to your instrument.
Proceed with Step 2.

Step 2)
Open any song or lesson within the web app to reach the flowkey player.

Step 3)
Connect the cable that is already connected to your instrument (Step 1) to your computer by plugging in the USB A end of the cable into your device’s USB port.*

[Step 4)]
If your instrument isn’t detected automatically, click on the cog wheel icon (⚙) in the top right corner to reach the settings. Open "MIDI / USB" to establish a connection manually.

*If your computer does not have a USB port, you will need a compatible adapter.

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