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 (MIDI connection).

A MIDI connection ensures a nearly perfect recognition of notes since it’s easier and more precise to process digital data than acoustic signals.

How to set up a MIDI connection

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 (cable with USB 2.0) and an OTG adapter.

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 and an OTG adapter.

Connect the MIDI IN / MIDI OUT end of the cable to your instrument.
Proceed with Step 2.

Step 2)
Connect the cable that is already connected to your instrument (Step 1) to the USB port end of the OTG USB adapter. Most newer tablets or phones might require an OTG USB type A to USB type C.

Older devices usually have a micro USB port which requires a Micro USB OTG adapter.

Step 3)
Plug in the Micro USB end of the adapter to your Android device.

Your setup will look like this:

Step 4)
Open any song or lesson within the app to reach the flowkey player. The app will ask permission to access your keyboard or digital piano. Please allow this access.

That's it! The note detection will now work via cable.

[Step 5)]
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.

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