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.

The Android app available on Google Play for Android smartphones & tablets supports the option of connecting your device to your instruments. Seeing that most smartphones & tablets are not equipped with a USB port but rather a micro USB port, you will need an adapter to allow the cable to connect to your device.

Instrument + Android Device

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. You need a USB 2.0 cable for this.

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

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

Step 3)
Connect the cable that is already connected to your instrument (Step 1) to the USB port end of the OTG USB A to Micro USB adapter (some tablets or phones might require an OTG USB type A to USB type C instead).

Step 4)
Plug in the Micro USB end of the adapter to your Android device.

[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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