Does your laptop or PC/Mac have trouble hearing you play piano? You can connect your instrument to your computer with a cable for almost perfect note recognition.
Connecting your instrument to your laptop or computer will ensure better note recognition, since computers often process digital data more precisely than acoustic data.
You can run flowkey in its web app 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 ports to connect to other devices.
If your instrument has a USB TO HOST (USB-B) 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.
If your instrument has MIDI ports:
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.
NOTE: If your computer doesn't recognize the MIDI connection automatically, restart the Google Chrome browser while the instrument is connected to your device.