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Can I use an acoustic piano with flowkey?
Can I use an acoustic piano with flowkey?

You can absolutely use flowkey with an acoustic piano. Here’s how it works.

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Written by Julian
Updated over a week ago

Absolutely! Our note-recognition technology can detect the sound from acoustic pianos using the built-in microphone of your device.

Most smartphones, laptops, and tablets have built-in microphones that can recognize a piano’s notes, so you won’t need anything other than your device of choice and our app.

A note on your piano’s tuning

Our app is tuned to standard pitch (440 Hz). To help the app accurately identify the notes you play, limit the amount of background noise in the room and make sure your piano is also tuned to standard pitch.

On this page, you can check if your instrument is tuned to 440 Hz. To test your tuning, please allow the browser to access your microphone. Counting from the left end of your keyboard, play the 4th A key (close to middle C). If the needle is too far off 440 Hz, your instrument might need tuning.

A note on your device’s microphone

If you find that your device’s microphone isn’t always detecting every note you play, try changing the position of your device on the piano or opening the piano’s lid/top. This will improve your device’s note detection.

For support with any of this, always feel free to reach out to us via email or our in-app chat. We’re happy to help!

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