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Connecting your keyboard

Instructions on how to connect, select, and map a keyboard to Melodics.

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Written by Rhys
Updated over a week ago

Most MIDI keyboards will work with Melodics™. If your keyboard isn’t working correctly, or we can’t see it, try the following.

First, make sure you have KEYS selected as your instrument in Melodics. Click the ‘switch instrument’ button in the top left to switch to keys.

Here is a list of supported devices which do not need mapping. Just plug in and play. Go to the settings tab and select your device from the ‘selected device’ dropdown menu.

If your keyboard is not on our supported devices list or is not appearing in the ‘selected device’ dropdown menu, you’ll need to create a manual mapping. Hit the ‘map your instrument’ button in settings. Follow the instructions on screen: hit the lowest key on your keyboard followed by the highest key.

Help! Melodics can’t see my keyboard.

Does Melodics say it couldn’t find a connected MIDI keyboard? Try the following.

  • Ensure that the USB cable is connected properly.

  • Try a different USB cable or different USB port on your computer. Avoid using a USB hub or USB extensions.

  • Restart your computer.

  • Close all other applications that are running in the background.

  • Factory reset your keyboard. You may need to refer to your user manual to find how to do this, or check out this guide.

  • Ensure you have any necessary drivers installed for your keyboard.

Some keyboards will need specific drivers to be installed. Check the manufacturer’s website for the latest drivers and updates.

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