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#403624 - 03/25/17 04:10 PM [Off-Topic] Synthesia / Band-in a-Box
Melodicamaster Offline

Registered: 11/18/16
Posts: 12

Just for fun, but pretty cool in my humble opinion! :-)
Did an experiment to visualize music/improvisation:

Best regards,

#403641 - 03/25/17 05:53 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Synthesia / Band-in a-Box [Re: Melodicamaster]
David Snyder Offline

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 3311
Loc: North Carolina

This is way cool beyond words. I would like to get your set up and an "instruction manual" and do the same.

I love this!

Walk me through it step by step man.

You have a fan!

Great idea.

P.S. I love the old school 1993 piano.

David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers

#403709 - 03/26/17 06:30 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Synthesia / Band-in a-Box [Re: Melodicamaster]
rharv Offline

Registered: 05/30/00
Posts: 18716
Loc: Marysville, Mi. USA
I agree that was impressive.
Dave, click Read More under the video, he gives a nice list of how he did it.
Make your sound your own!

#403722 - 03/26/17 08:26 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Synthesia / Band-in a-Box [Re: David Snyder]
Melodicamaster Offline

Registered: 11/18/16
Posts: 12
Thank you all!

1) Download Synthesia
Configure your midi-controller/keyboard in "Settings" (music input/output) and look for the button "Free Play"

Hopefully Synthesia now use internal midisounds. And you can play in "real-time" and see the notes "fly away to the sky" Or use a stand-alone VST-plugin at the same time for better sound.

2) Open Band-in-a-box. Use same midi input as in Synthesia. I used a VST-plugin (Alicias keys) as Thru-instrumnet in Band-in-a-box (So pianosound is not from my external old digitalpiano) So bottom line.. I use Synthesia Free Play mode and Band-in-a-box at the same time. My pianosound (thru/vstplugin) and bossa-music comes from Band-in-a-box and Synthesia recognize my playing in real-time.

3) For screencapture, webcamrecording and sound recording, I use Bandicam:

So just before I begin the recording I:
a) Start the song in Band-in-a-box
b) Make screen of Syntheisa visable
c) Start Bandicam recording.
These three steps I do very quickly :-)


This might also be useful when using VST-plugin:
I think this is the solution when you play a midi-file within Synhtesia and want better sound. For ex when you make your own tutorial. For different colours for left and right hands the midifile need two channels. Right/left hand. You can mute channel or change colour within Synthesia. More channels>>>More colours.

Here I´ve made a test playing Blue Bossa in free play mode and at the same time recorded it in Cubase. Free play mode:

And here the saved midifile (seperated in to two channels) played in tutorial mode as a song within Synthesia using a VST-plugin for better sound:

And here is a another thorough example of a tutorial I´ve made:
(You can find different versions of this. Fast, slow, melody only etc...

Wow! What a long answer. Nevertheless I hope this is helpful. :-)

Best regards,

Edited by Melodicamaster (03/26/17 08:49 AM)

#403778 - 03/26/17 03:01 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Synthesia / Band-in a-Box [Re: Melodicamaster]
David Snyder Offline

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 3311
Loc: North Carolina

Thank you for such a detailed answer!

You are truly awesome!!

David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers


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