Posted Wed May 14, 2008 5:17PM
swalls - it's from the software.
You can use Audacity (posted above) or Garageband or any of the other software to record your input. You have to purchase a midi-interface, though, to get the midi into your computer.
Here's one: http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/MIDISPORT2x2-main.html
Posted Wed May 14, 2008 5:32PM
Posted By swalls:
I have a Casio WK 1800 keyboard. It has a 1/4 head phone jack and midi in out and through. I'm not sure where the 16 bit requirment comes from. Is it the keyboard or the software to covert the sound to .wav format. Where would I look to get the software to be able to use this keyboard if at all possible? One more thing, can I use the drum machine on the keyboard that comes with preset rhythms?
ETA: Looks like FuzzMartin may have answered one of my questions while I was composing this.
(Edited on 2008-05-14 17:15:27 by swalls)
Yes you can use this keyboard to submit to iStock however you will need a application similar to the one FuzzMartin suggested to record the audio at the required 16bit, 44.1 or 48khz .wav file. The recording application will be the process through which you will create the proper iStock accepted file.
Also, you will not be able to use the preset rhythms in your keyboard, as the creator of those rhythms will have copyright protection over them.
Posted Wed May 14, 2008 6:16PM
We use a little USB keyboard (ESi 49 keys) to control garageband. I'm presuming that will be oK. We have keyboards too but no midi box (the keyboard was cheaper than the cheapest midi box I could find when I bought it)
Would the Griffin imic be suitable for inputting guitars and acoustic instruments, or would we need a better quality sound card type thingy? (it sounds alright with an electric guitar to my untutored ears but I'm no audiophile). There's one in the cupboard somewhere which I used to rip LPs onto digital at one point. I think there's a half decent mike somewhere in the box of stuff from various band equipment up on the wardrobe. There's cetainly a mike stand in the wardrobe!