It is a wonderful piece of software and has served us well for many years. The command line utility “aconnect” allows to connect and disconnect the virtual MIDI cables between any ports, being hardware interfaces or applications. There are two ways: You can use the computer’s keyboard to play MIDI notes, and also the mouse. You need a MIDI software synthesizer to hear the played notes. It was developed by Cakewalk and used also in Sonar. Setting up regular keyboard as a midi controller

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Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard

Similar Threads setting up midi controller–cubase 6. The computer can use WLAN or ethernet when sharing the same local network segment with the mobile device.

You can find a precompiled universal app bundle, including Qt5 runtime libraries, at the project download area. The main purpose of this program is to control the Jack daemon start, stop and monitor the state.

Setting up VMPK as MIDI Controller in PT on Mac – Home Recording forums

You can even use the utility sftovkb from vkeybd to create an. I’d hope that a DAW as expensive as PT would have a virtual piano keyboard or drum pad tool built in, but it appears that isn’t the case. You can use an external synthesizer device hardware connected to the computer, or alternatively a software synthesizer like QSyntha graphical interface for Fluidsynth running on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX.


The Virtual Keyboard by Takashi Iway vkeybd has been the inspiration for this one. Enter your search terms Submit search form. You mca use Qt5 either from qt-project. I was also surprised PT didn’t come with any virtual midi controller. You can choose between CMake and Qmake to prepare the build system, but qmake is intended only for vmok and development.

This is known in vmkp as Tessitura.

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You can find a library of instruments definitions at the cakewalk ftp server. Oh ya, thanks for that link. I’ll check and see. This program also provides other interesting functionalities, like a MIDI file player. When you select channel 10 on a standard MIDI synth, it cmpk percussion sounds assigned to many keys but not to all of them.

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The CMake “Release” type uses the compiler flags: This is the version for mobile devices with touch screen and wireless local area network. You can use the tracking system at SourceForge project site.

VMPK 0.4.0 – Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard

If you distribute VMPK packages for any distro, please drop me an email and I will add a link to your site here. The ports are dynamically created when you start a program, msc there is not a fixed number of them like in MIDI Yoke. Here’s a screenshot of how far I’ve gotten. INS file describing exactly your synthesizer’s sound set or soundfont.


Of course, an external MIDI hardware synth would be an even better approach. If so, please drop a mail to the author.

Does this help at all? I occasionally use VMPK to pick out the notes of a tune I’ve got running through my head, so I can jot them down in a notation program. You need the Apple development tools and frameworks, as well as Qt5.

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It doesn’t produce any sound by itself, but can be used to drive a MIDI synthesizer either hardware or software, internal or external. VMPK doesn’t produce any sound by itself. To connect MIDI software you need virtual cables. In fact, all your preferences, selected MIDI bank and program, and the controller values will be saved on exit, and restored when you restart VMPK the next time.

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There is another version of VMPK for desktop computers with similar features, available on the program’s website download area.