A while ago I wrote about the plans of using the Raspberry Pi as a synthesizer for the Midi keyboard. You can read about the steps to get this working on Windows over here. But this post is about getting it to work with the Raspberry Pi step-by-step.
A while ago I bought an M-Audio Keystation 61es because of it's low price and quite good features and quality. Most people who've bought this keyboard use it like a midi keyboard (which of course it is), but I bought it to learn how to play piano. Although I'm really happy with this keyboard, it doesn't have any integrated speakers so you'll always need to connect it to some kind of computer to generate any audio. M-Audio does give you a version of Ableton Live Lite to hear the tunes you play but this is quite devious if you just want to play some piano. Continue reading →