I am a beginner.
I want to generate sheet music from music played on a keyboard. I have Musescore software which can read in a Midi file and write it out in stave format.
I have a fifteen-year old Yamaha keyboard (Electric Piano P70) which has Midi input and output. I’ve bought a Midi-USB adaptor and downloaded “Red Dot Forever” which looked as if it should read the Midi file into the PC but this does not work properly - it picks up a few notes but not all. I think that this is a problem with the Yamaha. I had this modified to enable an electronic organ pedalboard to be connected via the Midi input and played with the keyboard.
To check the cable and PC, I connected the PC directly to the pedalboard Midi output port, and this works properly with the Red Dot Forever, so I am reasonably satisfied that the problem is with the Yamaha, not with my cable or with my PC. I don’t think I am up to working on the Midi settings in the Yamaha, and wouldn’t in any case want to compromise the organ pedals setup.
So my question is this. Can I buy a cheap simple device to do what I want, i.e. play on the keyboard, and have this read into the PC as a Midi file. I’ve been looking at Midi keyboards, and they all seem really complicated, and do far more than what I need. They look as if they would need weeks of climbing learning curves before I could get anywhere.
Any advice/suggestions welcome.