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I have this keyboard which I want to record myself playing.

I have an idea of how I could record it, but I'm not sure if it will work. It has a headphone socket which works as an aux socket too. Only a big headphone plug can fit into it, but the cable I plan to plug into it is a small one.

That shoudln't be a problem, as I found one of these on ebay earlier.

The cable I plan to plug into it is a headphone splitter which will allow me to plug two audio outputs into it.

Plugging headphones in one socket, I'll also be plugging this into the other, allowing me to record it on my pc with this and listen to it at the same time.

I should be able to record it in something like Audacity, right? There is a certain backing track I want to use to record a song for a friend. The backing tracks (not the ones in the video) can be manipulated to play whatever chords I like.

This solution might be a bit overkill. If your computer has a microphone jack (line in), you should be able to just connect the line out from the keyboard into line in on the PC rather than using USB. If you're on a laptop you may have a combined jack, from which you could use a splitter to separate headphone and input. You'll need the 3.5 to 2.5mm adapter, but that's going to work just fine.

Headphone splitter probably isn't needed. Just run the audio into the PC and play it back using your PC while capturing it.

To put it another way. Connect keyboard to PC directly, pass audio to PC headphones for playback.

I don't think my microphone port works as a line in port as well. I tried doing something similar with something else once, and the result was just this loud unpleasant screeching noise!

I've tried playback while recording through my webcam while wearing headphones just to experiment, and I get a bit of lag. Like I said in the first post, the backing tracks can be manipulated by playing chords, but my chord changes will be delayed if there is a bit of lag.

I know I could just record the keyboard while pointing a camera at it, but I don't want to record the thumping sounds of the keys being pressed.

It's true that this may depend on the quality of your PC's sound hardware. A microphone signal is a lot weaker than an amplified keyboard output, so that might explain the noise! A headphone out --> line in connection should work, but maybe not --> microphone in.

You might anticipate a bit of lag if recording through a webcam, audio and video there isn't expected to be instant. A direct connection should give you no trouble.

I don't think my pc has a line in port. I know you said it was overkill, but would the idea I came up with using the USB actually work, or would I end up with the noise problem I mentioned earlier?


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