I am totally new at this, have fiddled with Audacity to make a few voice audio recordings, and have used it to record singing along with a piano music track being played.
Here’s what I want to do, and would like to know if I am thinking about it in the correct way.
I want to use an instrument like an aerophone that has a midi-usb output to record one or more accompaniment tracks in audacity that have a piano sound. The aerophone does not itself have “piano” as an available sound. The reason I want to try this is that I can’t play the piano, but I can (ok, used to) play a sax, so I figured I could make some piano-sounding tracks that way.
Reading up a bit, I see that Audacity will not take MIDI as an input, so it seemed to me I would need to run something like Cantabile with a piano plugin, use an Aerophone as a midi input to the plugin ( like 4frontpiano) and run the output from the plugin into Audacity.
The problem I am running into: How do I get the output of the Cantabile plugin to be an input to Audacity? I can’t seem to figure out how to make Audacity see the output of the plugin as an input to record from.
And on the cantabile end of things, I cannot figure out how to output to Audacity.
Is my approach ok? Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks