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good keyboard/synth software for PC similar to garage band?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Alex Huddleston, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. the title says it, I'm looking for some keyboard/synth softwate that lets you map keys on the piano to your keyboard similar to garage band. I was messing around with it on my mom's iMac and thought "hey, this would be great for recording the keyboard in rush covers!" Too bad it doesn't exist for PC, so I can't download it for my laptop. So does anyone know of software that has some of the ease of use that garage band does with similar keyboard features and a ton of sound options?
  2. grifff


    Jan 5, 2009
    Towson, Maryland
  3. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    bomes midi translator
  4. Nick Kay

    Nick Kay

    Jul 26, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario
    Reaper has a keyboard to MIDI map built-in. Pair that with any decent soft synth (E-MU Proteus VX comes to mind, since you can download it free from the Creative/E-MU website) and you're good to go. Might want to add something with some more flavour and tweakability like Synth1, for those weirder sounds.