Beginner/bought keyboard, now what?

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    dontknowhow

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    I bought a used midi keyboard, does it matter which one I bought?

    Anyway, I bought one without realizing what kind of software I would need to get to be able to use it. I am wondering if anyone here can recommend me some software to use .. and how to connect my keyboard to it, or my headphones? I tried one software, but it felt too complicated.

    I am really not good at these kind of things, so any information would be really great.

    Thanks.
     
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    happyrat1 Destroyer of Eardrums!!!

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    If you're looking for software recommendations then YES, make and model number matters.

    Gary ;)
     
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    Rayblewit Love Music / Love Life

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    Let us know make and model. People here will be able offer some relevant suggestions.
    You say you are a beginner. I say welcome to the wonderful world of creating and playing music.
    Ray
     
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    Welcome.

    To add to what Gary and Ray have said, if you have an iPad or even iPhone with a Lightning connector then it is very easy to get started.

    You will have or be able to install Garage Band (it is free) on your iPad plus there are a mass of virtual instrument sound software available for free.

    To do the above all you need is a geniune Apple Camera Adaptor and standard USB cable.

    Please come back to us with more information.

    If you have Android then that will probably work as well but I myself do not use said system.
     
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    happyrat1 Destroyer of Eardrums!!!

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    Right now all that we know is it's a "MIDI keyboard"

    That could be anything from, a controller to a Kronos.

    Waste of time responding until he responds.

    Gary ;)
     
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    You might also pass along what your goals are.... product/demo production, songwriter/composer collaboration, teaching, study, kids ?
     
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    Encouragement will not go amiss.

    As long as they come back
     
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    That's the key point though. The OP hasn't even logged in since they posted their question, so we will wait and see I guess.
     
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