Transferring music from my keyboard to my computer?


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I have a MIDI-USB slot on my keyboard and when I transfer the song to my computer, it shows up as a .SP7 file. I looked online for any software that could convert this type of file but I didn't find any. :[

I have a Casio CTK-4000.
 
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That type of file can only be played back by your keyboard - it's a form of MIDI file which basically tells the keyboard "play this note, then this note..." etc. To get it as a file that you can listen to on your computer (such as mp3 or wav), check out this thread.
 
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That makes sense, but the slot they show on the computer (line in) isn't the same as the one I have on my keyboard (this one is labeled audio in, but it is smaller)?

I don't know exactly what cable I need.:confused:
 
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Your keyboard has 1/4" out and your computer has 1/8" in?

I think you can get adapters that convert 1/4" to 1/8"; you just screw it on to the end of a standard 1/4" cable.
 
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Does it plug into the headphones slot? Because that can fit a 1/4". My audio line in slot cannot even fit a 1/8".

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Plug your 1/4" jack into the headphones on your keyboard and the 1/8" jack into the audio in/line in on your computer - if it's a desktop the socket will probably be light blue in colour.
 
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Another option would be to use a midi sequencer on your computer: the keyboard play the song while you record it on the sequencer, and you get a midi file (easier to edit than a wave or a mp3).
 

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