Yousician works with acoustic and electric pianos and MIDI keyboards, without built in sound modules.
If you are having problems with recognition, check these tips to troubleshoot. They are listed in order; start with the first one and if it doesn’t help, continue to the next one.
1. Make sure to:
a) check that the keys are recognized on the calibration screen. If your piano is tuned to a different octave, Yousician might not recognize you play.
b) Check in the Game tab that the Built-in keyboard toggle is off (gray). This feature is available on mobile and other touch screen enabled devices for beginner levels.
2. Check that the app volume or background noise is not too loud. Try connecting wired headphones, without a built-in microphone, to your device.
3. Make sure you:
a) allowed Yousician to access your device microphone.
b) Check the Advanced audio settings option under the Game tab. Ensure your device microphone shows green under the Input device.
- If you are using a MIDI connection, check that it's enabled.
c) Check your PC/Mac microphone input as it could be too low:
4. Double check your piano set up.
5. For Android devices, try re-calibrating audio. You can also lower the buffer size and change audio driver to Android Audio/Android OpenSL. These options are available under Advanced audio settings in the Game tab.
6. Try turning off effects on your keyboard as these can affect the recognition. Use as clear sound as you can to get the best recognition.