Not everyone can afford a professional keyboard or even a piano. These can cost thousands of dollars and a common user or an amateur musician can hardly afford them. Fortunately, there are some alternatives.
Tastiera (Italian for keyboard) is a small but powerful application that can transform your keyboard into two independent piano keyboards. Basically, Tastiera will "split" your keyboard in two zones:
-First piano keyboard is represented by 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 0, = and Q, W, E...[, ] keys. Each key is associated with a key from a professional piano keyboard.
- The second piano keyboard is represented by A, S, F, G, J, K, L, ' and Z, X, C.../ keys.
As you can see, the position of each key is similar to that on a
piano or musical keyboard.
This is a plus in the learning and practice process, especially if you are used to such a keyboard or piano. On top of this, Tastiera does not only simulate (or assign) pitches to the keyboard, it will also sustain a pitch if the given key is held down. This is a unique feature when we talk about this kind of software.
Tastiera comes with a user friendly and beautiful interface. It is simple to install and use and it can be utilized by everyone (professional or not). Each piano keyboard has a flexible range and can be assigned to any of the 128 instruments defined in General MIDI.
This software also provides a Multilanguage support for Italian, French, German and English.
One last thing to add here, a full license for Tastiera costs around $8 for now. If you compare that with the price of an original keyboard, you can see how profitable Tastiera really is. Instead of paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a simple keyboard or a small piano, you can pay $8 and obtain similar results.
Why is Tastiera famous?
Tastiera is famous because it is a Dashboard widget that transforms your computer keyboard into two independent 1,5-octave piano keyboards, each of which has a flexible range and can be assigned to any of the 128 instruments defined in General MIDI.
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