Test My Connection
Welcome! To start playing Pianu, we need to enable MIDI in your browser.
The fastest way to do this is by using Chrome, which has MIDI enabled automatically!
To enable MIDI in Firefox and Safari, a small plug-in is required.
It’s quick and easy to install.
System Preferences -> Security Settings -> Allow Plugin
Once you’ve installed the plugin, relaunch your browser, and return to this page.
You’ll see a small pop-up like so:
Click “allow” and you’re all set!
MIDI is enabled!
Pianu just needs to detect your keyboard.
Connect your MIDI keyboard to your computer, and relaunch your browser.
It’s okay, here are a few troubleshooting steps.
In Chrome, click the padlock in the URL bar, and make sure that “MIDI devices full control” is set to “always allow”.
Installing a Driver
Some MIDI keyboards – the popular Yamaha YPG-235 for instance – require that a driver first be installed on your computer for it to receive the MIDI data.
Your manufacturer’s website is the best place to find your keyboards’ corresponding driver.
Once installed, simply relaunch your browser.
A simple restart of your computer solves many driver issues that could have arisen during installation, and refreshes your operating system.
Verifying your keyboard
Open up Audio MIDI Setup to see a visual representation of your MIDI connection.
Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup > Window > Show MIDI Setup
Click “Test Setup” and play a few keys to verify your keyboard is connecting to your Mac.
We can verify your computer is recognizing your MIDI keyboard by going to the Device Manager.
Start > Control Panel > Device Manager
Your MIDI controller should show up in Universal Serial Bus Controllers or Sound, video and game controllers.
For further Windows MIDI diagnostic tools, here is a helpful tutorial using MIDI-OX.
Still not connected? We want to help!
Send us an email with the model of your keyboard, and if you’re using a mac or pc.
For Chrome: simply type chrome://restart into the URL bar and hit enter.
For Firefox: quit your browser and upon restarting it click “Restore Previous Session” at the bottom right.
Using a Chromebook?
Press and hold the Refresh and Power buttons together.
We’re feeling a strong connection!
Play a few keys!