Computer keyboard

how can I use my computer’s keyboard to play notes & chords?

As the manual says:

The computer keyboard MIDI driver generates MIDI notes when keys are presses while the Rack window is focused. Using two rows of keys, the virtual MIDI keyboard spans approximately 2½ octaves and can be shifted down and up with the ` and 1 keys. Currently only the QWERTY (US) layout is supported, but other keyboard layouts may function similarly.

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what I meant was how do I get vcv rack to sound notes with the keyboard?

Well, you have to conect the cv and gate output from the MIDI-1 or MIDI-4 module to a sound source like a VCO and envelope.

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For chords, you can use MIDI-4, and multiple VCOs for the different notes

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I’ll upload my png that I originally made for the VCV manual when I get home…

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Oh, interesting. It hadn’t even occurred to me that the ‘Computer Keyboard/Qwerty Keyboard’ Midi driver would be (for lack of a better word) “polyphonic”.

there’s also moDllz Midi Poly 16 for polyphonic.

and that pic i was referring to:

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