Short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, a standard for connecting electronic instruments (including computers)

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Transcribing a Standard MIDI File to sheet music

I have a couple of nice guitar midi files that I would like the scores for; is there any software out there that can do this sort of conversion, and output it as a PDF file? Thanks
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control arranger track cubase with MIDI

When I learn my instrument or for jam I want to command Cubase in a "live" mode like Ableton. The only solution that I find is that create a arranger track. With this I can "switch" to different ...
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Bitwig doesn't have ties in the imported Midi file

When I create a MIDI file in Guitar Pro 6, and load it into Bitwig, everything is fine, except for the ties. For instance, I create this track on Guitar Pro: Export it as MIDI and load it onto ...
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Midi/usb interface sends “note on” instead of “note off” when 2 or more keys are released at once

So i tried to setup my keyboard to my computer and some weird things happen. The first thing i did was testing it with midi-ox. Everything seemed to work until i started playing chords or just 2 notes ...
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Black MIDI: Add 1/256 note in midi file?

I'm working on creating some black MIDI music. Is there any way that I can add a note that is shorter than a 1/128 note in midi? Like 1/256 or 1/1024 (if I am crazy). I have tried rosegarden and ...
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replacing individual Midi drum instruments with MacBook & Alesis DM Lite

I am a total beginner. Had recently bought an Alesis DM Lite edrums kit. It has 10 built in drum kits and USB Midi output. It works fine with MacBook / GarageBand. However, individual instruments ...
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Using digital piano as MIDI keyboard in Reaper

I have a HP302 Roland digital piano. It has a usb connector that easily plugs into my computer. The problem is, Reaper is not picking up the piano. It sometimes will say something along the lines of:...
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How can I make my keyboard sound like a Hammond organ?

I have a keyboard. It can play the basic MIDI sounds. I would like it to have a Hammond organ sound. Since I'm not sure if I can upload new sounds to its MIDI bank, I'm looking for a way to 'effect' ...
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Recording Keyboard Output Using Audacity

I'm trying setup my Casio CTK-6000 electric keyboard to be able to be recorded through my Windows 10 computer using Audacity. I have this USB cable and I have connected the keyboard to the computer. ...
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Drum Machine / MIDI Controller Combos?

I'm looking for a combination of drum machine for live music that does not require a PC, but will also serve as a MIDI controller for various DAWs. Is there a name for such a combination? I'm not ...
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Synthesizer Sounds [closed]

I bought the Akai Ewi 4000s a few years back and haven't used it much since the built in sounds are awful. I tried connecting it (midi to usb) to logic pro on my computer to make use of the soundbanks ...
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Sibelius midi export makes things complex

I have a simple song that when I export to midi becomes very complex. Could someone tell me what is causing Sibelius to do this? Oriignal: Midi Export:
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Hearing both piano hands (MIDI), but only the right one is visible on Bitwig piano roll

I have created a piano track, exported it as a MIDI file and loaded it on Bitiwg. When I hit play, I can hear both hands, but on the Piano Roll, only the notes of the right hand are visible. How can ...
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PC Software for live performance [closed]

I play the keyboard here in my church... and lately, we've been searching for new ways to improve our worship. So i bought a Korg Nanokontrol 2, a MIDI controller keyboard and a audio interface (...
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Electronic drums, Ableton, Addictive Drums + additional audio source from laptop

I have Alesis DM10 studio. Currently I'm using the Alesis module for drum presets and my laptop to put some music on to play along and practice. This is the back of the module: I'm using the AUX ...
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How to change tempo of grid in Cubase without affectig MIDI?

I recorded some MIDI using Cubase 5. The tempo of the recording doesn't match that of the underlying grid Cubase displays. How can I change the tempo (spacing) of the grid without affecting the ...
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In Cubase, why are my MIDI tracks' programs not independent?

I have successfully routed multiple MIDI tracks to different channels of one rack (not track) instance of HALion Sonic SE. When I play them back, their sound reflects the sound selected for the HALion ...
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Is it possible to slave a Yamaha MX49 to a Yamaha DGX-230 (lacks 5-pin but has a USB-B)?

Currently, I have a Yamaha DGX-230. I'm planning to buy a Yamaha MX49 at Thomann and slave it to the DGX-230 since the DGX-230 has more keys (76 vs 49) and I'd like to ask if it's possible considering ...
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Queuing up and outputting MIDI files

I have been using an ancient DOS program, Cakewalk Live, to play .mid MIDI files for live performances. The program is so old that I need to use laptops with a serial port and outdated versions of ...
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Meaning of values for MIDI control change event

What is the meaning of the two bytes that come at the end of a MIDI control change event? For eg. I have a MIDI file of Chopin prelude no. 7, and the track for Right Piano has one control change ...
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How do I make Timidity play MIDIs with only the sine wave instrument?

I have Timidity++ installed with FluidSynth soundfonts. How do I make Timidity play back any MIDI, mapping all instruments to a sine wave instrument (patch 81, bank 2, according to General MIDI Level ...
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It's possible to connect a usb midi controller into a midi synthesizer?

I do have an usb midi keyboard controller (m-audio keystation 49) and a synthesizer keyboard (KORG KROSS). I would like to assembly my controller to my synthesizer. However my controller only have ...
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Shorten midi notes in garageband

I have a midi fragment like this: I would like to shorten each of these notes by half, and thus compress the two bars into one, and also make the volume crescendo. How can I do this in garageband?
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How to use sound library from a yamaha keyboard

I have connected a yamaha psr e243 keyboard to garageband, and everything works fine except that the sounds effects are totally strange: they are neither what I select on the keyboard nor those ...
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Does mac os add 20 ms latency to midi?

I am exploring midi performance on OS X My test rig is a puredata patch that sends a note on on a midi interface, then measure the time it took to come back on another one. I tried different ...
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LaunchPad M2K With Cubase?

Hi I'm using Cubase 8 Elements and I'm wondering if it's possible for my Launchpad M2K to connect to it? Thanks!
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Midi out from a keyboard to PA on a budget?

My brother has this keyboard that feels great to play, but only has one decent tone. Its only outputs are a 1/8 inch headphone jack OR midi, which got me wondering if there were any hardware units ...
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Sending microtuned MIDI notes to audio software

I know about the possibility to microtune softwares such as Logic or Pianoteq, connect a regular midi keyboard and be able to play microtuned scales. My question, however, is if I connect an ...
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Is there a humane (relatively painless) way to make a midi file sound half-way decent?

This has been bothering me for a while now. I've been trying to create something, using Anvil Studio (perhaps I shouldn't be using it) that doesn't sound mechanical. Specifically, I'm trying to get ...
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What keys are associated to what drums when connecting keyboard to Roland electronic drum via MIDI?

How do I know which key to press on my keyboard to get the kick drum or the cymbals for example ?
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Is there a way to change the key press threshold on a MIDI keyboard in Logic pro?

I noticed that the keyboard presses don't feel natural to me (compared to a piano) on my AKAI MPK mini. I think it is because of two things: i have to press a key slightly harder than i'm used to, ...
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Can you input a MIDI keyboard directly into a computer

I recently purchased a keyboard which only had one output which is a MIDI output, but I do not have an Audio interface that has a USB input, so I was wondering if I can plug my keyboard directly from ...
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Android phone as MIDI controller for DAW ? [closed]

Is it possible to use Android smartphone as MIDI controller for some DAW on computer. I mean it like normal MIDI controller (digital piano etc.) - what should be played on phone will be transferred ...
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Mapping MIDI controllers to Hammond B3 plugin

What are the basic controls that a Hammond B3 virtual instrument plugin would have that are usually assigned to controls on a MIDI controller keyboard? And then it is right to assign the Leslie ...
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How to delete MIDI channel in Logic Pro X?

I'm studying the manual atm and the feature that I tried recently is splitting MIDI regions by pitch. It works fine, but when I removed all tracks that has been created as a result I'm stuck with 16 ...
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Cheap way to make sound from a MIDI keyboard, without PC

I have a USB MIDI keyboard which is totally useless when not plugged in into a PC and playing a digital instrument. Is there a cheap way, for example some type of box which has predefined sounds, ...
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Best program for MIDI recording? [closed]

What would be the best MIDI recording software? Something that is reasonably priced? Less than $300. Or anything greater than $300.
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What are good ways to pick MIDI instruments that go together?

I've been playing music all my life. I just downloaded Ableton Live, and I've been trying to cook up some tracks. The issue that I'm having is that it often feels like the instruments that I pick don'...
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What types of hardware am I looking for to use my midi controller with a PC?

I bought a novation Impulse 61 midi keyboard, which I use with Ableton Live 9 to play and record. I am very much just a novice at this and I decided to have this setup, because a friend told me, that ...
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Is it possible with any recording software to snap to quarter notes when recording from MIDI keyboard?

I'd like to record some MIDI melodies using my MIDI keyboard, but I'm still very much a beginner in all areas of music, so my timing/rhythm tends to be slightly off. As a result, when I record in ...
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Two consecutive midi note-on of the same pitch misbehaving

I am currently writing a haskell program that imitates the play of a human Guitar player and spits out Midi events. As a Guitar I am using a sampled Telecaster on Fluidsynth/Qsynth. To mimick a slide-...
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Software for typesetting and playing free time music

I have composed some "tempo libero" pieces, meaning no time signature and no bars also known as "umeasured". I would like to use the computer to produce typeset scores for this kind of "free time" ...
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Understanding MIDI text files fields and form

I am trying to understand the midi text files. I did two conversions using the site midi to txt converter, converting a drums only sample and a full midi song. The site gives you two possible ...
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Alternative to the acoustic drum

I wanted to ask if an electronic drum will work as an alternative to acoustic drum in recording. Because I wanted the cheapest way to record instead of buying mics. And this will be connected through ...
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How to use my mac and MIDI keyboard as a simple always-on piano

I know how to use my MIDI keyboard in GarageBand for instance and play it with different instruments etc. But what I want is to be able to play a few notes here and there even when I'm in the middle ...
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What is a good MIDI voice to approximate vocals?

When using a program like TuxGuitar to write/transcribe songs, what instrument or instruments make a decent approximation of a vocal track for playback on a computer with an embedded soundcard?
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Mac vs PC for music production

I'm a musician and occasional composer, and a Windows PC user. I've heard a lot of times about benefits of using a Mac for these purposes. But I wonder: what are these "benefits"?
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Multiple Midi Controllers on the Same Channel (different octaves)

Background I have no experience with midi (other than what I've read online) and I don't yet have any midi equipment to play with (but I have several devices working their way through the mail system)...
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Two MIDI files generated by Lilypond output the same audio

When generating the MIDI files for the two Lilypond files below, and then generating the WAV audio files with Timidity (timidity --output-24bit -A120 f.midi -Ow -o f.wav), I can hear no differences ...
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Where am I going wrong in interpreting this MIDI string?

I have been making some basic MIDI files (based on one created by an app) and they are not behaving exactly as I expected. Take the following string: 00 90 36 50 00 39 50 00 3B 50 00 3E 50 9F 7F B0 ...