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

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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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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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Acceptable use and attribution for a midi file found on the Internet [closed]

Totally new to trying to make music partially based on use of a midi file, so sorry if I'm asking dumb questions. I've found a midi file on the Internet for "You can leave your hat on" (Randy ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Note Positioning: .abc files and note length

Sequel to this question... sorta: Understanding MIDI Files I'm using Starbound Composer to directly edit a .midi file. I'm not really sure if it's .abc or .midi that's the main focus here. BGM ~ The ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Bind keyboard keys to midi controller keys

Is there any program I can use to map keyboard keys to midi controller keys so that I can use my midi controller piano for typing ? The reason I want this is because I am willing to create a ...
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Faking a human performance in midi

Whether this question really belongs here or in some other part of StackExchange, I do not know. If the general public or the admins would like to see it moved elsewhere, I'd of course be happy to ...
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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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How can I convert a Standard MIDI File from Type 1 to Type 0?

Is there a way to convert a Standard MIDI File (SMF) from Type 1 to Type 0? Obviously, some advanced features might be lost, but that's okay. I imagine there might be a software program which does ...
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Does anyone know of a solid method of converting midi to MP3 through VSTs with presets?

This might be a bit outside of the practice and theory group but I'll give it a shot. I have a need to take some internally-generated MIDI files and convert them to MP3 or WAV, but would prefer to ...
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Program that renders midi compositions [closed]

I have some compositions in the form of midi files. I would like to have a "preview" of what they would sound like with real instruments, without actually having an expensive orchestra playing them. ...
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Last note in midi file playing at half the length

I have been given some of the songs from Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience to practice with on an audio CD (not files) and the last note is cut off. I have found the original source, which is a ...
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Controller that only exist 2-controls, pitch bend and modulation

Right now I use my digital piano(yamaha p-35) and a midi-controller behringer umx. I Paired them together so that I can use my behringer functions alongside with my digital piano. But there was a ...
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MIDI to Sheet Music? [closed]

I am a mere high school student in the drum line. I am writing a cadence for snare, bass drums, multi-tenor drums, and cymbals. Instead of spending money on Silebus or Finale, I decided to record MIDI ...
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What's the purpose of time signature information in a MIDI file?

My understanding based on the MIDI spec is that for audio-only playback (i.e. no accompanying visual notes display), the only time information necessary to read from a MIDI file is: The division ...
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What's the purpose of the key signature information in a MIDI file?

My understanding is that MIDI files use fixed numbers/names for all notes, as shown e.g. in this chart. At the same time, MIDI has a "key signature" meta-event. What's the purpose of the key signature ...
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Using MIDI with Serial Midi Converter using usb to ttl converter

in market we have available usb to ttl converter. So can i use them to send midi signals to usb using This circuit https://irq5.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/midi-sch.png?w=640 connected to the pins of ...
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Is there a key-less synth/midi controller to control and modulate my Yamaha keyboard?

Newbie here. I already own a Yamaha keyboard, which is pretty much like a piano but with all the options for DJ and change of tone etc. I want to be able to modulate pitch and such with modulation ...
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Connecting midi keyboard to pc

Is it possible to connect a midi keyboard to a PC, WITHOUT using a midi to usb cable.. Thus instead using a midi to audio jack cable. And then be able to record midi, for example on a DAW? I tried ...
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Smooth Voicing Leading Explanation

I know what smooth voice leading is, but I'm writing an OS X app that teaches my piano students how to play chords in a gamified way. Just before they play the first level where they have to play ...
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Understanding MIDI Files

Inverse of this question: Transcribing a Standard MIDI File to sheet music How does one actually make an MIDI file work, as in, what determines the octave and the length of each note? How does the ...
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Music Creation Software for Midi and Yamaha Synth

I have a 15 yr old Yamaha Synth and my son is interested in creating Electronic Dance Music. He has a Mac and a USB midi cord to interface with the keyboard. I am looking for some Mac music making ...
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Minimal MIDI digital piano

I'd like to buy my first keyboard instrument. I want a piano touch with 88 keys and MIDI output and otherwise extremely minimal features. I'm hoping this will allow me to experiment with different ...
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It's there a diference between a MIDI instrument and an analogue one?

I'm new to music recordings, and I would love to get a simple midi keyboard for practicing and composing basic stuff. I guess a MIDI keyboard is much better than using the computer keyboard, but I've ...
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How to Read Sheet Music [closed]

I know nothing about music theory but if possable could you help me identify the notes in the below music sheet or point me in the right direction. Im Using PureData to put MIDI notes into a ...
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How can I make a note repeat endlessly when I hold down a key in Garageband?

I have a MIDI keyboard connected to the Apple GarageBand DAW (digital audio workstation) app. Is there an effect setting where I can have a note repeat at a set interval (or tempo) when I hold down a ...
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How to setup Ivory ii for a live performance?

I am a keyboard player in a traditional music duo. Our act travels all year round and instead of bringing a 88 key fully weighted keyboard on the plane, we usually have it backlined. The problem is ...
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How can I make videos of myself playing my keyboard?

I have a privia px 150 keyboard. I want to start recording myself playing so i can show my friends and family videos of my progress. So what I had in mind was film my hands, but record the audio ...
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Q-Range - the most mysterious parameter of quantization in Logic Pro X?

I'm trying to wrap my head around quantization fine-tuning. The one parameter that I doesnt seem to fully understand (for now :P) is Q-Range. I made some research on the web and some people are ...
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Help identify all shortcomings of Scala's '.scl' data files [closed]

As -to my knowledge- the largest repository of scales in the world, freeing Scala scale data files (.scl) up for use in modern browser applications is essential if ethnic musicians are to be provided ...
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Is there any support for microtonality and temperaments in (or beyond) the MIDI specification?

The number of tones (or notes) per 8ve is just one of many potentially customisable aspects of any instrument. Standard midi, however, is pretty much clamped to western 12-tone equal temperament. ...
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How to play a MIDI controller keyboard on Windows? [duplicate]

I bought a second-hand MIDI controller keyboard recently hoping to be able to plug it in to my Windows laptop and play away. It has not been as easy as I hoped, and I have not been able to get my ...
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Necessity of Time Signature & Tempo in Music Recording application

I won't go too much into detail regarding the piece of software I'm building, but it's a very small side-project which will allow for the recording of Midi inputs. Currently I'm thinking of displaying ...
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Batch create high quality audio renderings of midi files

I have a bunch of midi files that I would like to convert to audio files through some kind of scripting on OS X. When searching for ways to do this, fluidsynth comes up time and Timidity are two ...
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Why does software-synthesized MIDI music sound so bad?

It seems like converting MIDI into sound should be simple enough: record all possible notes, and then just superimpose the individual sounds according to the MIDI data (offsets, duration and volume), ...
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Macbook pro to piano with MIDI problem [closed]

Hey i just bought a macbook pro 2015 and i have YAMAHA YDP 161 now i wanna connect the piano and record it using garageband but now when i connect them with midi cable there seems to be a problem, it ...
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Can you get the raw signal from a divided, or hexaphonic, pickup?

I'm really into programming and signal processing and have been looking for a way to get a truly divided signal from each string on an electric guitar. The problem is I don't want the signal to be in ...
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Automatically create choir rehersal files from midi files

I repeatedly create rehearsal files for my choir from midi files, meaning I download a midi file of the song (or create it myself), import it into a sequencer, and then bounce different audio files, ...
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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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Logic Pro X crashes after Copy MIDI Events

At first I was thinking that it doesn't work predictably at all, but I have created a clean project with simple MIDI region and tried it and it works for that simple test project. But in my live ...