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You can go microtonal using MIDI! You don't need an extension. The question is: does your instrument/device (hardware or software) allows it? MIDI can handle microtonality from the control surface to the program interpreting it. One example of MIDI allowing microtonality in the interpreting side is Native Instrument's Absynth. You can set the instrument ...


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Professional electronic drum kits are made by many musical instrument manufacturers including Roland, Yamaha, Alesis, ddrum, Simmons, and even the Zildjian cymbal company. The link in the previous sentence goes to a list of kits sold at Guitar Center. These are all "silent" in that they make no sound acoustically (however you can hear the sound of your drum ...


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Yes, there are electronic drums. There will be a tapping sound when playing. This will likely not disturb your neighbors, but your room mate might find it disturbing. I believe that playing with brushes is problematic, but I'm not updated on the technical advancements of electronic drums.


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I think that you probably mean "whinnying" of a horse. With brass instruments, it's typically done with a valved instrument, such as a trumpet or a tuba (or valve trombone if you have one.) The sound is typically produced by pressing the valves halfway down and either shaking the instrument (in the case of a trumpet) or by making a very wide vibrato. ...


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Seems that you are new to the whole synthesis thing and you are looking for specific sounds found in other songs, so I recommend you to start with a software synthesizer that has a big and good library and macro support/dynamics. The library will let you choose from an array of well-organized pre-programmed sounds, and the macros will let you tweak those ...


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That's pretty common. My synth does that, too. Overlapping notes is a grey area in midi. But most synths do perform an implicit noteoff when a noteon comes along on that channel. If you want it to stay on, put them on seperate channels. That'll usually do the trick. Midi is primarily meant for piano. And you find lots of notation that shows a chord ...


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As per the previous answers, there are electronic kits that are effectively silent, insofar as you only get the sound of a stick striking a rubber pad or, in the cases of some e-kits, mesh heads. However, I'm an acoustic drummer and I've found playing on electronic kits to be problematic: they're invariably fixed to a frame, so you can be limited in where ...


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With my MIDI sequencer, you figure that out on your own. You drag rectangles around the hand's notes that are the easiest to pick out, and that'll move them to that other hand's track. So, manually, you: Figure out if the piece is even playable by a human - sometimes it's for a computer to play (a bunch of hugely complex, blisteringly fast arpeggios a ...


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General Midi specifies a mapping. Roland's GS standard adds to it as does Yamaha's XG standard. Your exact keyboard (and possibly drum preset itself) may vary. see http://pianocheetah.com/midi/drum.html and wikipedia:


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Musescore is free as opposed to many other programs such as Sibelius or Finale. However, it is still very good and can do almost everything that paid programs can do. One of the input files accepted in Musescore is MIDI and it can output PDF among other formats. However, as guidot said, it takes a human to do it right because a MIDI file does not contain ...


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Music21 is a musicology software developed at MIT and includes within it a large corpus of western classical, and other, music. From their website: Music21 is a set of tools for helping scholars and other active listeners answer questions about music quickly and simply. If you’ve ever asked yourself a question like, “I wonder how often Bach does that” ...


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HAVING GOT A LOT MORE INFO FROM THE OP, MY OTHER ANSWER (BELOW) DEALS WITH THE SPECIFICS OF THIS SONG. I'VE LEFT THIS ANSWER HERE TOO, AS IT DEALS WITH THE PROCESS (FOR ANYONE WHO DIDN'T SEE THIS QUESTION BEFORE, IT WAS ORIGINALLY JUST A LIST OF FREQUENCIES AS FLOATING POINT NUMBERS…!) Your question is a little unclear, but let me see if I can suggest some ...


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audio to midi apps never work well beyond a melody on a single instrument. Add instruments or chords and they go downhill fast. so you'll always be checking the results. and how do you check em? you're back to "by ear".


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This is a deep subject. I can tell from your initial question (before we edited it) that you are unfamiliar with the concepts involved with using a MIDI controller keyboard with a computer, with virtual software instruments, and with interfacing the audio output of a computer with a PA system or amplifier. You need to learn about all these concepts. You ...


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On the piano we really only have loudness to work with for this sort of emphasis; other instruments may additionally use other emphasis for beats, but not typically duration. There may be styles and interpretations that mess with the durations of notes on various beats but they are not denoted by the time signature.


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First, you need to understand what "MIDI" is. The Musical Instrument Digital Interface has nothing to do with sound or sound quality. To say that an instrument is a "MIDI" instrument says nothing at all about what it sounds like. MIDI only refers to the method by which you can connect that instrument to other instruments and computers to move data around in ...


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If you have an Apple Macintosh, the Apple GarageBand software program, which is free with new Macs, has a fine built-in acoustic piano sound. If you have a fast, high-end Mac or Windows PC with a large, fast external hard drive, the industry standard is the Synthogy Ivory program, which costs US $400 for the basic package, with additional add-on modules ...


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Right, this is the first time I've done this - I'm going to post another answer! My other answer deals with the process of working from frequency lists and more general comments (and I didn't realise that your chord list wasn't temporal - by the way, musicians would never, ever, ever think like this - it's like trying to work out what a painting looks like ...


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You should have everything you need already with Cubase. Since you have recorded audio with this setup before you have essentially the same workflow for midi. You will need to add a new midi track and select the input device. Keep in mind that the V-drums use channel 10 by default, the same as most midi percussion sets. Then record the midi track as you ...


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This is not quite a "conversion", since the midi file is on a much lower level than a score. So while you will surely get some output, it is more than questionable, whether somebody can play from it without considerable editing. As an example midi contains nothing about a key and so has to make wild guesses concerning accidentals, same for time signature, ...


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Following on from Wheat's excellent response, there are lots of considerations - you probably won't need an 88 note, a 76 will be lighter (one thought), and cheaper. Most are midi these days. Do you want a home piano, or one with a stand for stage work? If you haven't played before, you will not be as fussy as maybe you need to be as far as action is ...


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It is possible that you are making a couple of incorrect assumptions. Let's check it out. First, you said "I'm hoping this will allow me to experiment with different sounds over the lifetime of the keyboard rather than being locked in with the sounds that are normally built in to a digital piano." Having built-in sounds will not restrict you. Most stage ...


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Since the Ultranova has MIDI out (both using traditional 5 pin DIN MIDI connections, and over USB) you just need some software on your PC that translates MIDI notes into drum sounds. Any drum software that claims to support "MIDI in" will do this. That includes all the mainstream DAWs - Cubase, Ableton Live, etc. and many dedicated drum programs, some of ...


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To suppliment the answers that explain in detail how MIDI works, I would like to point out that practically all dedicated hardware keyboard synthesizers and sampler instruments, particularly digital pianos, have a built-in capability to let the user select from among several different preset tunings and temperaments rather than 12-tone equal temperament. ...


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Yes it is possible. Using your Mac If you want your Mac to be part of the system, you'll need to leave your Mac on running the software that is producing the sounds at all times, but that doesn't seem to match a "simple always-on piano". Samplers need a lot of resources, and having one on your system 100% of the time might be impractical. If you ...


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I believe that you are looking for a software synthesizer, aka soft synth software that receives MIDI data and outputs audio data. You may also need to consider the midi usb software driver software the software that allows one to send/recieve MIDI data across the USB interface and allow it to get to the synthesizers. In hardware this type of thing may be ...


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You may find that, unfortunately, the best technology can do at this point is going to be somewhat below your expectations. Transcription is something even humans struggle with, and the more complicated a piece of music (audio) is, the trickier it is to transcribe--either for human OR computer, but the limit of a computer program is going to be far below ...


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Pretty much all electronic instruments today follows the "General MIDI" standard which includes a definition for which notes should control which type of drum sound. You can read about it on Wikipedia or on the official MIDI site's General MIDI Level 1 Percussion Key Map. This site lists the corresponding keys in a more human readable way. Let me repeat the ...


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Guitar pro does midi import and pdf export, so you should be able to obtain tabs and scores from it.


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I know nothing about Huntington keyboards. It looks to me like the back panel was cut and printed for a MIDI-out port but that your particular model of Huntington simply does not have MIDI capability at all. At any rate, this is a US $70 keyboard, and undoubtedly its capabilities are extremely limited. I doubt that the keys are of good quality, and I also ...



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