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Many DAWs utilize this to automatically transpose the MIDI notes incase you change the key after you composed it. For ex, if you composed a song in C, and you change the key signature in your DAW to D, all the notes will be transposed and played appropriately.


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I think that my Midi arranger (Solton MS-80) displays the current key or at least uses it for enharmonic interpretation of the current chord. Key signature events most certainly are part of the realtime Midi stream and not just contained in Midi files.


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Standard MIDI files (SMF) are designed to be portable between different kinds of DAW (digital audio workstation) and other hardware and software apps and systems, so that a musician can open up the SMF in any DAW and continue working on it and modifying it. Many DAWs can take information from a Standard MIDI file and derive or calculate chord progressions ...


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It won't go out the midi port to your keyboard, but the midi sequencer programs that display notation need it if they're going to show the music in standard notation. It's also helpful if you're a composer and want to know what the key is. Without it, a C4 might be the I, or might be the fifth or somewhere else in the key. You could generally guess based ...


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That circuit is horribly wrong: The connections to pins 4 and 5 of the MIDI connector are exchanged (and that connector is labelled wrong). RB must be 220 Ω. The CNY17 optocoupler is often too slow; use a H11L1, or better a 6N137. RD is too large unless you're using a really fast optocoupler. But when you're using a correct circuit (see, for example, ...


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There are lots of MIDI controllers that are just buttons, sliders, and knobs. See here for a pretty wide selection. The usual way to connect these if you're looking to augment an existing keyboard is to plug the new controller into the keyboard's MIDI IN, so that from the computer's perspective it looks like everything is coming from the keyboard.


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You won't be able to connect Midi to a PC audio with just a cable. However, citing the first sentence of the Wikipedia entry for the Roland XP-80: The Roland XP-80 is a music workstation that uses digital PCM subtractive synthesis That's not a Midi keyboard, or rather, a Midi keyboard is only the smallest part of its circuitry. The keyboard has 6.3mm ...


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There are other ways to connect a MIDI keyboard to a PC besides a MIDI to USB cable -- there are MIDI to MIDI, MIDI to ethernet, MIDI to bluetooth, MIDI to wifi adapters -- but I don't know of any MIDI to audio jack connections for good reason: MIDI is not a system containing audio information. It's a set of numbers just like USB data in essence (though ...


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Easy. Three steps: 1.) Spell each chord 2.) Keep shared notes between chords. 3.) Move other notes the least amount of distance possible to spell next chord.


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Be aware that I've never used Starbound (though it looks pretty cool), but I know something about ABC. If you have a long pause like that, you're going to have a bunch of rests - Look for z a bunch of times in a row to find the spot where the pause is. You might be able to use ctrl + f to search for it, or copy the abc notation into a text editor and search ...


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(I'm asking about something like this segment: 3/4 ^G,3/4 [^D3^D,3/2] =G,3/2 [c/4C,/4] C/4 [d3/8^A,/8] G; taken straight from A Little Fight Mewsic by Homestuck) You seem to be confused about what MIDI is. I'm not sure where you got that, but the above clip is emphatically not MIDI. MIDI is a binary format, and as such, is not really human readable. ...


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You have an Apple Macintosh. Apple provides the GarageBand program free with all Macs, and it is exactly what your son needs. It has tons of tools for composing and performing electronic dance music. If your Mac is old, you are probably entitled to a free upgrade to the latest version of GarageBand which you can download through the Mac App Store. If ...


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You are talking about Standard MIDI Files (SMF). If you actually want to learn to write the raw code, you can find all the technical specifications and documentation at the website of the MIDI Manufacturers Association: http://www.midi.org/techspecs/index.php I'm not an expert, but essentially: MIDI was originally envisioned as a "real-time" serial data ...


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MIDI is a binary file, you can't read as a regular text file, you need a program to extract information from it. Basically a midi file is a sequence of commands, representing what each istrument must do at a certain time. The most common command is probably NoteOn/NoteOff, and that command takes the note and the velocity. Note and velocity are in a range ...


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This is a very board question. I'll try to help where I can. First of all you need a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Basically, it is a consolidated array of tools for music production. It functions as sequencer, editor, plugin host (instruments, samplers, synths, effects), recorder, and more. You have many options, like Ableton Live, Logic Pro, and ...


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MIDI music can be very 'natural' sounding depending very much on the sample library or synth you use to create the sound. The two basic types of software instruments are software synthesizer and recorded samples of actual instruments. There are lots of ways to edit MIDI tracks to make them sound more natural that depend on what real instrument you are ...


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MIDI is just a controller signal format. You can do pretty much anything with that – digital VST etc. instruments are nowadays most common, but there are also hardware synth units and even physical instruments you can control with MIDI, e.g. Disklavier. All these are in a sense MIDI instruments, though they aren't all digital. For keyboard instruments, ...



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