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Questions tagged [midi]

MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a protocol used to allow music hardware, software and other equipment to communicate with each other.

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How do I synchronize a Digitech SDRUM with a Tc Helicon VoiceLive 3 looper?

How can I make the MIDI connection between the looper of the Tc Helicon VL3 and the Digitech SDRUM? Does a cable that can do that exist? Maybe there also is some adapter that could help me?
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¿Cómo sincronizo un SDRUM de Digitech con un looper Tc Helicon VoiceLive 3? [duplicate]

How can I make the MIDO connection between the looer of the VL3 and the SDRUM? Does that cable exists? maybe some adapter?
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VST suitable for plug and play jamming with midi keyboard [closed]

I have a midi over usb keyboard, and I am hoping to find software that will run on Windows that facilitates easy playing. A lot of DAWs and audio software seem to have very complex menus built for ...
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Simple MIDI/trigger pedals

I have an Arturia KeyStep and Roland SPD-SX, which I use with Ableton live. What I would like to do, is to connect two pedals of some sort that could be used as additional MIDI inputs. Are there any ...
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Korg as MIDI + Send Kontakt sound to Korg Kronos

I am using Kontakt 6 standalone with The GIANT piano library. I cannot figure out how to: Correctly configure Kronos so that it does not play its own sounds but works as a simple keyboard, playing ...
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Syncing analog rytm MKII with analog four MKI

I want to sync. both synth. Here my set up: Connect MIDI OUT of AR to MIDI IN of AF. On the AR: set OUT PORT FUNC to “MIDI” and OUTPUT TO to “MIDI” in the GLOBAL > MIDI CONFIG > MIDI PORT CONFIG ...
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Can I save a MIDI data stream on the USB wire to a .MID file?

I am on Linux, using a custom program generating MIDI events, which are interpreted and played by a synth connected to my PC via USB cable. Since this program is interactive and does not allow saving ...
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Use saved midi presets without using a computer

I've got a novation impulse 49 MIDI keyboard, and I'd like to use it live with presets that I have created on logic, but it would be such a pain and also kinda dangerous to bring my macbook with me ...
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How to make melodies/chords more interesting [closed]

I’m a noob when it comes to making music but I have a little problem when creating melodies/chords. I made a nice loop in fl studio but I feel it’s to repetitive. I’ve tried adding more chords and ...
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M-AUDIO Keystation 88es is Unknown Device on Windows7 64 SP1

I've been using MIDI "M-AUDIO Keystation 88es" for more than 4 years on my PC. Yesterday I tried to connect the MIDI keyboard to my notebook (Windows 7 64bit SP1). I had installed the current driver "...
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How do I rename an instrument in OpenMPT?

How do I rename an instrument?
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Connecting Sound Module (no USB option) to Audio Interface/DAW for recording and playback in MIDI

I currently record midi tracks in my DAW (Reaper) by using a midi controller (NI S61)and software instruments (VST´s). I would like to add an older Kurzweil K2600r sound module to my set up. I want to ...
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Equipment setup [closed]

I have a Roland A-49 keyboard controller (USB powered, MIDI out), an Edirol UA-4FX external sound module and a Roland Integra-7 synth hooked up to running (or not running) on Sonar platinum. Does ...
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MIDI editor that allows to edit .mid files, keep the many tracks, and have a piano roll to move the notes [closed]

I already used many DAWs such as Cubase, Ableton Live, Fruity Loops, etc. but I'm looking for the following features: can open a MIDI (.mid) file and keep the original structure (if 10 MIDI tracks, ...
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How to know tonallity of midi song (Am, C, Fm …)

Is there way to do it with programming? In theory, or may be is there some programming library written in java (perfect variant)?
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Can Ableton add another instrument layer every time a loop repeats whilst live?

Say I'm working with an 8-bar drum beat. If I want to add another instrument layer on top I must stop recording the drums, arm the new instrument, and then press the record button, wait for the count-...
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How to use a MIDI keyboard on a laptop?

So I recently found a Suzuki SPW-49 MIDI keyboard in my home and want to play it. I know a computer is needed to play any sounds using the keyboard, but every time I seem to plug it into my computer ...
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Polyphone instrument looping

I'm trying to loop an instrument in Polyphone. I've got the sample looping fine, but the instrument seems to completely ignore the looping settings I've set for the instrument. All guides I have read ...
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Do Virtual Synth Softwares need any physical buttons? Do I need to have any extra buttons on my MIDI keyboard?

I am looking to buy an MIDI keyboard. I want to use it with VST as a Synth. Please guide me. I am completely new in this space.
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Is converting audio to MIDI or sheet music difficult (for pro musicians or software)?

I watched this Youtube video about converting audio to MIDI, and the comments mostly point out that it's a scam or hoax. Is it really difficult for software to convert audio to MIDI, and if so why? ...
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Deciding the synthesizer a note is played through based on its MIDI channel

Is it possible to, using a patcher channel, play notes of one midi channel through one synthesizer, and play notes of another midi channel through another synthesizer? Example: I have a basic melody, ...
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Ableton Live - Monitor automation or Midi Mapping

I'm trying to automate the monitor for a track in Ableton Live 10. I couldn't find automation for monitoring so I tried to use Midi mappings (with software Midi driver). The problem comes when I can't ...
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How to generate a Note sheet by MIDI Data? [duplicate]

I make some records with "Podium Free" and the trumpet solo part i composed by MIDI piano. How can i generate the notes (sheet of music) by this data? Because the trumpet man wana play by notes.
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When playing an ostinato bass on the piano, how to make it sound consistent yet not boring?

Again, I'm asking this as a non-performer wishing to humanize my midi files. The obvious way, the one that I can think of, is to modulate the dynamics in a sort of wave-like motion that doesn't ...
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What are some good guidelines for phrasing a melody?

I'm asking this in the rather specific context of me being a non-performer (due to physical disabilities) who wishes to "humanize" the midi files I create using software such as Finale and Logic Pro. ...
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Controlling multiple CC channel with one automation curve

hope this finds you well. Is it possible to have one automation curve that controls more than one cc channel? Thanks in advance! Best, Markus
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Anyone knows where I can find a Midi to Score converting basic library? [closed]

I have a midi file that I want to visualize to sheet music. However I need to be able to play with the visuals of the score. I want to remove some rules like "if there is a duplicate midi note at the ...
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Using a MIDI pedalboard

My wife is a pianist and organist. I am in IT so I do the technology stuff :) She would like to set up a rig for organ practice. And I can see MIDI pedalboards available. But how do I make this ...
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Is there any way to have FL Studio load banks, when importing a MIDI File?

I'm trying to load some MIDI Files into FL Studio that use the Yamaha s yxg50, but when I import a MIDI it leaves the banks blank in every MIDI Out. That means, I have to manually set them all after I ...
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converting .csv files to midi

my question is related to How to decode this CSV from a MIDI file?, which covers converting .csv to .mid and vice versa. I'm using csvmidi.exe (http://www.fourmilab.ch/webtools/midicsv), and, to my ...
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Does Roland V-Drums Tutor work with other e-drums kits with midi output (ex. Millenium)

I have a Millenium 150-E drums kit and I need a software for learning drums. Preferably with instant feedback on the note played, timing, etc. I found the Roland V-Drums Tutor software but this was ...
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How to correctly deal with abrupt sound cuts when working with sound samples in a DAW?

I am new at DAW's and sound editing and have trouble dealing with abrupt end of sounds. What I mean is that, with the orchestra samples I use (from VSCO-2 CE), there are different options (Sustain, ...
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Is there midi software that can show me if I'm hitting notes on the beat?

I'm practicing phrases with a metronome and I can tell that my fingers are sometimes not hitting the individual notes at the proper time, even if the overall phrase starts and ends at the right time. ...
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How to retain midi quirks in final recording with Logic Pro

I've got a song that I'm working on which has an Alchemy (Descending Below) synth track. At the end of the song, I do a progressive tempo slowdown, ending at about 5bpm. When the synth track ends, ...
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Send MIDI SysEx message based on CC or PC message [closed]

Bottom line: I'm looking for software, preferably for Linux and open source, which will allow me to send an arbitrary SysEx message when a particular PC or CC message is received, all other messages ...
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How to edit a MIDI file's tempo settings

How to edit the tempo of a MIDI file? I have a .mid file; when opened it will play at a tempo of 60 BPM. I want to change that to 120. Not that it plays faster at 120 BPM. So 60 = 120 I try to find '...
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Change Many Midi Events? [closed]

I have a midi that has tracks with a lot of volume events in rapid succession to simulate fading up and down in volume. The problem is they're too quiet, and I want to make them louder. However, I ...
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Digital Pianos and MIDI usability

I have a question following to the topic already discussed on the "Yamaha P45 Digital Piano - Can it be made MIDI compatible?" I am soon going to get one of this digital pianos like the Yamaha or ...
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what is the 'let' and the '&'

I am playing around with Drum patterns, and trying to decipher what is going on in these notes .. I have 2 bars in front of me.. but now thinking I need 4?? What does the & signify? The ...
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How do I play a MIDI file into a MIDI channel?

So I've got a MIDI file of some melody I composed, and a software synthesizer I want to play it through, called ZynAddSubFX running on Debian Linux. The problem is, it only accepts inputs through MIDI ...
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Writing music in DAW: what's your workflow?

I'm just curious how people write music in DAW when they have no input MIDI devices. Piano roll isn't particularly convenient to write music, and built-in score editors seem to be so so, too. I used ...
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Can I turn a 10+ y/o keyboard into a MIDI device? HELP!

so I have this very old Casio CTK-471 keyboard lying around, so I thought I'd make a midi controller out of it. I bought one of those cheap Viewcon USB-MIDI interfaces and it seems to work because ...
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How to change bpm of midi file?

I recorded midi data in my DAW fl studio with incorrect temp. How to change tempo without affecting midi?
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Easy way to beat latency with MIDI recordings

I just thought about an easy way to deal with latency in MIDI recordings and wanted to hear some opinions about it. My application for midi recordings is mostly samples piano's from NI's Komplete 11. ...
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Can I play other digital sounds (e.g. flute, trumpet) off a digital piano? How?

I'm looking to buy a digital piano so that I can play around with different instruments (not for recording purposes, although that would be an added benefit). There's two that I'm currently looking at ...
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Listing key signatures

I'm currently creating a program to assist with realtime sheet music display from midi input (similar to what you see on many digital piano displays). What is the most logical way for a user to ...
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Is there any standard format for MIDI drum lines?

I'm getting the impression that the answer to this is probably no, but I'm wondering if there is any standard for writing drum tracks in MIDI format? For example, I downloaded a MIDI file for a (rock) ...
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Acoustic Drummer Tempo to Pigtronix Infinity Looper?

Is it possible for a trigger to be placed on an acoustic kick drum, so that it sends a midi clock tempo to the Pigtronix Infinity Looper? What gear might I need to accomplish this? I'm hoping to ...
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MIDI Humanization: Random detune plugin (audio or midi)?

This question seems obvious, but I have not yet found any solution: if I have for example 3 trumpets (which are actually from a same midi instrument), and I want to submit the same passage to the ...
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Training set for automatic transcription of singing [closed]

I'm making an automatic music transcription system for singing so that you can convert your voice to midi. To train the system, I need WAVs of singing that are perfectly synched to midi files. Does ...