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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Play a MIDI, except use a WAV on a single channel

I used Cubase on the Atari ST in the 90s, and now a little bit of GarageBand on the Mac and Maschine/Kontakt, so I do have some understanding about computer DAWs and such but still I cannot find an ...
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Digital Piano or MIDI [closed]

When I was little I used to play the piano, I got to fur elise level and my life took another direction, now at 25 I got back to it again, I got a small midi keyboard https://www.amazon.com/Alesis-...
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Does converting MIDI files to MP3 files require creativity?

MIDI files record which keys are pressed when, how hard and for how long. Given a sufficiently detailed physics model of the instrument, it should be possible to simulate it in silico (at least in ...
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Can I get a sense of how good Logic Pro is at MIDI -> MP3 conversion without installing MacOS? [closed]

I'm interested in converting MIDIs to MP3s. I've heard that Logic Pro is pretty good at this, but installing Logic Pro and MacOS is quite a hassle for me (I use Linux) Are there web sites that let you ...
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Will what I send in on MIDI In come out through (MIDI over) USB?

I am playing a church organ installed as software on my PC. I play it from my digital piano (Kawi CS10) connected through USB to the PC, and it works fine. Now I want to add a pedalboard (https://www....
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How do I adjust the pitch range of the Midi pitch bend control?

I would like to pitch bend my midi data, while in session view, clip view and Envelopes tab, as is shown in the picture. I have selected midi ctrl in device chooser. Then I selected pitch bend in the ...
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How to generate MIDI of a drum score in Lilypond?

I am beginning to experiment with Lilypond, trying to see the possibilities for writing drum scores / lead sheets. So far I have found the \drums notation, as well as \midi { } command. However, when ...
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Lilypond: How to tell the midi file not to play the hidden notes? [closed]

I noticed that the Frescobaldi midi file produces the hidden notes. How to avoid this?
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No sound when playing mp3/midi from any device except Nord Piano

I recorded a midi file in Cubase11 Elements 11 using Nord Piano 4. I exported the audio both in midi and mp3 but there's no sound. I can hear my track only when playing directly from Cubase when ...
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How to convert to Audio a MIDI recording routed to E-Drum module in Cubase 11

Well, I'm kind of confused here and I don't know what else to do. Let me explain because I think is kind of particular. I have an EF-Note 5x, whose module allows you to record MIDI and audio directly ...
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How to calculate music sheet symbols duration, in Midi file

I want to make music in computer programming language. but I don't know how to calculate music sheet symbols duration by attention to tempo and time signature. I was confused about that because ...
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Does the velocity need to be 0 for a note to be played again?

I am working with the V3.0.0 Maestro Dataset. One of the midi files in particular, /2017/MIDI-Unprocessed_043_PIANO043_MID--AUDIO-split_07-06-17_Piano-e_1-03_wav--4.midi had a track that has something ...
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Can I get my Microkorg sound (patch) on my digital piano?

I have a Korg Microkorg synth which is a really fun synthesizer for a beginner like me. I like making patches (tones) and exploring the different possibilites. However, it's a bit annoying to use ...
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Computer workstation setup for complex live performances

In my current setup, I use my keyboard (a Motif XF7) to perform as a one-man orchestra, playing main parts with a hand, some backing with the other hand, and using one of the arpeggiators either in ...
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How to set Alesis Q25 to transmit on only single midi channel into Logic Pro

I've got an Alesis Q25 hooked up to my Mac running Logic Pro. Everything works great. What I want to do is send midi data from the Q25 on only one midi channel, so I can have another midi controller ...
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How to change the MIDI tempo with scheme?

I would like to create a function which would automate some tempo changes in my score (it would be hidden on the score with something like \override Score.MetronomeMark #'transparent = ##t, indeed the ...
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How to fix the drum part's staff in the correct form in Sibelius?

I wrote the drum part in DAW, exported the midi and imported it to Sibelius. It recognized this track in this form: How can I quickly transform it into the correct form and remove these polyphony? ...
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Could it be possible to convert a midi file from Equal Temperament notes to Just Intonation using Sysex data? [duplicate]

I read today that Sysex files have the capacity to contain additional note pitch information from the regular 0-127 in normal MIDI. Is it possible to convert a regular MIDI file to Sysex type, and add ...
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Lilypond: define MIDI output file name

I am trying to make Lilypond create a MIDI output file whose name corresponds song title, but I didn't succeed so far. Maybe someone can help? From the Lilypond notation reference (https://lilypond....
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Why does my midi device have a long delay (cool-down period) between consecutive key presses?

When pressing a key on my midi device and monitoring it in Midi-OX, it takes a long time (about 5 seconds) before it registers another input. Note that I'm nót talking about the delay between pressing ...
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How to get more voices on Yamaha Arius keyboards?

I have a Yamaha Arius 144. It has a handful of voices preinstalled (harpsichord, vibraphone, etc). I'd like to get more, but I can't find any information about how to get them or get the keyboard to ...
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Ableton 10 : automate tempo without warping midi clip (like no-warp on audio)

I use ableton live 10 and I like to record things without metronome, then automate the master tempo accordingly. This works really good with audio tracks (eg. a guitar or vocals) provided I de-...
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midi keyboard to audio interface

I am going to buy audio interface which won't have a midi input so my question is are there some adapters that can let me plug midi keyboard to this audio interface?
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Is there an equivalent to "format painter" (Microsoft formatting tool) in Ableton when editing MIDI notes?

For example, I recently had a two MIDI chords. They were the same chord, but one was eighth notes and the other was quarter notes. Is there a quick way to apply the "formatting" (read: ...
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Can I use midi without external speakers? [closed]

I bought the Thomann DP-26 and wanted to use a different sound. I can use a Midi output but can I play the midi sound on the speakers of the piano again, so i dont have to jse external speaker?
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My midi is not in tune. Why ? How do I tune it?

My midi Double Bass Section Legato is out of tune by - 22 ct. Why is this happening and how do I fix this ? The instrument is the 'Double bass Section Legato' in the Orchestral Strings which can be ...
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Ableton Live - expression pedal to affect currently selected track

I have the FCB1010. I would like to press a pedal, which would switch to a track, and then, when I use the volume pedal affect only the selected track's volume. Can this be done? It will be helpful to ...
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I can't open this midi file with my daw (ableton 11)

(the midi file is in google drive. i cant open it in ableton live 11) (https://drive.google.com/file/d/15f33DGnmy94zQ8Nt-mIhxbjJJMtz_akW/view?usp=sharing)
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\unfoldrepeat and \repeat with midi output in lilypond

I have a piece of lilypond code here: trebleNotesOne = { \unfoldRepeats {\repeat volta 2 { r8 a'16 b'16 c''8 b'16 c''16 d''2 | r8 b'16 a'16 b'8 a'16 g'16 f'2 }} } bassNotesOne = {\clef bass ...
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Logic Pro X not playing most software instruments

So, I've been using Logic Pro X for some years now, but since I updated my MacOS I've come across an issue I never had before. Before updating my MacOS, Logic Pro X was working fine; I was mostly ...
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A synthesia-like program for guitar [closed]

Is there a program that works like Synthesia, but for guitar? Or at least a "guitar hero-like" game that I can play with a real electric guitar, not just by tapping buttons (even if you play ...
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Do useable MIDI stringed instruments exist (for entering notes into a DAW) (think Guitar Hero controller) [closed]

I have looked at MIDI violins today and saw they were 1500+ $ and seemed to be basically electric violins. So this raised an interesting point to me. Whereas an electric piano is just a piano keyboard ...
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Can you send a Start, Stop and Set Time MIDI messages to GarageBand?

While standard Start/Stop/"Set Time" MIDI messages work with Logic Pro, sending them to GarageBand doesn't do anything (I only see GarageBand getting MIDI messages, but it doesn't do ...
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MIDI count in with Lilypond

I tend to score in lilypond most of the classical piano pieces I practice. It forces me to examine the score in detail and it is also useful to audibly check against what I read/play. Is it possible ...
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Routing General Midi drum kit to Maschine from Logic

I am using Logic Pro. I have imported a midi file. One of the tracks is the drum kit. I have a plug in VST for a Korg Wave Station. If I select a drum kit from the Korg VST the drums play correctly. I ...
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Can I configure a software synth to use multiple patches on a channel?

I am writing music for organ in LilyPond and listening to it via the LilyPond MIDI output through Qsynth/FluidSynth. I've been using Fluid_R3, but it only has a very generic (and not very convincing) &...
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Can't play Bass F & G with Treble E

I bought YamahaOrgue and started taking lessons online and as an intermediate step i downloaded (EOP, everyone piano), Now in the recent lesson the teacher played simple version of the (Irish Woman ...
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Mapping Arturia's MiniLab Mk II to GarageBand

I bought the Arturia MiniLab Mk II for my son's birthday next week. I wanted to prepare the mapping using Arturia's own MIDI Control Center. It kinda works, but I have trouble mapping (knob) controls ...
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How to connect a keyboard with no form of MiDi to computer with MiDi controller functionality with arduino [closed]

There was a guy named Bennet Leff who left a comment on this question: Can I turn a 10+ y/o keyboard into a MIDI device? "In short, yes. This is actually a tricky question because it depends on ...
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Can I connect my smartphone to my Yamaha dx230 via USB to expand the sound bank? [closed]

I do not have a good Hammond B3 sound on my Yamaha dx230 for Santana and Pink Floyd songs. I don't have a computer or midi either. I have ccx, a smartphone, and a tablet and am wondering if I can hook ...
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Can MIDI variable-length quantities be forced to a consistent four bytes? [closed]

I am quite scatterbrained and I am suffering in writing a C program to compose MIDI files. I'm currently planning to write two pseudo-MIDI files with C long int in the place of the variable-length ...
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How to map violin sounds to midi notes

There are some violin sounds available here : https://philharmonia.co.uk/resources/sound-samples/ For A3 many mp3 files are given: File Name, duration in seconds violin_A3_025_forte_arco-normal, 0....
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Novation launchkey 61 mk2 + Linux? [closed]

Novation launchkey 61 mk2 + Linux ?? Maybe somebody has experience with its connecting ? I searched a lot in google, tried, but it's nothing worked. Keyboard isn't detected... Update: add input device ...
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How does controlling many instruments via MIDI work?

I saw that devices like Digitakt, Circuit Tracks, ... can control other instruments via MIDI. I also saw videos where the author controls two, three, ... synths with it. I understood on the ...
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Song-specific temperament [duplicate]

So equal temperament is a compromise to allow songs to be played without without having to retune them on the fly, to match the more consonant sounding just intonation intervals. However, in a world ...
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Volca Sample with Beatstep Pro as Master Clock and Keystep Pro as Slave

I just added a Keystep Pro to my setup and am having difficulties integrating it with my existing gear. My setup looks like this (with a few noted differences) and everything is connected via MDI. ...
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Simplest way to pipe MIDI USB input through a virtual instrument and out to my computer's audio output? [closed]

I am looking for the simplest possible way to take MIDI USB input and put it through software that will turn it into piano sound and then output that to my computers speakers/headphones. I am not ...
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Choosing instrument played by midi pedalboard connected to keyboard

I got a 30 note pedalboard (with a 5-pin midi connector) that I want to use with my two keyboards (Yamaha P-155 and Kaway CA13) to play simultaneously on all three. The problem is that when I connect ...
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How can I assign randomly my midi inputs in ableton / maxmsp

I'd like to have a litlle program that would assign randomly (or partially randomly) my midi cc (from external keyboards and other midi devices) in Ableton and/or max msp. Basically, every (or part) ...
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How to split multi-voice lilypond scores to multiple midi outputs (e.g. for choir practice)

After spending long enough learning lilypond and writing scores for multiple voices, I've often run into the problem of generating individual voice midi/mp3 files from the score. I was surprised to ...

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