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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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What are the frequencies of MIDI notes C4 / C3 = 60 Roland vs Yamaha [duplicate]

this question which had marked mine for duplicate, has nothing to do with frequencies, at least in the answers. the image shows frequencies but I'm not sure what that means which is why: I am confused ...
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Ableton routing MIDI file CC to synth parameter

I am fairly new to manipulate raw MIDI files, but I've had a couple of years of experience using Ableton. I've been trying to generate some MIDI files using code (I'm using Julia with the MIDI.jl ...
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How not to sound midi without real instrument?

Everyone say to me that my music composition "sounds like old midi" For example : But... is it is possible to make a music without real instrument without ...
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Possible to reuse hardware remote assignments?

Is it possible to achieve both wah position control and wah bypass with the same expression pedal in Cubase 13 Pro (M1)? I’ve mapped the pedal to a quick control which is sent to Helix Native knob 1 ...
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Trying to parse lyrics from a midi file

I'm having a hard time trying to do something presumably very simple, and it's driving me mad. I'd like to use javascript to extract from a midi file: lyrics + related time stamps. Of course, I'd like ...
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How can I effectively route Stylus RMX channels to individual MIDI tracks in Ableton Live?

I'm currently facing challenges with routing separate Stylus RMX channels to individual MIDI tracks in Ableton Live in a well-organized manner. While I've followed tutorials to create a functional ...
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MIDI input "cool-down" problem

Essentially, I want to make recordings with my electric piano, using MIDI. I connected my digital piano to my laptop with a MIDI to USB audio interface, and the following happened: When pressing a ...
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How to identify the optimal SoundFont for a MIDI file?

When I come across a .mid file without any additional details, is there really no efficient way to determine the SoundFont with which it was created with/intended to be heard with? For example any ...
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What kind of software do I need to make general MIDI playback on my computer sound better?

[No, I'm not asking for a specific recommendation.] I'm writing some web-based software that uses the WebMidi API to output MIDI events which, somehow (sound card MIDI module?) turn into sound. It ...
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Connect keyboard and synthesizer via MIDI Thru

I have an old synthesizer with the five-pin MIDI In, Out, Thru connections. I also have a keyboard with only one USB MIDI port. How can I connect both to my audio interface (has MIDI In and Out) via ...
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How can I use Ultimate Guitar tabs for backing

I would like to record a song with tabs I find in ultimate guitar. It export tabs as GP5, but no midi files. I want to record my guitar playing, but use drums/bass automatically generated via DAW. I ...
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Will recording as MIDI lose the quality of a WAV?

I've played a couple of tunes of my electric piano, and have recorded them as MIDI files. I would like to convert them to a WAV format, but I'm worried for the following reasons: By first recording ...
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Wireless Connection for Vortex and MicroFreak

I'm looking for a simple way to connect a keytar (Alesis Vortex) to a synth (Arturia MicroFreak) through wireless midi. My first hope is that since the Vortex comes with a USB-A dongle I can use a ...
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Splitting MIDI Channels for Left and Right Hand on Yamaha Clavinova CSP-275 (Streamlight)

I recently purchased a Yamaha Clavinova CSP-275 digital piano that comes with the Stream Lights function. I've been trying to import a song (piano only song) into the piano for practice purposes. ...
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Tuning "Steinway Grand Piano" in Garageband midi library like a real piano

I would like to my midi in Garageband sound like a real piano . I'm using the Steinway Grand Piano in the library, but it has no intonation and depth. I tried adding some plug-ins and tuning ...
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Mapping pads to broken guitar chords with velocity sensitivity for live performance

I am a complete rookie to music theory nor do I know how to play a keyboard or guitar. I like to sing and perform therefore I need help to execute this, if at all it is possible: Something along these ...
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Trouble getting Finale and Cakewalk to agree on midi file tempo

I have a score I have created in Finale. I'm working on creating an audio sample of it. Some parts of it (the strings) sound good using the sound libraries within Finale but other parts (the chorus) ...
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Lilypond: how to engrave a break between choruses and output a single MIDI file?

I'm studying melodic structures in jazz solos, and am using Lilypond to annotate characteristics such as chord tone, non-chord tones, and enclosures. I've written a Python script to automate the ...
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Ableton - exported mp3 does not include MIDI tracks

I have a project in Ableton with some MIDI tracks and some audio tracks. They both play when I listen to the track in the Ableton, so all the tracks are turned on with proper levels. When I export the ...
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Lilypond midi volume mix between chord progression and melody

I'm writing python code to automatically annotate jazz solo transcriptions (with their corresponding chord progressions) and to produce midi output using Lilypond. I'd like to instruct Lilypond to ...
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Standard sheet music file

I am working on a project that converts raw sheet music into MIDI, mp3 files. I did this because right now many of the sheet music players I have heard are very bad and I think I can do better. In ...
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Set special reverb in midi player/editor which is oriented to midi reverb event

I am looking for a way to play midis with a special reverb in a midi player or editor. I'm working on a patch for a videogame which fixes its midi based music (it's buggy in the original game). Among ...
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what types of equipment do i need to rapidly produce songs with keyboard instrumentation, USB microphone vocals, and multi-track recording? [duplicate]

I'm confused about the "tools" I need and what all is done by the synthesizer workstation vs laptop software. I will create percussion and rhythm tracks with a keyboard synthesizer, do ...
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How to access the lower manual and pedalboard on setBfree Organ emulator

I installed the organ emulator setBfree on a Debian GNU/Linux System. I run it with Jack connected to the simple USB MIDI controller keyboard. This is working fairly well to connect to the upper ...
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Is there a drum module that doesn't have sound banks, just sends the MIDI signal out through USB or Bluetooth?

I bought a used Roland TD-4KP with added mesh pads and cymbals. The things is that the TD4 module that comes with it doesn't have the aux input for a 3rd cymbal, and some pads, like the toms, have a ...
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How can I translate a song originally written for 5 octaves to be playable with only 3 octaves while still sounding good?

I'm working on a script to translate midifiles into button presses in a game (scum) where I can play an instrument. However, the game only allows me to play with 3 octaves. As someone with no ...
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Mimic special midi reverb event that gets quieter the higher it is set to

I am looking for a way to play midis with a special reverb in a midi player or similar. This reverb, which was used in a Nintendo 64 game, uses a special reverb technique that seems to be a ...
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Midi velocity for multiple simultaneous notes

If I have multiple note-on MIDI messages occurring at the same time (simultaneously as a chord) should I be concerned about the velocity applied to each note-on to avoid things like clipping and other ...
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Some intuitions about Disklavier

I am working on a project which involves using a Disklavier, unfortunately at the moment I have no possibilities to play around with one myself and to try things out on a Disklavier. I was wondering ...
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How do you convert a midi file to a guitar sound?

I have made some guitar transcriptions that I would like to sell online. Guitar Pro 5 allows me to export the score to MIDI. I would just like to know what a good way is to get a guitar sound from ...
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How can I split a sound into sinewaves, with each sine note being a different part of the overtone series?

I'm attempting to make a fake choir sound out of sine waves. For the past 5 years, I have been playing around with onlinesequencer.net. It's a very simple and limited online midi music making website ...
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1-byte MIDI messages through USB-MIDI converter

I have a "Fore" USB-MIDI converter and I suspect it is not properly handling the 1-byte MIDI messages that my Windows PC-based sequencer is sending. The codes are 0xf8 (timing code), 0xfa (...
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Extracting music features from MIDI, storing them in arrays, making new MIDI file from extracted features, how do I get output as similar to original?

I have extracted notes, chords, rests and time signatures from parsed MIDI file. Storing them and again playing them back, I still cannot get the original speed and mix of sounds. What am I doing ...
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Duration of a MIDI file by parsing it and making a stream of parsed notes and chords do not playback the same length music. What is the problem here?

I parsed a MIDI file in music21 by using converter.parse function in music21. And for extracting notes and chords with duration, I have used the code as follows: score = converter.parse('...
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If I have a combination of pitches played as a chord in a MIDI, how do I extract only two pitches from it and get somewhat similar tone?

While extracting pitches in a MIDI file of piano instrument, I get chords with combination of pitches as D2.D3.D4.F#4.A4 played for 0.2 duration. However, I want to receive only a maximum of 2 pitches ...
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Difference between MIDI tracks and channels

I am confused about midi channels and tracks. What is exactly the difference, and what is the use of a track at all? I can send my midi messages to the channels with the first 4 bits of a status byte, ...
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Better midi playback on mac

I am trying to write scores for some popular bollywood songs using lilypond. I am checking the correctness of score by playing back the midi file. I am observing that the playback quality by different ...
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What is the best way to create a Midi file of transcription of orchestral score from audio or sheet music?

There is a song that I cannot find in midi format, and was wondering what the best process would be to create such a file, if I have either the original score and/or an audio recording of an orchestra ...
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Using Rhodes Plugin changes loop length in MPC Beats

In a tutorial how to create a simple House Track , I use MPC Beats with an AKAI MPK mini. If you start MPC Beats you'll be asked to open a template or your stuff. I chose open a House template. And ...
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How does the analyze function work by taking 'key' in music21 library(python)? From a passed midi file, how can it determine the key and mode?

score = music21.converter.parse('filename.mid') key = score.analyze('key') print(key.tonic.name, key.mode) This gives the key and the mode of a given midi file. How can I get similar information on ...
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calculating midi pitch bend value from key numbers with fractional part

I am creating a tool for composing with midi micro-tonal message (pitch bend), and I wanted make sure I am calculating the amount of bending correctly. I would appreciate it if any one could tell me ...
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I'm looking for midi software that will allow me to project to my students on both piano and a staff what I am playing [closed]

In my piano class in college, there was an electric piano that had a grand staff built onto it. Whenever someone played the keyboard, the whole class could see the notes being played light up on the ...
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Yamaha Digital Piano YDP-145: Play MIDI files on piano using built-in voices?

I recently bought an YDP-145 and I managed to connect it to my computer using USB to HOST. The piano comes with 10 voices and I'm wondering if it's possible to play MIDI files from my computer on the ...
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Midi controlled metronome?

For piano practice (Roland RD 88), I would like a metronome I can control with MIDI foot pedal/ switches (Roland FC-300). It's most important to me to adjust the tempo with an expression pedal CC, and ...
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Why can't velocity information be extracted from this kick drum loop?

I wanted to apply the groove of a downloaded kick drum loop to my own kick sound. The plan was to convert the loop’s audio, which happened to be in stereo, to MIDI and then simply hot swap the ...
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How can I make my DAW songs really groove? [closed]

For context: I make rock music in Ableton, and I use Ableton’s Drum Rack to quickly program drum beats (for reference, think “Heart of Glass” by Blondie or “Little Red Corvette" and "When ...
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LMMS MIDI notes don't stop

I don't know I'm right place but I connected my Casio ToneBank CT-670 to my DAW (LMMS 1.2.2) I can hear the notes I played but it does not stop. How can I set the DAW or the tonebank to sense my push ...
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How does one recall the current context properties for MIDI effects in Lilypond?

After setting the a context property for a MIDI effect, for example \set Staff.midiChorusLevel = #2, how would I save this value into a variable inside a Scheme function, should I want to temporarily ...
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What can a modern DAW do with analog sounds?

It's been several years since I last found much time to indulge my music hobby but I'm starting to think about it a lot lately so I want to get back up to speed a bit, at least conceptually. When I ...
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What is Hold 2 in MIDI?

I found a MIDI Controller called "Hold pedal 2" (0d69 or 0x45). What is this? Is it important or useful?
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