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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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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How to render midi stems trough a single intrument track in Reaper?

I have a project in Reaper with 255 individual midi tracks all nested under a folder track on which I added Virtual instrument, to avoid aving to configure each track individually. This way I can ...
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How to Stretch Midi Notes and Position in Logic Pro X

Reason 999 why FL studio is better than logic, but I want to use Alchemy so here we are. In FL studio there is an easy option to stretch multiple midi notes and their placement so it is easier to ...
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How is a small MIDI keyboard mapped to a bass guitar strings?

Warning: total noob here. Not sure if this is a lack of software or music knowledge (probably both). I started using a DAW (Cakewalk) and bought a very basic midi keyboard (Akai mini) to start making ...
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Yamaha CLP-295GP: adjust “program change” parameter

I have taken the position of Organist/Pianist at my church and have “inherited” the Yamaha Clavinova CLP-295GP. I am in the process of hooking up the organ (1100+ pipe with MIDI) and Clavinova to PC ...
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Portamento in the Scream Tracker

I am designing the implementation of the Scream Tracker 2 using Midi math. Everything matched perfect so far, until I considered "portamento". In the sci-pop articles there's no much ...
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can i play my electric guitar on a midi sequencer?

for example in ableton live , connect my guitar and program a melody, is that possible? I don't know if this could be done, it would be interesting to me instead of using virtual instruments.
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Can Lilypond change MIDI instruments during a piece?

I am writing a brass piece that includes the instruction con sordino for the trumpet at one point. As there is in fact a muted trumpet MIDI instrument, I would like to switch the staff's channel to ...
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What is the difference between [144,*,0] and [128,*,64] to end a midi note?

I've noticed that sometimes Logic or my midi devices send [144,*,0] (where * is the note) when a note is complete, and other times sends [128,*,64]. What's the difference?
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Best way of transferring songs that were recorded onto floppy disk using a Clavinova CVP-103

We have a Clavinova CVP-103 which my wife used to record a bunch of music onto floppy discs years ago. I'm trying to work out the best way of ensuring she can still listen to her music without having ...
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Is the polyphony limit on a Digital piano tied to the sound engine?

I don't want to end up paying more for a digital piano for a higher polyphonic capability if I don't need it. I was wondering if the polyphony limit on digital pianos is tied to the sound engines they ...
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Why is MIDI gain based on a factor of 40?

Many documents state that the MIDI standard gain is 40 * log10(CC7/127). I've found only one person asking why, with no replies. This document says that voltage (amplitude) gain is a factor of 20, not ...
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Logic Pro X : Select all the notes above a specific (reference) note

In Logic Pro X when you are editing in Piano Roll if you need to select all the notes following a specific (reference) note, you can do it by using the key command shift+F and shift+uparrow is used to ...
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Midi stream key on and off

I have midi stream which turns on same drum instrument 0x24 (bass drum 1) simultaneously at different velocities. 00 99 24 77 00 24 7b In some time both are being turned off 00 99 24 00 00 24 ...
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Studio One: Map mixer faders to MIDI CC

Is it possible in Studio One to map multiple mixer channel volume faders to different MIDI CC messages, e.g. from an external fader controller? Example: CC 102 -> channel 1 volume CC 103 -> ...
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How to miniaturize hardware for basic MIDI device control? [closed]

Currently I use Ableton on my main system, which is great but you need pretty high specs to run and needs a few minutes at least to boot up. Which is fine but my free time is much more restricted ...
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Enable/Disable the Input of a Software Instrument in Log Pro X Using MIDI?

I'd like to be able to enable and disable a Software Instrument track's Input using MIDI in Logic Pro X. The idea is to be able to play live guitar with a Behringer FCB1010 (10 footswitches and 2 ...
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Seeking midi processor iOS app for external keyboard that runs in background (does not have to own screen on iPad) [closed]

I have a portable keyboard/piano (FVEREY 88 Key Foldable Digital Piano Keyboard) which I connect to my iPad using a usb cable and handy adapter (usb camera adapter), and currently if I run GarageBand ...
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How can I get Logic Pro to obey Song Position Pointer messages?

How can I get Logic Pro X to receive and obey a Song Position Pointer message? I am trying to use the midi npm library to do this: const midi = require('midi'); const output = new midi.Output(); ...
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How to extract midi note numbers from a midi file? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out how to extract the midi note number information from a midi file. Is there any software that can do this?
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Midi software that monitors your guitar picking accuracy [closed]

My electronic drums can monitor my pad strike accuracy to help improve timing. Is there a software program that does this for a midi guitar interfaced with your computer? It would be an effective tool ...
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One note of chord not part of scale

I am currently analyzing a track by Deadmau5, and am almost positive that it is written in F# minor. The melody notes are all within that scale, and pretty much all of the chords are too. However, ...
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Using a MIDI foot switch as MIDI input for my DAW?

I use a Nektar Impact LX61 MIDI keyboard with FL Studio 20. I have a pedal plugged into the 1/4" foot switch jack on the back. Currently, this functions as a "sustain" in that it ...
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Metronome for the whole show with automatic midi synth switching. What's a good setup?

My band wants to improve our live shows and have a metronome set up for the whole setlist. We want the keyboard to switch sounds automatically on specific bars. The tempo switches even mid-songs, so ...
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How to route midi to mauto pitch to control notes in audio

I want to add mauto pitch to an audio sample and then route midi information to mauto pitch for it to adjust the notes in the audio to, like in this video: but with fl ...
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Connecting Behringer Footswitch to Cakewalk DAW

I am using a Behringer FCB1010 midi foot controller and a Line 6 tone port UX2 audio interface (which my guitar is plugged into). While trying to assign a footswitch to a virtual pedal on cakewalk, an ...
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How to change directly the voice of a note with Musescore?

I have a staff with wrong placement of notes. I can change the selected note's staff with ctrl+shift+up/down, but the voice of the note remains and creates a mess. How can I change the voice of a not ...
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How do I convert drum loops purchased online into MIDI drum racks in my DAW?

I am totally new to the world of loops, which seem to be a pretty big deal for some genres, such as EDM and techno. I've always taken pride in creating my drum beats from scratch and modifying the ...
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