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 can I map a sequence of midi notes to a scale in Ableton Live

Overview I am using a Midi Fighter 3D to play notes into Ableton Live (Lite in this situation, but I have a license for Suite if needed). The MF3D outputs 16 sequential MIDI notes for each of 4 banks ...
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How to sync DAW VST automations to live performance?

I'm looking for a tool to control VST instruments through my epiano midi. My goal is to play a song, and having the DAW (or whatever) detect the tempo by analysing what I'm currently playing. Question:...
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Using MIDI with a split keyboard

I can split the sound with a keyboard (in this case a Roland FP2), and that works fine. However, I woud like to be able to use two sound modules, MIDIed so that each module has reference to the notes ...
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Switch General MIDI instruments from device? (Roland Sound Canvas, Reaper)

I have an Swissonic EasyKey61 MIDI keyboard, and it is connected to the VST plugin "Roland Sound Canvas" via Reaper. I am wondering how sound banks/instruments (e.g. "Piano 1", &...
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Can Bitwig recognize pitch bend information from an .mid file?

I've been writing music in Python with the pretty_midi library. It has the ability to write notes, pitch bend, and/or control change information to a .mid file. I've had great fun with the notes in ...
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converting midi track to software instrument track in Logic Pro

I have imported a Midi file into Logic Pro. Trying to change the tracks from midi tracks into software instrument tracks. When I select a software instrument, the music stops on the track and it goes ...
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How to Auto route Outputs for vocals in Ableton with a Midi Dummy?

here's my problem. My band plays in bars every night and we have created Backing Tracks for all 300 Songs, some of them with Percusion Audio & Fx's... but 70% are just a Cue intro + the metronome. ...
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Adjusting the BPM for an odd rhythm (to render a MIDI)

Firstly, sorry if I'm missing something basic, but I'm new to standard notation. I felt stuck because I'm doing a cover song @ 76 BPM, but I realized there's a lot note durations equal to 5 and 3 64th-...
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How can I transform a MIDI file of a vocal performance back into something that sounds like a voice? [closed]

Given a MIDI file how can I transform it something that sounds like the vocal cadences on the wikipedia.org/wiki/Candence entry? I understand that the end result will be an audio file and not a MIDI ...
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Flattening pedal information in Midi

I've got a midi file that was recorded on a Yamaha keyboard, and I'm trying to import it into LMMS. However, as far as I can tell, LMMS ignores pedal information when importing MIDI and it sounds ...
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Sustain pedal information in recorded Midi?

I realize this is a pretty model-specific question, but Reddit has amazed me before with its answers. I have an old Yamaha DGX-620, that I'm using to do some composing. I've been using the song ...
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How to arm specific Reaper tracks using Behringer MIDI footswitch (FCB 1010)?

I'd like to switch the record arm of specific tracks in Reaper using a Behringer FCB 1010, which is a MIDI footswitch. As an example, let's say I have 4 tracks in Reaper: 3 for guitar (same input, but ...
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Determining what sounds good [closed]

Before I ask the question, assume the following about me: an especially high affinity for auditory stimulation difficulty tuning out intermediate to advanced knowledge of music theory I seem to be ...
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Where can I find useful stuff to learn music production?

I'm trying to learn how to produce music. More specifically, I use a lot of MIDI for orchestral/chamber works. And as a classically trained musician, I don't find it useful when they start trying to ...
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Piano2MIDI How to hook up analog Piano to Synthesia MIDI animation? [closed]

re.: How to hook up analog Piano to synthesia MIDI animation ? synthesia This question is a follow-up to: How to build MIDI file visualizer to get input from MIDI ...
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Piano2MIDI How to record video of MIDI visualizer and real piano player integrated into one?

re.: How to record video of MIDI visualizer and real piano player integrated into one ? There is a nice video of MIDI Visualizer playing back MIDI file img-9gag-fun.9cache.com at the later time, ...
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Have MIDI file. Want Audio. Don’t know how

I have a very simple goal. I want to make a digital recording of myself practicing on a digital piano, play it back to myself, and share the audio with a friend. My digital piano has a MIDI port. It ...
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Guitar Pro 7 - converting Midi to Ukulele

I am trying to convert a midi to a ukulele GCEA. But as you can see from the screnshot below it's giving me some notes that do not have such notes. There are not so many frets.... Can anybody please ...
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Ableton Live - Playing back MIDI tracks and freezes, replaying same note forever

So I'm playing a MIDI track in Ableton Live, and suddenly it starts replaying the same note forever. I've tried hitting stop twice, turning midi learning on/off twice, literally deleting the track, ...
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Can I download the same Keyboard 1 voice from my Yamaha P45 to use as a midi voice on my DAW

I am using Ardour as my DAW and I have a bunch of midi sounds in there, I use my Yamaha P45 as a midi controller to input the midi notes into my DAW. However, I am currently using the Keyboard 1 voice ...
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In a piano midi file what all parameters(like time signature, duration etc) define how long a note or a chord is held pressed on the keyboard?

Kindly bear with my ignorance on music and the question comes from my project on blender using pythons music21 module. So my project is that if i pass a midi file, the code should create keyframes and ...
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Syncing clock to external midi with iPad

I am trying to integrate the ModStep iPad app into my setup. I have a Moog Matriarch and a Moog Mother-32. What I would like to do is sequence the Mother-32 using the ModStep iPad app and have the ...
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Yamaha SY99 floppy disk drive broken. Can I use something else?

The floppy disk drive on my Yamaha SY99 has been broken for over a decade. As a result I am unable to save anything I do (new sounds or new music) and, once I turn the synth off, the data is gone. ...
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Synthesizer: why playing a second time the same note shut down the first one?

When playing on synthesizers, usually when playing a second time the same note, even if the release phase is very long or the sustain pedal is pressed, the first note is shut down. Put in another way, ...
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What is the purpose of 0-length midi notes?

I have several midi files that contain notes with 0 duration. There will be a note_on event, then the next event for the same note says note_off and the time attribute is 0. Is there a purpose to ...
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Roland RP401 - GM2 list

In the manual for my Roland RP401 digital piano it lists sounds for 1 to 41 for Other (sounds other than the piano sounds). For the rest it just shows that it is GM2 tones. I have found several lists ...
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Generating triads from a MIDI note number

I have a single note from a MIDI instrument (wind controller) and I would like to generate a major triad from the note number. As I understand it the fifth is generated by always adding seven to the ...
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I want to change the percussion of my midi

I'm new here. I recently downloaded a midi for me to do a remix using a different soundfount with fl studio, so my soundfount only has standard percussion and midi has power percussion! how do i ...
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Computer doesn't receive proper sustain pedal MIDI signals from digital piano?

When I connect my piano to my computer and press the sustain pedal, it just plays a C note. (Garageband, and Musescore.) I have an Arius YDP-161 digital piano and a MIDI to USB converter. I use a ...
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Change MIDI octave before data reaches computer

I teach guitar. I was hoping to use a MIDI-enabled guitar, in combination with an iPad, to help students learn notes, practice sight-reading, and practice playing by ear. They would stay before or ...
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What is the rationale of electronic keyboards having the voices that they do?

It inevitably starts with a piano voice, then electric piano voices. Chromatically pitched percussion, guitars, strings, and so on, ending with drums. Even the most limited of keyboards have this ...
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Properly set up MIDI to USB

Essentially, I want to record myself playing the piano, which I've decided to do by recording the MIDI. My hardware setup is a Computer with Windows 10 x64 Yamaha P35 MIDI-to-USB cable The cable ...
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Styles player for Yamaha DGX 660

I have a DGX 660 keyboard. On this keyboard 200 styles files are preinstalled. But you can use 100 more... 2 ways exist: load them on the keyboard or use them on a USB key. The bank total can't exceed ...
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MIDI file displays with treble staff only

I have a MIDI file, installed Sibelius intending to have Sibelius read the MIDI file and display it as sheet music. It does. But treble staff only; the lower notes are all on ledger lines. It's a ...
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How to get Controller Assignments working with the Recorder part of Quick Sampler in Logic Pro 10.5?

I'm running into a weird bug/issue when mapping the record feature within Logic Pro 10.5's new quick sampler to a button on my midi controller: I mapped the Record button to a button on my midi ...
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MIDI connection between drum kit and laptop not working

I have an electronic drum kit (Millenium MPS-100) connected to my laptop via a MIDI (5-pin) to USB cable (just a cheap cable, there's no brand/model on it). I can't seem to get any signal from the ...
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Is it possible to connect an Android tablet to Cubase 10, to use it as a MIDI instrument?

I am using a Windows PC. I need a way to use my tablet as a drum machine. Is it possible to connect an Android tablet to Cubase 10, to use it as a MIDI instrument?
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Time in MIDI files

I understand the note/pitch and the velocity components of a message. However, I am having difficulty understanding the time attribute. According to the documentation of mido, a library that I am ...
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What type of software works as alternative to the common workstation keyboards “styles”?

I always found it handy to have these styles (rhythms + accompaniment) that are provided by the workstation keyboards. The auto-accompaniment styles come with an INTRO, VARIATIONS (A, B, eventually C,...
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Hardware mixer for MIDI CC editing

Is it possible to purchase a set of hardware faders that can be mapped such that each fader controls the value of a specified CC on a specified track, to control expression/dynamics in orchestral MIDI ...
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Mapping my fcb1010 to the same notes as my Akai APC mini so that it can perform the same functions, hands free

I'm using an Akai APC mini (without the control surface) to perform some functions on Ableton. Mostly starting and stopping tracks or Looper on different channels. I also own a Behringer FCB1010 ...
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Audio to midi CC

All. I'm wondering if there's a VST (for example) that would take audio as input (containing monophonic playing) and produce "midi CC" (continuous stream) as output. This output would contain pitch ...
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Ableton New User Question: Using Drum Kits

Is there a way to use a drum kit without programming it? For example, if I click on the 808Core Kit.adg in the Browser Content Pane, I get an audio preview. However, if I drag it to a MIDI track, I ...
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My midi controllers are clashing in Ableton Live

thanks in advance for reading this post.. I'm hoping I'll make it clear enough. I have an Akai APC mini and a full size midi keyboard. I am trying to use my APC mini to control turning off different ...
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Casio CTK 451 - FL studio

I have the following setup: Windows 10 FL studio 20 Casio CTK-451 with MIDI (Old keyboard) I connected my Casio to my PC and launched FL Studio. The Casio is detected as a generic MIDI by FL studio. ...
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What do shorter-than-thirty-two-note MIDI pedalboards bar you from playing?

There have been questions before about what utility can be derived from a two-octave keyboard in terms of learning any keyboard idioms. Well, two five-octave MIDI controllers and a volume pedal seem ...
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Can you use a midi controller without knowing how to play any instrument?

Can someone without any instrument experience create a song "by ear" using a midi controller? Or would you recommend getting a piano keyboard, learning how to play it first, and then use the midi ...
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Why do MIDI note off messages have velocities?

I understand why note on messages have velocities, but surely note off messages just turn them off - why do they also have a velocity? Equally, I checked if these velocities match up to the ...
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Setup for online piano lesson: how can I attend to my lesson and listen to my piano (live) and my teacher (online), on my headphones? [duplicate]

In the current situation, I guess many of us will take lessons online. I usually play with headphones, so I don't disturb others around with repeating passages and/or noisy exercises. For that reason, ...
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MIDI Keyboard Visualizer for Realtime Virtual Teaching [closed]

Like thousands of others, I am migrating my music students to virtual lessons. Some teachers are using overhead camera views of the piano keyboard, but I am considering adding a MIDI piano keyboard ...

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