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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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M-AUDIO Keystation 88es is Unknown Device on Windows7 64 SP1

I use midi "M-AUDIO Keystation 88es" more than 4 years on my PC. Yesterday I tried to connect midi keyboard to my notebook (windows 7 64bit SP1). I had installed 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

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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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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Logic Pro X: extract quantized score as midi

I am running Logic Pro X 10.4.3 on a system with macOS HighSierra 10.13.6. I have a piano track that looks perfect in the score window, but terrible when I extract it as midi (all the tiny ...
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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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FL STUDIO: 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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Send midi audio output to instrument

I have a PSR-S975 and I have connected the keyboard to my laptop via USB to Host and it worked perfectly and records sounds. My problem is that the output sound always listen through the laptop ...
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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 ...
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How to assign a Launch pad to a specific key in Cubase

I have just bought a Novation Launch key mini with East West Gold orchestra and I was wondering if there is a way to set the launch pads to a specific pitch. This is so I can have the key switches of ...
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What is `Roland's pitch` and `Yamaha's pitch`? and How to convert notes to them?

I have an assign that convert this sheet to 'Roland's pitch' and 'Yamaha's pitch'. I have no idea about what is Roland's pitch and Yamaha's pitch, neither how to do it. Please let me know. using this ...
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Did people use DAWs or Trackers first in the 90s?

I wanted to know what the average home user was using for computer based music production back in the day. I was under the impression that mainly trackers were used in the early 90s to create MODs and ...
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Is there an AU plugin that has a similar use to FL Studio's Stamp Tool?

I've seen people online using the stamp tool in FL Studio to write scales. As far as I can tell, Logic Pro X does not come with this feature. Is there a plugin (has to be AU for my purposes) that ...
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How can I use my laptop as an OTG adapter?

I use a device with a type C port, and would love to connect it with my midi keyboard. However, there aren't any OTG adapters for type c devices available in my area. I was wondering if I could plug ...
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Which one is better midi controller or midi keyboard

I am confused whether to buy a midi controller or a midi keyboard. I currently use Yamaha E323 arranger keyboard and want to upgrade to the latest type within a budget of maximum 60000 INR I am not ...
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Move individual midi notes to the end of each note in Logic Pro X

Is there a function or method of moving a set of midi notes to their individual end note positions in Logic Pro X? Ie. midi note A with length 10 should be moved to its end position (11), and midi ...
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Use a laptop as a loop pedal

I saw this video of Peter Bence using a loop pedal to play different sounds on a piano, then loop the sounds and play new sounds over the top of the recordings: I ...