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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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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Yamaha P45 MIDI Capabilities / What are the requirements for controlling this keyboard with my computer?

Prefacing this post with a link to a post covering the same topic, but I'm having a hard time understanding if any of these solutions allow me to use my computer to change the instruments and ...
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How can I play a soundfont from my Casio AP-470 keyboard?

I was able to install and run LMMS with a pair of nice soundfonts. I would like to press the keys on my keyboard, and instead of obtaining the piano default sound and the sound from the laptop, I ...
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MIDI controller sending CC #123

I'm using an old Roland RD-200 electric piano as my MIDI controller. I'm seeing a lot of weird behaviour when using it, like the sustain pedal not working and notes getting cut off without playing a ...
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MIDI controller

I recently bought a second hand midi controller (Alesis Q49) and I' m trying to connect it to my p/c, so that I can play (not interested in recording). I've installed 'virtual piano', selected my midi ...
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How should one work with missing digital staff on entry level keyboard?

I am currently trying to find a good entry level keyboard for getting back to learning to play after 20 years. I had a few years of grade school classes playing a brass instrument and some self taught ...
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Are there any MIDI-based drum coaching applications around? [closed]

Being a (hobby) guitarist, I always wanted to learn drums. As I don't have a dedicated rehearsal space, I decided to buy a used V-Drums kit (TD 17) from Roland with meshheads. The module comes with an ...
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Logic Pro: I recorded a midi track without metronome, how can I metronome match it?

I recorded a midi track (playing along to a record) and didn't listen to the metronome in Logic. Logic had the metronome set to 120 when I played. The actual tempo of the song is 108. When I change ...
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Send Midi CC from DAW Live to Launchkey

I'm trying to set a specific pad of my Novation Launchkey to lit by sending it a Midi message in Ableton Live, like described in the Programmer's reference on page 6-7: To light the bottom left drum-...
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MIDI controller static interference - is it a thing?

I have two MIDI controllers. Some of them are sending data on their own (seem to happen with specific controls, more than others). Is it static, EMI, or something else, and what can I do about it? ...
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Trouble in Ableton with midi keyboards cutting out while playing

I've been having a problem where my midi keyboard will randomly cut out and stop working after playing it from anywhere between 5 seconds to a minute. It will come back either after a few minutes, or ...
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Multi-track midi to sheet music [closed]

I am looking for music software that has the following features. I've looked extensively online. There are many packages that can do midi -> sheet music. However, I can't tell if they can do the ...
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Is there a format similar to MIDI that allows for hundreds of channels/instruments?

I have a soundtrack and each song has 16 channels/instruments. Nearly every song uses different instruments. For a project I'm working on, I need to have channels for every instrument used in the ...
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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 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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