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 to hook up Korg EX-8000 to a computer w/o a keyboard?

I have a Korg EX-8000 synth I bought at a thrift store, but no midi keyboard and would like to know how to hook up to my computer so I can test to see if it works. I just ordered a MIDI to USB cable. ...
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Is there a general algorithm to convert MIDI style data to proper sheet with correct notes?

The title almost contains the whole question: is there a general reliable algorithm to determine the correct notes (with sharp/flat) as they appear on a sheet with only input a MIDI-style data that ...
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How to connect keyboard to external synth module through a DAW

I have a Yamaha DGX520, I am able to connect to LMMS (my current DAW) and obtain sounds through the computer through the MIDI-in option; however, I cannot seem to connect to my Kurzweil PC2R sound ...
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Possible to slice to MIDI *manually* in Ableton?

Is it possible to slice to MIDI manually in Ableton? Most people just use the slice-to-MIDI feature (right click on clip and Ableton more or less does the rest), but I want to know if it's even ...
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Ableton AlesisDM7 Midi Drims product sound but no notes

I have a drum MIDI controller, and I used to be able to record the hits into midi notes just fine. Now, it might record 1 in every 35 hits. All intended hits come through the speakers, but nothing is ...
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How can I get the number of ticks in a bar using ticks per beat and tempo?

There seems to be a significance of one bar, certain notes happen every bar at roughly the same position. But how can I calculate how many ticks there are per bar using ticks per beat of the song and ...
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How can I split a midi file programatically?

Im using the mido library on python to work with the midi file. Given any midi file, I would like to output a midi file consisting only of the first 10 seconds of the input. I don't see any ...
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I'm looking for a MIDI player that shows each individual key's VOLUME [closed]

I'm looking for a MIDI player that shows each individual key's VOLUME. I saw one online once that indicated this by the intensity of the COLOR of that key when it was depressed. For example, in that ...
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Use MIDI e-drums sounds in Ableton 10

I have no experience with Ableton, but I wanted to start learning by recording some drums samples with my e-drums (Alesis Crimson 2). I already set up the instrument and it sends and receives MIDI ...
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How do I hook my MIDI up with a guitar pedal?

I'm trying to hook my Behringer vintage delay VD4000 guitar pedal up with my akai mkp88 MIDI. However, it doesn't give any proper output wherever I plug the pedal in. And the pedal clearly works, ...
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Using MIDI with a split keyboard

I'm using a keyboard (Roland FP2 in this situation) which has a split facility. When I split bass/piano, it decides I need some drum sounds as well, and I can't make them disappear. How can I use a ...
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Are there any simple ways to improve the sound quality of songs I made in MuseScore?

I have composed several tracks using MuseScore. I exported these as MIDIs and played them on my phone to my friend. His comment was: "It sounds like the music from an old computer game like Super ...
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how to make tuning adjustments to pitches in midi files

Total midi noob here. Say I export a score that I'm writing with music notation software as a midi file (or I suppose any midi file, but that's where my midi files will come from). How would I go into ...
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midi tracks with chords and melody

I've had a decent look at the midi file format and I thought I understood, so I wrote a python script that removed midis with multiple tracks from my data set in order to have only melodies in single ...
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Question about remaking a song in midi

I have been practicing fully remaking songs made by other artists. But ive faced a giant problem since then. I cant hear all the tracks. yes i can hear the main tracks and some other ones but when ...
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Musescore 3 MIDI input not working anymore

I started using Musescore 3 about a week ago, and I was successfully able to use a MIDI cable from my electric piano to my computer until today. And yes, I turned on my keyboard, then plugged in the ...
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Is there any way to record sounds from keyboard as midi notes to DAW?

I've got some nice presets on my keyboard and I wonder if recording audio is the only option here? Is this possible to record these sounds as midi notes or is this kind of thing possible only in DAW ...
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wanting to connect new m audio keyboard via usb and midi to use Finale and Sonar

So both programms work via usb, but sometimes I need both programs open at once (one is music writing software, the other recording as you know). In this case I get the message that the port is in use ...
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Combine a microphone and a MIDI keyboard to form a single output

I have a MIDI keyboard and a microphone, I would like to form an output combining both, and be able to select it among my microphones available in Discord or TeamSpeak for example. Is this possible ...
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Digital Piano Midi Latency Problem

I'm connecting Casio cdp-230r to PC(windows 7) using Ableton 10 and I'm experiencing massive Latency. Sound driver: ASIO4ALL(I've also tried with audio interface+ASIO). I know about reducing ...
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How to get Logic Pro X to record keyboard sounds? [duplicate]

I have A Juno DS88, which should be able to send audio data. I also have Logic Pro X on my mac. I've been able to use it like a MIDI controller, but I'm trying to record the sounds my Juno gives me ...
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Converting Yamaha EX5 s1s files to MIDI

the diskette drive on my Yamaha EX5R synth has stopped loading files, even after I replaced the drive. I have the files backed-up but they are the S1S proprietary format. Is there a way to convert ...
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App for playing music from notation [closed]

I'm looking for an app (hopefully an Android one) which takes notation in text (such as cdefg; the exact syntax shouldn't matter) as input and plays the music that it represents. I haven't been able ...
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Cubase 10 Drum Editor Problem

I opened cubase 10 the other day and found that the descriptions of the drum set and notes for midi are missing from the left side of the editor where they should be. I cannot seem to find a way to ...
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assistance adding back midi to a lilypond file

I had been typesetting Orthodox Christian liturgical by using the gregorian style in lilypond. For the "recitatives" where many syllables are sung to one note I have been actually separating them and ...
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How do I get Logic Pro X to record the audio from my keyboard?

I have all the necessary cables to do this, however I'd like to know how to get it going.
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There is an instrument similar to Meowsic Cat Piano, but with Chicken sounds?

I'm working on a game with chickens and I would love to have the chickens sing songs, pretty similar to Gonzo Chickens from "Muppets show". But I'm having a hard time finding a way to do it. I found ...
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How do I make the staff for dynamics affect the MIDI output?

I've written a lovely[citation needed] piece of piano music using Denemo (a graphical front-end to Lilypond), consisting of a piano staff with a staff for dynamics inserted in between them. The ...
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Is there such a thing as a portable chord organ?

I have recently been playing an inherited Chord Organ, with a full set of chord buttons for the left hand and the piano keys for the right hand, however it is not very portable, has a portable version ...
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Is there any way to change pitch bend wheel values in real time?

I have midi keyboard on repair (Evolution MK361-C) that has problems with Pitch Wheel. Pitch Wheel is not sendind accurate high values (7F as max) to computer, it sends maximum value of about 7A-7C. ...
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How do I synchronize a Digitech SDRUM with a Tc Helicon VoiceLive 3 looper?

How can I make the MIDI connection between the looper of the Tc Helicon VL3 and the Digitech SDRUM? Does a cable that can do that exist? Maybe there also is some adapter that could help me?
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¿Cómo sincronizo un SDRUM de Digitech con un looper Tc Helicon VoiceLive 3? [duplicate]

How can I make the MIDO connection between the looer of the VL3 and the SDRUM? Does that cable exists? maybe some adapter?
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Simple MIDI/trigger pedals

I have an Arturia KeyStep and Roland SPD-SX, which I use with Ableton live. What I would like to do, is to connect two pedals of some sort that could be used as additional MIDI inputs. Are there any ...
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Korg as MIDI + Send Kontakt sound to Korg Kronos

I am using Kontakt 6 standalone with The GIANT piano library. I cannot figure out how to: Correctly configure Kronos so that it does not play its own sounds but works as a simple keyboard, playing ...
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Syncing analog rytm MKII with analog four MKI

I want to sync. both synth. Here my set up: Connect MIDI OUT of AR to MIDI IN of AF. On the AR: set OUT PORT FUNC to “MIDI” and OUTPUT TO to “MIDI” in the GLOBAL > MIDI CONFIG > MIDI PORT CONFIG ...
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Can I save a MIDI data stream on the USB wire to a .MID file?

I am on Linux, using a custom program generating MIDI events, which are interpreted and played by a synth connected to my PC via USB cable. Since this program is interactive and does not allow saving ...
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Use saved midi presets without using a computer

I've got a novation impulse 49 MIDI keyboard, and I'd like to use it live with presets that I have created on logic, but it would be such a pain and also kinda dangerous to bring my macbook with me ...
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How to make melodies/chords more interesting [closed]

I’m a noob when it comes to making music but I have a little problem when creating melodies/chords. I made a nice loop in fl studio but I feel it’s to repetitive. I’ve tried adding more chords and ...
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M-AUDIO Keystation 88es is Unknown Device on Windows7 64 SP1

I've been using MIDI "M-AUDIO Keystation 88es" for more than 4 years on my PC. Yesterday I tried to connect the MIDI keyboard to my notebook (Windows 7 64bit SP1). I had installed the 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 [closed]

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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Can Ableton add another instrument layer every time a loop repeats whilst live?

Say I'm working with an 8-bar drum beat. If I want to add another instrument layer on top I must stop recording the drums, arm the new instrument, and then press the record button, wait for the count-...
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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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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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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, ...