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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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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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Cubase: find and remove very short notes

In Cubase, how can I find and remove very short notes, notes of a just a millisecond or two in duration? However carefully I fret my guitar, its MIDI system will still occasionally send very short ...
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is there an instrument that plays all notes for the same volume profile (over time) regardless of pitch

So you know how when playing a stringed instrument a low note will always play longer than a high note. Here is a good question about it - When we press a piano key, why does a high pitch note not run ...
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Pan vs Balance in MIDI

Musink Pro lets can supplement your music notation with custom MIDI instructions. The MIDI instructions are sent directly to your selected MIDI device as the score plays. I have started using Pan to ...
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What is the "global parameter" in a Logic Pro Midi script?

The documentation for Logic Pro Midi says rather cryptically "The Scripter plug-in has one global parameter." But it doesn't say what that global parameter is. What is it? And is it global ...
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Is there a way to obtain information about the instrument to which a Logic Pro X Script is attached?

Is it possible for a Logic Pro X midi script to query information about the instrument to which it is attached? For example, find out if it is transposed or has a particular midi range filter? I have ...
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Recognise anacrusis in MuseScore, from Lilypond's midi files

I generate midi files in LilyPond and import them into MuseScore for playback. When there is an anacrusis in the piece, I use LilyPond's \partial command: \version "2.21.0" \score { { ...
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Play a MIDI, except use a WAV on a single channel

I used Cubase on the Atari ST in the 90s, and now a little bit of GarageBand on the Mac and Maschine/Kontakt, so I do have some understanding about computer DAWs and such but still I cannot find an ...
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Digital Piano or MIDI [closed]

When I was little I used to play the piano, I got to fur elise level and my life took another direction, now at 25 I got back to it again, I got a small midi keyboard https://www.amazon.com/Alesis-...
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Does converting MIDI files to MP3 files require creativity?

MIDI files record which keys are pressed when, how hard and for how long. Given a sufficiently detailed physics model of the instrument, it should be possible to simulate it in silico (at least in ...
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Can I get a sense of how good Logic Pro is at MIDI -> MP3 conversion without installing MacOS? [closed]

I'm interested in converting MIDIs to MP3s. I've heard that Logic Pro is pretty good at this, but installing Logic Pro and MacOS is quite a hassle for me (I use Linux) Are there web sites that let you ...
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Will what I send in on MIDI In come out through (MIDI over) USB?

I am playing a church organ installed as software on my PC. I play it from my digital piano (Kawi CS10) connected through USB to the PC, and it works fine. Now I want to add a pedalboard (https://www....
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How do I adjust the pitch range of the Midi pitch bend control?

I would like to pitch bend my midi data, while in session view, clip view and Envelopes tab, as is shown in the picture. I have selected midi ctrl in device chooser. Then I selected pitch bend in the ...
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How to generate MIDI of a drum score in Lilypond?

I am beginning to experiment with Lilypond, trying to see the possibilities for writing drum scores / lead sheets. So far I have found the \drums notation, as well as \midi { } command. However, when ...
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Lilypond: How to tell the midi file not to play the hidden notes? [closed]

I noticed that the Frescobaldi midi file produces the hidden notes. How to avoid this?
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No sound when playing mp3/midi from any device except Nord Piano

I recorded a midi file in Cubase11 Elements 11 using Nord Piano 4. I exported the audio both in midi and mp3 but there's no sound. I can hear my track only when playing directly from Cubase when ...
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How to convert to Audio a MIDI recording routed to E-Drum module in Cubase 11

Well, I'm kind of confused here and I don't know what else to do. Let me explain because I think is kind of particular. I have an EF-Note 5x, whose module allows you to record MIDI and audio directly ...
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How to calculate music sheet symbols duration, in Midi file

I want to make music in computer programming language. but I don't know how to calculate music sheet symbols duration by attention to tempo and time signature. I was confused about that because ...
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Does the velocity need to be 0 for a note to be played again?

I am working with the V3.0.0 Maestro Dataset. One of the midi files in particular, /2017/MIDI-Unprocessed_043_PIANO043_MID--AUDIO-split_07-06-17_Piano-e_1-03_wav--4.midi had a track that has something ...
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Can I get my Microkorg sound (patch) on my digital piano?

I have a Korg Microkorg synth which is a really fun synthesizer for a beginner like me. I like making patches (tones) and exploring the different possibilites. However, it's a bit annoying to use ...
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Computer workstation setup for complex live performances

In my current setup, I use my keyboard (a Motif XF7) to perform as a one-man orchestra, playing main parts with a hand, some backing with the other hand, and using one of the arpeggiators either in ...
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How to set Alesis Q25 to transmit on only single midi channel into Logic Pro

I've got an Alesis Q25 hooked up to my Mac running Logic Pro. Everything works great. What I want to do is send midi data from the Q25 on only one midi channel, so I can have another midi controller ...
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How to change the MIDI tempo with scheme?

I would like to create a function which would automate some tempo changes in my score (it would be hidden on the score with something like \override Score.MetronomeMark #'transparent = ##t, indeed the ...
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How to fix the drum part's staff in the correct form in Sibelius?

I wrote the drum part in DAW, exported the midi and imported it to Sibelius. It recognized this track in this form: How can I quickly transform it into the correct form and remove these polyphony? ...
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Could it be possible to convert a midi file from Equal Temperament notes to Just Intonation using Sysex data? [duplicate]

I read today that Sysex files have the capacity to contain additional note pitch information from the regular 0-127 in normal MIDI. Is it possible to convert a regular MIDI file to Sysex type, and add ...
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Lilypond: define MIDI output file name

I am trying to make Lilypond create a MIDI output file whose name corresponds song title, but I didn't succeed so far. Maybe someone can help? From the Lilypond notation reference (https://lilypond....
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Why does my midi device have a long delay (cool-down period) between consecutive key presses?

When pressing a key on my midi device and monitoring it in Midi-OX, it takes a long time (about 5 seconds) before it registers another input. Note that I'm nót talking about the delay between pressing ...
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How to get more voices on Yamaha Arius keyboards?

I have a Yamaha Arius 144. It has a handful of voices preinstalled (harpsichord, vibraphone, etc). I'd like to get more, but I can't find any information about how to get them or get the keyboard to ...
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Ableton 10 : automate tempo without warping midi clip (like no-warp on audio)

I use ableton live 10 and I like to record things without metronome, then automate the master tempo accordingly. This works really good with audio tracks (eg. a guitar or vocals) provided I de-...
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