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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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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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midi keyboard to audio interface

I am going to buy audio interface which won't have a midi input so my question is are there some adapters that can let me plug midi keyboard to this audio interface?
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Is there an equivalent to "format painter" (Microsoft formatting tool) in Ableton when editing MIDI notes?

For example, I recently had a two MIDI chords. They were the same chord, but one was eighth notes and the other was quarter notes. Is there a quick way to apply the "formatting" (read: ...
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Can I use midi without external speakers? [closed]

I bought the Thomann DP-26 and wanted to use a different sound. I can use a Midi output but can I play the midi sound on the speakers of the piano again, so i dont have to jse external speaker?
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My midi is not in tune. Why ? How do I tune it?

My midi Double Bass Section Legato is out of tune by - 22 ct. Why is this happening and how do I fix this ? The instrument is the 'Double bass Section Legato' in the Orchestral Strings which can be ...
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Ableton Live - expression pedal to affect currently selected track

I have the FCB1010. I would like to press a pedal, which would switch to a track, and then, when I use the volume pedal affect only the selected track's volume. Can this be done? It will be helpful to ...
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I can't open this midi file with my daw (ableton 11)

(the midi file is in google drive. i cant open it in ableton live 11) (https://drive.google.com/file/d/15f33DGnmy94zQ8Nt-mIhxbjJJMtz_akW/view?usp=sharing)
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\unfoldrepeat and \repeat with midi output in lilypond

I have a piece of lilypond code here: trebleNotesOne = { \unfoldRepeats {\repeat volta 2 { r8 a'16 b'16 c''8 b'16 c''16 d''2 | r8 b'16 a'16 b'8 a'16 g'16 f'2 }} } bassNotesOne = {\clef bass ...
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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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