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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Why do MIDI note off messages have velocities?

I understand why note on messages have velocities, but surely note off messages just turn them off - why do they also have a velocity? Equally, I checked if these velocities match up to the ...
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What are the various dimensions of keys of a full size midi keyboard? [closed]

I want to know the length and breadth of the keys of a full size midi keyboard. Something like of arturia keylab essential 61. I need to know this because I am trying to make my own midi keyboard.
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Setup for online piano lesson: how can I attend to my lesson and listen to my piano (live) and my teacher (online), on my headphones? [duplicate]

In the current situation, I guess many of us will take lessons online. I usually play with headphones, so I don't disturb others around with repeating passages and/or noisy exercises. For that reason, ...
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MIDI Keyboard Visualizer for Realtime Virtual Teaching

Like thousands of others, I am migrating my music students to virtual lessons. Some teachers are using overhead camera views of the piano keyboard, but I am considering adding a MIDI piano keyboard ...
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Online Piano Lessons Live Midi

So my teacher started to teach online due to COVID-19. He asked me to find a good angle so he can see my hands while I play but I cant. I have a midi controller. Is there a way to share with him my ...
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How do I play youtube music through my Casio Digital Piano CDP-S100 speakers [closed]

Windows loads the usb driver for the piano keybaord but does not feed the sound from youtube through the piano speakers - how do i do that? Also how do i get Chordana For Piano to play on windows? ...
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What are the chord patterns for Scales other than Major and Minor?

I know this is a Music Theory exchange but im not, atm trying to jump into the rabbit hole of Music Theory and hopefully an answer is still possible. I am writing a software program to help people ...
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How do you implement control change messages using the mido library?

I am trying to write a major scale using the mido python library and then apply various control changes to it so I can see what difference it makes to the sound (for example the pedal). This is my ...
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Midi Volume “Compression”?

Suppose your midi instrument, say a piano vst, has 16 "layers". When you input a note at velocity "1", you'll hear a very quiet ppp note. When you input the same note at velocity "127", you'll hear a ...
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Any recommentadions of DAWs that can interact with external piano?

I must say that I don't even know how to explain my problem, but here I go. The thing is: I have an piano digital (yahama 36keys), but it's been a while since I got bored with reading sheets and just ...
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Dictionary for Reverse Chord Lookup

I've been searching for some information regarding reverse chord lookup and various libraries that might help me with some software I'm writing. I've tried tonal.js and various other JS music theory ...
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MIDI connection to tablet not working

I am trying to connect my tablet (Samsung galaxy tab a 10.1 2019) to my piano keyboard (Yamaha P-70) using a midi cable. The keyboard is connected to the tablet through the midi cable and a USB b to ...
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aux line in as midi controller

I'm trying to use my keyboard as a midi controller without a midi wire. I am currently using an aux cable as my connector which only allows me to live record the instrument without being able to ...
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Midi volume control

I am building a footswitch board for a software looper , and need to be able to change the volume on each of four channels . I can do it in a roundabout way by controlling the cursor on the GUI with ...
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In Lilypond, silence parts of midi output

I need to engrave a choir piece, where some voices have unpitched parts, like whispered, spoken or screamed words. I want to engrave this using cross-headed notes, like in the following piece of music:...
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How to add real vocal/lyrics in a midi file? I want to assign every key a real song part

A noob here. I want to assign part of a song to every key and then convert it into a midi file. Is that possible? For example, every small part of song is a note and when it plays in a midi software, ...
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How can my MIDI master keyboard send all MIDI messages _except_ “program change” to receiving synth modules?

I still use my trusty Yamaha AN1x synthesizer as my master keyboard for my DAW and to control other desktop synths and tone generators. For example, my AN1x currently sends MIDI to both a Waldorf ...
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PPQN in a 16 Step Sequencer vs DAW?

I was wondering if the PPQN in a 16 step sequencer is 4? Since there's 4 divisions per quarter note? In comparison in a DAW like Logic, I read the PPQN is 960. So in a measure there'd be 960*4 = 3840 ...
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Given that tempo and note_on/off messages exist, what is the point of the key_signature and time_signature midi meta messages?

I am writing a midi generator using python and the mido library. I am just struggling to understand the point of the key_signature and time_signature meta messages. I have kept these in my data but if ...
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MIDI message (sysex?) to indicate version information of device

In short: how can I include the version number of the software/hardware of the recording device in the output-midi? I looked for SysEx messages but sofar did not find any device doing this. For now ...
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How does delta time work for different tracks within a midi file?

I am currently writing a midi generator using preexisting midi files. I'm getting confused as each midi file I download seems to be saved in a slightly different format. I particularly getting ...
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What is the 0x4b midi message?

This comes up as an undefined meta message when using the mido library. I have got varying results from google search including a copyright message, and also one stating its a 'unknown on/off off = 0 ...
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LilyPond - compile midi output only

Is there a way/command-line option, to make LilyPond only compile the \midi {} output, even though there is a \layout {} block in the source.ly file? Just been going through The Command Line Options ...
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Tuning a keyboard

Is there any software in which I can connect my casio keyboard (mk-210) to use as input and select the tuning in cents or frequency for each note manually to listen to as an output so I can try ...
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Odd looking notation from a MIDI editor

I've created a few bars in a MIDI editor and the sound is as I want (the instrument is intended to be a violin) but the notation looks very odd - despite the fact that the end sound at 120bpm is what ...
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Issues mapping sample editing knobs from Korg volca sample to BeatStep Pro

I was able to map all of the sample slots on my Korg Volca sample to my BeatStep pro on the drums sequencer midi channels 1-10. I'm having a hard time mapping the knobs of the Volca Sample to the ...
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MIDI routing (?) in Ableton freezes after a few seconds… any ideas?

Setup: M-Audio Keystation 49 -USB-> Windows 10 PC running Ableton Live hosting the AddictiveKeys VSTi. I've already stripped other stuff out of the equation to make things simpler. [See updates below ...
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Cheapest portable battery-operated simple MIDI-triggered drum sample-player [closed]

Okay, that's a mouthful. My questions stems from my initial quest to make a suitcase/cajon bass drum/tambourine combo that can be played with foot pedals while simultaneously playing an amplified ...
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MIDI Recording: Release of Sustain Pedal kills the key sound

TLDR: When recording my piano over MIDI, any time I release the sustain pedal, the played keys get killed off immediately, which doesn't happen on my Clavinova. What's the cause? I recently built a ...
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For piano scales, should I let go of the previous key before I hit the next one?

I am playing on an electric piano keyboard and I have the MIDI output connected to my computer and visualizing the notes that I press. I want to write code to give me a score as I practice my scales. ...
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Recording MIDI files with a digital piano on Android

I have a digital Yahama piano with a MIDI out port. I would like to record a MIDI file by playing the piano, connecting the piano with an Android (or Raspberry Pi) device. Once the MIDI file is made, ...
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What are DDS music notation files? [closed]

I've received what are supposed to be music notation files with the extension dds. I'm familiar with mus, xml, sib etc., but have never seen these. The person who wrote them is not with us anymore, ...
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I can't change bank preset in my keyboard via Ableton

I own Casio CT-X5000 keyboard and tried to use its appendix with bank and program changes to reach tones I'd want. What I wanted to do is send midi out from Ableton to my keyboard with appropriate ...
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run two usb midi controllers on same time?

I have no experience with midi but i have two devices (alesis v49 and akai pro mpk25) in total 74 key so is it possible to combine these to two midi work as one device to cover most of piano key ?
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Software Aligning MIDI files with WAV recordings [closed]

Given a clean WAV recording, of a piano, and sometimes one or 2 string instruments (for example), and a MIDI file of that recording (for that example) I would like to align the MIDI and the WAV ...
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Software needed to change a church hymn for organ to a string. Can it be done?

I am looking for software that can convert a MIDI file in organ to a string or trumpet etc. automatically. Is there such a program? Any help is appreciated.
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MIDI in Ableton with Yamaha piano

I've got my Yamaha P-155 digital piano set up as a MIDI input via my AudioBox 22 VSL interface. I'm using MIDI cables from the piano into the audio interface, as the piano doesn't support sending ...
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Lilypond Swing Feeling

How to properly write sheet music in swing-feeling with lilypond? Just for clarification: in MuseScore, this can be achieved as explained here. I'm a bit confused as I did not find anything useful ...
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At what rate does the volume (velocity) of a note decay?

Forgive me if this is more a physics question than a music question! My question is: When a note is struck on a piano and held down (or a tuning fork is struck, or any instrument where there is just a ...
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Switching the Clef Positions

Ok, so, basically, I wanted to play this song called Heaven's Lullaby by BigRicePiano on YouTube. The issue was that he had no tutorial. Thankfully, someone named LightPiano made a Synthesia tutorial ...
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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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Best method to convert MIDI style data to proper sheet with correct note names? [closed]

What are the best general algorithms to determine the correct notes (with sharp/flat) as they appear on a sheet with only input a MIDI-style data that has only the designation of a white or black key ...
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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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