Questions tagged [midi-controller-keyboard]

An electronic keyboard that just provides MIDI output to connect to computer or some MIDI-capable instrument, frequently through USB connector. MIDI keyboard does not generate musical sound itself. May include drum pads and other controls for additional input.

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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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What is the sound of this instrument/synth? [closed]

I am trying to create a song using a specific sound from a song, but can't figure out what is creating the sound. I have it narrowed down to either a guitar or a synth/keyboard, but can't figure out ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Novation Launchkey Mk3 … arrow menu won't launch

Please help because I am super confused. I just bought a Novation Launchkey 49 to use with Ableton live, and I want to use the arrow keys from the [...] menu as described in this video: ...
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How to change drum pads pressure sensitivity in Novation Impulse 61 Midi Keyboard

I bough new Novation Impulse 61 Midi keyboard. I am unable to find a settings to change drum pads pressure sensitivity on it. I did once but forgot how. Can anyone help me to find the settings on it?
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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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Midi Assign Two Controllers for X and Y in place of Joystick or Trackpad

Logic Pro's physical modeling synthesizer, Sculpture is sweet. The instructions found here work for assigning a single knob to the Y axis: Logic Pro makes it very easy to use your MIDI controller's ...
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Ableton Live - Playing back MIDI tracks and freezes, replaying same note forever

So I'm playing a MIDI track in Ableton Live, and suddenly it starts replaying the same note forever. I've tried hitting stop twice, turning midi learning on/off twice, literally deleting the track, ...
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Understanding the complex world of midi controllers, DAWs and live playing: what software should I use?

So here's the scenario: I play drums and mallets (marimba, vibes, etc.) and currently own a drumkit and a 4.3 octave padouk marimba. However, I'm looking into buying a Pearl MalletSTATION. The ...
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Is it possible to connect an Android tablet to Cubase 10, to use it as a MIDI instrument?

I am using a Windows PC. I need a way to use my tablet as a drum machine. Is it possible to connect an Android tablet to Cubase 10, to use it as a MIDI instrument?
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Time in MIDI files

I understand the note/pitch and the velocity components of a message. However, I am having difficulty understanding the time attribute. According to the documentation of mido, a library that I am ...
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My midi controllers are clashing in Ableton Live

thanks in advance for reading this post.. I'm hoping I'll make it clear enough. I have an Akai APC mini and a full size midi keyboard. I am trying to use my APC mini to control turning off different ...
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What do shorter-than-thirty-two-note MIDI pedalboards bar you from playing?

There have been questions before about what utility can be derived from a two-octave keyboard in terms of learning any keyboard idioms. Well, two five-octave MIDI controllers and a volume pedal seem ...
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What songs are possible to play on a 25-key keyboard? [closed]

I am currently quarantined, locked away with a 25-key MIDI keyboard. Are there any songs that only make use of this 25-key range that I can learn? Just two octaves but the controller has the ability ...
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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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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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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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Is there a difference between non-weighted and semi-weighted MIDI keyboards?

Do the terms non-weighted and semi-weighted mean the same thing for MIDI keyboards? If they are different, what would be the difference?
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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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Trying to access a piano music app from my iPad using my new Novation Impulse 25 MIDI Keyboard Controller

I have been using a Piano Adventures music app on my iPad for a couple of years. Recently I got a new Novation Impulse 25 MIDI keyboard controller which will allow me to access the Piano Adventures ...
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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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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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do you need a computer to make sound with a midi keyboard [closed]

hi so I am a complete beginner and I wanna buy a midi keyboard because its cheaper than a normal electric piano. I have a question I don't have a computer now, can i play a midi keyboard without a ...
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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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Pedalled sounds disappear if many are played

I'm using macbook pro, logic pro x as DAW and kawai VPC1 as a midi keyboard (no external sound card). When there are a lot of sounds stacked on top of each other, some of them start disappearing. ...
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how to play midi keyboard on windows? [duplicate]

First, let me say I am an absolute newbie. I have a couple of Yamaha keyboards and wish to play other instruments than just the voices that come with it. I found questions like this answered, How to ...
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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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Adding bass pedals to my keyboards

I need some professional info and advice. I want to add a Viscount 9P6122722M1MD Midi pedalboard to my Tyros 4 and Korg PAX4. This is a mute pedalboard. I need this pedalboard to be able to play my ...
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Recording with midi/synth vs actual instrument?

Just wondering if there's any guidelines as far as recording a real instrument versus using a midi controller or synth. For example, let's say I have a song that I need a piano part for. I could set ...
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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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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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Midi and interface connectivity question

I own a MacBook Pro with 2 USB ports. I have it connected to an external monitor and have its lid off below the base the monitor sits on. To it I connect my Scarlett Solo 2 Audio Interface on one USB ...
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Midi keyboard problem: some notes trigger two different notes

I've been loking for hours without succses a solution for this problem: My new midi keyboard: Nektar Impact 25 when I play some notes, as F, it triggers F & G at the same time, this problem ...
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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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What to use to learn Piano and make beats? [closed]

I would like to learn the Piano and make beats. I searched on the web for a while and read about Digital Pianos and USB/MIDI Controller Keyboards. I thought about buying a Controller Keyboard. ...
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How to explain black and white keys on a piano keyboard

I was going over quite a lot of answers that are already posted and I've figured out that I could ask this question anew. My perspective is that I have melodies coming to my head and I record them ...
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What causes distortion in my Roland 4500?

Roland 4500 sounded normal until I stopped using it when I was sick. Now there's distortion (gravely not scratchy). Can heavy dust be responsible?
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Different ways of connecting MIDI keyboard to hardware (via audio interface or via MIDI USB)

Here is a photo that shows different ways of connecting your keyboard to Ableton Live. I was wondering what are some of the benefits to each different version of the setup? For example, if I'm ...
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can i connect mp11se to kontakt for using vst with a A-Male to B-Male?

or do I need a midi cable or something? I do have a UR22 interface though
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Easy way to beat latency with MIDI recordings

I just thought about an easy way to deal with latency in MIDI recordings and wanted to hear some opinions about it. My application for midi recordings is mostly samples piano's from NI's Komplete 11. ...
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Can I play other digital sounds (e.g. flute, trumpet) off a digital piano? How?

I'm looking to buy a digital piano so that I can play around with different instruments (not for recording purposes, although that would be an added benefit). There's two that I'm currently looking at ...
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Garage Band automatically decrease down the volume in MIDI tracks

I'm trying to use a MIDI Controller M-Audio Keystation 49e (connected via USB) in Garage Band but when I start playing, the volume is automatically decreased down Is this normal? Is this a problem ...
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How to assign a Launch pad to a specific key in Cubase

I have just bought a Novation Launch key mini with East West Gold orchestra and I was wondering if there is a way to set the launch pads to a specific pitch. This is so I can have the key switches of ...
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Can I use my laptop headphone jack for Midi keyboard live performance?

I'm starting use some vst like omnisphere and addictive keys. And if I want to connect my laptop to the pa system for live performance, Can I use the headphone jack of my windows laptop? Is the ...