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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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VST suitable for plug and play jamming with midi keyboard [closed]

I have a midi over usb keyboard, and I am hoping to find software that will run on Windows that facilitates easy playing. A lot of DAWs and audio software seem to have very complex menus built for ...
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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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can you assign different sounds in any program that supports midi control? [closed]

Can you assign different sounds in any program that supports midi control? I have a midi keyboard impact lx 61. How can I combine different sounds to the keyboard pads and record them? mpc akai for ...
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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 buy a good electronic keyboard for $100? [closed]

I'm considering buying a piano to learn music composition on. However, I'm not sure I want to spend $400 on it. Is it possible to buy a good keyboard with weighted action for $100? Also, I'm wondering ...
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Are there good plug-n-play boxes to give piano sounds to a midi only keyboard? [closed]

I've tried several mobile apps, and they all have high latency. Ideally this should be a pluggable and small box that generates piano sounds from the weighted key midi keyboard. Ideas?
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Which one is better midi controller or midi keyboard

I am confused whether to buy a midi controller or a midi keyboard. I currently use Yamaha E323 arranger keyboard and want to upgrade to the latest type within a budget of maximum 60000 INR I am not ...
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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 ...
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Use Roland D20 with Ableton Live Looper

Can I use a simple sustain pedal with my Roland D-20 in order to do overdubbing with Ableton Live Looper audio effect? In other words, use the pedal for controlling the Looper All-purpose button that ...
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Yamaha P45 Digital Piano - Can it be made MIDI compatible?

I'm using a Yamaha P45 digital piano. This digital piano does not send MIDI signals despite having a MIDI port. Is there a way possible by which we can make this keyboard capable of sending MIDI ...
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Are there keyboards that you can import sounds into for each key?

Are there music keyboards with the possibility to import ANY sound onto each key and what are these keyboard / the function called? Also any information regarding this would be helpful as well.
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Yamaha P-105 + korg module x5dr ( how to connect?)

i just like to ask something and need your confirmation if these particulars will work together. I have yamaha P-105 and i want to connect it to korg module x5dr. It says i need to have a usb-midi ...
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Can I use a midi-keyboard without pc?

I am planning to buy a piano keyboard with weighted keys. I searched on Amazon and found these two -- https://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Hammer-88-Hammer-Action-Controller/dp/B0714D3DVN/ref=sr_1_1?s=...
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Mapping Per Track

I hope I can make this concise and understandable. I need to know if I can do this before I purchase an Ableton license. I currently am running a trial version of Ableton Live Suite. If I have an ...
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Using 3 or more keyboards in Mainstage 3

I'm trying to use Mainstage to create a MIDI-based band at the school that I teach at. I've connected 3 keyboards and assigned them to different patches. Two of the keyboards are the exact same brand ...
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Midi keyboard key count

I was looking at some midi keyboards, I already have an Akai MPK Mini MKII It's a 2 octave keyboard but It has an extra key off the right side C,D,E,F,G,A,B | C,D,E,F,G,A,B | C Here's it in an image:...
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How do I permanently assign my MIDI device to a specific channel or instrument in FL Studio?

I have my AKAI MPKmini MIDI keyboard hooked up to FL Studio 12. When I focus one channel and play the keys, I hear that channel. But when I focus another channel, say, to adjust some settings, I want ...
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Novation Launchpad MK2 lights don't turn off from previous scenes, or freeze at certain scenes

I recently purchased a Novation Launchpad MK2 to use via FL Studio 12. I learned that the left arrow button (third round button up top) cycles through "scenes." However, arriving at the tempo control ...
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Should I buy Midi controller with pads or with more key? [closed]

I am just starting to make music and i have some limited budget that i could use to buy a midi controller, which i think is pretty nice to have. I have searched online about some midi controller that ...
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MIDI device crashing my DAW occasionally and just being buggy in general?

I have no idea if I've just receive a defective product but I've noticed some strange goings on with my MIDI controller. Sometimes when I plug it in, the 'boot up' light sequence never stops and I ...
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Is there a program to apply played MIDI velocity to preexisting notes?

I have a song that has some complex notes in it that are difficult to play. I have the sheet music written out as a MIDI sequence. Now I need to apply velocity to the notes. Is there a program that ...
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Casio LK-41 shows up as Unknown Device (And a message pops us on connection 'USB not recognized')

I have recently bought a used Casio LK-41 (Japanese Language). It has a Midi Usb port. I have been trying to connect it to my Dell N4050 laptop to use it as a midi controller device with Reaper, but ...
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USB MIDI connection lost when restarting the keyboard

Cubase 5.5.2 with Synthogy Ivory Windows 7 Standard USB MIDI drivers from Microsoft I connect a Kawai VPC-1 Keyboard via USB (=USB-MIDI). Problem: Everytime the keyboard is powered off and on, I ...
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MIDI keyboard action for harpsichord practice

I'm a former pianist who would like to own and play an acoustic grand harpsichord one day, but until i finish school and have a more permanent living situation that will be neither practical nor ...
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Can I access midi through a keyboard with only usb?

I am looking for a 'cheap' digital piano that can output midi. I was thinking of the Yamaha P-45 or 155, but I was surprised to see that they removed the MIDI output. I will be using this keyboard ...
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How to make a MIDI keyboard to work wirelessly with a Mac mini?

I recently purchased a M-Audio Oxygen 49 MKIV MIDI keyboard for my 14 year old son and we connect it to our Mac mini and it works fine. Is there something I can buy to make the keyboard wireless? ...
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Can MIDI latency before soft synth/audio rendering be an issue?

I have a USB MIDI keyboard attached to a Windows PC (it is recognized as a standard MIDI device). I use a virtual software synth VST-plugin (standalone or in a DAW software) I also have a (rather ...
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Using an Electribe 2 to sync with a Boss RC-300

I have a Korg Electribe 2 sampler that I want to sync with a Roland Boss RC-300 looper. I've Googled but what I've found doesn't show me a clear path forward. +---------+ |Electribe| +-+-...
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Is a 32-key midi controller enough to aide in learning music theory?

I'm learning to play guitar and I've noticed learning music theory is equally important. I'm actually enjoying the theory part and it seems lots of people recommend learning theory on a keyboard/piano....
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Can I use the MIDI In of the Launchpad Pro to send MIDI messages to my computer?

I'm not sure whether this is on topic here. Please direct me elsewhere if it isn't. I wonder about the MIDI In port of the Launchpad Pro. From Ableton you can send MIDI messages to the Launchpad, ...
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Delay from monitoring through the PC

So, I have this problem that always that I try to use my PC as a guitar effects modeler, a virtual synth, etc. I always get delay from what I play and what I hear (like 0,2s or so). The DAW I'm using ...
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How Can I Play a Psuedo Real Sounding Piano With a MIDI Keyboard? [closed]

What are some good free (or cheap) programs that will allow me to play real sounding piano notes via a regular MIDI keyboard? I'm not looking for a notation program; I just want to play without having ...
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Yamaha Psr I425 or Novation Launchkey MKII 61 Keyboard

I'm confused whether to buy a keyboard or a Midi keyboard for learning aw well as producing music. Basically, I'm an intermediate level keyboard player and a beginner level music producer. I want to ...
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Directional Knobs, Round knobs , Usage

I have 61 key novation Keyboard and I am guessing what is the difference between round knobs and directional knobs. When to use, or what to assign Round knobs and what for Directional knobs. Novation ...
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Clavinova CVP-107 Keyboard repair

I have a clavinova CVP-107 keyboard that still sounds good but makes a clunky sound after the keys are depressed and returning to regular position. I'm hoping that it may be corrected by replacing ...
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Buying a dual purpose keyboard for learning kids + aspring eletronic music adults?

My 6 year old is interested in learning piano, so I'm looking to buy a keyboard for her. I'm also interested in picking back piano myself and trying my hand at electronic music. I have a computer ...
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Synthesizer Sounds [closed]

I bought the Akai Ewi 4000s a few years back and haven't used it much since the built in sounds are awful. I tried connecting it (midi to usb) to logic pro on my computer to make use of the soundbanks ...