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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Possible to reuse hardware remote assignments?

Is it possible to achieve both wah position control and wah bypass with the same expression pedal in Cubase 13 Pro (M1)? I’ve mapped the pedal to a quick control which is sent to Helix Native knob 1 ...
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Latency between USB-connected keyboard and Reason - what are the likely culprits? [duplicate]

I am using REASON on a Windows 10 computer with the East-West Symphonic Choir library. I've connected a simple Casio keyboard via USB. I am hearing what I expect to hear when I play, but the latency ...
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MIDI input "cool-down" problem

Essentially, I want to make recordings with my electric piano, using MIDI. I connected my digital piano to my laptop with a MIDI to USB audio interface, and the following happened: When pressing a ...
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Wireless Connection for Vortex and MicroFreak

I'm looking for a simple way to connect a keytar (Alesis Vortex) to a synth (Arturia MicroFreak) through wireless midi. My first hope is that since the Vortex comes with a USB-A dongle I can use a ...
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How do I use a Roland J-6 as a MIDI input device on a Roland MC-707?

I'm embarrassingly clueless about this kind of thing but generally try to work things out independently. I've hit a brick wall here though. I have a Roland J-6 and a Roland MC-707. I'd like to use the ...
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Keyboard with USB-B to host port as a controller for another keyboard with traditional MIDI IN?

I need to connect a keyboard with only a USB-B 'to Host port' to another, as Midi slave, which only has standard 5-pin DIN Midi in/out ports. How will I achieve this? I have a new synth action ...
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How to access the lower manual and pedalboard on setBfree Organ emulator

I installed the organ emulator setBfree on a Debian GNU/Linux System. I run it with Jack connected to the simple USB MIDI controller keyboard. This is working fairly well to connect to the upper ...
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How do I configure a Keystep to sound like a piano in FL Studio?

I bought an Arturia Keystep which didnt come with an user manual or anything, only one page of a "Quick Start". Reading in internet I found that I can make it work with FL Studio, but when I ...
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Are there any MIDI keyboard controllers with light up keys that can be controlled via MIDI? [closed]

I am looking for MIDI keyboard controllers with light up keys. I know that there are several like this made for learning (but I don't need key lights for learning purposes) where in most of the cases, ...
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I’ve been playing guitar for about a year, and learning music production and attempting keyboard and violin [closed]

How do I jump in to the deep end? I’ve taken glances at music theory, and I’ve tried learning sheet music (still am), but the most I’ve learned in the past few years of learning music on my own is ...
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My USB midi cable is properly connected but only one note plays at a time for about 5 seconds before it releases. What is the cause of this delay? [duplicate]

I am using a psr E313 Yamaha keyboard. My battery is fully charged, The first USB midi cable I bought got me frustrated with similar challenges. The USB midi cable connects successful on my system but ...
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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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Ableton Live: knob controls volume instead of macro, how to control macro with knob

Ableton Live 11 Launchkey Mini mk3 Win 10 Experience: zero (second day since I launched it). I assign chain selector thing to the macros 1, but when I turn the knob, I change the volume of the first ...
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Logic Pro - control region gain with MIDI controller

I would like to change region-specific gain with my MIDI controller. Is there any way to map this? Thanks!
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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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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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Smooth-out midi controller input in MainStage

I often use midi controllers (such as expression pedals) to control synth parameters (cutoff & LFOs mostly) in a live environment. The only thing is, I often press my pedal too quickly and the ...
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How to boost input velocity of a "weak" digital piano used as a MIDI controller in Bitwig?

In my studio setup, I have a Yamaha P-115 digital piano and a M-Audio CTRL49 keyboard controller. Both are bulky, therefore I have one out at a time only. I use Bitwig under Windows as my audio ...
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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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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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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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Is the number of keys on a controller keyboard important in music production?

Recently, I've been doing bedroom productions as a personal hobby, and I've been thinking of buying a midi keyboard, a digital piano, or a synthesizer to help me produce songs. Right now, I'm using ...
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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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What is the best iOS Mobile Studio for my situation? [closed]

I am setting up a very small (mobile) studio so I can make music on my iPad. I am reading a lot about interfaces and other equipment but would like to keep it as simple as possible. So my question is, ...
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Does using a portable keyboard with slim or mini keys mess with muscle memory, as a pianist?

I am an amateur pianist who would love to compose in a tight place or on the go with a small MIDI keyboard. I face this dilemma Buy a standard key size mini keyboard with 2 octaves only (and 25 "...
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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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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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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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