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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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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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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First steps on auto-making music at home? [closed]

Context : My question may look naive, I am what we call a self-educated drummer/guitarist, I played with friends, my level is "medium" I do not know music theory at all, I reproduce by ear. I love ...
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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 ...
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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 ...