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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Is there such thing as a piano-like keyboard with all whole tones between two adjacent white keys?

Just a quick question, which came to my mind several days ago. I thought that it would be much easier to learn to play a piano (or a keyboard), which has a consistent structure - a black key (halfstep)...
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Can someone learn practicing piano with a MIDI keyboard?

I would like to learn playing piano. I am self-learning music theory, which I understand, but I don't practice at all. Pianos being too expensive, can I get the same experience with a MIDI keyboard? I ...
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How to play a MIDI controller keyboard on Windows? [duplicate]

I bought a second-hand MIDI controller keyboard recently hoping to be able to plug it in to my Windows laptop and play away. It has not been as easy as I hoped, and I have not been able to get my ...
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Cheap way to make sound from a MIDI keyboard, without PC

I have a USB MIDI keyboard which is totally useless when not plugged in into a PC and playing a digital instrument. Is there a cheap way, for example some type of box which has predefined sounds, ...
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Is “pattern-based” playing specific to instruments or tradition?

In the following video, Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater is reviewing the Axis-64 by C-thru-music. It's a keyboard/MIDI controller that uses a geometric harmonic table rather than a traditional ...
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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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How to get started recording music with Reaper?

I would like to record my music and am completely new to recording (besides using the Windows OS inbuilt voice recorder) I downloaded Reaper to use as my DAW software and its completely overwhelming. ...
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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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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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It's possible to connect a usb midi controller into a midi synthesizer?

I do have an usb midi keyboard controller (m-audio keystation 49) and a synthesizer keyboard (KORG KROSS). I would like to assembly my controller to my synthesizer. However my controller only have ...
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What does mod wheel on MIDI keyboard do?

Which features does mod wheel offer? I'm planning on buying a MIDI keyboard for synth usage and I'm curious on how I can modulate the volume, and I can see most of MIDI keyboards have two wheels. ...
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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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Logic Pro X - Recording From Multiple Controllers

I've figured out that you can connect multiple MIDI keyboards to Logic Pro X so that they each control an individual track by using the MIDI Environment, creating a Physical Input object and attaching ...
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Can I map half my midi controller keyboard to one octave and the other half to a different octave?

I want to play Canon which requires more octaves than the 25 keys. I'm using an Alesis Q25 and Ableton 9 LE.
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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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61+ key, Midi Controller, light weight, good piano feel [closed]

I am a road warrior looking to practice piano. I have no home which I can play, and so I am looking for something to sling over my back, plug into my laptop, put some headphones on, and practice. ...
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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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Live Midi Controller Setup

Keyboards with excellent sounds are often expensive. Midi Controllers are relatively cheap and there's many excellent sounds via software such as FL Studio. I've tried using FL Studio live before, but ...
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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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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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Multiple Midi Controllers on the Same Channel (different octaves)

Background I have no experience with midi (other than what I've read online) and I don't yet have any midi equipment to play with (but I have several devices working their way through the mail system)...
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How to bind two different samples one on my pad and the other onto keyboard keys

Have Oxygen v4 49 Using Ableton Lite x64 I have sample packs Using Win 8.1 x64 Using Pod X3 Live as a soundcard. I drag'n drop sample into my pad section, works fine. I would like to drag'n drop ...
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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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Set a fixed velocity for keyboard MIDI input while recording on Reason Propellerhead

I have a low-quality MIDI keyboard that doesn't allow changes in its velocity output. So, since I do all my recording with Reason, I want to set the velocity specs there. Actually, with setting a max ...
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Using ASIO with VST Host and Windows Sounds at the same time

First of all, I know there's related posts: How to make ASIO work with multiple programs simultaneously : how can I listen to Guitar Rig plus something else through the same interface? But they don't ...
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Novation Launchpad - Practice for playing two different beats / patterns simultaneously

I have been playing the Launchpad for a while, but seem to constantly get stuck in progressing my skill level when I attempt to do different things with either hand simultaneously. It's almost like my ...
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Connecting Maschine to Synth

I have a Yamaha MO8 and have just purchased Maschine (Native instruments) Can I set it up so that I can play the synth and have the sounds from Maschine play and record? I know I can purchase the ...
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Connecting studio monitors to DDJ-SB

I only have a DDJ-SB as I am jut starting out and having some fun. I have been looking for some cheapish monitors to buy and found the M-audio bx5 d2. I am wondering how I would connect them to the ...
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Is keytar playable with both hands?

Most of the pictures showing keytar players show them playing with one hand only. Is it practically possible to use it to play pieces that require both hands while "wearing" the instrument with a ...
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Syncing Cubase with External Sequencer

I am running Cubase Elements, trying to get Cubase to sync with external source. Or rather, get the external source to sync with Cubase. I have set the external sequencer to use external midi. Set ...
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How to use MIDI keyboard for note input in Cubase?

I have a Yamaha YPT-220 and Cubase 7.5. I would like to be able to set up a configuration that would allow me to press keys on my keyboard and have it play through Cubase, using the selected ...
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Will a portable electronic keyboard sound better if connected to MIDI software?

I am a noob who wants to learn piano. I don't have the money to buy a good digital piano and the portable keyboards sound like toys. I read a little online about MIDI software, but a lot of it was not ...
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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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Is it possible with any recording software to snap to quarter notes when recording from MIDI keyboard?

I'd like to record some MIDI melodies using my MIDI keyboard, but I'm still very much a beginner in all areas of music, so my timing/rhythm tends to be slightly off. As a result, when I record in ...
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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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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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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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MIDI-Keyboards with integrated audio?

I'm looking for a MIDI keyboard with integrated audio interface so I can play without plugging in to the computer. There were few products like M-Audio ProKeys and M-Audio Keystation 49i but these ...
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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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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 there a key-less synth/midi controller to control and modulate my Yamaha keyboard?

Newbie here. I already own a Yamaha keyboard, which is pretty much like a piano but with all the options for DJ and change of tone etc. I want to be able to modulate pitch and such with modulation ...
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Music Creation Software for Midi and Yamaha Synth

I have a 15 yr old Yamaha Synth and my son is interested in creating Electronic Dance Music. He has a Mac and a USB midi cord to interface with the keyboard. I am looking for some Mac music making ...
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How to setup Ivory ii for a live performance?

I am a keyboard player in a traditional music duo. Our act travels all year round and instead of bringing a 88 key fully weighted keyboard on the plane, we usually have it backlined. The problem is ...
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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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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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Software for adjusting the velocity curve in Linux

I use my yamaha clp330 digital piano as a midi controller. The problem is that the volume of the sound is too low when I play on the piano. But using software controllers the sound is normal. So it ...
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M-Audio Oxygen v4 49 Disconnection Problem

Using Windows 8.1 x64 Using POD X3 Live as a soundcard (which is working fine and not disconnecting during my guitar recording sessions) I'm using ableton lite x64 Both my POD X3 Live and Oxygen is ...
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Two sounds speak in a same time, how can I set it back?

I have a Studiologic SL-880 and a problem too with it. When I hit a key on the master keyboard, two different sounds speak in a same time. Like it be detuned. I use it with a Sennheizer Midi ...
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Releasing MIDI key causes a sound - using Ableton Live - how to avoid that?

When I play some instruments in Ableton Live 9 with my MIDI controller, e.g. a "Stranger Lead Guitar" or "Steel jazz clean," it plays sound when I hit the key, which is good, but it also plays a sound ...
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How many outputs needed for live performance when using MIDI controllers?

I'm a keyboard player, transitioning to using MIDI controllers instead of actual synths. I'll be purchasing a USB audio interface for my laptop soon, but I'm worried about the number of separate audio ...