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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mapping MIDI controllers to Hammond B3 plugin

What are the basic controls that a Hammond B3 virtual instrument plugin would have that are usually assigned to controls on a MIDI controller keyboard? And then it is right to assign the Leslie ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ?