Questions tagged [midi]

MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a protocol used to allow music hardware, software and other equipment to communicate with each other.

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What are the frequencies of MIDI notes C4 / C3 = 60 Roland vs Yamaha [duplicate]

this question which had marked mine for duplicate, has nothing to do with frequencies, at least in the answers. the image shows frequencies but I'm not sure what that means which is why: I am confused ...
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Midi/usb interface sends "note on" instead of "note off" when 2 or more keys are released at once

So i tried to setup my keyboard to my computer and some weird things happen. The first thing i did was testing it with midi-ox. Everything seemed to work until i started playing chords or just 2 notes ...
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How to render MIDI stems through a single intrument track in Reaper?

I have a project in Reaper with 255 individual MIDI tracks, all nested under a folder track on which I added a Virtual instrument to avoid configuring each track individually. This way, I can play any ...
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Midi controlled metronome?

For piano practice (Roland RD 88), I would like a metronome I can control with MIDI foot pedal/ switches (Roland FC-300). It's most important to me to adjust the tempo with an expression pedal CC, and ...
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How not to sound midi without real instrument?

Everyone say to me that my music composition "sounds like old midi" For example : But... is it is possible to make a music without real instrument without ...
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Ableton routing MIDI file CC to synth parameter

I am fairly new to manipulate raw MIDI files, but I've had a couple of years of experience using Ableton. I've been trying to generate some MIDI files using code (I'm using Julia with the MIDI.jl ...
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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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Splitting MIDI Channels for Left and Right Hand on Yamaha Clavinova CSP-275 (Streamlight)

I recently purchased a Yamaha Clavinova CSP-275 digital piano that comes with the Stream Lights function. I've been trying to import a song (piano only song) into the piano for practice purposes. ...
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Studio One: Map mixer faders to MIDI CC

Is it possible in Studio One to map multiple mixer channel volume faders to different MIDI CC messages, e.g. from an external fader controller? Example: CC 102 -> channel 1 volume CC 103 -> ...
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Move individual midi notes to the end of each note in Logic Pro X

Is there a function or method of moving a set of midi notes to their individual end note positions in Logic Pro X? Ie. midi note A with length 10 should be moved to its end position (11), and midi ...
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Trying to parse lyrics from a midi file

I'm having a hard time trying to do something presumably very simple, and it's driving me mad. I'd like to use javascript to extract from a midi file: lyrics + related time stamps. Of course, I'd like ...
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How do you implement control change messages using the mido library?

I am trying to write a major scale using the mido python library and then apply various control changes to it so I can see what difference it makes to the sound (for example the pedal). This is my ...
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What kind of software do I need to make general MIDI playback on my computer sound better?

[No, I'm not asking for a specific recommendation.] I'm writing some web-based software that uses the WebMidi API to output MIDI events which, somehow (sound card MIDI module?) turn into sound. It ...
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How can I effectively route Stylus RMX channels to individual MIDI tracks in Ableton Live?

I'm currently facing challenges with routing separate Stylus RMX channels to individual MIDI tracks in Ableton Live in a well-organized manner. While I've followed tutorials to create a functional ...
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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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Is there such a thing as a portable chord organ?

I have recently been playing an inherited Chord Organ, with a full set of chord buttons for the left hand and the piano keys for the right hand, however it is not very portable, has a portable version ...
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How to identify the optimal SoundFont for a MIDI file?

When I come across a .mid file without any additional details, is there really no efficient way to determine the SoundFont with which it was created with/intended to be heard with? For example any ...
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Connect keyboard and synthesizer via MIDI Thru

I have an old synthesizer with the five-pin MIDI In, Out, Thru connections. I also have a keyboard with only one USB MIDI port. How can I connect both to my audio interface (has MIDI In and Out) via ...
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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 can I use Ultimate Guitar tabs for backing

I would like to record a song with tabs I find in ultimate guitar. It export tabs as GP5, but no midi files. I want to record my guitar playing, but use drums/bass automatically generated via DAW. I ...
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Will recording as MIDI lose the quality of a WAV?

I've played a couple of tunes of my electric piano, and have recorded them as MIDI files. I would like to convert them to a WAV format, but I'm worried for the following reasons: By first recording ...
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Synthesizer: why playing a second time the same note shut down the first one?

When playing on synthesizers, usually when playing a second time the same note, even if the release phase is very long or the sustain pedal is pressed, the first note is shut down. Put in another way, ...
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LMMS MIDI notes don't stop

I don't know I'm right place but I connected my Casio ToneBank CT-670 to my DAW (LMMS 1.2.2) I can hear the notes I played but it does not stop. How can I set the DAW or the tonebank to sense my push ...
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Tuning "Steinway Grand Piano" in Garageband midi library like a real piano

I would like to my midi in Garageband sound like a real piano . I'm using the Steinway Grand Piano in the library, but it has no intonation and depth. I tried adding some plug-ins and tuning ...
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Styles player for Yamaha DGX 660

I have a DGX 660 keyboard. On this keyboard 200 styles files are preinstalled. But you can use 100 more... 2 ways exist: load them on the keyboard or use them on a USB key. The bank total can't exceed ...
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Mapping pads to broken guitar chords with velocity sensitivity for live performance

I am a complete rookie to music theory nor do I know how to play a keyboard or guitar. I like to sing and perform therefore I need help to execute this, if at all it is possible: Something along these ...
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Trouble getting Finale and Cakewalk to agree on midi file tempo

I have a score I have created in Finale. I'm working on creating an audio sample of it. Some parts of it (the strings) sound good using the sound libraries within Finale but other parts (the chorus) ...
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Ableton - exported mp3 does not include MIDI tracks

I have a project in Ableton with some MIDI tracks and some audio tracks. They both play when I listen to the track in the Ableton, so all the tracks are turned on with proper levels. When I export the ...
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How many octaves can a midi keyboard record?

How many octaves can a Midi keyboard record? Please help!!!
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How to arm specific Reaper tracks using Behringer MIDI footswitch (FCB 1010)?

I'd like to switch the record arm of specific tracks in Reaper using a Behringer FCB 1010, which is a MIDI footswitch. As an example, let's say I have 4 tracks in Reaper: 3 for guitar (same input, but ...
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Lilypond: how to engrave a break between choruses and output a single MIDI file?

I'm studying melodic structures in jazz solos, and am using Lilypond to annotate characteristics such as chord tone, non-chord tones, and enclosures. I've written a Python script to automate the ...
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Is there a drum module that doesn't have sound banks, just sends the MIDI signal out through USB or Bluetooth?

I bought a used Roland TD-4KP with added mesh pads and cymbals. The things is that the TD4 module that comes with it doesn't have the aux input for a 3rd cymbal, and some pads, like the toms, have a ...
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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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Lilypond midi volume mix between chord progression and melody

I'm writing python code to automatically annotate jazz solo transcriptions (with their corresponding chord progressions) and to produce midi output using Lilypond. I'd like to instruct Lilypond to ...
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Standard sheet music file

I am working on a project that converts raw sheet music into MIDI, mp3 files. I did this because right now many of the sheet music players I have heard are very bad and I think I can do better. In ...
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Set special reverb in midi player/editor which is oriented to midi reverb event

I am looking for a way to play midis with a special reverb in a midi player or editor. I'm working on a patch for a videogame which fixes its midi based music (it's buggy in the original game). Among ...
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MIDI routing (?) in Ableton freezes after a few seconds... any ideas?

Setup: M-Audio Keystation 49 -USB-> Windows 10 PC running Ableton Live hosting the AddictiveKeys VSTi. I've already stripped other stuff out of the equation to make things simpler. [See updates below ...
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Using digital piano as MIDI keyboard in Reaper

I have a HP302 Roland digital piano. It has a usb connector that easily plugs into my computer. The problem is, Reaper is not picking up the piano. It sometimes will say something along the lines of:...
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what types of equipment do i need to rapidly produce songs with keyboard instrumentation, USB microphone vocals, and multi-track recording? [duplicate]

I'm confused about the "tools" I need and what all is done by the synthesizer workstation vs laptop software. I will create percussion and rhythm tracks with a keyboard synthesizer, do ...
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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 can I translate a song originally written for 5 octaves to be playable with only 3 octaves while still sounding good?

I'm working on a script to translate midifiles into button presses in a game (scum) where I can play an instrument. However, the game only allows me to play with 3 octaves. As someone with no ...
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How to convert Guitar Pro files to MIDI in batch?

Guitar Pro allows to export GP files to MIDI. But I need to convert very many GP files to MIDI. So is there any tool to do it in batch?
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Mimic special midi reverb event that gets quieter the higher it is set to

I am looking for a way to play midis with a special reverb in a midi player or similar. This reverb, which was used in a Nintendo 64 game, uses a special reverb technique that seems to be a ...
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Midi velocity for multiple simultaneous notes

If I have multiple note-on MIDI messages occurring at the same time (simultaneously as a chord) should I be concerned about the velocity applied to each note-on to avoid things like clipping and other ...
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ill-formed MIDI files: note_ons and note_offs don't correspond

I've been working with MIDI files generated from MIDI keyboard playing and finding that some of them are seriously flawed, in that the number of note_on messages and note_off messages does not always ...
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Some intuitions about Disklavier

I am working on a project which involves using a Disklavier, unfortunately at the moment I have no possibilities to play around with one myself and to try things out on a Disklavier. I was wondering ...
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FL Studio: Deciding the synthesizer for a notebased on its MIDI channel

Is it possible to, using a patcher channel, play notes of one midi channel through one synthesizer, and play notes of another midi channel through another synthesizer? Example: I have a basic melody, ...
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How do you convert a midi file to a guitar sound?

I have made some guitar transcriptions that I would like to sell online. Guitar Pro 5 allows me to export the score to MIDI. I would just like to know what a good way is to get a guitar sound from ...
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Better midi playback on mac

I am trying to write scores for some popular bollywood songs using lilypond. I am checking the correctness of score by playing back the midi file. I am observing that the playback quality by different ...
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How can I split a sound into sinewaves, with each sine note being a different part of the overtone series?

I'm attempting to make a fake choir sound out of sine waves. For the past 5 years, I have been playing around with onlinesequencer.net. It's a very simple and limited online midi music making website ...

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