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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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Piano2MIDI How to hook up analog Piano to Synthesia MIDI animation? [closed]

re.: How to hook up analog Piano to synthesia MIDI animation ? synthesia This question is a follow-up to: How to build MIDI file visualizer to get input from MIDI ...
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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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Have MIDI file. Want Audio. Don’t know how

I have a very simple goal. I want to make a digital recording of myself practicing on a digital piano, play it back to myself, and share the audio with a friend. My digital piano has a MIDI port. It ...
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Guitar Pro 7 - converting Midi to Ukulele

I am trying to convert a midi to a ukulele GCEA. But as you can see from the screnshot below it's giving me some notes that do not have such notes. There are not so many frets.... Can anybody please ...
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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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Can I download the same Keyboard 1 voice from my Yamaha P45 to use as a midi voice on my DAW

I am using Ardour as my DAW and I have a bunch of midi sounds in there, I use my Yamaha P45 as a midi controller to input the midi notes into my DAW. However, I am currently using the Keyboard 1 voice ...
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In a piano midi file what all parameters(like time signature, duration etc) define how long a note or a chord is held pressed on the keyboard?

Kindly bear with my ignorance on music and the question comes from my project on blender using pythons music21 module. So my project is that if i pass a midi file, the code should create keyframes and ...
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Syncing clock to external midi with iPad

I am trying to integrate the ModStep iPad app into my setup. I have a Moog Matriarch and a Moog Mother-32. What I would like to do is sequence the Mother-32 using the ModStep iPad app and have the ...
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Yamaha SY99 floppy disk drive broken. Can I use something else?

The floppy disk drive on my Yamaha SY99 has been broken for over a decade. As a result I am unable to save anything I do (new sounds or new music) and, once I turn the synth off, the data is gone. ...
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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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What is the purpose of 0-length midi notes?

I have several midi files that contain notes with 0 duration. There will be a note_on event, then the next event for the same note says note_off and the time attribute is 0. Is there a purpose to ...
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Roland RP401 - GM2 list

In the manual for my Roland RP401 digital piano it lists sounds for 1 to 41 for Other (sounds other than the piano sounds). For the rest it just shows that it is GM2 tones. I have found several lists ...
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Generating triads from a MIDI note number

I have a single note from a MIDI instrument (wind controller) and I would like to generate a major triad from the note number. As I understand it the fifth is generated by always adding seven to the ...
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I want to change the percussion of my midi

I'm new here. I recently downloaded a midi for me to do a remix using a different soundfount with fl studio, so my soundfount only has standard percussion and midi has power percussion! how do i ...
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Computer doesn't receive proper sustain pedal MIDI signals from digital piano?

When I connect my piano to my computer and press the sustain pedal, it just plays a C note. (Garageband, and Musescore.) I have an Arius YDP-161 digital piano and a MIDI to USB converter. I use a ...
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Change MIDI octave before data reaches computer

I teach guitar. I was hoping to use a MIDI-enabled guitar, in combination with an iPad, to help students learn notes, practice sight-reading, and practice playing by ear. They would stay before or ...
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What is the rationale of electronic keyboards having the voices that they do?

It inevitably starts with a piano voice, then electric piano voices. Chromatically pitched percussion, guitars, strings, and so on, ending with drums. Even the most limited of keyboards have this ...
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Properly set up MIDI to USB

Essentially, I want to record myself playing the piano, which I've decided to do by recording the MIDI. My hardware setup is a Computer with Windows 10 x64 Yamaha P35 MIDI-to-USB cable The cable ...
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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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MIDI file displays with treble staff only

I have a MIDI file, installed Sibelius intending to have Sibelius read the MIDI file and display it as sheet music. It does. But treble staff only; the lower notes are all on ledger lines. It's a ...
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How to get Controller Assignments working with the Recorder part of Quick Sampler in Logic Pro 10.5?

I'm running into a weird bug/issue when mapping the record feature within Logic Pro 10.5's new quick sampler to a button on my midi controller: I mapped the Record button to a button on my midi ...
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MIDI connection between drum kit and laptop not working

I have an electronic drum kit (Millenium MPS-100) connected to my laptop via a MIDI (5-pin) to USB cable (just a cheap cable, there's no brand/model on it). I can't seem to get any signal from 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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What type of software works as alternative to the common workstation keyboards “styles”?

I always found it handy to have these styles (rhythms + accompaniment) that are provided by the workstation keyboards. The auto-accompaniment styles come with an INTRO, VARIATIONS (A, B, eventually C,...
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Hardware mixer for MIDI CC editing

Is it possible to purchase a set of hardware faders that can be mapped such that each fader controls the value of a specified CC on a specified track, to control expression/dynamics in orchestral MIDI ...
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Mapping my fcb1010 to the same notes as my Akai APC mini so that it can perform the same functions, hands free

I'm using an Akai APC mini (without the control surface) to perform some functions on Ableton. Mostly starting and stopping tracks or Looper on different channels. I also own a Behringer FCB1010 ...
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Audio to midi CC

All. I'm wondering if there's a VST (for example) that would take audio as input (containing monophonic playing) and produce "midi CC" (continuous stream) as output. This output would contain pitch ...
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Ableton New User Question: Using Drum Kits

Is there a way to use a drum kit without programming it? For example, if I click on the 808Core Kit.adg in the Browser Content Pane, I get an audio preview. However, if I drag it to a MIDI track, I ...
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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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Casio CTK 451 - FL studio

I have the following setup: Windows 10 FL studio 20 Casio CTK-451 with MIDI (Old keyboard) I connected my Casio to my PC and launched FL Studio. The Casio is detected as a generic MIDI by FL studio. ...
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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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Can you use a midi controller without knowing how to play any instrument?

Can someone without any instrument experience create a song "by ear" using a midi controller? Or would you recommend getting a piano keyboard, learning how to play it first, and then use the midi ...
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Why do MIDI note off messages have velocities?

I understand why note on messages have velocities, but surely note off messages just turn them off - why do they also have a velocity? Equally, I checked if these velocities match up to the ...
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Setup for online piano lesson: how can I attend to my lesson and listen to my piano (live) and my teacher (online), on my headphones? [duplicate]

In the current situation, I guess many of us will take lessons online. I usually play with headphones, so I don't disturb others around with repeating passages and/or noisy exercises. For that reason, ...
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MIDI Keyboard Visualizer for Realtime Virtual Teaching [closed]

Like thousands of others, I am migrating my music students to virtual lessons. Some teachers are using overhead camera views of the piano keyboard, but I am considering adding a MIDI piano keyboard ...
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What are the chord patterns for Scales other than Major and Minor?

I know this is a Music Theory exchange but im not, atm trying to jump into the rabbit hole of Music Theory and hopefully an answer is still possible. I am writing a software program to help people ...
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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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Midi Volume “Compression”?

Suppose your midi instrument, say a piano vst, has 16 "layers". When you input a note at velocity "1", you'll hear a very quiet ppp note. When you input the same note at velocity "127", you'll hear a ...
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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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Dictionary for Reverse Chord Lookup

I've been searching for some information regarding reverse chord lookup and various libraries that might help me with some software I'm writing. I've tried tonal.js and various other JS music theory ...
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MIDI connection to tablet not working

I am trying to connect my tablet (Samsung galaxy tab a 10.1 2019) to my piano keyboard (Yamaha P-70) using a midi cable. The keyboard is connected to the tablet through the midi cable and a USB b to ...
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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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Midi volume control

I am building a footswitch board for a software looper , and need to be able to change the volume on each of four channels . I can do it in a roundabout way by controlling the cursor on the GUI with ...
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In Lilypond, silence parts of midi output

I need to engrave a choir piece, where some voices have unpitched parts, like whispered, spoken or screamed words. I want to engrave this using cross-headed notes, like in the following piece of music:...
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How to add real vocal/lyrics in a midi file? I want to assign every key a real song part

A noob here. I want to assign part of a song to every key and then convert it into a midi file. Is that possible? For example, every small part of song is a note and when it plays in a midi software, ...
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How can my MIDI master keyboard send all MIDI messages _except_ “program change” to receiving synth modules?

I still use my trusty Yamaha AN1x synthesizer as my master keyboard for my DAW and to control other desktop synths and tone generators. For example, my AN1x currently sends MIDI to both a Waldorf ...
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PPQN in a 16 Step Sequencer vs DAW?

I was wondering if the PPQN in a 16 step sequencer is 4? Since there's 4 divisions per quarter note? In comparison in a DAW like Logic, I read the PPQN is 960. So in a measure there'd be 960*4 = 3840 ...
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Given that tempo and note_on/off messages exist, what is the point of the key_signature and time_signature midi meta messages?

I am writing a midi generator using python and the mido library. I am just struggling to understand the point of the key_signature and time_signature meta messages. I have kept these in my data but if ...
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MIDI message (sysex?) to indicate version information of device

In short: how can I include the version number of the software/hardware of the recording device in the output-midi? I looked for SysEx messages but sofar did not find any device doing this. For now ...

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