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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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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What is `Roland's pitch` and `Yamaha's pitch`? and How to convert notes to them?

I have an assign that convert this sheet to 'Roland's pitch' and 'Yamaha's pitch'. I have no idea about what is Roland's pitch and Yamaha's pitch, neither how to do it. Please let me know. using this ...
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Did people use DAWs or Trackers first in the 90s?

I wanted to know what the average home user was using for computer based music production back in the day. I was under the impression that mainly trackers were used in the early 90s to create MODs and ...
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Is there an AU plugin that has a similar use to FL Studio's Stamp Tool?

I've seen people online using the stamp tool in FL Studio to write scales. As far as I can tell, Logic Pro X does not come with this feature. Is there a plugin (has to be AU for my purposes) that ...
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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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Use a laptop as a loop pedal

I saw this video of Peter Bence using a loop pedal to play different sounds on a piano, then loop the sounds and play new sounds over the top of the recordings: I ...
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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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Musical that requires changing the keyboard MIDI sounds quickly [closed]

Within the score for our school production the keyboard part has to change voice every other page and there isn't time to change the voice manually. Rather than having 6 different keyboards in the ...
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is it possible to connect yamaha psr s970 and Yamaha p115 digital piano?

Is there any way to play my s970 sounds in Yamaha p115 by midi'ng them both? I feel that the s970 piano tones will sound good when it played in weighted keys. Is it possible to achieve that setup with ...
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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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Virtual synthesizer or piano roll with controllable number of keys per octave?

I am interested in performing and composing in non-twelve tone scales, such as 19-EDO (aka 19-TET) or 31-EDO (aka 31-TET). While there are virtual synthesizers that allow you to play microtonal ...
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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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How do I send arbitrary MIDI SysEx messages from a Windows laptop to a MIDI device?

I'm thinking of getting a MIDI device that needs to be preprogrammed with MIDI SysEx messages before I can use it. I don't have a MIDI keyboard with that capability. How do I send MIDI SysEx ...
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Need help understanding this MIDI output

I need help understanding this MIDI output, so that I may use this output in a machine learning task to generate music. The thing is that my background in statistics and computer science isn't enough ...
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FLStudio: Select notes in all channels

Can I select notes in a few channels and move this in FLStudio?
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Triggering melodic sounds with electronic drums?

I play a Roland TD-30K drum kit and have been working to extend what can be done with this incredible piece of technology for quite some time now. A sort of holy grail I have been aiming for is the ...
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Converting midi composition into orcherstral arrangement

I have re-discovered several of my old compositions from several years ago, and would now like to work on/finish them. Unfortunately, they are in MIDI format written in a very "un-arranged" manner, i....
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How do I sync a Digitech SDRUM with a Boss RC-300 looper?

I'm getting a Digitech Sdrum for live looping. I would like to MIDI sync the Sdrum with a Boss RC-300 looper. The Sdrum can only be a MIDI master, not a MIDI slave. In order to slave the RC-300 to ...
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Possible just to use USB for midi information?

1st question: Hi, I'm looking at new Line-level interfaces (MOTU MicroBook II USB Audio Interface). I'm wondering if it's possible to just go USB for using my synths in Ableton. I have a Prophet 12 ...
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Notes become silent after move in logic

Here is a screenshot: So I have a few notes at the end of the midi region, and I tried to move them to the beginning of the region (mouse drag or cut/paste), but after that all the notes become ...
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Writing to 4/4 midi grid with triplets for drums

I'm trying to write the following to a MIDI grid and unsure exactly how it should be written. Any help would be great. This is how i have the grid so far. 1/32 Quantize T = Tom (Aka LT) K = Kick (...
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Using high quality samples for my scores

I'm considering taking a subscription for EastWest's ComposerCloud. For the moment I just want to be able to create a score in MuseScore and then somehow (I'm a total noob) use high quality samples of ...
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What are the advantages of using a MIDI file when performing a DJ set?

I started DJing with traktor and was recently introduced to MIDI files but did not get any details as to why I would want to use these types of files when mixing my deep house set as they do not seem ...
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How to simplify a midi file similar to the same limitations of a player piano

Please bear with me because I'm very new with working with music. I've been searching for a really long time and reading the manuals of various software I've download and have not been able to figure ...
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How to create a solfege instrument in Logic Pro X?

I'd like to create a midi instrument with a human voice of fixed-do solfege in Logic Pro X, for example, whenever I hit a C on the midi controller, I'd like it to make a "do" sound. How can I do this?
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How to unify speed of multiple MIDI songs?

I plan to process large number of MIDI files and feed them into neural network. First of all, I need to convert timing of all MIDI songs to the same speed (probably to tempo = 1). Unfortunately, I'm ...
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Is a velocity sensitive keyboard for music production required?

I am shopping for a new keyboard, and I was wondering if I have to have a velocity sensitive keyboard. I don't use velocity in music production most of the time, and I already have a velocity ...
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Setting up a digital drum pad to play notes chromatically

I'm going through the user manual for the software I received with the purchase of an MPD 226 digital drum pad. At this particular point in the manual I'm being told that after loading a bass sound I ...
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Can anyone differentiate between lightweight and heavyweight(?) type of keyboards?

Any information about difference between the two types will be helpful!
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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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Digital piano via MIDI or USB, what to choose?

I want to buy a digital piano and would like to sometimes play with some DAWs. I have already an audio USB interface, where I can connect a MIDI device to my PC. A lot of digital pianos don't have ...
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Can I add some computer/synthesized voices from a computer to my digital piano?

I just bought a digital piano (gear4music DP-6) and I'm a newbie with electronic pianos. I would like to know if it is possibile to add some computer/synthesized voices to my digital piano using my ...
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music performance using midi without a pc [closed]

Without using a computer, how can I connect a midi device to my Yamaha digital piano which has midi in and out ports?
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Send user recordings from digital piano to PC

I've managed to connect my digital piano to my PC through MIDI USB and the notes that I play live are recorded correctly. However, I also want to move recordings I make on the piano independently to ...
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Playing instrument voices through PC from my keyboard

I wanted to play different instrument voices from my Yamaha P-115 Digital Pianoby connecting it to a PC. So I asked for suggestions, and people said, "Get a DAW." So I downloaded LMMS from lmms.io, ...
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Mass-convert MIDI files to notated form

In an earlier question, I asked for a resource of playable files for 4-part dictations, and alephzero kindly pointed me towards 5000 generated chorales. These are great, but unfortunately, they only ...
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Ableton: How do I play a midi instrument, and then record a loop for arrangement view?

I've got a remix I'm working on, and one of the steps is laying down some bass piano synth sounds. I have the sound loop I want, it's a progressive sound loopable over 1 bar.. However, when I goto ...
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Transfer MIDI input to system audio output/input

I'm not a music professional, and I just need enlightments about something I haven't found even after almost an hour of research over the web, google and stack exchange included. I have any ...
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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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How to sync Moog Sub 37 with my Arturia Drumbrute

Equipment Moog Sub 37 Kawai MP6 Arturia Drumbrute Manual PDF How do I sync these three all together? I want to Drumbrute to be the master. When I connect the Drumbrute MIDI OUT to the Moog MIDI IN,...
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Two Macbooks each running Ableton 9.7.2, Midi

I have ALeton Live 9 on two Macs each with their own sound card. I know that Link with midi Tempo sync, but will they Transmit midi notes from one to the other? For, example, I have a midi track ...
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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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Is it possible to convert an Android device into a midi input device for Logic Pro

I tried this app and used WireShark to see what's being sent, it seems to be sending midi commands over udp, although none is recognized by the network driver in the Audio MIDI Setup. Also tried ...
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Using a DAW as a pure multi-channel playback device

I have a question about using DAWS as midi players. I want to use the instruments available in Logic Pro X or Ableton to play a stream of midi events. As a simple example I'd like to assign midi ...
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Software to edit MIDI played by Roland Keyboard [duplicate]

I purchased a Roland BK-3 keyboard. It can connect to computer through USB and is MIDI2 compatible. I'm looking for a software that does following jobs: Edit MIDI generated by my keyboard Print note ...
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Can I use my Yamaha i455 Keyboard as an external speaker?

I just got a Yamaha i455 keyboard. It has good speakers and I would like to use them as external speakers. The USB to host port works fine. I can't figure it out, but Synthesia plays the notes on my ...
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How to link instruments in a Sibelius arrangement to instruments in a soundfont file for playback?

I have some arrangements of handbell music in Sibelius 7 that I'd like to play back into a track for my handbell choir to practice to. I purchased a high-quality soundfont (sf2) file of handbells ...
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How to merge multiple MIDI files into one?

I am working with Artificial Neural Networks, on a task regarding music generation. Given: a collection of MIDI files (converted from Guitar Pro 6) where ONLY three tracks are used (per MIDI file): ...
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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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How to properly create ties from midi file

I'm writing an application to display sound files on Android tablet. I have made some researches and found Midi Sheet Music which is fast enough and quite easy. But it doesn't display ties at all. ...