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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MIDI volume level and expression interation

I can't understand the relationship between MIDI controller message 0x07 (overall volume channel) and MIDI controller message 0x0B (expression volume). I see the latter can be used for crescendo and ...
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MIDIs sound different depending on the player?

So I get that MIDIs aren't audio files. They're more of an archive of music notes. But how is it that all MIDI players manage to play the song with its original instruments, while editors like Logic ...
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Midi keyboard as electronic keyboard [closed]

I am using cubase with my Midi Keyboard M-Audio. i want to know a software with midi keyboard which convert my MIDI keyboard to an electronic keyboard. I want to say like two handed keyboard left hand ...
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MIDI file resets Garritan to default

Every time I load a MIDI file into ARIA Player, it resets my mixer board settings once I hit the play button. I am getting the MIDI files from my compositions in Musescore 2. How can I fix this ...
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Assign/Export a MIDI channel to one speaker only

Hello fellow musicians, I have a question that I feel should be pretty simple but I haven't been able to find a solution. I am preparing an opera and I have written my bass parts and the piano as two ...
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Routing individual tracks of a Hardware Synth to FL Studio's mixer

I have been using my Arranger Keyboard as a MIDI controller (connecting it via USB) with FL Studio and doing all sequencing and arranging on FL Studio only. However, my Arranger Keyboard also has ...
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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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How to make a MIDI keyboard to work wirelessly with a Mac mini?

I recently purchased a M-Audio Oxygen 49 MKIV MIDI keyboard for my 14 year old son and we connect it to our Mac mini and it works fine. Is there something I can buy to make the keyboard wireless? ...
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Garageband with UVI Grand Piano

I'm trying to play a software instrument track on GarageBand and I want to use the excellent UVI Grand Piano for that. The problem is I could not get GaragaBand to recognize it as an external ...
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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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Syncing MIDI to Click Track

All my searches only gave me an explanation on how to sync external devices to a Sequencers / DAW (basically by playing a click track and feeding it to your device). I want to do the opposite. I'd ...
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Sequencing Multiple Patches on One Synth

My question comes after reading this passage from Paul White's Basic Midi book: "Most modern synths and PC soundcards are capable of playing back up to 16 different sounds at once, each controlled ...
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Is it possible to play cello on a midi keyboard?

Is it possible to play this Bach piece on a MIDI keyboard with instrument set to cello? Edit: I messed up the original question by confusing cello with violin.
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How to use `snd_virmidi` on Linux

I'm trying to wire together a few MIDI apps via virtual MIDI ports, and I found the kernel module snd_virmidi that's supposed to manage such ports on Linux. As a trial, I connect the first virtual ...
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How can I connect my Korg 01/W directly to my Dell laptop

I have a Korg 01/W, connected to a Roland Sound Canvas, connected to an Presonus Audiobox interface, connected by USB cable to my Dell laptop. I have the Light version of Cubase. The manual shows the ...
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Can I use the MIDI In of the Launchpad Pro to send MIDI messages to my computer?

I'm not sure whether this is on topic here. Please direct me elsewhere if it isn't. I wonder about the MIDI In port of the Launchpad Pro. From Ableton you can send MIDI messages to the Launchpad, ...
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midi record to score

I am looking for a midi recording and score printing software for my IPad. I have : Ipad. EPiano with Midi Ports. Midi connector box with cables, which works fine with "Home Orchestra". Now I am ...
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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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Web MIDI ⇆ JACK

I'm using Google Chrome on Ubuntu, which provides good Web MIDI support. However, I use JACK for most audio apps, and I find that JACK MIDI ports don't show up in the Web MIDI devices - only ALSA ...
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Midi kick drum triggering with my shoe?

I'm a one-man-band and need a better way to use my shoe for producing a kick drum sound. I move around a lot on stage and need a method that can attach to my shoe. Right now I'm using a clip on piezo ...
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Waldorf Blofeld keyboard: installing “standard samples”

I'm not sure that this StackExchange is the best place for this, so close this question with extreme prejudice if I'm out of line. I have a Waldorf Blofeld keyboard, and via their "Spectre" ...
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timidity on Linux produces scratches

I'm using the tool timidity to convert MIDI files to WAV using the timidity file.mid -Ow command. Unfortunately, the output wav file has a scratch sound at the beginning, e.g. ...
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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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About Harmonic Intervals. Can the notes have different sizes?

I need to convert a MIDI file to a sheet-like structure. In the MIDI for the duration of the C#7 (dotted-quarter) the E6 plays twice (dotted-eighth and eighth) and the F#6 plays once (sixteenth). If ...
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Bluetooth LE MIDI latency?

What is the typical added latency of using Apple's Bluetooth LE MIDI connection, versus using a (USB or Lightning) wired connection?
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How to get rid of latency experienced while using VST in Reaper?

I am using Cocos Reaper as my DAW software and am trying to record piano tracks using VST plugins downloaded from VST4FREE. As the MIDI keyboard, I am using my synthesizer - the Roland XPS 10. The ...
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Pros and cons of using a MIDI file to improve rhythm during practice

I'm an adult beginner piano and harp player and the thing I struggle the most with is rhythm. I have the most difficulty in songs in which the beat is a quarter note and there are eight or dotted ...
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Chords in MIDI?

I'm looking for a way to represent chords in a MIDI file. Note that I'm not looking to represent chord voicings. That can be trivially done with multiple note-on messages. But if I do that, then I ...
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Any MIDI files specifically representing music theory rules?

I am a computer science student working on my senior project. My project is to train an artificial neural network to generate music. I have a minimal knowledge of music theory (I took a music theory ...
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MIDI pitch bend vs MIDI Tuning Standard: microtones

I'm working on a project that generates music. It allows the user to select a wide variety of tunings (n-EDO up to 49000, etc). I have two methods implemented so far and both rely on MIDI. Using the ...
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How to split an arranger clip based on pitch in Bitwig 8-Track

I have recorded a MIDI "Arranger Clip" in the Bitwig 8-Track DAW software. I do this often and just jam on the instrument. Afterwards, sometimes I find that I would like to separate the clip into ...
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Can I sending MIDI program changes with Guitar Rig 5 via Rig Kontrol 3 “MIDI out” port?

I have a question regard Guitar Rig 5 (GR5) and the Rig Kontrol 3 (RK3) "MIDI out" port and I hope someone can answer. During live shows, I need to change patches on my Korg A3 and Korg SDD-2000 rack ...
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How to learn piano with MIDI files and a keyboard?

I am new to piano, and was hoping to learn with the help of MIDI files. I have a keyboard, a Casio LK-44, and have successfully connected it to my computer with a USB MIDI connector. This can play ...
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Hyperthreading when using Vienna Ensemble and Reaper

I'm not sure if there are computer experts on this platform, but this board seemed more reasonable to choose than a pure "computer hardware forum" on StackExchange. :) Do you think or know whether a ...
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Edit finger numbers in a Synthesia midi-file

How can I edit the finger numbers in the midi-files for Synthesia? Do midi-files support this possibility?
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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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Black MIDI: Add 1/256 note in midi file?

I'm working on creating some black MIDI music. Is there any way that I can add a note that is shorter than a 1/128 note in midi? Like 1/256 or 1/1024 (if I am crazy). I have tried rosegarden and ...
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Recording Keyboard Output Using Audacity

I'm trying setup my Casio CTK-6000 electric keyboard to be able to be recorded through my Windows 10 computer using Audacity. I have this USB cable and I have connected the keyboard to the computer. ...
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Synthesizer Sounds [closed]

I bought the Akai Ewi 4000s a few years back and haven't used it much since the built in sounds are awful. I tried connecting it (midi to usb) to logic pro on my computer to make use of the soundbanks ...
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Drum Machine / MIDI Controller Combos?

I'm looking for a combination of drum machine for live music that does not require a PC, but will also serve as a MIDI controller for various DAWs. Is there a name for such a combination? I'm not ...
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Bitwig doesn't have ties in the imported Midi file

When I create a MIDI file in Guitar Pro 6, and load it into Bitwig, everything is fine, except for the ties. For instance, I create this track on Guitar Pro: Export it as MIDI and load it onto Bitwig....
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PC Software for live performance [closed]

I play the keyboard here in my church... and lately, we've been searching for new ways to improve our worship. So i bought a Korg Nanokontrol 2, a MIDI controller keyboard and a audio interface (...
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Hearing both piano hands (MIDI), but only the right one is visible on Bitwig piano roll

I have created a piano track, exported it as a MIDI file and loaded it on Bitiwg. When I hit play, I can hear both hands, but on the Piano Roll, only the notes of the right hand are visible. How can ...
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Electronic drums, Ableton, Addictive Drums + additional audio source from laptop

I have Alesis DM10 studio. Currently I'm using the Alesis module for drum presets and my laptop to put some music on to play along and practice. This is the back of the module: I'm using the AUX IN ...
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Meaning of values for MIDI control change event

What is the meaning of the two bytes that come at the end of a MIDI control change event? For eg. I have a MIDI file of Chopin prelude no. 7, and the track for Right Piano has one control change ...
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In Cubase, why are my MIDI tracks' programs not independent?

I have successfully routed multiple MIDI tracks to different channels of one rack (not track) instance of HALion Sonic SE. When I play them back, their sound reflects the sound selected for the HALion ...
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control arranger track cubase with MIDI

When I learn my instrument or for jam I want to command Cubase in a "live" mode like Ableton. The only solution that I find is that create a arranger track. With this I can "switch" to different ...
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How do I make Timidity play MIDIs with only the sine wave instrument?

I have Timidity++ installed with FluidSynth soundfonts. How do I make Timidity play back any MIDI, mapping all instruments to a sine wave instrument (patch 81, bank 2, according to General MIDI Level ...
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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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How to use sound library from a yamaha keyboard

I have connected a yamaha psr e243 keyboard to garageband, and everything works fine except that the sounds effects are totally strange: they are neither what I select on the keyboard nor those ...