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 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. ...
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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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