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What are some techniques to make MIDI string instruments sound more realistic?

I've been working on a MIDI piece, and I've been using the Violin instrument. It seems to me that string instruments seem to lack variation or expression. What are some techniques to make them sound ...
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Decent Free Windows DAW / VST for use with Korg PadKontol?

I'm just getting started with windows. I have been using my Korg PadKontrol with garageband on a Mac, but I can't seem to even get it working with windows. I've tried both FL Studio and Ohm, but I'm ...
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In what scenarios would you use OSC over MIDI?

I use the TouchOSC Bridge app on my Macbook to convert OSC signals (sent from a Nexus 7 running TouchOSC for Android) to MIDI so that I can send note on messages and CC values to software ...
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Keyboard only routes to selected track in Logic

I have two instrument tracks, both assigned to MIDI 1. However, I have a Key limit on one from D-2 to F4 and on the other from F4 to G8. I then have two separate instruments assigned to each track. If ...
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Build output connector for Midi-USB converter in old keyboard

I'm trying to recover an old keyboard (of about 25 years old). It has all circuitry gone in paradise, but it had a midi output and input line. Moreover, its keyboard mechanics and the transducer work ...
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Combining music prod, dialog editing, sfx and foley: what's everyone doing?

Dave here, logic 9 and ten on intel mac. My headache is,15 min+ session with various in-tempo music elements that need to lie on bar/beat grid, and interstitial dialog which needs tweaking, ...
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MIDI input 3 second delay lag

I luckily found the answer to this problem, so I'm going to self-answer this. Problem: MIDI input lags by 3 - 5 seconds (not a buffer size issue). Setup: For me: Yamaha YDP-S30 digital piano ...
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connect midi to cubase with komplete audio 6 soundcard

Hi i'm trying to connect a midi device to cubase 5 with my komplete audio 6 sound card but I can't find the midi port when I select midi ports only the windows midi port comes up
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Assessing the reliability of using a laptop in a stage environment

I have been experimenting with a Dell D-510 laptop computer for stage use. In my equipment arsenal, I also have: A Casio PX-5S keyboard A Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio/MIDI Interface An M-Audio ...
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Ableton Live and Clock Sync Issues

My main setup, or workflow includes a PC with Ableton Live 9, a Kenton USB Solo, a modular synthesizer, and a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 audio interface. Live outputs a MIDI signal to the Kenton USB ...
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MIDI files handling

I recorded a song on my Korg Krome, using the seq mode. I saved this song on a SD memory card as MIDI file. Now I would like to open this file and work on it from my computer, without connecting my ...
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Daisy Chaining Midi: Kaoss Pad 3, Roland RD-300, and Mainstage 3

I am trying to daisy chain my Kaoss Pad 3 to my Roland RD-300sx keyboard to my Macbook Pro (13" mid-2012) in order to use with Mainstage 3 and am having problems. I have a normal midi cable going from ...
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How can I map midi controller faders to midi CC values through software in Cubase?

It seems like a simple question, but I'm at a loss. I have a simple MIDI keyboard with some knobs and faders, and I'd like to use one of the faders to control CC11. I cannot figure out how to do this, ...
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How to merge MIDI tracks

I'm currently (well was) recording in a studio and we use MIDI for certain instrumentation. When I received the midi track from the producer he had managed to separate every MIDI track into single ...
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Android as MIDI sequencer with digital piano

Is it possible to use an Android tablet as a MIDI sequencer with a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-170 digital piano? My Yamaha piano has a USB port.
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Combine MIDI files

I'm working on a project where we have a large number of MIDI files and want to combine them into new files with more notes. We want to combine them both in parallel, so that two combined files play ...
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How to send arbitrary MIDI messages to MIDI track using computer keyboard in Ableton Live?

Is it possible, for example, when the 'H' key on computer keyboard is pressed to send "Hold Pedal ON" MIDI message to MIDI track? And when 'H' key is pressed again to send "Hold Pedal OFF" MIDI ...
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Loading Harmor (and other synths) into Cubase 5

I Recently got a copy of Image-Line's Harmor (as well as a bunch of other synths made by the same company), and was hoping to load them into my copy of Cubase 5. I Do know this is possible as I have ...
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Logic Pro - How to delete an empty MIDI section?

Say I have a 16 bar MIDI region full of MIDI events. Now I delete the last eight bars of events -- and am left with a long section of silence which I'd like to get rid of. After deleting this ...
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How to instal addictive key with cubase 5

A recently got a version of cubase and addictive key from a sound engineer of my company. So I installed cubase OK When i instal addictive key it ask me for "stand alone" "32bit" "64bit" ? So i ...
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How to remove a MIDI reset?

I have this problem: http://homerecording.com/bbs/user-forums-brand/cubase-user-forum/unwanted-program-change-cubase-sx-317802/ When cubase starts the track, the patch is reset. There is nothing in ...
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How do you change the default Windows midi with something better?

I want to find a good midi library so that I can replace the default Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth. MuseScore is the main program I'm using which relies on midi at the moment. I'm open to the ...
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Monitoring MIDI Input from external Roland A-500PRO Controller

I'm trying to make a Roland A-500PRO USB MIDI Controller work with Steinberg's Cubase LE AI Elements 6 for Windows. By default, except the 49 keyboard keys, none of the other sliders, knobs or ...
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parsing MIDI file with unknown bytes

I have a midi file which was generated using MuseScore. It plays well in Windows Media Player, but causes my midi reading program to crash. 4d 54 68 64 = MThd 00 00 00 06 = Header length of 6 00 01 ...
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Utilities to output better sounds via MIDI for live performance

Background: I have a pretty standard (and cheap) Yamaha YPG 235 digital piano. I really have never bothered to get a new machine because I keep my piano plugged into Garageband via MIDI with the ...
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Control Synths with Voice

I have a bunch of synths from Native Instruments, including Massive and Absynth. I currently control them using a midi keyboard and a midi controller, but I'd prefer to control them using my voice. ...
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difference between channel and track in midi files

I'm creating a program to read/write MIDI files, but I've run into a problem that confuses me. There are 2 bytes dedicated to the number of tracks, which means that there could potentially be 65536 ...
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FL Studio: How can I change the instruments of an imported MIDI file?

I have imported a MIDI file into Fruity Loops. It sounds fine so far, but now I want to change the instruments before I export it to ogg. But whenever I change an instrument, FL is changing it ...
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Set the length of several events using the sequencer in Reason 7

After playing several notes into the sequencer I noticed that they were not all exactly the same length. I would like to make them all the same length. I've found that I can drag a rectangle around ...
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Why do sounds reset in cubase after loop returns?

I've got a Nord Modular and a Roland Juno 106 and a TR909 wired with Cubase that sound good until the loop returns, then the Nord Modular and the Juno switch sounds to the default sounds. Why is this ...
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What settings could cause latency in recording but not in monitoring in cubase?

I have alesis dm5 plugged into cubase via midi triggering sounds from DFH superior. I have the buffer size in cubase set so that I have a fairly low latency ( about 6ms ) which I find fine to play ...
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What synthesizer should I get if I like vintage sound e.g. Roland Juno 60?

I like a warm, dry sound like Roland Juno 60 but the vintage Juno are not multitimbral. Is there a modern synthesizer, perhaps digital but preferably analogue, that has the warm sound of Roland Juno ...
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How to move all notes in the Cubase MIDI editor one octave up?

I have a rather long bass track that I want to play one octave up. I want every note to change to one octave up. For smaller chunk of notes I can select many and just drag them but it's not working in ...
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Converting vst track to midi?

What I usually do when I do this is that I just copy paste from the vst track to the midi track which works in cubase, but is there a way to convert a vst track to a midi track?
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Can I convert Cakewalk .wrk files to MIDI?

I have a bunch of .wrk files from when I owned a couple of Cakewalk programs. I don't have any of my Cakewalk software anymore, though. Is there any way I can open the files up or convert them to MIDI ...
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Is there a way to export MIDI tracks from ReBirth?

I use propellerheads rebirth for fun to make songs and I also have a real 303 that a would like to load with songs from rebirth so that I can write a song in rebirth when I'm on the go with my laptop ...
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Why don't my VST instruments have sound in cubase?

My VST instruments lost their sound in cubase. I connected two MIDi interfaces that control the Roland TR909 and the Cyclone 303 bass, they work via MIDI but a) My MIDI keyboard makes no sound and b) ...
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Which MIDi interface to get for more channels?

I own Roland UM-4 that was a good MIDI interface but it's not working with 64-bit windows or similar so I've bought a cheap 1-channel plexgear MIDI interface which is not enough when I now also own ...
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Simplest way to play MIDI sounds from OSC/MIDI inputs

I'd like to use an iPad with software which provides an isomorphic keyboard (the app called Musix) to make some music, but the built-in MIDI instruments don't sound very good. The software can send ...
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What are the pro's and con's of a MIDI interface compared to MIDI to USB cable?

Is there a reason why one would choose a MIDI interface instead of a simple MIDI to USB cable? There's a tenfold price difference between the two and I don't know in what regard the interface would ...
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How to connect Alesis MMT-8 to Roland TR-909 with Cubase and Samson Graphite 49

I want to connect Alesis MMT-8 to Roland TR-909 via MIDI. Carefully studying the manuals, I try to record what is pressed on the TR-909 by recording with the MMT8 and pressing instrument keys on the ...
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ProTools plugins which have MIDI 'learn' functionality.

I'm using touchOSC and Osculator on my iPad. Which plugins do you know of (RTAS or AAX) that have OSC or MIDI control functionality inbuilt by the manufacturer? I'm not talking so much about ...
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How to route MIDI CC #7 to instrument instead of track

In Logic Pro 9, by default, the MIDI CC#7 is assigned to the volume of an instrument track. I need to skip this assignment so the MIDI CC#7 goes directly to the virtual instrument. How can this be ...
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Importing MIDI into Reason 5

I have just upgraded from Reason 3 to Reason 5 (I know, I'm behind the times but I like programs that work). In Reason 3, I would import a MIDI file (which I create with an external sequencer) then ...
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Windows 8 tablet 'MIDI' Controller app? Home made Max/MSP control interface?

Hi guys. Ok, so there are quite a few apps out there of the iPad and Android tablets that allow you to use them as a control interface for DAWs, plugins, etc. Has anyone found any good apps that are ...
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Control Ableton Tempo from MaxMSP

My question is firstly- is midi cc information integer only. 0 - 127, but not 5.55 The reason I ask is that I'm trying to control the tempo in Ableton Live from MaxMSP Patch (not Max for Live). I ...
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Cubase and randomizing midi

I use a lot of VST's and midi. The problem is, my midi program (Guitar Pro) exports midi as it's written, all at the same constant volume and in 'perfect' time. When I run a VST through, it's ...
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Keyboard vs. MIDI controller for MIDI input

If I want to spend $150-250 on a keyboard, should I get a MIDI keyboard (like something from M-Audio) or an electronic keyboard type of device (like something from Yamaha)? Can most electronic ...
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Live control of rewired application parameter using MIDI controller in Ableton

I am running Reason rewired through Ableton Live. I would like to be able to control one of the parameters of a Subtractor Synthesiser within Reason whilst rewire is active. The actual parameter is a ...
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Beatboxing to MIDI in realtime

I'm interested in having a live performance setup wherein I essentially beatbox into a microphone and have my beats sounded by a MIDI drum rack. So I'm looking for software (whether a feature of a ...