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Reducing latency on MIDI-over-USB Keyboard

I have recently bought a low-end usb keyboard(Acorn Instruments Masterkey 49). I am trying to use it with Sibelius 6. After spending a lot of time in the settings of Sibelius, I have managed to get ...
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Cubase, midi device and Latency

I hope someone can clear something up for me because internet research doesn't cover this exact question. I am currently running Cubase with a midi keyboard (Akai MPK49) connected via USB. If I was ...
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How can I lock my keyboard?

I have a roland d-20. Is there anyway I can lock it so you need a password or combination of keys to unlock it?
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Keyboard in a musical pit band

I'm preparing the keyboard part for a local amateur musical and I'd like it to make use of a number of sounds. The keyboard that's probably going to be used is one of the standard consumer MIDI ...
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What is Presence?

I got an Ibanez amplifier for my keyboard and there is a dial called 'presence'. What does it do?
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Questions about simple single-track line-in recording

I'm trying to create a simple recording of my electronic keyboard. It has a 1/4" stereo output, and I've connected that into my computer's microphone/line-in jack. I only have a few questions: Should ...
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New Product: LEAP

I was going to post this as an answer to any of the multiple ergonomics-based questions, but I'll just add to the pile. Have you seen this yet? [youtube]_d6KuiuteIA[/youtube] Your Minority Report ...
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Amp is receiving radio signal?

My amp is playing a lot of radio stations at the same time. The amp model is an Ibanez IBZ10Z, and it's plugged into my keyboard.
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Sound Design Input Devices

I've been long wanting a tablet to use as an input device (drawing in automation, etc...), and I'd love to have a Jazz Mutant control surface, and lots of other stuff. But I just came across this: ...
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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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Connecting keyboard to a audio interface

I have a Nord electro 5 keyboard and I am wanting to record using that (not as a midi). I am just wondering what kind of audio interface to use? I also want to be able to connect guitar and vocal ...
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I just got a Blue Snowball Ice and it picks up my keyboard with Cherry Mx Blues

So I want to use this microphone both for skype and for my general audio recording purposes, but it is really sensitive (not exactly a bad thing). Is there a way I can set it up so that it picks up ...
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Midi Keyboard connected but no sound

I recently installed Reaper and have bought an Roland Um-One Midi cable to connect my Nord to the program. I've installed the drivers, and now upon entering Reaper I've found that my midi keyboard ...
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How to remove keys on a Roland XP-80?

(I saw similar questions answered here, so I'm posting this one. If it's off-topic, please accept my apologies.) Two keys are broken on a Roland XP-80 keyboard I play. I can see that the plastic is ...
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X-Keys for DAW Control

http://www.piengineering.com/xkeys.php Is anyone using this for executing shortcuts / key commands in your DAW? It seems like a good idea without spending $$$$ on something from Euphonix. Any ...
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Do you use keyboard to design?

I was checking Openlabs NekoEX5 on the net and I really loved it. So, I was wondering do you use keyboard when you do sound design, if so which one? Is it in occasional situations? I use my library ...
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Best sound software to make sound by keyboard like piano [linux]? [closed]

What is the best software to make sound by keyboard? Piano-keyboard interruption interceptor like keylogger to play music just by keyboard. Pretty to see some effects, processors plugins, feature ...
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Keyboard CASIO CTK-5000 to PC Line In

I need to record whatever I am playing on my keyboard (CASIO CTK-5000) on my PC. I've looked up the Web for a place I could buy a USB interface cable that would channel the output from the keyboard ...
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Where can I get a Memory Card M-256D or M-256E

These things are really old and no longer generally available, but I'd like to get one of them to get more Patches/Sounds for my keyboard. Is there still a way to acquire them?
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How do I find a PROM chip for a Roland D20?

I'm looking for the u16 prom chip for CPU board of a Roland D20, would anybody have any idea where i can get one?
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Sustain pedal in a MIDI file

I recorded a piece with my keyboard (a Yamaha YPG-535). When I play it back on the keyboard, it sounded great. I put it on a flash drive in MIDI format and plugged it into my computer (Windows 7). I ...
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Max MSP and Computer Keyboard stuff

First off, hat's off to whomever decided this was a good idea, because it rocks! I have a question about Max MSP and triggering samples with the computer keyboard. I know this can be done fairly ...
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M-Audio Ozonic and Windows 7 Laptop (64bit) FireWire Woes

Has anyone had any luck getting the M-Audio Ozonic to work properly with Windows 7? I have a new Sony Vaio F Series : i7 Core, 6gb RAM, FireWire S400 : Ricoh Interface (using the legacy drivers) I ...
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How is MIDI used with a keyboard?

How is MIDI used with a keyboard? I have a roland d-20, and I've heard that it connects with MIDI through USB. But what exactly is MIDI? How does it differ from a microphone input?
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best mac keyboard for sound editing

so as we upgrade our studios in the coming months I'll be looking to upgrade the one piece of gear that I come into contact with more than any other - my keyboard. as such, here are my specific needs:...
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Camel Alchemy Sound Design

Hi guys, Can you help me on this one? It's been some time that I wanted to broaden my options in sound design so I've got to the conclusion of starting with Camel Alchemy. Could you recommend me a ...
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How do I reset a Roland D-20?

I wanted to know if there was any way I could reset a Roland D-20 back to all its original settings.
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Powering a DI box

We have just installed a new sound system at my church. As part of this we are using a DI box to connect in a keyboard. The DI box needs power either from Phantom Power or a 9V battery. Our sound desk ...
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MIDI keyboard for sound design

I just moved and don't have my Casio Privia at my disposal. Right now I'm on a pretty tight budget and am looking at either the M-Audio Axiom 25 or Oxygen 25. Does anyone have any experience with ...
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Audio Interface - How Many Inputs do I need?

I'm new to audio interfaces and planning to buy either Focusrite 2i4 or 6i6. I have two keyboards and I want to connect those two to each other and then one to the audio interface.And also connect ...
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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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What equipment do I need to record the audio from my piano keyboard?

I've been wanting to use acoustic piano in my songs, but the MIDI sounds available in my recording programs (Garageband, Ableton LIVE) don't cut it. Good ones like Pianoteq cost upwards of $300. I ...
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How to Reduce Keyboard and Mouse Clicks

When i record with my headset mic it picks up my keyboard and mouse clicks without remorse, so I need to know, How do i reduce that? Gaming channels like Markiplier and PewDiePie when they play they ...
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Gear needed to support Ableton or other software

I am interested in composing electronic music using a program like Ableton Live. The array of choices in terms of midi interfaces and audio interfaces is overwhelming. Here is what I would like to ...
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triggering samples with a computer keyboard (in Max/MSP)

hello there again. I have, with the huge amount of help of Andrew S., figured out how to have a bank of samples triggered by the keys on the keyboard. However, I cannot seem to get the samples to ...
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Can I juryrig a vocoder with a MIDI keyboard and a laptop?

I have a Casio Privia 160 keyboard which can connect to computer via USB. I also have a Windows 10 laptop and a Macbook. Is there some software I can use to turn the keyboard into a vocoder, ...
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Sending bass from VST to bass amp

Our keyboard player plays bass on keyboard. This is going through MIDI to a Steinberg UR22 interface and is then hooked up with a standard Kontakt 5 libary to create bass sound from the MIDI notes. ...
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How can I manually convert sheet music into a MIDI, and define what track they are on?

I am learning how to play the piano, and am a bit new to the technology in audio. I read this great introduction into MIDI but need to know how I can construct a MIDI file from sheet music. Why am I ...
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Playing Strings smoothly. Electric piano or non/semi weighted keys?

I'm a full-time pianist/violinist and producer. A stage piano or electric piano is based on a real piano where a hammer must be thrown at a string & there is a click to the feel of the key, which ...
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My keyboard recordings sound tinny/low quality

I’ve recently started recording piano covers for Youtube. I use a USB and Audacity to record the audio. However, when I play it back on my computer it sounds more tinny or lower quality than my ...
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Does Nektar Impact LX49+ MIDI keyboard work with LMMS?

I am considering purchasing a Nektar Impact LX49+ MIDI keyboard, but before I do I want to make sure it will work with the Linux DAW called LMMS. Have any of you used this keyboard with lmms? Did you ...
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Behringer Eurolive B115D for keyboards

I was thinking of purchasing a speaker for my keyboard. I was looking at the Behringer Eurolive B115D [1]. Based on the specs, would I be able to connect my keyboard directly to the speaker OR would I ...
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Live Keyboard MIDI Setup Ableton Live 9 [Max for live]

I'm running two midi tracks within Ableton's session view. One track is a NI Massive instrument containing the midi notes that play within the song ("LIVE KEYS BACKUP") and another is an instrument ...
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Compatibility between Yamaha FC3 sustain pedal and M-Audio 88 II keyboard

Does a Yamaha FC3 sustain pedal work with a M-Audio Keystation 88 II keyboard controller?
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Trying to find a particular synth/keyboard from this song

I am trying to find the exact keyboard/synth that has been used to make the single key sound/chord(I would also love to what key/chord it is) at 0:02 and onwards whenever the bass guitar stops playing....
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Problem with Sonar and my master keyboard

I recently bought a master midi keyboard so I could play a bit with all kind of synth on PC. The keyboard is working well and with the default synth it's doing its job perfectly. The problem is that ...
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MuseScore output to MIDI keyboard

My 10 year old son is learning to play the piano and has a Yamaha PSR-E213 We also have a laptop and a Midisport 2x2 USB interface and he wants to start using them together. We have successfully ...
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What is the midi format used on the Yamaha PSR-e423 portable keyboard?

The PSR-e423 has some features that only seems to work with some MIDI files, and not just the random ones I download from the internet. Some formats have the ability to show the notes on the LCD ...
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I have 2 keyboards PSR E353 and PSR I455. Can I connect them both in a midi setup?

I have Yamaha Psr E353 and I455. Both have no midi ports in them. But the i455 has a USB port for a thumb drive. I am hoping if in any possible way the both keyboards be linked to form a rack. And so ...
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Need software-based, resonant filter for 90's ROMpler

Any suggestions on how to add a resonant filter to a keyboard that does not have one? I have a Alesis Quadrasynth (QS4) and want to do midi-triggered filter sweeps in real-time. Thank you! Dan