Questions tagged [midi]

MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard designed to allow electronic musical instruments to communicate (transfer Performance & Settings data) with computers and each other.

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Converting Notes to CC Values in Digital Performer

I am fairly new to Digital Performer and have been given a midi stream and an Audio Unit (AU) instrument. Unfortunately, the midi stream was made when the instrument used notes as control codes to ...
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Sampling a Midi file with a sound file?

I have looked everywhere on the internet and could not find anything similar to what I am trying to do. I need to change the instrument of a midi file into custom .wav or .mp3 sound files, so the ...
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Studiologic Fatar SL 760 2 midi out

I have a Studiologic fatar SL 760 with 2 midi out ports not the usual 1 in, 1 out midi ports. I have tried the usual 1 in, 1 out to usb cable without success. Can you suggest how I can get the 2 out ...
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How can I convert MIDI files to WAV using the Windows sound font?

I am interested in converting some old MIDI files to WAV using the default Windows MIDI soundfont (for nostalgic reasons), located at C:\windows\system32\drivers\gm.dls. I am aware I can simply play ...
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How to convert polyphonic aftertouch to channel aftertouch?

My MPC Live generates polyphonic aftertouch MIDI data (aka key pressure). I use it to play a modular synth (via a Mutant Brain MIDI interface) that can only map channel aftertouch (aka channel ...
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Midi connection between drum kit and laptop not working

I have an electronic drum kit (millenium mps-100) connected to my laptop via a midi (5-pin) to usb cable (just a cheap cable, there's no brand/model on it). I can't seem to get any signal from the ...
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How To Automatically Set ALL Note Velocity for MIDI Files in FL Studio?

i am new in sound design and home audio production, right now i am playing with FL Studio. I know i can change note velocity for imported Midi files in FL Studio, one note by one note. But, how i can ...
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I Copied MID files from Yamaha Keyboard, but Playback is Different

I am a newbie in sound design and digital musical instrument stuff. Recently, me and my friend recorded an instrument using some Yamaha Keyboard. When we play that recording on a Yamaha Keyboard, ...
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Is it possible to change Vst ids in Cubase 8.5?

Is there a Vst Plugins setting file inside Cubase where you can change a Vst id?. It seems that Cubase 8.5 will scan and only load the higher version of the same id ignoring the other. Hex editing ...
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Changing tempo of a MIDI file

My goal currently is to change the tempo(speed) of the song that I parse in as a MIDI file. Lets say I need to speed up the song by a factor of 2. This implies that the song now takes half the time ...
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How to uncouple Ableton Push session/note switch from Akai APC40 mk2

I play my live sets using a mix of loops and synths in Ableton Live 9. I have an AKAI Apc40 MK2 that I use to trigger loops, scenes and to control effects, and I have an Ableton Push that I use to ...
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MIDI USB adapter to work with Linux?

My son has a keyboard, a Casio LK-110 that was a secondhand gift, which he's learning to play music on. He's interested in recording musical tracks onto the computer. The family laptop (the one he ...
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No VST rendering on Tracktion T7 Waveform 11 free

I'm using LABS VST instrument plugin on a MIDI track in Tracktion T7 Waveform 11 free. I'm working on Windows 10, on a ACER Aspire V Nitro Black Edition Laptop, native soundcard. I can hear the VST ...
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How do I connect up 2 Roland keybaords + Roland controller keybaord through midiface4X4 and Focusrite 6i6 to record midi in Reaper on Win 10

I have just invested in the Roland A500 controller and my Roland G1000 and Roland FP80 are currently standalone. I want to link them using midi. I have a Midiface 4X4 unit and the Focusrite 6i6M usb/...
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External Synths over USB on MacOS: Notes not playing & hanging notes

For some months I've had problems with USB MIDI with the Babyface Pro and two of my DSI/Sequential synths: OB-6 Module and Prophet-6 Module. I primarily use MacOS with Ableton Live, but I experience ...
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How to connect Elektron Analog Four's DIN-SYNC output to an 1/8" TRRS jack

I use an Elektron Analog Four synthesizer (A4) to sequence a Eurorack modular synthesizer. The A4 has four assignable CV/Gate outputs, as well as two MIDI outputs. One of the MIDI outputs can be ...
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How to map expression of a device to my midi keyboard in Propellerhead Reason?

For plain devices I could imagine to map via combinator a knob and let it learn a remote key connection but for combinator devices itself mostly all knobs are in use. Is it possible to add a remote ...
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What would cause Ableton Midi driven Audio recording Latency to be different across multiple synths?

What would cause Ableton Midi driven Audio recording Latency to be different across multiple synths? I have a setup with my Edirol UA101 USB Audio interface sending Midi on channel 1 to a passive ...
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Computer does not register MIDI signal C4 and D4, all the other keys are working fine, could the problem be the cable or the keyboard

Today for the first time I tried to connect my keyboard (Hohner PSK50) to the computer. I made the connection by using this cable. (A simple MIDI to USB). Drivers were recognized and when I tried to ...
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SFZ+MIDI to audio via command line

I am an algorithmic composer with a library of over one hundred .SFZ files. I have been generating a bunch of single-track MIDI files using midiutil in python, and then manually opening up Sforzando ...
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How to record music with “fingers on a table” style?

I am looking for a pad, MIDI controller, or some device, that I could use to recognize single fingers, so I would be able to play the snare with little finger, toms with middle fingers, bass drum with ...
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Using a midi drum kit to trigger .wav sounds

I've got a midi drum kit (Alesis Nitro), and the sounds on it are less than satisfactory. So I've looked into using something like EZ Drummer, or Superior drummer, but since I'm pretty new to all this,...
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Midfile between Logic Pro X and OnSong

I am exporting a midi file from Logic Pro X. In Logic it is 3.48 minutes long at 117bpm When I import it into OnSong it is interpreted as 7:12 minutes long if I take the same midi file and add it to ...
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VST Plugin That Maps Piano Roll To Scale

I am new to EDM, so forgive my ignorance. I'm currently using Tracktion 7 DAW. When inside the piano roll, I would like it if the notes could be mapped to a particular scale. Is there a VST that ...
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What program should I use to export a MIDI/SF2 to a WAV?

I'm trying to convert some music from a GBA ROM to WAV so I can use them. I've used this tool to rip the music. It's left me with some MIDI files and an SF2 file for the instruments. I'd like to ...
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How to sync a midi to audio

There have been numerous solutions posted on the internet for this issue, however many of these answers appears to be for older software, with possibly outdated methods. I was wandering what the best ...
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Make Ardour plugin send / receive Sysex

I am using the plugin Dexed with Ardour. The virtual MIDI in and outputs of the plugin are connected to a hardware MIDI interface for this channel. Using a MIDI keyboard, I can play the plugin, and ...
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Sending midi from AKAI -> Android -> Wifi -> PC/MAC DAW

all! I would like to connect AKAI to Android, then play on AKAI, so midi signal would go via WiFi to PC/MAC DAW (like Ableton or FL Studio,...) Other words: AKAI --usb--> ANDROID --wifi--> PC/MAC ...
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Should each drum component be created separately when coming from a midi source, then mixed?

So like render the snare to audio, render the kick, etc. and then mix them all. Would that then reduce CPU usage?
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Is it possible to record a short contained sound no longer than 60 milliseconds?

I wish to play a short sound in an app (60 Milliseconds is ideal), however I'm noticing glitches in the sound on the current clip I have made. I'm wondering if these glitches have to do with any ...
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Why does MIDI over USB appear to often have issues with latency consistency when peripherals such as mouse and keyboard deal with this effortlessly?

I had a digital piano for a while, and recently tried using it to record music via USB in Renoise. Input lag was inconsistent. A quick Google search reveals that the issue is widespread, regardless of ...
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What's the difference between “FM synthesis” and “MIDI synthesis”?

I'm trying to understand how "FM synthesis" and "MIDI synthesis" are relative to each other. For example, in one article that I found on the Internet (here it is) it is said that... the process by ...
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Routing raw MIDI to software synth

I use a program that generates raw MIDI events interpreted and played by an external hardware synth connected via USB cable. This works great, but sometimes I wish to use the same program with a ...
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Audio manipulation - How to

I've always wanted to learn on how to manipulate voice/audio. For example here we have a video that basically the meows of the cats were changed into the notes of a song, to understand this you ...
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how do I record output from a Roland voice transformer (midi or 1/4" output) on a Zoom recorder (XLR input)?

I record instructional videos for work and fun. The audio is captured via a Rode NTG2 mic into a Zoom H4n record. Phantom power is provided to the mic by the recorder. I'd like to manipulate my ...
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What are the bytes following a midi note on or note off?

I am currently working on producing an AI that will learn from music in midi files and then produce its own music. In order to do this I need to convert a few hundred, perhaps a few thousand in the ...
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Sending MIDI from Ableton to a rack mount delay through a sound module

Okay, I have a Scarlett 18i8 connected to my MacBook. I also have a piano connected via USB to the MacBook. One of the musicians has a 19" rack mount delay unit with MIDI in/out, traditional 5-pin. ...
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Safe to record a synth with a 1/4" cable instead of MIDI?

I have a synth that has MIDI and 1/4" output jacks. Which should I use for recording? I believe MIDI is the standard, but would there be a noticeable lack of quality if I used a 1/4" Y-cable instead? ...
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Is it possible to write custom Ableton midi effects?

I have been toying with the idea of creating custom midi effects (eg. arpegiators etc) for Ableton but I can't seem to find any info on how or whether it's even possible. All information about writing ...
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How do i take the arpeggiated midi and get the notes/rhythms being played in logic pro?

I arpeggiated a bass line in logic using the smart tools. I want it to show me the score for what's being played but it only shows me the chords at the moment.
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Make a midi theme sound like “8-bit” / chiptune

I'm working on a videogame soundtrack for mobile devices (smartphones and such) where size matters, so I'm using midi format for the music. For style reasons, I'd like the midi files to sound 8-bit/...
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How to midi map device pads to drum rack pads across multiple drum racks in ableton

Seems like this should be really simple, but when I am midi mapping controls, I cant figure out how to map a device pad to a chosen drum sample. I want to play samples from 2 different drum rack by ...
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MIDI, how to implement CC-65, C-5 and CC-84 and example?

The question is almost similar from this link. But the link there is already old, and the answer (to me) don't have enough detail : MIDI CC 5 - Controls portamento rate to slide between 2 notes ...
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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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How to synchronize Play (start/stop) between Juno-Gi and Drumbrute?

Is there a way to synchronize Play (start/stop) between Roland Juno-Gi and the Drumbrute? Such that when I hit Play on the DB it triggers Play while in Recorder mode on the Juno? The DB manual ...
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Volume in MIDI track keeps resetting

I imported a MIDI track, rearranged it, changed the volume of VSTi Instrument but that volume keeps changing by itself when it plays a new part (DAW: Cubase). What is going on?
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Open source software/library/tool/patch/… for converting audio to MIDI suggestions?

Having found 2 open source tools that can convert any audio file to midi, I'm still interested if there are others (for comparison). I've tried WaoN and Audio_to_midi_melodia. But not all samples ...
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Connecting keyboard, soundmodule, and a PC

How do I connect a keyboard, sound module, and pc so that a song played on the keyboard can be played back afterward, but the sounds heard both during the recording and the playback is that of the ...
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My keyboard plays all MIDI in on one instrument regardless of channels transmitted. Why?

Usually when I play a multichannel MIDI file from my sequencer to the sound module (for example, Logic Pro), I get multichannel playback. By that I mean, different instruments playing their ...
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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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