Questions tagged [midi]

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

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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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Why don't we develop more and better midi controllers for non keyboard instruments [closed]

So I was watching videos of EWI players and I was blown away by their superior sound for wind instruments. I keep hearing that VST sucks and that real instruments are way better and other stuff. But ...
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How to apply an Android device as a MIDI controller for LMMS on Ubuntu?

I've just started fiddling around with LMMS on Ubuntu Linux. I don't want to buy hardware yet but would like to play instruments and samples with an external MIDI controller rather than with the Piano ...
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MIDI noise and latency problems

I have just bought a Roland A49 MIDI controller. I'm using Reaper as my DAW. I've installed the drivers, and I know that my controller is talking to my DAW, as I am getting a correct red signal ...
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Midi Sequencer Help

Does anybody know if it is even possible to use my Alesis SR18 to trigger vst's in a DAW via the MIDI out feature? Basically i'm trying to build a set up for live performance whereby once a song is ...
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Opening MIDI in DAW

I sometimes get MIDI files from sites like www.midiworld.com Sometimes the MIDI file has all instruments on a single track. How can I separate such files into separate tracks? (Am using Ableton btw) ...
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Midi to .wav conversion

I'm looking for a program that turns my short MIDI-sequences into .wav files. That in itself isn't the problem, tho. The problem is that most programs append 1 or 2 seconds of silence at the end of ...
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How to use Korg Monopoly's “Trig In” port to trigger appegiator -

How to use a pre MIDI Korg Monopoly's "Trig In" port to trigger appegiator - in a MIDI studio. I know its an old analogue device but with superb sound generation possibilities. I would like to trigger ...
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Sync Korg SQ-1 with DAW (Logic)

I'm trying to sync my Korg SQ-1 with DAW (Logic Pro X). SQ-1 is connected via USB to computer and Logic recognizes it. I've updated MIDI settings in Logic to make SQ-1 receive MIDI clock and tempo ...
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Play MIDI from DAW with Korg Volca FM

I want to be able to play MIDI notes written in my DAW via my Korg Volca FM. I checked several articles and the general idea consists of these steps: create MIDI track in DAW DAW track sends MIDI ...
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Which DAW can provide editing of multiple MIDI channel tracks open simultaneously?

There is already a very similar question BUT it is not the same as my question, hence the reason for my question: Which DAW can handle simultaneous editing of MIDI channels / instruments per tracks? ...
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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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RTP MIDI between MAC and Windows

I have Logic Pro running on MAC, and I have huge memory on my Windows desktop to run Kontakt as sampler, does RTP MIDI is the best way to connect between them?
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Roland 808 via MIDI trouble with tone playing

I had a project in cubase that I recorded to audio file and everything was working fine a few days ago. Now when I open it again and play it in cubase the kick drum from the Roland 808 doesn't play (...
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Can I split MIDI regions at program change events in Logic Pro X?

First, have a screenshot: The MIDI file I'm working with was generated by a tool which really likes program change events. While this is expected behavior for said tool, it makes the resulting file a ...
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Is MIDI volume scale logarithmic?

Volume (CC#7) and Expression (CC #11) should be implemented as follows: For situations in which only CC# 7 is used (CC#11 is assumed "127"): L(dB) = 40 log (V/127) where V= CC#7 value For ...
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How to copy track in cubase

I recently learned alt-dragging sounds in Cubase 5 which is convenient. Is it possible to copy a track even more directly so that the result is that the length doubles? If I start with 4 bars then a ...
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Can I safely use Git (Version control) to save and manage Akai MPC pattern and song files? Does anyone have experience with this?

Can I safely use Git (Version control) to save and manage Akai MPC pattern and song files? Does anyone have experience with this? (the sequencer plays many midi modules) This is an example of a 'song'...