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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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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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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How to bind midi input to a track in Logic Pro

I connected my Yamaha e-piano to my Mac and can jam to any software instrument in Logic Pro. The piano always sends MIDI input to the currently selected track, which is convenient somehow. But as soon ...
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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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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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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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How to automatically create one pattern for each imported midi track?

I'm using FL Studio 12. When I import a midi file with multiple tracks, it creates a single pattern (and a separate channel for each midi-track). I can then click on "Split by channel" to split the ...
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Add pedal to each measure of piano midi

I have downloaded various piano midi files from the internet, but when I tried to play them in e.g. Garage Band, it sounds worse than ones I've created that have sustain pedal applied for each measure....
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TC electronic g major 1 / sysex

I have a TC Electronic G Major gathering dust for quite some time now. The problem is that due to its heavy use over the years, a lot of knobs etc. are broken. But otherwise the unit works perfectly ...
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USB-MIDI controller freezes when used with live-drawing software "Tagtool"

I do live drawing performances with the "Tagtool" software (the old school version: http://www.tagtool.org/wp/). It is a piece of software that allows you to draw using a drawing tablet and ...
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How do I make a MIDI file to reset the Reverb and Chorus on my Roland synthesizer?

When playing different MIDI files on my Roland SC-55 I found that not all of them explicitly set their own Reverb and Chorus. This results in the playback of subsequent files having otherwise random ...
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The output from my synthesizer is only 32 kHz. Is there any reason to record at a higher fidelity?

I'm doing some recordings off of a vintage Roland SC-55 MIDI synthesizer which is capable of 16-bit @ 32 kHz. Is there any reason to record the audio at 44.1 or 48 kHz in my recording software or to ...
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How to open MIDI file in text editor?

I want to read the MIDI messages inside one MIDI file. When I tried to open the file with notepad it looks like the following How to open this in notepad or any other text editor?
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Sending MIDI from Ableton to a rack mount delay through a sound module [closed]

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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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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What is the name of this device?

I would like to purchase a similar device, but I do not understand how it is called correctly. I suspect this is some kind of MIDI controller, but what exactly is it called? If you know, would be ...
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Reasamplomatic5000 Change Pitch Without Changing Tempo

I want to assign a voice sample to Reasamplomatic5000 and play it with a MIDI keyboard. However, the higher the pitch, the faster the sample is played, and the lower the pitch the slower the sample ...
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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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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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Ticking sounds in my screen recordings

I have some issues with my home audio setup. I use a Mac Book Pro and when it comes to gear I use Shure SM7B, DBX 286S, Scarlett 2i2, Screenflow to record screen, and Audio hijack to capture audio. ...
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Automating MIDI to Audio rendering

I have MIDI files that I need to convert to audio files. I typically do this by creating a track in my DAW, assigning to the track a sampler with the sound I need, dropping the MIDI track in there, ...
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How can I use kick drum pedals to trigger Midi?

I have some double bass drum pedals. I want to trigger midi notes with them. I bought a "Yamaha KP65 Electronic Drum Kick Tower" assuming it would have midi out if it was going to call ...
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Can I transpose a series of midi clips to a different key?

Running Ableton live 9 Suite. I made these midi clips: Is there a way to automate the transposition of these chords to another key? Ideally I would like to do this with a few key strokes if thats ...
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Recording MIDI from electronic drums

I am trying to record a MIDI track using my electronic drums D-Tronic Q2 Plus. The only output the drum model has is USB output. So I tried to connect my drums with my PC via USB-USB cable. I also ...
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Convert SFZ to SF2 soundfonts via command line

Is there a command line tool to convert sfz soundfonts to sf2 soundfonts? I know there is the polyphone app, but it doesn't seem to have a command line interface.
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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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Change in tempo between start and end of a single note - midi

I have a midi file, which is converted to .csv file using midicsv.exe utility taken from here: http://www.fourmilab.ch/webtools/midicsv/ Part of csv file: 1, 278400, Tempo, 400454 1,278400,Note_on_c,0,...
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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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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 E-MU ...
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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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Logic Pro X - software instrument notes out of time during playback

Best way to explain what I'm seeing/hearing is with a video: I have a simple drum part sequenced in Logic Pro X (10.5.1). When I play the song starting from before the ...
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No sound from MIDI file in Ardour on DrumGizmo track

I am a newbie to Ardour and DrumGizmo. Please be patient. I followed a tutorial on setting up DrumGizmo. The tutorial shows how to send channels each to a separate bus. I get sound as expected, and ...
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How to record left and right hand as separate tracks in Cakewalk?

I have some midi files that when played in Cakewalk, I can see that the left and right hands are separate tracks. I have seen in programs like PlayPerfect and MIDIculous, the software attempts to ...
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Can I use a Linux PC as a MIDI router?

Using an Arturia Minilab (USB out only), I can control a Korg Volca (MIDI in only) using a Tie Studio 1|1 MIDI-USB adapter via LMMS (by setting up any instrument in LMMS and routing MIDI-in & MIDI-...
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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 use midi output from PA system amplifier for web conferencing

I'm a novice looking for help. I want to use midi output from a PA system amplifier as audio input to PC for use in Webex video conferencing. I bought a usb midi interface (Roland UM-ONE) but can't ...
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No output sound from midi in cubase

I just bought myself a Tascam US-122 for recording my music. Setting up and recording guitar bits was easy enough but now I'm trying to add some piano. For this I have a Roland (E-36) keyboard that I ...
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Roland E-16 Midi Out

Any ideas on how to set the keyboard to send a midi out signal to an XV-2020? There is no midi switch on the E-16 and the available manuals on-line do no show a complete midi implementation. There ...
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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 back ...
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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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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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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 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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Chord arpeggiator plugin

I'm looking for a arpeggio/stepsequencer plugin which repeats all played notes in an interval simultaniously. This way I can draw chords in my midi sequencer and determine the rythm with this plugin. ...
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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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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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Is it possible to connect an Alesis DM6 to Reason and track drums?

I'm brand new to audio production as of this week and I could do with a hand! I know that the basic answer is 'yes' but I want to know how specifically I can make the connection, the only connection I ...
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Exporting multiple tracks to MIDI in Ableton Live

I want to export my multi-track compositions in Ableton to MIDI to make them usable in Sibelius and to make them less susceptible to "ageing out" (what with proprietary project formats and all that ...

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