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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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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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 lot of knobs etc are broken. But otherwise the unit works perfectly fine. ...
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Note in second track wont play right after a note in first track (synthesia/VST/DAW)

I have some problems with some sound issue. It would be easier to understand if you look at the youtube video i uploaded: Description: It seems like the second note in ...
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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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Is there a device which can remove MIDI clock?

I have a Yamaha CP-33 Stage Piano and a Behringer RD-8 Drum machine which I'd like to connect to my Behringer Neutron Synthesizer. I want the notes from the piano and the clock from the drum machine. ...
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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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Connect Thomann DP-30 to Macbook Pro with Garageband

I'm trying to connect my old Thomann DP-30 piano to my Macbook Pro so that I can use it in Garageband. The setting is: Piano port -> USB 2.0 -> USB-C But for some reason, my laptop doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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managing multiple instruments in fluidsynth

I have a SoundFont which has about 3 instruments. However, when I try and play a midi file, all channels are played using a single instrument. How can I assign a certain instrument to some channel?
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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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Software for vocal pitch training that supports notes and realtime visual feedback

Many of the modern music programs support the functionality where one can see and correct his music pitch mistakes. For example, Auto-Tune. I didn't try it and don't know whether it has the ...
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Setting up Touch OSC to control XY pads in Logic Pro

I have been tinkering around with Touch OSC and I'm finding it really useful in Logic. However, one thing I can't for the life of me work out is how to get it to control an XY pad in Alchemy (or any ...
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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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How to use drum pad as launchpad?

In Arturia Keylab 49 I have 16 drum pads. It is working great with drum rack but I want to configure these pads to use them as launchpad in Ableton Live. Is it possible to do that with a custom setup ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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