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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How to send or play midi from one application to another [closed]

How do I send or play midi from one application to another? Example: Import a midi file into the DAW software. The DAW plays the imported midi data sending it to some midi receiver, for example, a ...
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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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VST Plugins for creating MIDI Notes (Ableton)

I am currently using Ableton's standard piano roll to insert MIDI notes for creating my synths with Ni Massive, It does everything I want it to do but I hate the way its laid out... I would much ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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 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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How can I use the iPad as a MIDI controller directly via USB (with Reason or Ableton Live)?

Some apps allow to communicate via Wifi on a home-network, but I'm sometimes getting MIDI overflow errors in Reason. I'm guessing there will be lower latency delays if I use a direct connection via ...
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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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Can I convert Cakewalk .wrk files to MIDI?

I have a bunch of .wrk files from when I owned a couple of Cakewalk programs. I don't have any of my Cakewalk software anymore, though. Is there any way I can open the files up or convert them to MIDI ...
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Quantizing audio

Quantizing MIDI is a piece of cake and every program/DAW that supports MIDI does it. But say I'm working with raw audio instead, say maybe a guitar line I just recorded, and the performer's timing is ...
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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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creating glissando/portamento with piano roll editors

I've been using several Midi sequencers with piano roll editors (Ableton, Reaper) and none of them seem to have a straightforward way to join two or more note events into a single glissando or ...
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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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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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N.I. Massive assign Pitch Bend Wheel to Macro

How do I assign the pitch bend wheel in Massive to any parameter control, like a macro? Is this even possible?
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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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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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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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Is there a way to convert .it files to MIDI?

Recently I've come across some old .it (Impulse Tracker) files. I was able to play them with VLC media player, but I was wondering if I could convert them to MIDI somehow.
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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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Android as MIDI sequencer with digital piano

Is it possible to use an Android tablet as a MIDI sequencer with a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-170 digital piano? My Yamaha piano has a USB port.
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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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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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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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Remapping a MIDI keyboard controller

I'm a total beginner. For my musical harmony research I would like to remap my MIDI keyboard so that the notes follow the order I choose and not the default sequence by increasing pitch. That is, I ...
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Cubase and randomizing midi

I use a lot of VST's and midi. The problem is, my midi program (Guitar Pro) exports midi as it's written, all at the same constant volume and in 'perfect' time. When I run a VST through, it's un-...
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MIDI/OSC: Control Surface status

I'm new to MIDI and OSC, and I'm just wondering if it's possible to have software on a PC send data to a control surface rather than the other way around. Why? Here's a simple example: Let's say I ...
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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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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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How can I control the patch in cubase 5?

I use cubase and I control my instruments with MIDI. Now I want to know how to control the patch. Specifically I am using a MIDI file where the patch makes a reset where the sound is reset to patch 1....
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Midi keyboard or digital piano for beginners?

I am a game developer.I want to make music for my games with fl studio. Should I use a Midi keyboard or a digital piano.
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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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