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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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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'...
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Rearranging MIDI tracks VST development

I'm currently working on a project of a VST which should be able to rearranging several MIDI tracks. Here is a simple scheme of what I'm trying to achieve : As you could notice, this VST is not ...
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Connecting two or more MIDI connections to a single MIDI in/out ports

I have a Yamaha organ with MIDI in/out ports. I have a Yamaha MDR-5 data recorder connected to the organs MIDI. Now, there is the MIDITZER virtual theater pipe organ I have on my computer that I can ...
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Send slider value from python to Ableton Live

I want to send to Ableton Live float number that will set the instrument parameter from code (python). I try to edit midi remove script (no documentation and not worked). I can send note tone and ...
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nanoKontrol2 mapping with Ableton Live 9 - python, pots, cc… - good tutorial? [closed]

I've been trying for a while to get nanoKontrol2 to map one of its pan pots correctly to one of Ableton's channel pan pots (and eventually map the physical pot to an Autofilter parameter instead). The ...
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How to reproduce these sounds (Rick and Morty, and Castlevania)

I'm absolutely new to this field. I'm building a laser harp, and I'm choosing the sound that the midi output will have. There are two sounds I'd absolutely like to reproduce in a software like FL ...
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Using Yamaha YPT-255 Keyboard for Sounddesign

I recently got a Yahamaha YPT-255 Keyboard. Now I would like to connect it to my PC in order to record sounds/songs, as well as load sounds I created back to the keyboard. I noticed that it does not ...
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Why did Audacity suddenly muffle many of my sounds, and is there a way of restoring previous versions of a project?

I'm a newb (Clearly, I'm still using Audacity). I'm just getting into EDM and music making and the like, and my first project that I've been working on for some months now took a weird turn today. I ...
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Route Audio from Computer to MIDI Piano?

I just got into DAWs and my computer's speakers suck. However, my privia 350m's speakers are much better. I was wondering if it were possible to route all the sound from my computer through a midi USB ...
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Connecting a MIDI keyboard via SP/Dif

I have an external soundcard attached to my PC via USB. I also have a MIDI keyboard which I wish to use to input to the computer. But the soundcard only has SP/Dif in and out. Is what I want to do ...
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Ways to save midi-cc-mapping in FL Studio?

First of all, i've already found a way to do it by myself: open some VST/VSTi, select parameter u need - move it & connect it via Multilink - Last tweaked control (or do the same via Midi Learn, ...
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Upgrading existing audio hardware

I have an existing home setup and I'm beginning to reach the limit of my hardware. I have a powerful Windows 10 laptop (i7 processor) which I use to run my DAW. I use Sonar X2 from Cakewalk. I have a ...
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Recognition of timing information by sound device

Let's say I am using DAW soft with MIDI keyboard. When I start real time recording mode and press the key, then the timing and velocity information is recorded to some file or memory. Another ...
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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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How many MIDI in/out daisy-chaining I can use?

Currently I have the MIDI sport 2x2 (2 MIDI in, 2 MIDI out) device, but I want to replace it with a Audio/MIDI interface with only 1 MIDI in and out connector. However, I have 4 keyboards (one sound-...
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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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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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How can I route MIDI between two tracks?

please excuse my poor use of terms. I'm brand new to Logic from Reaper. Logic Pro X has a feature whereby you play something in MIDI and it tells you the chord up at the top of the screen (in the ...
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Ableton Live: APC40 toggle Midi map states?

There are a lot of mappings I want to use, but I don't want to override the default APC40 setup. I'm curious how you can manage different Midi maps using Ableton Live or external software. Thanks
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Why is cubase not displaying audio?

I'm new to Cubase and have just got a new MIDI keyboard. I installed the driver for the keyboard and recorded. I can see that the track has been recorded and can hear myself playing whilst recording, ...
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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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FL Studio: Launchkey Mini notes stick

I've just obtained 2 launchkey minis and have been testing them out. I have one on port 165 and the other on port 166. Each is controlling a patcher with the input at each port so that one keyboard ...
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Using MIDI file as MIDI controller -?

I was thinking. Can I create a playable MIDI file, say in Guitar Pro 6, with all the notes, tempo, measures etc, and then using this MIDI output, play the sounds in another MIDI controlled player? say ...
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Rotary speaker effect for SF2 Organ

I am trying to find software and detailed instructions for creating a rotary speaker effect for any instruments in an SF2 file. In other words I need to understand how to EDIT AND SAVE an SF2 file ...
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How can I use my USB-to-MIDI keyboard to control a MIDI-in synthesizer without a PC?

I Want to Use My Casio WK 200 Keyboard as a MIDI Controller I have a Casio WK 200 keyboard (see link below) that has USB MIDI out. I am able to use this keyboard as a controller for my DAW via that ...
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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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Cubase: How to import multiple tempo tracks or midi files in one project?

When you import a MIDI file into a Cubase project, you're asked to either create a new project to import into, or import into the currently active project. You cannot select multiple files in the ...
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How do I arrange my piano roll to view two regions at once on Logic 9?

I would like to know how to arrange my piano roll to view two regions at once on Apple - Logic Pro 9? It would be extremely useful for lining up my notes properly between two or more regions.
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Context specific MIDI routing (Ableton)

Simplistically, I have a MIDI controller with a keyboard, and 8 knobs. If I record-arm one track, the keyboard will play through that track. If I MIDI-learn a hardware knob to a software function, ...
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Convert drum audio recordings to midi

I recorded an acoustic drum kit with multiple microphones, and I'm not 100% happy with the sound. I have Superior Drummer 2.0, and I'd like to blend/replace my recorded drums with the samples. I ...
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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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Yamaha MIDI/USB driver on Linux

I have a Yamaha keyboard (a PSR-3000, to be exact), which I would like to connect as a MIDI device to a Linux computer (a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian). It shows up in lsusb as: Bus 001 Device 068: ...
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Why am I limited to only one MIDI CC parameter at a buffer size of 128 samples?

My set up is RME HDSP 9652 MIDI out to MIDI Solutions powered splitter, which feeds a synths MIDI on channel 1. Now I've noticed that when I set my DAW's buffer size to 128 samples, I can only control ...
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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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Live Keyboard MIDI Setup Ableton Live 9 [Max for live]

I'm running two midi tracks within Ableton's session view. One track is a NI Massive instrument containing the midi notes that play within the song ("LIVE KEYS BACKUP") and another is an instrument ...
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Is it okay to re-voice and use another persons MIDI file?

If I download a MIDI file and change the instrumental voicing via Synthesia to use it in my game - Is that considered a copyright infringement?
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Program that renders midi compositions

I have some compositions in the form of midi files. I would like to have a "preview" of what they would sound like with real instruments, without actually having an expensive orchestra playing them. ...
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How do I combine MIDI files?

I'm trying to create a mash-up of two different songs, and I need to combine two different files to do so. I don't need them to play in sequence, but at the same time.
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Why is MIDI still 8-bit?

I was asked recently about making improvements on some software instruments. It is common, for example, to have key velocities between 0 and 127, which ultimately limits the expressional range of the ...
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Sending MIDI and receiving rendered audio through LAN

I am looking for free alternative to VSL communicating system: https://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb10/articles/vslviennaensemblepro.htm So that I could send MIDI data from master to slave computer ...
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Reaper : midi configuration problem

I have a computer with a keyboard synthesizer. I created 2 MIDI tracks. On each of them I added a virtual instrument, and I assigned a channel number to each of them (track one, channel 1 of my device,...
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Mapping audio wav files to midi piano roll keyboard

I know about sound fonts but this requires me to make a wave file for each midi piano roll key. Is there a way or program to just have one audio wav file and have the midi piano roll key that is ...
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Roland D10 Factory reset problem

Not a novice to synths and midi and sysex files but this one is stumping me. Just got a Roland D10 from eBay for a good price to add to my collection but I have a problem. I have managed to dump and ...
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How to capture a midi performance and apply a vst plugin to it?

I am looking for the most inexpensive way to accomplish the following tasks: 1) Record a midi performance including pitch bends into a sequencer program (pc or mac) that provides a click, has the ...
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Send “Audio To” MIDI Track (or its single channels) in ableton

I'm trying to understand the different routing logics present in Ableton Live. My goal is to route a Drum audio track to the side-chain external input of a compressor vst, whom effects a MIDI track ...
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How to send or play midi from one application to another [closed]

I suppose you could say all DAW softwares can play back midi files. But I mean it as follows: I write some midi file. I import it into the DAW software. The DAW plays the imported midi data sending ...
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Where is the default Windows 8 MIDI soundfont located?

I am trying to find the default soundfont that Windows 8 uses to play MIDI files so that I can have another program play them back and sound the same as Windows Media Player.
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Are there any acoustic piano patches which model the sound of a key being released?

When playing an acoustic piano, releasing the keys usually makes a subtle, dull thud as the key springs back up to neutral position, especially if this is done very quickly. I've been trying out ...