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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Utilities to output better sounds via MIDI for live performance

Background: I have a pretty standard (and cheap) Yamaha YPG 235 digital piano. I really have never bothered to get a new machine because I keep my piano plugged into Garageband via MIDI with the ...
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Control Synths with Voice

I have a bunch of synths from Native Instruments, including Massive and Absynth. I currently control them using a midi keyboard and a midi controller, but I'd prefer to control them using my voice. ...
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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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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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Why do sounds reset in cubase after loop returns?

I've got a Nord Modular and a Roland Juno 106 and a TR909 wired with Cubase that sound good until the loop returns, then the Nord Modular and the Juno switch sounds to the default sounds. Why is this ...
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What settings could cause latency in recording but not in monitoring in cubase?

I have alesis dm5 plugged into cubase via midi triggering sounds from DFH superior. I have the buffer size in cubase set so that I have a fairly low latency ( about 6ms ) which I find fine to play ...
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What synthesizer should I get if I like vintage sound e.g. Roland Juno 60?

I like a warm, dry sound like Roland Juno 60 but the vintage Juno are not multitimbral. Is there a modern synthesizer, perhaps digital but preferably analogue, that has the warm sound of Roland Juno ...
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How to move all notes in the Cubase MIDI editor one octave up?

I have a rather long bass track that I want to play one octave up. I want every note to change to one octave up. For smaller chunk of notes I can select many and just drag them but it's not working in ...
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Converting vst track to midi?

What I usually do when I do this is that I just copy paste from the vst track to the midi track which works in cubase, but is there a way to convert a vst track to a midi track?
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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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Why don't my VST instruments have sound in cubase?

My VST instruments lost their sound in cubase. I connected two MIDi interfaces that control the Roland TR909 and the Cyclone 303 bass, they work via MIDI but a) My MIDI keyboard makes no sound and b) ...
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Which MIDi interface to get for more channels?

I own Roland UM-4 that was a good MIDI interface but it's not working with 64-bit windows or similar so I've bought a cheap 1-channel plexgear MIDI interface which is not enough when I now also own ...
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Simplest way to play MIDI sounds from OSC/MIDI inputs

I'd like to use an iPad with software which provides an isomorphic keyboard (the app called Musix) to make some music, but the built-in MIDI instruments don't sound very good. The software can send ...
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What are the pro's and con's of a MIDI interface compared to MIDI to USB cable?

Is there a reason why one would choose a MIDI interface instead of a simple MIDI to USB cable? There's a tenfold price difference between the two and I don't know in what regard the interface would ...
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How to connect Alesis MMT-8 to Roland TR-909 with Cubase and Samson Graphite 49

I want to connect Alesis MMT-8 to Roland TR-909 via MIDI. Carefully studying the manuals, I try to record what is pressed on the TR-909 by recording with the MMT8 and pressing instrument keys on the ...
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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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How to route MIDI CC #7 to instrument instead of track

In Logic Pro 9, by default, the MIDI CC#7 is assigned to the volume of an instrument track. I need to skip this assignment so the MIDI CC#7 goes directly to the virtual instrument. How can this be ...
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Importing MIDI into Reason 5

I have just upgraded from Reason 3 to Reason 5 (I know, I'm behind the times but I like programs that work). In Reason 3, I would import a MIDI file (which I create with an external sequencer) then ...
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Windows 8 tablet 'MIDI' Controller app? Home made Max/MSP control interface?

Hi guys. Ok, so there are quite a few apps out there of the iPad and Android tablets that allow you to use them as a control interface for DAWs, plugins, etc. Has anyone found any good apps that are ...
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Control Ableton Tempo from MaxMSP

My question is firstly- is midi cc information integer only. 0 - 127, but not 5.55 The reason I ask is that I'm trying to control the tempo in Ableton Live from MaxMSP Patch (not Max for Live). 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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Keyboard vs. MIDI controller for MIDI input

If I want to spend $150-250 on a keyboard, should I get a MIDI keyboard (like something from M-Audio) or an electronic keyboard type of device (like something from Yamaha)? Can most electronic ...
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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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Beatboxing to MIDI in realtime

I'm interested in having a live performance setup wherein I essentially beatbox into a microphone and have my beats sounded by a MIDI drum rack. So I'm looking for software (whether a feature of a ...
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Audio effect: loop on a keyboard key

Using Mac/Linux/Windows SOFTWARE with an attached MIDI keyboard: What's the simplest way to, on-demand in live performance, capture a 1-second recording from a microphone and then play it on a loop ...
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Low-cost WEARABLE midi motion sensors

I'm interested in beginning performance in which the movements of my body generates MIDI to control a synthesizer. It appears that most "motion capture" MIDI devices are very specialized and ...
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How do I set a maximum duration for notes in command line TiMidity synthesis?

I'm using the following command to synthesize MIDIs: timidity -A120 -a in.mid Ow2 -o out.wav However, some of the notes drag on for longer than I'd like and leave a metallic sound. I'd like to add ...
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Cubase, midi device and Latency

I hope someone can clear something up for me because internet research doesn't cover this exact question. I am currently running Cubase with a midi keyboard (Akai MPK49) connected via USB. If I was ...
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Which music sw should I consider for aligning audio waveforms to MIDI piano roll, looping MIDI, managing program change, SysEx?

Which music software should I consider for aligning audio waveforms to MIDI piano roll, looping MIDI, managing program change, SysEx? In my projects, I'd like to be able to: see audio and MIDI ...
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How to change the current playing tone via MIDI

I'd like to be able to change the active tone of my digital piano while I'm playing it, using the MIDI interface. I tried sending SysEx strings similar to the following but the piano kind of ignores ...
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How can I reproduce an XG voice faithfully in a Performance on Yamaha MU-100

Anybody an expert on the Yamaha MU 100? I bought a used one. I have a keyboard midi controller inputting into it, and it outputs directly to a speaker. I use it for live performance. When I go to the ...
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Isolate Voice and Reduce Ambient Sounds

I am trying to record voice anywhere. That is why I need a way to isolate the voice and reduce ambient sounds such as cars or trains. Ideally I want to do this with an iPhone, which does not have a ...
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Ableton Live 8 MIDI tracks recorded without a tempo reference. Need export to Sibelius notation software

Having successfully extracted a midi performance from a pc circa 1986, into Ableton Live8, I now have copied each track into its own MIDI file and imported these files into the notation software I'm ...
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Traktor s2 controller and Kaoss Pad integration

Anyone know if its possible to hook up a Kaoss pad to a traktor s2 midi controller?
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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 skool version: http://www.tagtool.org/wp/). It is a piece of software that allows you to draw using a drawing tablet and an arduino-...
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How to show track score as drum notation in Logic Pro?

If I opened a midi on Logic Pro 9 and had a drum track, how can I show the track's score in drums notation? I have trouble finding any documentations for it online and I can't seem to actually change ...
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Is there software to capture and view raw MIDI data coming from a controller?

This is partially out of curiosity, and partly, potentially, useful. The gist of what I'm looking for is an application (preferably OSX, though it wouldn't be a deal breaker to be Windows or *nix, ...
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How do I examine controller data such as for the Sustain Pedal in Reaper?

I have Reaper 4.261 and am trying to view the controller data (specifically for the sustain pedal). I've tried reading the manual, but it didn't help much. How do I view the controller data in ...
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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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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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Sustain pedal in a MIDI file

I recorded a piece with my keyboard (a Yamaha YPG-535). When I play it back on the keyboard, it sounded great. I put it on a flash drive in MIDI format and plugged it into my computer (Windows 7). I ...
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Sterling Audio ST51 Condenser Mic XLR cord doesn't fit all the way and won't work

So I bought a Sterling Audio ST51 Condenser Mic on Monday to record vocals for some of my songs. the mic I bought it used from Guitar Center but they said it worked fine and obviously tested it. As ...
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Novation Launchpad as drum pads?

I have a Novation Launchpad. What's the simplest way to take a pack of drum sounds and have each drum sound triggered by one of the buttons? I'm specifically interested in minimizing the amount of ...
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What equipment do I need to change a stage piano to play B3 organ?

I have a 200 korg stage piano and would like to add the B3 organ and other piano sound to my keyboard. Can anyone tell me how that can be done? What equipment do I need to do this and can it be done ...
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Synthesizer resources

Possible Duplicate: I want to learn how to make electronic music. Where do I start? I'm interested in starting making electronic music. My problem is I have no clue where to start. I know little ...
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AKAI MPK25 Midi controller

I'm starting to learn to use samplers and synthetisers and I'm looking for a suggestion for a midi controller. An AKAI MPK25 would be a nice option to work with Alchemy? If not, could you suggest ...
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Midi Keyboard connected but no sound

I recently installed Reaper and have bought an Roland Um-One Midi cable to connect my Nord to the program. I've installed the drivers, and now upon entering Reaper I've found that my midi keyboard ...
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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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How does sending MIDI over USB compare to using a dedicated MIDI interface?

Is there an informed comparison between sending MIDI over USB versus directly from a MIDI interface on a PC expansion card - would a MIDI interface on a sound card provide some useful system ...
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Emulating spoken and rap vocals in MIDI

I'm pretty sure that what I'm trying to do is impossible but I figured I'd try anyway. I'm making a MIDI file using tuxguitar I'll later export into Logic for refining, and there's rap/spoken vocals ...