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 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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m-audio midisport uno not working

I am trying to run my Casio WK-1630 keyboard into my computer using an m-audio midisport uno. When I plug it into the usb port, one green light on the uno starts blinking. If I press a key on the ...
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MuseScore output to MIDI keyboard

My 10 year old son is learning to play the piano and has a Yamaha PSR-E213 We also have a laptop and a Midisport 2x2 USB interface and he wants to start using them together. We have successfully ...
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Does the MIDI protocol make it possible to specify pitches for specific tones?

I want to write a MIDI processor on the computer that "detunes" specific tones and leaves the others intact. But up to now I only found the pitch wheel MIDI message to go into this direction. However, ...
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Creating MIDI Files - Explanation of time division in header chunk

I've been reading about MIDI file structure as I'm interested in writing an application that would read/write files in this format, but I'm a little confused about time divison in the header chunk. ...
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Can MIDI Designer control other iPad apps?

I installed MIDI Designer on my iPad, but I can't find any way to configure it to control another iPad app, such as Animoog or Samplewiz. Is that possible?
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Selecting a Master Mode program on a Yamaha MotifXS (SysEx command) from an iPad app

Anyone know of an iPad app that can send SysEx commands? The end result I'm looking for is this: I'd like to create a set list page where it would have the list of songs, and each song name is ...
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Where can I find the Windows 95 Startup Sound transcribed into music notation or MIDI?

Not sure if this is the right spot for this, but I know how to get the Windows 95 startup sound as a WAV, but is there a MIDI anywhere? Or do I have to sit at my piano and try to recreate it (as it is ...
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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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MIDI SysEx utility for OS X?

I've been using SysEx Librarian for...well, a long time now. It's functional but it's far from friendly and feature reach. Most notably: it's failed to keep up with the massive increase in transmit ...
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Which DAW can handle simultaneous editing of MIDI channels / instruments per tracks?

I'm looking for a list of DAWs that supports editing MIDI of multiple instruments in one single track. For example, if I had a group of cellos playing slightly differently, I could separate them in ...
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How does an electronic keyboard sustain pedal work?

I'm just starting to experiment with digital audio, MIDI in particular. My electronic keyboard has a sustain pedal with what looks like a standard 1⁄4 in. connector. I know there are MIDI sustain ...
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How can I automate/loop signature changes in Ableton?

I'm trying to make a loop which has one bar of 7/8 and one bar of 4/4, but I don't want to have to manually do that (ie right-clicking the Arrangement View and changing sig) to several minutes' worth ...
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How do I extend the keyboard range of certain NI instruments?

I'm using Native Instruments Vintage Organs in Kontakt 5. There is certain keys above C6 that I would like to play, but since the instrument wasn't programmed to contain samples on those keys, they ...
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Gear needed to support Ableton or other software

I am interested in composing electronic music using a program like Ableton Live. The array of choices in terms of midi interfaces and audio interfaces is overwhelming. Here is what I would like to ...
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How can I store MIDI SysEx from hardware synthesizers on my computer?

I have a couple of hardware synthesizers and I understand that one of their features is to transmit their current settings (and all of their preset settings) by sending them out as MIDI SysEx data. I ...
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How to Change Pitch Bend in MIDI?

I use Kontakt 4 to play a guitar on my keyboard on my song. So, naturally I use MIDI. I've recorded the whole song a couple of times and it's perfect except for one movement with the pitchbend knob on ...
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Connecting Linux MIDI source to iOS Network Midi device?

I'd like to send MIDI data from a Linux box to an app on an iPhone (Animoog) which supports Network MIDI connections. As I understand it, the Apple Network MIDI spec uses RTP plus Bonjour to ...
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Using Pro Tools MIDI and tempo tools for sound design

Who is using the various Tempo and MIDI functions in Pro Tools for sound design creation, and how?
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Delta 44: can you chain a MIDI thru cable to the PCI card?

I just bought a Delta 44 PCI card/break out box and the seller had a MIDI computer cable chained into the PCI card. While I could record on channels 1 and 2, 3 and 4 were very very quiet with a low ...
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Can I use a MIDI computer cable as a straight through male-to-male MIDI cable?

I have a UA-4FX USB interface that has one MIDI IN and one MIDI OUT DIN5 connectors. My Casio keyboard has the same. I have two MIDI "computer" cables like so: Is it possible to link this up (or ...
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Is there a wifi MIDI controller keyboard?

I own a M-Audio Axiom which I plug into my MacBook Pro to use MainStage (part of Logic Studio). Recently I bought an iPad and downloaded some "controller apps". What most surprised my is that those ...
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KTDrumTrigger with 64-bit Cubase 5.5.3

I google'd around to find a way to replace a poor sounding snare track with samples, and fell upon KTDrumTrigger VST plugin. The behavior of this plugin is exactly what I am looking for: turn audio "...
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What is the most effective way to reverse engineer SysEx format for my old Yamaha CS1x

I have recently put my old Yamaha CS1x back into service and realised that the world has moved on when it comes to the software support for this blue beast. So I was thinking of writing a software ...
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Reaper and Native Instruments Studio Drummer

I've installed Studio Drummer and Reaper. I've done the basic setup in Reaper for the VST plugin and can pull the pre-recorded tracks from Studio Drummer into Reaper and it appears in the track as a ...
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How do I tell OS X that an arbitrary controller is a MIDI device?

I own a Novation Twitch, and Novation has released a "MIDI Programming guide". Tonight, I've been working on some Quartz Composer based visualizations, and naturally I wanted to add a component of ...
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Eliminating recording latency — what hardware and settings are needed?

I am very new to this field, so please bear with me. When recording MIDI, there are several kinds of annoying delays. I would like to know what can I do to reduce/eliminate this by changing settings,...
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Generate individual midi files of piano notes

For a project I am currently working on I need individual midi files of single piano notes as though the note was held for 4 seconds before release. I have found a few toy online midi keyboards that ...
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automate volume CC of Kontakt instruments in Logic

I have a multi-instrument kontakt open in Logic, with 4 different instruments assigned to MIDI channels 1-4. Then I have 4 instrument tracks in the arrange each assigned to channels 1-4 of that ...
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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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How do you use the Caps-lock keyboard in Pro Tools?

I can't seem to get the Caps-lock keyboard in Pro Tools to work.. I even have had trouble with my midi keyboard; so maybe I'm just having all around trouble with midi input. Anyway, both the Caps-lock ...
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Can I map coarse and fine tempo control to a single MIDI controller in Ableton Live?

One of the nice features of Ableton Live is its quick MIDI mappings. I can enter MIDI map mode and quickly assign an interface element to a knob or slider on a MIDI controller. I am trying to map ...
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Mapping Mod and Pitch bend controls to a knob in Ableton?

I'm in between full sized MIDI keyboards at the moment and picked up an Akai MPK Mini to use for the time being and as a travel controller. I love it but it's missing the mod and pitch wheels that ...
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Why does my Oxygen25 work with Logic, but not Pro Tools?

Possible Duplicate: My Oxygen25 midi keyboard wont work with Pro Tools 9, help..? So, I have an Oxygen25 midi keyboard. When I use it with Logic, things work fine; but when I try to use it with ...
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How to sync midi to audio - Logic 8

I've annotated an audio file with the beat locations. Now I want to create a midi file that is synced with the audio. The annotation is in xml format, but I can easily turn it into a csv or other ...
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Where can I download midi files of videogame music?

I'm interested in creating remixes of music from video games such as Final Fantasy. I understand that MIDI files exist of this music and can be an excellent reference since they spell out every note, ...
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Akai APC20/40 MIDI Control

The AKAI APC20 is a MIDI controller, which has controls that light up on it. The lights correspond to the status of a clip in Ableton, but is there any way to change these lights by issuing MIDI ...
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Software/Hardware requirements for home recording

I'm as novice as one can be regarding home recording, hence my broad question. I play guitar (classical/electric) and keyboard (MIDI output available) and I want to (try to) record some songs I've ...
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Which software sequencers are good for live performances?

I'm looking for software sequencer that is designed to be helpful in live performances. Almost every software sequencers I know is rather a MIDI note-sheet editor, which forces it's users to use it ...
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How can I manually convert sheet music into a MIDI, and define what track they are on?

I am learning how to play the piano, and am a bit new to the technology in audio. I read this great introduction into MIDI but need to know how I can construct a MIDI file from sheet music. Why am I ...
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What is the midi format used on the Yamaha PSR-e423 portable keyboard?

The PSR-e423 has some features that only seems to work with some MIDI files, and not just the random ones I download from the internet. Some formats have the ability to show the notes on the LCD ...
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How do I interface with midi files in Darkwave?

I've had oodles of fun with Darkwave so far, mostly by writing simple midi on a per-instrument basis, but I do not see how to save that midi and apply it to, say, other instruments. How can I save ...
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How to connect two (2) MIDI devices to an Audio Interface with only one (1) MIDI In port?

I have one large keyboard (Roland KR-370 [MIDI IN/OUT]) and a small one with pitch/mod wheel (microKorg [MIDI IN/OUT/THRU) and I'm trying to connect them to my Audio Interface (MOTU Traveler [MIDI IN/...
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How to sync playback control of Record and Reaper, without ReWire?

Is there a way to transmit the "play/stop/record/loop" commands to both DAWs so that they play in sync? Because of Record's lack of MIDI-Out support AND not being able to take incoming audio from ...
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Does Logic 9 solve the lost MIDI mapping problems that were present in Logic 8?

This is a follow up to this question I asked months ago. My MIDI mappings are still being lost even if I keep the Axiom turned on between sessions in Logic and it's maddening. It's a lot of work to ...
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Cubase Drum Mapping

I currently have a FAMEDD-502 and I can't set the notes on the module. I want to assign the hi-hat pedal to be a second drum bass kick and I use EZDrummer connected to Cubase. Is there any way to do ...
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Can I play pure Piano tunes with a Quasimidi Raven?

Being a total noob in this topic...I have a Quasimidi Raven synth) on my desk and would like to play just plain vanilla Piano sounds on, or with, it. Is it possible? Or do I have to hook it up to my ...
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Looking for a MIDI note re-mapper VST.

I write drum tracks in Guitar Pro using standard General Midi note numbers (#35/#36 kick, #38/#40 snare, etc.), then use MIDI-Yoke (a virtual MIDI port) to redirect the notes to VSTHost (a tiny ...
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What is the best drums midi recorder?

I have a Roland TD4 KX2 drum set and I would like to start doing some recordings of what I do. What is the best option in terms of software to use?
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Using an Electronic Drum Kit as a MIDI controller

I am trying to set up my Roland TD9KX2 for use as a MIDI controller with Superior Drummer 2.0 to do some recording. As I understand it, I need a DAW (thinking of trying REAPER). What cable do I need ...