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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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Cakewalk UM-3G MIDI Interface for midi drums

I'm going to by a MIDI drum set (probably Roland TD4KX2) together with Alesis Percpad. My aim is to connect both devices to my PC and use Superior Drummer for sound. I was thinking about buying an ...
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Guide for MIDI?

Where can I get the Roland D-20 guide book for MIDI? I looked at RolandUs.com but they didn't have it there.
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Software playing real sounds not midi when writing scores

Is there any software able to synthesize music based on real sounds, not midi when writing scores? I mean something really offering all known instrument sounds and sound dynamics, no matter what it ...
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obtaining .aif piano note sounds on imac for iphone app

I'm trying to get some (individual) piano note sounds (4 octaves worth), in .aif format, for an iPhone app. My mac has a MIDI connection to a keyboard, and I can get the notes via Garage band and ...
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midi setup axiom25 on nuendo 4

hzt guys, just a question, I've recently purchased an axiom25 midi controller, nuendo 4 recognizes it and there is an input when i press a key on the controller why am i not hearing anything also do i ...
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How can I get more sounds for my Roland D20?

The synthesizer has an old floppy disc drive and a MIDI input, but I don't know how to use it with my brother's Mac.
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How is MIDI used with a keyboard?

How is MIDI used with a keyboard? I have a roland d-20, and I've heard that it connects with MIDI through USB. But what exactly is MIDI? How does it differ from a microphone input?
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Replace-recording for MIDI in Logic Pro

I'd like to be able to do the following: Set recording quantization to 1/8 Loop an 8-beat region Keep replace-recording until I like the tune This breaks my creative flow. I've tried every ...
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Are there any keyboard shortcuts for efficient MIDI (piano roll) editing in Adobe Audition 3?

I'm aware Audition CS 5.5 is on its way, but this question is about version 3. It seems such a hassle to switch between the "select" and "draw" tools in the Audition 3 sequencer. There's no hybrid ...
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Keyboard in a musical pit band

I'm preparing the keyboard part for a local amateur musical and I'd like it to make use of a number of sounds. The keyboard that's probably going to be used is one of the standard consumer MIDI ...
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MIDI interface which is compatible with 2010 macbook pro

I am looking for a MIDI interface for my 2010 macbook pro. I currently have a MAudio midisport 4x4 which has always served me well but it is USB powered and it seems that the macbook pro does not put ...
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How do I configure MIDI in Reaper

I have a keyboard (set to MIDI channel 1) plugged into the MIDI In on my M-Audio Profire 2626. I have added a track to my project and selected MIDI Input->Profire 2626 MIDI->All Channels as my input. ...
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MIDI CC Button Settings on a Behringer BCR2000

I have a Behringer BCR2000 which has customizable midi cc buttons along the top just like the BCF2000. I was wondering if I could press button 1 and set midi cc #90 (or whatever number) to 0, then ...
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Ableton Live / Osculator / TouchOSC: Send all values to remote control device

I'm using TouchOSC on an iPad to remote control many values in an Ableton Live Project. To translate between OSC (TouchOSC) and MIDI (Ableton Live) I'm using OSCulator. Now when I startup TouchOSC on ...
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Which software for adding triggers to an acoustic drum kit to make it into a USB drum kit?

I would like to turn an acoustic drum kit into a digital one, played through a PC. While the drum kit is being played on it would be good, to hear the drum kit act as a sequencer and here the samples ...
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How to achieve best sound in MIDI playback

I have some midi files, and I'm playing them back with Microsoft GS synthesizer. Are there alternative synthesizers or methods for improving the sound reproduction to be more like real instruments?
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Playing a midifile through a workstation

Can you play a midifile thorough a workstation (via connected laptop) but play a sound on the keyboard not in the midifile? And if so, how? Thank You.
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Does a Yamaha FC3 or Roland DP-10 pedal work in a Yamaha P200 foot controller plug?

I have a Yamaha P200 keyboard and I wanted to start using it as a midi controller. I've learned that the sustain input and pedal (FC4) currently only acts as a switch. I would like to use software ...
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looking for software for converting audio -> midi

I'd like to study grooves/midi notation from some old songs - any recommendations for audio to midi software?
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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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Logic 8 - Creating Drum Tracks using MIDI

What is the best way to setup drums in Logic 8 when using MIDI? Is it better to split all of the different drum parts into separate tracks like base drums, cymbals, high hat etc.?
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Pro Tools MIDI setup

I would like to get set up to record MIDI through Pro Tools. I'm hoping I can just connect my MIDI devices to a MIDI interface like this: then run it through USB to the Mac, and then be able to ...
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Adjusting MIDI latency in Ableton Live

When I record MIDI tracks in Ableton Live, is there any way to adjust it so the MIDI notes I record are automatically shifted to their correct positions, correcting for the lag time on my MIDI adapter?...
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USB DAW Fader controller

Has anyone had experience with the Presonus Faderport or Frontier Design AlphaTrack?
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How does the MIDI data for polyphonic aftertouch differ from “normal” aftertouch?

From what I understand, aftertouch in MIDI is a parameter (like a continuous controller) that a synthesizer can respond to. I have heard that some keyboards can send polyphonic aftertouch data, where ...
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MIDI keyboard for sound design

I just moved and don't have my Casio Privia at my disposal. Right now I'm on a pretty tight budget and am looking at either the M-Audio Axiom 25 or Oxygen 25. Does anyone have any experience with ...
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Why does Logic 8 lose the DAW controller mappings from my M-Audio Axiom 49 between sessions?

This is terribly frustrating. I spend 20 minutes setting up the controller surface mappings in Logic so that the Play key maps to the Play/Pause command in Logic, faders map to channels, and so on, ...
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How do I sync a Mac and Windows laptop running Ableton Live?

A friend of mine and I want to jam together on our laptops using Live. I've got a Mac, and he's got a PC running Windows 7. Using MIDI to sync the two laptops is very unreliable; even with Live 8, ...
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How do I map a second MIDI controller to act as a “reset” button in Ableton Live?

I am in the process of creating an experimental liveset where I manipulate the pitch of the loops in realtime. I have mapped a knob on a MIDI controller to change the pitch of the sound, which is ...
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What does the term quantization refer to?

Many DAWs have the option to "quantize" a set of notes. What does it do?
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How can I manually emulate the sonic abilities of the NES?

I am interested in recreating chiptunes in a NES (8 bit) style A google search has shown that the original NES had 2 pulsewave, a triangle, noise, some sort of sampling channel and that emulations of ...
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How to properly mix Superior Drummer 2.*

How do you mix Superior Drummer drums? Do you use built-in mixer, or you use 3d party plugins?