Questions tagged [midi]

MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard designed to allow electronic musical instruments to communicate (transfer Performance & Settings data) with computers and each other.

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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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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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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 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 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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Is it possible to write custom Ableton midi effects?

I have been toying with the idea of creating custom midi effects (eg. arpegiators etc) for Ableton but I can't seem to find any info on how or whether it's even possible. All information about writing ...
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Make a midi theme sound like “8-bit” / chiptune

I'm working on a videogame soundtrack for mobile devices (smartphones and such) where size matters, so I'm using midi format for the music. For style reasons, I'd like the midi files to sound 8-bit/...
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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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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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How can I change the sound keeping the arpeggio in cubase?

I've made an instrument track with the Zebra2 synth playing an arpeggio. Now I want my Analogue 303 to play the pattern via MIDI. It has worked before but I don't know how I did it. How can it be done?...
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How to use signal from one midi track to transpose another midi track in Reaper?

I want to create 2 midi tracks: First track plays some simple pattern and loops it. In a second track I want to specify a note, which should indicate how to transpose first midi track (basically a ...
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Combining music prod, dialog editing, sfx and foley: what's everyone doing?

Dave here, logic 9 and ten on intel mac. My headache is,15 min+ session with various in-tempo music elements that need to lie on bar/beat grid, and interstitial dialog which needs tweaking, re-...
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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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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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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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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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Monitoring MIDI Input from external Roland A-500PRO Controller

I'm trying to make a Roland A-500PRO USB MIDI Controller work with Steinberg's Cubase LE AI Elements 6 for Windows. By default, except the 49 keyboard keys, none of the other sliders, knobs or ...
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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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How do i take the arpeggiated midi and get the notes/rhythms being played in logic pro?

I arpeggiated a bass line in logic using the smart tools. I want it to show me the score for what's being played but it only shows me the chords at the moment.
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I have 2 keyboards PSR E353 and PSR I455. Can I connect them both in a midi setup?

I have Yamaha Psr E353 and I455. Both have no midi ports in them. But the i455 has a USB port for a thumb drive. I am hoping if in any possible way the both keyboards be linked to form a rack. And so ...
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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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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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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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midi problems audio/midi interface

I just purchased the Presonis 22vsl audio/midi interface, with studio one artist. I have a KORG MS 2000 , and a Roland MC-505 Groovebox. I tried several midi configs. Trying to play the Ms2000 as ...
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Can I use the sync voltage, OR the audio output from a Korg Volca to control a Moog Little Phatty CV input?

I'm not looking for necessarily clean results, as this is simply experimentation. But I also don't want to fry the CV in on my Moog.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to bind midi input to a track in Logic Pro

I connected my Yamaha e-piano to my Mac and can jam to any software instrument in Logic Pro. The piano always sends MIDI input to the currently selected track, which is convenient somehow. But as soon ...
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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 synchronize Play (start/stop) between Juno-Gi and Drumbrute?

Is there a way to synchronize Play (start/stop) between Roland Juno-Gi and the Drumbrute? Such that when I hit Play on the DB it triggers Play while in Recorder mode on the Juno? The DB manual ...
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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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Using DAW with remote controller and stage piano together

I'm new to using external controllers with a DAW. I have Propellerhead Reason and I'm using a stage piano to play the instruments (connected to the MIDI input of my Scarlett 2i4). Now I'm thinking of ...
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Best Way Add Dynamics to Sustained MIDI Note

What is the most appropriate way to invoke crescendo and/or decrescendo changes on sustained MIDI notes via a modern DAW? Will some types of changes show up in the score editor while others only show ...
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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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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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parsing MIDI file with unknown bytes

I have a midi file which was generated using MuseScore. It plays well in Windows Media Player, but causes my midi reading program to crash. 4d 54 68 64 = MThd 00 00 00 06 = Header length of 6 00 01 =...
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None of my recent synths (2000 onwards) have MIDI Thru. Why?

My older synths (JX-8P, Juno 106, and DX7) all had MIDI in, out, and thru. But my Nord stage and Little Phatty only have In and Out. Was this an intentional design change in the industry? Did ...
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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.