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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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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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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Loading Harmor (and other synths) into Cubase 5

I Recently got a copy of Image-Line's Harmor (as well as a bunch of other synths made by the same company), and was hoping to load them into my copy of Cubase 5. I Do know this is possible as I have ...
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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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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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managing multiple instruments in fluidsynth

I have a SoundFont which has about 3 instruments. However, when I try and play a midi file, all channels are played using a single instrument. How can I assign a certain instrument to some channel?
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No sound from MIDI file in Ardour on DrumGizmo track

I am a newbie to Ardour and DrumGizmo. Please be patient. I followed a tutorial on setting up DrumGizmo. The tutorial shows how to send channels each to a separate bus. I get sound as expected, and ...
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Software for vocal pitch training that supports notes and realtime visual feedback

Many of the modern music programs support the functionality where one can see and correct his music pitch mistakes. For example, Auto-Tune. I didn't try it and don't know whether it has the ...
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Setting up Touch OSC to control XY pads in Logic Pro

I have been tinkering around with Touch OSC and I'm finding it really useful in Logic. However, one thing I can't for the life of me work out is how to get it to control an XY pad in Alchemy (or any ...
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How to record left and right hand as separate tracks in Cakewalk?

I have some midi files that when played in Cakewalk, I can see that the left and right hands are separate tracks. I have seen in programs like PlayPerfect and MIDIculous, the software attempts to ...
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Can I use a Linux PC as a MIDI router?

Using an Arturia Minilab (USB out only), I can control a Korg Volca (MIDI in only) using a Tie Studio 1|1 MIDI-USB adapter via LMMS (by setting up any instrument in LMMS and routing MIDI-in & MIDI-...
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How to use drum pad as launchpad?

In Arturia Keylab 49 I have 16 drum pads. It is working great with drum rack but I want to configure these pads to use them as launchpad in Ableton Live. Is it possible to do that with a custom setup ...
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How to convert polyphonic aftertouch to channel aftertouch?

My MPC Live generates polyphonic aftertouch MIDI data (aka key pressure). I use it to play a modular synth (via a Mutant Brain MIDI interface) that can only map channel aftertouch (aka channel ...
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Midi connection between drum kit and laptop not working

I have an electronic drum kit (millenium mps-100) connected to my laptop via a midi (5-pin) to usb cable (just a cheap cable, there's no brand/model on it). I can't seem to get any signal from the ...
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How To Automatically Set ALL Note Velocity for MIDI Files in FL Studio?

i am new in sound design and home audio production, right now i am playing with FL Studio. I know i can change note velocity for imported Midi files in FL Studio, one note by one note. But, how i can ...
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Is it possible to change Vst ids in Cubase 8.5?

Is there a Vst Plugins setting file inside Cubase where you can change a Vst id?. It seems that Cubase 8.5 will scan and only load the higher version of the same id ignoring the other. Hex editing ...
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How to uncouple Ableton Push session/note switch from Akai APC40 mk2

I play my live sets using a mix of loops and synths in Ableton Live 9. I have an AKAI Apc40 MK2 that I use to trigger loops, scenes and to control effects, and I have an Ableton Push that I use to ...
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No VST rendering on Tracktion T7 Waveform 11 free

I'm using LABS VST instrument plugin on a MIDI track in Tracktion T7 Waveform 11 free. I'm working on Windows 10, on a ACER Aspire V Nitro Black Edition Laptop, native soundcard. I can hear the VST ...
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How do I connect up 2 Roland keybaords + Roland controller keybaord through midiface4X4 and Focusrite 6i6 to record midi in Reaper on Win 10

I have just invested in the Roland A500 controller and my Roland G1000 and Roland FP80 are currently standalone. I want to link them using midi. I have a Midiface 4X4 unit and the Focusrite 6i6M usb/...
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How to connect Elektron Analog Four's DIN-SYNC output to an 1/8" TRRS jack

I use an Elektron Analog Four synthesizer (A4) to sequence a Eurorack modular synthesizer. The A4 has four assignable CV/Gate outputs, as well as two MIDI outputs. One of the MIDI outputs can be ...
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How to map expression of a device to my midi keyboard in Propellerhead Reason?

For plain devices I could imagine to map via combinator a knob and let it learn a remote key connection but for combinator devices itself mostly all knobs are in use. Is it possible to add a remote ...
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Midfile between Logic Pro X and OnSong

I am exporting a midi file from Logic Pro X. In Logic it is 3.48 minutes long at 117bpm When I import it into OnSong it is interpreted as 7:12 minutes long if I take the same midi file and add it to ...
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VST Plugin That Maps Piano Roll To Scale

I am new to EDM, so forgive my ignorance. I'm currently using Tracktion 7 DAW. When inside the piano roll, I would like it if the notes could be mapped to a particular scale. Is there a VST that ...
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What program should I use to export a MIDI/SF2 to a WAV?

I'm trying to convert some music from a GBA ROM to WAV so I can use them. I've used this tool to rip the music. It's left me with some MIDI files and an SF2 file for the instruments. I'd like to ...
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Make Ardour plugin send / receive Sysex

I am using the plugin Dexed with Ardour. The virtual MIDI in and outputs of the plugin are connected to a hardware MIDI interface for this channel. Using a MIDI keyboard, I can play the plugin, and ...
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Sending midi from AKAI -> Android -> Wifi -> PC/MAC DAW

all! I would like to connect AKAI to Android, then play on AKAI, so midi signal would go via WiFi to PC/MAC DAW (like Ableton or FL Studio,...) Other words: AKAI --usb--> ANDROID --wifi--> PC/MAC ...
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What are the bytes following a midi note on or note off?

I am currently working on producing an AI that will learn from music in midi files and then produce its own music. In order to do this I need to convert a few hundred, perhaps a few thousand in the ...
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How to midi map device pads to drum rack pads across multiple drum racks in ableton

Seems like this should be really simple, but when I am midi mapping controls, I cant figure out how to map a device pad to a chosen drum sample. I want to play samples from 2 different drum rack by ...
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Connecting keyboard, soundmodule, and a PC

How do I connect a keyboard, sound module, and pc so that a song played on the keyboard can be played back afterward, but the sounds heard both during the recording and the playback is that of the ...
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Midi Sequencer Help

Does anybody know if it is even possible to use my Alesis SR18 to trigger vst's in a DAW via the MIDI out feature? Basically i'm trying to build a set up for live performance whereby once a song is ...
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Which DAW can provide editing of multiple MIDI channel tracks open simultaneously?

There is already a very similar question BUT it is not the same as my question, hence the reason for my question: Which DAW can handle simultaneous editing of MIDI channels / instruments per tracks? ...
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RTP MIDI between MAC and Windows

I have Logic Pro running on MAC, and I have huge memory on my Windows desktop to run Kontakt as sampler, does RTP MIDI is the best way to connect between them?
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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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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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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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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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How do you work around Izotope Iris losing it's midi controller assignments?

I've been testing a demo of Izotope Iris and it keeps losing the Midi assignments (via Midi Learn button) after reboots and loading it in Ableton Live. It doesn't seem to save the settings correctly. ...
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pro tools midi controller vertical edit window scrolling

I know this could be very strange, but i'd like to assign a fader to my midi controller to scroll vertically my edit window. Any ideas?
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What degree should I go for?

I'm a college student at my local community college where I am currently enrolled as a music major. I just finished my first semester and I am still trying to figure out what degree I want or exactly ...
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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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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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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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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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Why don't we develop more and better midi controllers for non keyboard instruments [closed]

So I was watching videos of EWI players and I was blown away by their superior sound for wind instruments. I keep hearing that VST sucks and that real instruments are way better and other stuff. But ...
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Opening MIDI in DAW

I sometimes get MIDI files from sites like www.midiworld.com Sometimes the MIDI file has all instruments on a single track. How can I separate such files into separate tracks? (Am using Ableton btw) ...
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Midi to .wav conversion

I'm looking for a program that turns my short MIDI-sequences into .wav files. That in itself isn't the problem, tho. The problem is that most programs append 1 or 2 seconds of silence at the end of ...
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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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My keyboard plays all MIDI in on one instrument regardless of channels transmitted. Why?

Usually when I play a multichannel MIDI file from my sequencer to the sound module (for example, Logic Pro), I get multichannel playback. By that I mean, different instruments playing their ...
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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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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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