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Latency is due to the audio driver for the audio card. Cubase uses ASIO-drivers (an invention by Steinberg themselves) which mean they are optimized for the sound card if the manufacturer of the sound card makes ASIO-drivers available. For sound cards that doesn't support ASIO there are workarounds such as DirectX ASIO (built-in in Cubase IIRC) and Asio4All ...


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The easiest solution would be to just use apple's say text-to-speech program. Try $ say hello on the command line. Any sound can be broken down into a series of sine waves. The easy way to do that is via the Fourier Transformation. Then you can re-synthesizer with an inverse-fourier tranformation, which essentially means playing back the sine waves with the ...


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There are few dedicated options available in Cubase for that purpose (there might be more). 1. The Random Quantize setting This setting affects the result of the quantizing. It allows you to set a “distance” in ticks (120ths of sixteenth notes). Events will be quantized to random positions within the specified “distance” from the quantize grid, thus ...


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.wrk files are full project files with a lot more information in them than just the MIDI. In order to extract the MIDI information you would first have to open the files. Unfortunately this means you'd need either a version Cakewalk or Sonar. The (perhaps) better news is that there's a trial version of Sonar. You should hopefully be able to open your files ...


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Those piano roll editors provide a convenient way to sequence MIDI note data. There is not, to my knowledge, any way in the MIDI standard to specify portamento between two specific notes. However, if you're only sequencing for one voice, you can send MIDI pitch bend information, like you have suggested, but this is global to the channel so you can't, say, ...


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Assuming you recorded your MIDI into MIDI clips (and weren't recording just the audio out from Kontakt), there certainly is! Pitchbend messages are stored in clip envelopes, similar to other MIDI CC messages. Open your MIDI clip in clip view at the bottom, and click on the "e" in the lower left corner to bring up the Envelopes box. In the choosers there, ...


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There's really no such thing as MIDI Synthesis. Synthesis is the process by which sounds are 'synthesised' using various modulation and generation techniques. MIDI is the "Musical Instrument Digital Interface" and is a protocol by which electronic music instruments can pass control and note information. MIDI is only interested in sending and receiving ...


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You can use MIDI CC 5 - Controls portamento rate to slide between 2 notes played subsequently. MIDI CC 65 - Portamento On/Off switch | 0 to 63 = Off, 64 to 127 = On MIDI CC 84 - Controls the amount of Portamento.


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Well, that was fun! It's actually a pretty complex piece of synthesizer work--the link ObscureRobot posted in the comments sheds some light on this. Since the music isn't exactly metered, I didn't bother to attempt to quantify that in transcription (I didn't bother to typeset it either, that would've been more trouble than it's worth). So, I used spatial ...


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I think MIDIMonitor will do what you want.


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The CME UF-series keyboards support a built-in MIDI-over-wireless system. My first guess was the Rockband wireless keyboard. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to transmit MIDI data over its bluetooth connection. If you are up for a DIY project, here are some instructions on building a wireless MIDI link using XBee radios. Should be able to fit inside the ...


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Standard MIDI files are in binary (see the specification), so you cannot open them directly in a text editor. There are tools to convert between the .mid format and some text format (e.g., mid2asc, midicomp), but it might be a better idea to open the file in a MIDI sequencer.


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The MIDI specification itself does not define the exact response to the volume controller. Nowadays, there is almost no device that does no implement the expression controller. Both the GM Level 1 Developer Guidelines and the DLS specification use L(dB) = 40 log (volume × expression / 127²). Furthermore, the guidelines mention that there was general ...


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Unfortunately your theory of how the human voice is made up is not accurate enough to make this possible - you just can't get the detail. However, there are a wide range of examples of partial emulation of vocal tones, using combinations of effects and notes - see Steve Vai's guitar at the start of California Girls or Greasy Kid's Stuff for a couple. He ...


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sorry, it won't work like this. Do you need any interaction between the Roland and the Kaoss, or do you want both of their signals "just" being received by the Mac? You are connecting the MIDI Out from Kaoss Pad to the MIDI IN of the Roland and then via USB from the Roland to your Mac. With that setup, the Roland would "react" to MIDI commands from the ...


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Note that SyxEx data is, by its very nature, vendor specific. Supporting detailed SysEx editing would require custom work for each MIDI synth ever made. EMagic's Sounddriver did this, but was discontinued shortly after Apple bought EMagic. You can accomplish a lot of MIDI and SysEx manipulation with Logic's environment, though it is awkward, poorly ...


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What you need is a sequencer that can also handle audio data, or an audio suite that also handles sequencing. Collectively, these programs are known as Digital Audio Workstations, commonly abbreviated DAWs. While the term "DAW" technically refers only to audio editing (waveforms), it's very common for a DAW to also support MIDI sequencing, or to be more of a ...


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Here are all the places I know of between pressing a key and hearing the sound where latency is likely to be introduced: Your MIDI interface: This might be built into your keyboard or it might be another device with a female DIN jack on it. Some of these are less latent than others, but the variation is usually pretty small. However, a lot of these work ...


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There is a MIDI spec for sending MIDI Tuning Messages, but not all synthesizers support it. Some specific synths that have good support for alternative tunings: The Access Virus has a sophisticated predictive system called Pure Tuning (seems to have been around since the Virus C, also present in the more recent TI series) Korg is generally very good about ...


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Note: I am the author of MIDI Designer. Also: at the time this question was asked, MIDI Designer did not present its own virtual MIDI ports. That feature has been added. MIDI Designer can control other apps, even if the other apps do not present a Virtual MIDI Port. In addition, MIDI Designer allows you to selectively activate/deactivate virtual MIDI ...


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It sounds like there was a manufacturing problem with the mic to be honest. Return it to the Guitar Centre and explain/demonstrate the difficulty you are having with the xlr connector. I'm sure they will offer you a replacement/refund since they've sold you a microphone which doesn't actually fully connect to a standard xlr.


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In Reaper, you can view controller data in the MIDI editor. To open the editor, right click on the MIDI track you wish to view and select Built-in MIDI editor->Open in editor. In the MIDI editor there is a drop down list in the lower left corner. Select 64 Hold Pedal (on/off). You should see the sustain pedal controller data in the bottom portion of ...


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According to the manual, your YPG-535 uses the standard controller - CC# 64 - for the sustain pedal. It is possible that Windows Media Player ignores controller data and just plays the notes. You will need to examine the MIDI File in an editor or DAW that will show you controller values as well as notes. If you see CC 64 set to ON when you played the ...


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