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How to open MIDI file in text editor?

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, ...
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Is MIDI volume scale logarithmic?

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 ...
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What's the difference between "FM synthesis" and "MIDI synthesis"?

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 ...
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How to open MIDI file in text editor?

I know I'm a bit late to the game, but a text editor I regularly use is sublime text. What's useful about sublime in this situation is that when it opens a midi file (.mid) it will automatically ...
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How to copy track in cubase

The almighty CTRL + D or CMD + D does just that - duplicates the part. I've also found this neat table listing all keyboard shortcuts. For doubling the tempo you can use the time-stretch cursor on ...
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Recognition of timing information by sound device

When using a DAW, wether for midi sequencing or audio recording, the fundamental timing of the DAW is managed by a high frequency clock. Depending on your DAW and audio interface, this clock source ...
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Connecting a MIDI keyboard via SP/Dif

No. It isn't. If the Midi Device has a USB interface then you can plug it straight into the computer and it will expose itself as a MIDI over USB device. Otherwise, you will need a sound card that has ...
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Which DAW can handle simultaneous editing of MIDI channels / instruments per tracks?

It's now possible to do this in Ableton Live using a Max for Live device from Chaos Culture:
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Guide for MIDI?

The original "MIDI Guide Book" supplied with the D-20 and other new Roland synths/samplers can be downloaded from the archive.org website https://ia902502.us.archive.org/3/items/manuallib-id-...
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Why does MIDI over USB appear to often have issues with latency consistency when peripherals such as mouse and keyboard deal with this effortlessly?

It's not the USB MIDI that is where the delay lies, it's the generation and digital to analog conversion of the sound. The amount of data that has to be processed to output a half second of audio is ...
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Is it possible to record a short contained sound no longer than 60 milliseconds?

You can use any sound you like and at the length you want, if you use an simple audio editor like Audacity, or a more advanced solution that can offer MIDI/synths, and additional tracks like Pro Tools....
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Is it possible to record a short contained sound no longer than 60 milliseconds?

You're probably experiencing the joys of a non-zero crossing at the edit points. Sure, you can record a sound and then shorten it in a DAW, as Joel has mentioned, but you do need to make sure you put ...
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Sampling a Midi file with a sound file?

The most widely used standard for specifying sounds for a MIDI synthesizer is SoundFont, which contains all samples and control information in a single file. You need some SoundFont editing tool, and ...
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Change in tempo between start and end of a single note - midi

First of all, there is no such thing as "note" in MIDI. Note in fact is a pair of Note On / Note Off events. It's absolutely OK to have tempo changes anywhere in a MIDI file. It's just a ...
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Pro Tools MIDI editor: sustain release

To answer your question as asked - yes. In it's simplest form, sus pedal on/off consists of two discreet events, cc64 127 & cc64 0, so to switch the pedal off then on again you need to insert ...
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VSTi MIDI effect

Yes, it's possible, Cubase has many of them built-in - https://steinberg.help/cubase_plugin_reference/v9/en/plug_ref/topics/midi_effects_r.html There is, however, no real SDK for it. VST3 drops a lot ...
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Mysterious old MIDI piano won't talk to GarageBand

It was the OTraki adaptor, or the combination of that and the keyboard. Replacing with 5 pin MIDI cables into my audio interface fixed it.
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N.I. Massive assign Pitch Bend Wheel to Macro

I use Ableton - Live and I can automatize the pitchbend parameter of Massive. Go to Massive's osc tab (where is the glide and the vibrato), there is a pitchbend section where you can adjust the Up ...
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VST Plugins for creating MIDI Notes (Ableton)

The folks at Ableton went for simplicity. This being said, it turned out to be a sane decision. If you read through the manual, you'll realize Ableton's piano roll supports step input, "draw"...
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None of my recent synths (2000 onwards) have MIDI Thru. Why?

Was this an intentional design change in the industry? No. It did however follow the general trend of computers becoming the centerpiece of music production, relying less on multi-device synth setups ...
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None of my recent synths (2000 onwards) have MIDI Thru. Why?

The likely answer to the question (as opposed to a debate regarding benefits of this or that data bus standard) is likely that the cost of implementing a star topology MIDI setup, as opposed to one ...
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None of my recent synths (2000 onwards) have MIDI Thru. Why?

1) I own a synth with the same problem but solved it by some research. On this on-line manual (http://www.manualslib.com/manual/341329/Yamaha-Mu10.html?page=15) it says ...'Since data received ...
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Reasamplomatic5000 Change Pitch Without Changing Tempo

Firstly it's nice to see someone making use of RS5000! Sadly, though, it works in the same way as most samplers in that it achieves the pitch changes simply by playing back the sample data at ...
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Is there a way to convert .it files to MIDI?

Found this - not tested it though. http://www.modplug.com modplug can open it/mod/xm and save it to midi.
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Can I safely use Git (Version control) to save and manage Akai MPC pattern and song files? Does anyone have experience with this?

Git (and pretty much any other version control system) can handle all files, even binary ones. However, it is not possible to do things like diff or merging that require to look at parts of a file; ...
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Can I split MIDI regions at program change events in Logic Pro X?

maybe this open source project can help? https://github.com/gocha/midisplit Even if no binaries are available, it's easy to build with Visual Studio 2019, and it worked for me. Best regards.
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Does Nektar Impact LX49+ MIDI keyboard work with LMMS?

The Impact outputs MIDI. LMMS uses MIDI. MIDI is a pretty good standard, and any controller presented to the interface can be assigned in LMMS. The Using MIDI part of the LMMS documentation is very ...
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MIDI, how to implement CC-65, C-5 and CC-84 and example?

The MIDI specification says: When a Note-On is received after a Portamento Control message, the voice's pitch will glide from the key specified in the Portamento Control message to the new Note-On'...
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Audio manipulation - How to

You will need to search for tutorials on "Audio Sampling", "Audio Pitch Manipulation", "Audio Editing" and "Video Editing". You will need to learn how to use a Digital Audio Workstation such as "...
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