MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a specification that enables a wide variety of digital musical instruments, computers and other related devices to connect and communicate with one another.

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How to execute midi commands from a Linux program [migrated]

In Windows I have the OpenMidi CloseMidi and SendMidi commands. After OpenMidi I get a handle and then I can use SendMidi to send midi messages like 90 52 64, and I will hear a note on the default ...
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how to connect a korg volca beats to a computer (runing cubase)

Does anyone know how i would go about connecting a Korg Volca beats up to my computer so i could record drum loops into Cubase? I own a Scarlett 2i4 USB audio interface but i'm not too sure how to ...
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MIDI Cable bandwidth software emulation?

I got a rather odd MIDI related question. So whenever I send a LOT of midi data/notes through my USB-MIDI interface to my piano, the MIDI-Interface exceeds bandwidth, and causes the song to slow down ...
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Binary file viewer tool support file format information extraction

I'm always curious about what is hidden inside those files, like pdf, mid, mp3, mkv, etc. I can read the spec in the wikipedia, but it is hard to understand. Tools like wireshark can extract data ...
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Playing MIDI files under Ubuntu

I'm trying to play MIDI files under Linux. This is what I found so far: sudo apt-get install fluid-soundfont-gm timidity timidity-interfaces-extra then run timidity -iA in terminal first to get ...
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Connecting two mac with midi [closed]

I'm looking for the simplest and cheapest way to connect two mac using the midi protocol in order to make two software communicate using MTC/MMC protocol like Ardour and Joker for example. I can do ...
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How do I get FluidSynth support in VLC on Mac OS X?

I'm trying to play a MIDI file on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. I just downloaded the latest version of VLC from the VideoLAN website, and followed these MIDI instructions to look at audio codecs, but ...
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How do I slow down music in Rosegarden without editing the tempo permanently?

I want to hear what's going on in the music, but it's a bit too fast. I want to temporarily slow down it. I can edit the tempo, listen/edit, then edit the tempo back; but it's too invasive.
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How do I make a part of music repeat endlessly in Rosegarden?

I want to choose a MIDI instrument for a track in Rosegarden. I start playing the music and traverse instruments. But the music moves on from the place where I can hear this track playing, so I need ...
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How to play midi music in VirtualBox Windows 98?

I'd build a Windows 98 VM in my Mac with VirtualBox to run some old games, like "Z". It is running, but without the great soundtrack. When testing, I realize that the soundtrack is in midi files, and ...
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MuseScore MIDI synth makes noise and hissing

My settings for MuseScore (Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit) are essentially the same as I specified in this question. When I play music, all I hear is a hissing sound reminiscent of brown noise. What can I do to ...
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How to read/open a midi file?

I need to read inside the midi file to find the data about the notes for a school project. I tried to open random midi files on notepad++, but it does not open up in hexadecimal format as this ...
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Windows: send midi note over command line?

does anybody know of a way to send a simple midi note from the command line? I've checked out sendmidi, which works but I can't seem to recieve the send note and midicom, which doesn't work on 64bit. ...
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midi timeout unpack folders

While running Logic Pro X, my computer suddenly pops up with: "Deep Architecture! Please unpack some folders!" and "MIDI timeout Logic Pro has detected a MIDI timeout. Please restart your ...
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How to get better MIDI output for old DOS games

So I've decided to play an old DOS game using DOSbox, and I've been digging up some information about MIDI and how to get better MIDI sound. The reason I got curious is that I have a Creative X-Fi ...
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Do any browsers allow you to play embedded MIDI files with Mountain Lion?

I have always used Safari, but now can't play MIDI files embedded in webpages. Fine. I'll switch to another browser if necessary, as playing MIDI files is pretty important to me as I'm a musician. ...
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Using avconv to convert an animated gif to mp4 with sound

I want to convert an animated gif and a midi (music) file into a mp4 video. Is it possible? I saw a lot of topics on documentation, foruns and stackexchange sites, but I didn't find. It works with 1 ...
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How can I convert a MUS file to a MIDI file

I have a bunch of .mus files to .mid format to import them into Guitar Pro 6. Does anyone know of a currently working method?
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How do I view a midi device stream

I have a midi controller, and it creates two files on my ubuntu system /dev/dmmidi and /dev/midi1. I want to see the raw output of my midi device when I push buttons and move sliders. I've tried ...
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tiMidity: extract tracks preserving initial silence

tiMidity can extract individual tracks from a standard MIDI file to audio files, using its option -o out.wav, and its option -Q 0,-n to quieten all tracks but the n'th. However, re-mixing the ...
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Unable to create MIDI connection

I'm having a problem on my windows machine of recording my MIDI keyboard. I'm currently using a Yamaha, and I have a midi connection from MIDI Output to USB. When I check system devices, my computer ...
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How to split MIDI file on Linux in command line?

Expecting something like split_midi input.mid --from 1:00 --to 2:45 -o output.mid It whould be good if the tool also allow joining, changing volume, filtering tracks and transposing the MIDI.
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Play .mid files in Chrome on Mac

e.g. Wikipedia pages like this contain music samples in MIDI format. At present I have to download them then play them in some other player. I'm researching how to get these to play directly in ...
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Interconnection of a Midi music keyboard from its DIN5 socket to USB input on my Laptop

I have an old Evolution Mk149 music keyboard which has a DIN 5 connector at the keyboard and a 15 pin 'D'connector at the other end. On my new laptop computer there are no compatable connections. ...
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Convert Amiga Oktalyzer format to MIDI

I have some very old audio files from an old DOS game, which are in oktalyzer (.okt) format. I don't know much about the octalyzer format so I'm not sure what these are based on, though, when played ...
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FluidSynth as Windows default MIDI device

Is it possible to setup FluidSynth as the Windows default MIDI device? I know is possible to do this with Timidity, but i'd like to try with FluidSynth as well..
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Roland UM4 driver working with Windows 7?

Is there one? The XP/2000 driver seems incompatible with windows 7. Will it work with Wine? Update 130526 It's not working even though I follow the instructions from the answer. Update 130526 ...
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Play MIDI via virtual device?

I have a program that plays MIDI files and allows me to select from installed MIDI devices on machine. Right now I only have the standard MIDI that comes with windows. My question is if it's possible ...
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Resetting Virtual Instrument volume in Musink composer

I am using the free notation software Musink to compose music. My music plays back through a virtual MIDI cable that is connected to a group of virtual instruments, as described in Musink's Help Wiki. ...
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Configuring Mackie midi contoller with FLStudio

I am turning here with the hope that someone can help me! I just bought a Mackie Universal Control mixer off the internet. The mixer connects to my computer via my mAudio Delta 1010LT MIDI interface. ...
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Windows XP - why is my usbaudio.sys in capitals?

I'm trying to diagnose a problem with a USB MIDI input device not working on WindowsXP. I've noticed that my usbaudio.sys In /Windows/System32/Drivers/ is actually named USBAUDIO.sys. My question is ...
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Viena SoundFont Editor does not load large wave-Files

I am playing around with the Viena SoundFont Editor (Versions 0.935 and 0.940) and I was able to add smaller audio samples to a newly created soundbank. When I am trying to load a large sample > 400kB ...
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Controlling Windows7 volume with midi

I have an external sound card and controller that can send midi signals to windows. Is there a good free software that can get the midi signals and translate them to windows volume level change? I ...
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midi software synthesizer that plays wave files

I am programming an application, that uses javax.sound.midi, prepares a sequence and sends it to a synthesizer. Now I would like to play the "melody" with sounds, that I assign myself. So I thought I ...
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MIDI - Force monophonic mode message (Enable voice stealing)

Is there a universal MIDI message I can send to force the synthesizer into monophonic mode (enable voice stealing)? In other words I would like to only allow one note to be played at any one time. ...
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Midi editor/composer for Linux

I need to compose midi music in Linux. I have experience this on Windows. There are lots of software out there for Windows that could do this. But now that I have switch to Linux (Debian, in ...
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Connecting a drum machine to computer

I have a fairly old drum machine (a Roland R-5) that I would like to play around with, so I am looking to buy a MIDI to USB cable such as this. I don't really know much about how MIDI works, though. ...
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Does a USB hub affect performance?

I have two devices I want maximum throughput and latency with. (Midi drums and midi keyboard for example) Would connecting both to the same USB port via a hub effectively limit the maximum data ...
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MIDI - Immediate release of note/voice?

When sending a 'note off' message via MIDI the envelope is automatically placed into its release stage. Is there a message I can send at this point that will force the note off immediately and ignore ...
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Tiny MIDI sequencer for Windows [closed]

Looking for MIDI software, which I can use to play music using my USB MIDI keyboard. The problem is that I have Asus EEEPC and it's not that powerful, so the software need to be as tiny as possible.
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MIDI - Continous control of pitch outside the standard pitch bend range? [closed]

After I send a note on message I can control the pitch of a note within a ±2 semitone range using the pitch bend channel command. How can I continuously update a pitch of a note outside of the normal ...
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Ubuntu linux - new “MIDI” device diagnostic software?

I'm looking for software that will tell me if a particular USB device meets the MIDI standard. I have a new Madcatz wireless USB controller, that I suspect will need a special driver before it's ...
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Use MIDI Controller for Keyboard Events on Mac OS X

Is there any way to make a MIDI controller (in this case, a Gemini FirstMix controller) send keyboard events on Mac OS X? Like I could have it to where when I pressed a button on the controller, a ...
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No sound coming from midi keyboard

I have a MIDI keyboard set up, I installed the drivers, and all the right lights are flashing, but when I press a key no sound comes out, how can I remedy this situation? My model is the PCR-M50, if ...
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How to capture MIDI played on a Yamaha keyboard?

I just bought a Yamaha YPG-235 keyboard, Windows 7 doesn't seem to come with a tool like Garage Band for the Mac. Is there free software that allows me to capture what I played?
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Automated Generating Of Sound Files for Individual Music Notes on a Mac

I have a specific task I want to accomplish...I am trying to figure out if there is an a way of doing this. Basically, for a project I am working on, I want to create sound files for individual music ...
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Network section of Audio MIDI Setup freezes – how to fix?

I'm trying to setup a networked MIDI connection over WLAN from my iPad to my Mac, as this guide describes. However, when I open Audio MIDI Setup and go to Window -> Show MIDI Window, then click ...
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I need a midi player for Windows 7

I was able to config Timidity to play classical midis, but for others midis the classical configuration does not works. I know VLC plays midi, but needs soundfount configuration. I would like to ...
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convert mp3 to midi

How can I convert mp3 audios to midi for web?
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Program to play piano on MIDI keyboard

audio MIDI keyboard. The software it comes with is overcomplicated for me, so I use GarageBand on Mac. Is there a simple free program for Windows - just to play realistic piano sound and that's it?