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 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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How to setup a Linux laptop as a MIDI device?

Which external MIDI interface will work on Linux to use a software sequencer with an external expander?
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How to play MIDI-file to some midi output device?

I have midi file (.mid) and want to specify what output device it will be played to. Now it is played to some standard Windows midi device ("Microsoft MIDI Mapper" or something like that). (Windows ...
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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 to disable MS GS WAVETABLE synth? or what is occuping it?

I have a small(?) issue program. A friend of mine has a computer with the following specs: Creative XtremeMusic soundcard (latest x-fi drivers, the complete package) USB Midimate 2 (usb midi ...
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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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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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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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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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get and play Old Creative Midi files

When I was young a was given an old 386PC to play with. While everyone else was using Windows 98 I was learning MS-DOS. The old 386 had a Creative Soundblaster 1.5 It came with a few MIDI songs I want ...
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convert mp3 to midi

How can I convert mp3 audios to midi for web?
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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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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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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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Windows Simple MIDI Synthesizer?

I am looking for a small MIDI synthesizer for Windows. It must accept MIDI notes from MIDI ports. On Mac I've found this http://notahat.com/simplesynth/ which works nicely. Anything for Windows? ...
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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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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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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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How is media player playing midi .mid files?

Win7-64: I have to do a midi project, and I just realized my asus p5k motherboard has no midi device, just the ad1988b high def audio chip. There is no midi device listed in device manager. How then ...
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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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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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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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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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surround sound on board upgrade for music creation

disclaimer - i'm not asking for shopping suggestions, just feasibility. I'm thinking of getting a proper soundcard for my machine, but it's been a long long time since i've bought a dedicated card. I ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Virtual MIDI keyboard for Mac OS X?

Is there a virtual MIDI keyboard or any other program that can generate MIDI events like if it were a MIDI instrument for or in Mac OS X? I've found some but they are extremely old and for PPC. I'd ...
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How to get Virtual PC to recognize MIDI devices?

Hey all. I have an XP Pro virtual machine running inside Virtual PC 2007. My host machine is x64 Windows 7. I have a MIDI keyboard hooked up to my machine via a Turtle Beach USB to MIDI 1x1 cable. I ...
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How to use custom soundfonts in Snow Leopard?

In previous OSX versions I could put custom SF2 soundfonts into ~/Library/Audio/Sounds/Banks and then select which soundbank to use in Quicktime. After upgrading to Snow Leopard I noticed that ...
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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?
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Midi interface with good latency

I'd like to connect a MIDI keyboard to my PC. The keyboard doesn't have an USB interface and I'm looking some options. There's a whole lot of MIDI-USB "cables" for like 5-10$, but from what I've ...
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Windows XP midi port

I am trying to connect my Casio 810IN keyboard to windows XP. Installed the driver that came with the keyboard, also made settings so that it is sending data to the midi port. But, no sound coming ...
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Decoding MIDI data from audio dump

Warning: This is not a generic "how do I make a .midi from a .wav"? question. While browsing my filesystem, I uncovered an old Alesis HR-16 drum machine's dump in WAV format. The device has a ...
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Something to convert audio to midi

does anyone know something about some library (or freeware if you know one but I could'nt find one ..) to convert audio into midi ? I have looked but finded only shareware like this : ...
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Where's Windows XP standard MIDI SoundFont?

I'm trying to find the standard SoundFont used in WindowsXP's MIDI Wavetable Synthesizer. I don't know if I get this right, but there seems to be a set of Roland Sound Canvas samples used in XP's ...