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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Chromium MIDI setup on Linux

I'm currently trying to work out how MIDI is supposed to work in Chromium on Linux. I'm on Gentoo. I've got Chromium 52.0.2743.60 installed. The midi access object obtained from navigator....
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How do I increase the number of MIDI through ports in ALSA?

ALSA always creates 1 MIDI through port. Since I work with Windows music applications via Wine, and because MIDI through ports are everything-proof, how can I increase the amount of MIDI through ports ...
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How does one playback MIDI files on Mac OS X?

I’m on Mac OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite and in the past, I used VLC Media Player in combination with FluidSynth to play back MIDI sound files, but according to the answer to this question, this option is no ...
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Why Qsynth and Fluidsynth sounds different?

Qsynth is a GUI for fluidsynth. Why sound is different when I play the same MIDI file with the same soundfont using fluidsynth command line tool and the GUI? fluidsynth -ni soundfont.sf2 music.mid -...
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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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How to play midi files in windows 8

I have windows 8. How to play midi files in it? I have tried various software products which claim that they enable playing midi in windows 8. But none really worked.
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Translating midi input to a file

I've been trying to get hold of some MIDI music files from an old, relatively unknown DOS game. The files aren't stored directly on disk, rather they're stored in .RES files which I can't seem to ...
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How can I use a single MIDI controller in multiple applications on Windows 7?

I have a Korg nanoKONTROL2 (in case it makes a difference) and I'd like to use it in multiple applications at once - say, left 4 faders in one, right 4 faders in another one. It's not a problem to ...
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Can I use an UART (serial port) as a MIDI device in Linux?

Can I convince Linux (kernel/ALSA/Jack) to use an arbitrary UART or serial port (usually /dev/ttyS* or /dev/ttyUSB* or /dev/ttyACM*) to output the MIDI messages? This is the way MIDI was done on the ...
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How do OS X Virtual Midi Busses work

I'm wondering about the internal structure of the OS X Midi Bus (IAC Bus) Is it a service that runs on specific port? Is it written in a specific language. Is it using particular elements of the ...
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Re-route Midi from one program to another

I have a (closed-source) program on Windows which is able to output music as Midi. I want to write software, to be run on the same PC, which uses this Midi data as input. I figured I could do this ...
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Controlling Windows7 volume with midi [closed]

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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OSX Preview.App instead of xpdf as standard PDF-Viewer for Lilypond in emacs

I think about using emacs for Lilypond-Editing. I run OS X 10.11.3. Questions: Is there a chance to use Apple's Preview.app as a PDF-Viewer instead of xpdf, which is quite slow? Any idea? Is there ...
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How to bind key on midi keyboard to send enter input?

I have a midi keyboard connected to my Windows 8.1 x64 PC and I want to setup one of it's key to send enter input, I want one of it's keys to behave like enter. Is it possible to do and if so - how?
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How to re enable the default MIDI synth in Windows 10?

I installed some time ago VirtualMIDISynth to have soundfont-able MIDI reproducing in my machine. But soon I began to realize how incompatible with players and MIDI editors this jury-rig-type of ...
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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 ...
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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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How do I export a MIDI to a sound file without playing it in realtime?

Many people out there say that the easiest way to export MIDI to a sound file is by playing back the MIDI file in question and recording it with Stereo Mix. However, I have many MIDI files I would ...
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Encarta 94 MIDI music doesn't play under Windows 10 32bit

I have gotten Encarta 94 installed and running on a HP Slate 7 Tablet under Windows 10. The videos, wave audio, animations and images all work fine. However the MIDI based media, for example national ...
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How to play MIDI files directly in chrome?

Is there a way to make chrome able to play .mid files directly in the browser? For example, in Wikipdia there are many audio files in the right that are downloaded when clicking on them. The "help" ...
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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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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 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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I can't open recovered guitar pro 5 files on my laptop

I recently recovered (MIDI) Guitar Pro 5 files from my formatted drive but I can't open them and play them at all; my computer tells me "Unknown File. Loading Aborted." Any suggestions? I really need ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Midi interface with good latency [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...