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Questions tagged [midi]

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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Anvil Studio and MidiEditor outputting strange sounds using Casio keyboard

Trying the freeware, MidiEditor, I was able to record and playback a basic melody using my Casio CTK-2300 keyboard. However, the next day when I tried to play the same midi file on MidiEditor, it ...
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How do I list midi device maths on mac

How do I list using the terminal, the paths to the midi devices on mac os x? Like: /dev/serial0 on linux.
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Why does DOSBox run at a slower speed when using my speakers instead of my headphones?

I noticed that whenever I play a game in DOSBox, the game runs very choppy with many dropped frames when I have no audio device plugged in to my laptop's headphone jack. However, when I plug in ...
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“reload” midi audio drivers without rebooting

everytime my macbook wakes up, the OS fails to load the midi driver again. The audio driver from my audio interface loads fine but the midi ports from it are not recognised anymore nor is an external ...
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Can the serial-u16550 module be used with USB serial converter for MIDI?

Trying to use a Yamaha to-host cable to connect my 12 year old musical keyboard (Yamaha PSR550) to my current generation desktop PC running Ubuntu Linux (18.04.1), to exchange MIDI data. The Yamaha ...
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Changing number of ticks in a midi file

I am working on visualizations of 3 midi files that I would like to compare with one another (all 3 have a tempo of 120BPM). For the x axis of my visualization I am using the noteON and noteOFF ticks ...
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How can I use old MIDI devices with modern PCs?

I have a Yamaha PSR-550 keyboard. It was released in 2001 (it's as old as me!), and is equipped with MIDI ports: How can I use the serial MIDI port (marked to host) with my modern PCs? (They don't ...
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Piano kbd connects to Qsynth but no sound Linux

I'm running Mint 18.3 Mate on an Intel i5-8600K desktop. I do not have a sound card or speakers. I have a Sennheiser headset that works fine when I listen to something off the web like youtube. I ...
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I need to combine 632 mp3 files [duplicate]

I have 33h:38m:06s of music that I am trying to combine (for a project) into one large .midi file. So far, I have 632 .MP3 files in one folder, and I am trying to combine them into one file. What is ...
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no MIDI sound from Terratec DMX 6fire

I have a Terratec DMX 6fire 24/96 sound card with NEC XR385 MIDI daughterboard installed in the front module. The OS I'm running is Windows XP. When I launch any MIDI application and select DMX 6fire ...
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Is it possible to trigger a script when a .wav audio file is played?

At work we have this software that monitors our door system, we want to run a script each time someone enters the office. One thing it can do is play .wav files. We would want to run a different ...
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Windows 8.1 PC no longer playing MIDI files

On this Windows 8.1 PC, double-clicking the File Explorer entry for a MIDI (.mid) file creates a Windows Media Player process, but that process creates an error box saying "Windows Media Player cannot ...
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How to use a MIDI keyboard to save wav audio with Cubase?

I have the following setup: a Yamaha DGX-505, a Windows 10 PC, the Yamaha MIDI USB driver, Yamaha Studio Manager and Cubase LE AI Elements 8. I have reached a point where I can add a MIDI track in ...
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Unable to download Sweet midi player my Macbook Pro

When I try to open the app file I receive a message stating that the developer is unknown and therefore the app will not be open. My friend has Sweet midi player on his mac so that is obviously not ...
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Translating MIDI input into computer keystrokes on Linux?

I have a MIDI controller (Launchkey Mini) that I don't really use for music production anymore, but I would like to use the drum pad buttons or piano keys on it to perform computer keyboard ...
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virtual midi port route in rasbian

I'm trying to create virtual midi port on rpi3 with one channel input and one output. I'm first creating a virtual port using $ modprobe snd-virmidi snd_index=1 which I can see is created using $ ...
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Extracting MIDI data from a program

I have a program (a game) that plays MIDI synthesized music in the background. In its settings, the user can choose between WAV and MIDI. This leads me to believe that Windows is doing the actual ...
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Is this because of USB device that Device Manager is flickering every 2 seconds?

Device Manager on my PC (using Windows 10) suddenly shows high consumption of CPU power and is refreshing itself every couple of seconds. In addition I no longer receive input from MIDI devices ...
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Use DOSBox's SB16 Emulation in real DOS?

So I've been thinking, is it potentially possible to use DOSBox's sound emulation software in real DOS on machines with AC97/IHDA chips so that you can use audio properly? I've been using the PC ...
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How can I mass convert MIDIs to MP3s?

I happen to have multiple MIDIs, and I have to convert them to MP3s for a certain task. I simply can't trust online convertors. I have looked into using ffmpeg, but I believe it does not have MIDI ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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, on a Wikipedia page with MIDI files there are many audio files in the right that are downloaded when ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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

UPDATE: Found a more detailed and comprehensive explanation here. Original Question: I'm trying to play MIDI files under Linux. This is what I found so far: sudo apt-get install fluid-soundfont-gm ...
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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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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 ...