The MIDI standard provides a way to play music using synthesized and electronic instruments, versus recording real ones.

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midi controller issue; unable to enumerate usb devices during boot

I have a lenovo thinkpad with a firewire express adaptor card that I recently setup for recording. I connect my maudio controller either/and via 5 din midi to my audio interface or via usb to my ...
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Using Patchage, can I connect Musescore to a soft synthesizer

I'm missing a few connections here. I'm learning how to route things around in Ubuntu 15 with Patchage. I see from the UI that MuseScore appears to have a Jack MIDI in and out. I have the ...
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Sending MIDI clock only (bpm count) through USB to sequencer [terminal]

I'm trying to send bpm to my Arturia MicroBrute sequencer through USB. It has USB MIDI input through that port as it can be seen on many YouTube links and I easily manage to sync it with Reaper DAW on ...
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Seq24 connecting to Akai MPX8

I'm fairly new to Linux, SEQ24 and Midi. Good background on Windows and programming in general. Issue #1 I loaded seq24 (version 0.9.2) onto a Raspberry PI2. It seemed to load OK. However I can't ...
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What are the Timer and Announce ports of ALSA's System MIDI client and how to use it?

The command aconnect -lio always shows these entries: client 0: 'System' [type=noyau] 0 'Timer ' 1 'Announce ' client 14: 'Midi Through' [type=noyau] 0 'Midi Through ...
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How to send MIDI raw data to a MIDI device node?

Context and experiments I have a virtual MIDI device, as card #1, named VirMIDI. There are associated ALSA sequencer clients (not raw MIDI), as Virtual Raw MIDI 1-0 to Virtual Raw MIDI 1-3. There are ...
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How to display ALSA raw MIDI connexions and devices?

Background For ALSA's MIDI sequencer connexions, one can use aconnect -lio. If I run FluidSynth (or QSynth) with the alsa_seq MIDI driver, I can see FluidSynth displayed by aconnect -lio, but not ...
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Control Alsa in real time with external controller?

Okay so after hunting down old threads and questions, I feel it's best to just ask this and see if I can get some help. My question is how in the world do I control Alsa externally with my Korg micro ...
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Highest-quality sampler/synthesizer in Ubuntu? [closed]

If I run the command apt-cache search synth on Ubuntu, I get 303 results. Searching for midi gives me 202 results and sampler 59 results. I've been told that, in theory, a good MIDI file can sound ...
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Is it possible to set up ffmpeg with a MIDI keyboard?

I am starting to experiment with ffmpeg. I set it up for screencasting, but now I am wondering if it would be possible to set it up for audio only. I have a digital piano and a MIDI program. I ...
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Make Gstreamer use Timidity or system wide MIDI synthesizer, not WildMIDI

Background: I have Timidity installed, both the command line tool and the server to provide a system wide MIDI synthesizer. I un‑installed WildMIDI and freepats because of its poor quality (to my ...
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How do I reset my MIDI device?

I have my MIDI enabled digital piano connected via USB. To play .mid files I am using pmidi. Sometimes when I stop playback (using ^C) some notes are still playing. I know that's because of how MIDI ...
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How To Connect Akai MPK Mini with PreSonus Studio One in Wine? [duplicate]

I am using PreSonus Studio One Professional 2.5 with Wine. My computer recognizes the MPK Mini, but it doesn't work within Studio One. I've searched the internet looking for a driver or something that ...
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MIDI Synthesizer recording software in Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I know there must be 'n' number of questions regarding this. I also searched a lot but did not find any appropriate answer. I will buy a MIDI synthesizer keyboard after a week. I want to connect it to ...
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How do you configure xdemorse?

xdemorse is a morse code decoding software. But I don't know how to configure it. This is what the main window looks like: But after I press the receive button I get this error message. Does ...
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How to eliminate white noise when using a MIDI keyboard

I am experiencing some crackling sounds coming from my computer when I have qjackctl hooked up and I am using zynaddsubfx. At first I thought it was the microphone but I tested it with and without ...
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How do you make it so there is sound on a screencast when there is MIDI plugged in?

I finally figured out how to keep Audacity from freezing when using zynaddsubfx and Qjackctl on my MIDI keyboard. I want to make a tutorial on youtube, but every time I try, there is no sound. Is ...
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Recommendation for a lightweight midi editor/sequencer? [closed]

I'm looking for a simple midi editor/sequencer. I need it to look up what's inside the midi file.
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Is there any virtual MIDI loopback solution for Ubuntu/Linux?

I'm not sure how many of you play music, but in Windows there are several virtual MIDI loopback software to route MIDI from one program to another. For example, loopMIDI and midiyoke, and LoopBe1. In ...
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After 14.04 update video/totem won't play midi

Prior to the upgrade, I could be on wikipedia and play the 'play' links fine where totem would open a window and have screen graphics go on. Now, after researching, installing VLC and it's extensions, ...
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How do you get rosegarden to play sound when playing a midi in it?

How do you get rosegarden to play sound when playing a midi in it? Do I need Jack running?
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Is there a GUI program for editing MIDI files on Ubuntu?

Are there any GUI programs available on Ubuntu that can be used to edit MIDI files?
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Convert OGG (And other formats) to MIDI?

Are there any methods to doing this on Ubuntu 14.04? What kind of quality should I expect from the midi file?
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After upgrading to trusty, ALSA midi connection (aconnect) doesn't seem to work right

Previously in kubuntu 13.10 I was able to open vmpk or plug in a midi keyboard, and provided that TiMidity was running in server mode, I could run aconnect [keyboard port (129:0 for vmpk)] 14:0 ...
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Speed adjustable MIDI playback

I'm new to Ubuntu, and not well versed in technical issues. As a musician, I practice along with MIDI files found online, such as on ABCnotation, and I need to slow them down at first. Preferably ...
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frescobaldi midi player seems to be working fine but doesnt produce any sound

I'm pretty new to ubuntu. I bought an acer aspire v5 laptop and installed Ubuntu. So far everything worked in the way I want it, except frescobaldi. It's an editor for lilypond files. There's a ...
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Soundfont with Timidity

Is there an easy intuitive (user-friendly) way to use a soundfont with timidity ? I have seen some complicated how-to but it's not convenient at all for a end-user.
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where to get instrument sounds for for ubuntu music software?

Soundfonts midi or other to play with midi keuboard on ubuntu ? Any body know softfonts or software synth or sequencer to play ubuntu ?
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How can i choose soundfont in Qsynth?

I'm using a MIDI Keyboard with Qjackctl and Qsynth. I installed some Soundfonts, but now how can I choose the sound I want to play? If Piano, or Guitar, or Organ or Synth etc.. Thanks
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What happened to my midi device files?

I've been working on a personal project which involves parsing a binary stream of midi data from a controller. The way I had been doing it was reading from /dev/dmmidi1. Over the weekend I upgraded ...
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Having problems with MIDI in recording on Ubuntu

I have a Yamaha P-120 model with a USB to MIDI interface that look like this: Now, I've decided to use LMMS because it seems like the easiest MIDI sequencer available. I'm having a lot of ...
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Sound issues- tuxguitar not working

Current setup: PPC G5, Ubuntu studio 12.04, Focusrite sapphire soundcard through USB. Working fine through qjackCtl: Audacious midi, Audiocity (recording and playback), Ardour No sound: Rosegarden, ...
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Several issues when trying to start jack server.

Configured or not starting jack server always results in this crash on my machine: JACK server starting in realtime mode with priority 10 ERROR: control open "/dev/audio" (No such file or directory) ...
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How to get a midi keyboard working in 13.10?

I try to get my midi keyboard running with lmms. The device ( a yamaha psx e223 connected via a midi-mate 2 ) is listed when i run: amidi -l IO hw:1,0,0 USB Device 0x2573:0x10c2 MIDI 1 IO ...
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Playing MIDI files in Totem on 13.10

In previous versions of Ubuntu, playing MIDI files "just worked"; Totem would open and play them. However, ever since I upgraded to Saucy it can no longer do this; instead it generates an error about ...
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Connecting a MIDI synthesizer

I recently got an old second-hand Yamaha PSR-350 synthesizer keyboard. I don't have any trouble playing, but I would like to make use of the MIDI function. There are 2 MIDI ports, midi-in and ...
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Timidity won't play on second sound card

I have a trouble with Timidity and playing midi files. I have two soundcards -- the first is on-board and I don't use it, because of "poor" quality output. The second is USB card Focusrite Scarlett ...
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Convert TuxGuitar Drum Track to Addictive Drums

The scenario: Use TuxGuitar in Ubuntu 12.04 to Compose a Guitar Track and a Drum (Percussion) Track Practice song on Guitar while listening to TuxGuitar play the track(s) through the Gervill MIDI ...
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Is possible to record MIDI via USB from a roll up piano?

I have a roll up piano (see the image) that has an USB output. An USB cable comes with it: it is able to connect the roll up piano with the computer. Is there any way to record MIDI ...
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Qjackctl alsa connections, what connects to what?

Trying to get my guitar going via midi usb cord and I just need to know what connects to what. Here is a picture.
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How can I install Roland Fantom-G6 via USB

On the Roland pages there are only drivers wor Windows and OSX. How can I run it on Linux? I would like to connect it via USB and use it as external Keyboard
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How do I eliminate white noise in zynaddsubfx?

How do you eliminate white noise in zynaddsubfx? I am using the synthesizer with a midi program and qjackctl. It works, but there is some noise in the background. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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How do I set up Qjackctl without using the terminal?

I can now open Qjackctl using the terminal. This is the code that I am using. pulseaudio --kill jack_control start This will open the program successfully. Then when I am finished I can type this ...
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Jack does not have a “connect” option, how do I fix this?

I have been trying to configure jack on my laptop. I think I found part of the problem, and then ran into a new one. On jack, there is no "Connect" option. "Start" is missing as well. There are three ...
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Zynaddsubfx error message; it won't initialize

I am tying to use zynaddsubfx with qjackctl and MIDI. I have it connected, and the configurations are set. This is what I see when I open zynaddsubfx: Default I/O did not initialize. Defaulting to ...
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How do I stop qsynth from shutting off ALL other sounds on my system until I reboot the computer?

I use qsynth to output sound from my MIDI keyboard. That part works great, and the MIDI keyboard sounds great. However, once that MIDI keyboard is connected, my computer immediately becomes unable to ...
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Midi Input to Finale on Wine

I am using Finale 2012 with Wine on Ubuntu 13.04 and I am trying to connect my keyboard through a Yamaha UX16 midi to USB cable to my computer so I can use it with Finale. When I list the usb devices ...
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Fluidsynth vs. TiMidity 2.13 — why does the former play beautiful cymbals and the latter play trashy ones?

Previously I had been using VLC fluidSynth to export my midis to other formats, until recently when I discovered that it was ever-so-slightly out of tune and TiMidity actually played my songs without ...
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ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) wine midi has no output

I have UBUNTU 12.04 (KXStudio version) with several MIDI programs that work well both input and output. I installed Wine 1.5.31 so I could run Studio4 by Midisoft. The program runs, accepting MIDI ...
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How to save a file in zyanaddsubfx

I am trying to save a file in Zynaddsubfx so that I can record a MIDI file. Does anyone know how to do that? Additionally, how do you open the file once it is saved?