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

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Not stable midi output ubuntu 16.04

I'm using guitar pro 5 under wine and it randomly initializes sound output. Sometimes I need to switch RSE settings in Audio settings to Windows Multimedia or DirectSound. Sometimes these ...
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Can't get sound from midi keyboard

I have an AKAI-LPK25 and want to connect it to ZynAddSubFx (which i downloaded from sofwarecenter). I run the Qjackctl and connect Zynaddsubfx output to system, clicking on the keys of Zyn works fine ...
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What package to install to play midi files in Ubuntu 16.04?

The (ex-totem?) Video player proposes the installation of gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad, but after installation there is no playback, nothing. When I try to open the .midi file again, the Video player ...
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Sound card doesn't support midi. How can I play midi output in real-time?

My sound card doesn't support midi, but I want to write music in TuxGuitar and listen to the midi output on the fly. Is there some program I can install to do this? Right now my workaround is to ...
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A software doesn't have access to enough memory?

I use the software GrandOrgue, and I've had pretty good results with my two MIDI keyboards and some basic samplesets, but when I try to load a larger one, such as the Barton 3/7, it gives me a "Not ...
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Security implications of other repos

Main Question: At which point can I trust external, unofficial repos? Are there security implications for blindingly adding third party repos to a workstation? However, I've been very suspect of ...
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No Sound after Midi-recording?

What I did: I turned QSynth on, I turned JACK on, I turned both off, I wanted to get an Output from my E-Piano. Instead I don't get any Sounds out of my System (Ubuntu 14.04) anymore. How do I ...
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How to connect a MIDI Keyboard and automatically write notes?

I need to create a sheet while I play. How do I do this best? I want to just play the song and my PC does the rest, so I just need to print/play afterwards.
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I run a “outdated” command that may have harmed Ubuntu!

I run a possibly dangerous and unpredictable command, please I need help in reverting wichever changes it may have done. Without reinstalling Ubuntu if possible. I need to make sure I haven't made bad ...
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Save as MIDI when playing from VMPK & QSynth

I have set up VMPK and QSynth along with JACK. It works and I can hear the tunes. But what I want is to have the played tunes saved automatically as a MIDI file. I found this question here: MIDI to ...
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How to play a midi file in Firefox?

I would like to play midi files in Firefox. For example, I'd like to click on the files on this Wikipedia page and have them play in the browser and not have to download them and use a separate ...
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Using GXSCC through the terminal

I recently found GXSCC, a program used to convert MIDI files to 8 bit and I was wondering if there was any way to do this entirely through the terminal or a similar program that can? So a single ...
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looking to show the numeric value in frequency in hertz when a midi note is played

I'm making a video tutorial playing a midi piano roll and would like to have it show the numeric value in frequency of each note played in real-time does a software like this exist in linux. I'm ...
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How to do advanced MIDI keyboard routing?

I want to replicate a specific model of e-piano on my MIDI keyboard. To do this, I must send white keys to one synth application, and black keys to shift down half a tone and send to another synth. I ...
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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 Port-...
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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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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 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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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 midi-...
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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 hw:1,...
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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 midi-out....
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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.