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

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Zynaddsubfx Crashes

Zynaddsubfx's white noise has completely disappeared and I am very excited about that. But on the downside I have noticed that it crashes on very specific occasions. If I am just playing one sound at ...
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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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How to connect jack-keyboard to amsynth using JACK?

I want to connect the virtual jack-keyboard to amsynth, but I can't get any sound out of the notes. I have connected the applications using JACK like this: The output from amsynth to my speakers is ...
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Using MIDI device (Roland TD-15KV) as output device for playing with music

I have a Roland TD-15KV connected using USB. Ubuntu does recognize the device as an input and output which is good. The problem is that whenever I turn on the module and set the device as output (so ...
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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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Timidity and tux guitar troubles

I was trying to improve crappy sound quality in my TuxGuitar. I've found this http://tylerfrankenstein.com/code/tuxguitar-better-sound-ubuntu-12 and I did everything it was said here except for the ...
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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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Rhythmbox Midi Error

When I open Rhythmbox this program detect my midi files. When I want to install midi extension I see it: I have Gnome graphical environment and I don't know what can I do. Sorry for the mistakes, ...
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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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Mapping MIDI to hotkeys and other functions (13.04)

I use macbook (snow leopard) with controllermate on it but when I am on my rig (ubuntu 13.04) I can use midi in applications but still have not found a way to map keyboard functions to MIDI input. im ...
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Connecting a MIDI synthetiser

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?
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How to use MIDI keyboard with seq24

I want to set some MIDI from a MIDI keyboard on a loop using a sequencer, and it seems like seq24 would be the simplest way to do this. However, seq24 doesn't show up in JACK connections, and I don't ...
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Playing a MIDI keyboard without JACK / how to use JACK and PulseAudio/ALSA

So, I havea MIDI keyboard but I'm not really motivated to play when I have to set up JACK and everything else just to get one sound out of it. The problem is that whenever I start JACK I can't play ...
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QinHeng CH345 USB MIDI device not showing up in lsusb

I have a USB MIDI cable which shows up on connect in the kernel messages as: usb 1-1.2: new full-speed USB device number 12 using dwc_otg yet, somehow in lsusb this device does not show up: Bus ...
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Digital Audio Workstation: alternatives to Logic Pro or Cubase for Ubuntu?

What do I use instead of Cubase, LogicPro, FL Studio etc? I would like to 1) Connect MIDI devices (like music keyboards) via the USB port. This is very important. Nothing that doesn't do this would ...
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Can't play midi file, Gstreamer keeps asking for i386 plugin that can't be installed (64bit)

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit. When trying to play midi (.mid) file, it asks for a gstreamer plugin, but the Install button itself is unclickable. Actually, I have gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad ...
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How to play embedded midi audio in PDF file?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.04 and using Adobe Reader 9. When I click on the embedded file link in the pdf file I get a dialogue box saying Multimedia Player Finder: The media requires an additional player. ...
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How to setup midi input?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and want to setup a M-Audio Axiom 49. I have tried to read up on jackd1 / jackdmp /jackd2 / qjackctl and whatnot, but haven't gotten any sound from the keyboard yet. A long time ...
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Low latency midi and Virtual sound studio

I wish to connect my musical keyboard to linux (figured that part out) But I would like to know my options for Virtual Grand Pianos.
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Step-by-step to run a midi keyboard input device? 12.04

I have a Korg Nanokey, and I'd like to make it produce sound in ubuntu. I've read that means I should be using Rosegarden, and that Rosegarden uses JACK, but does not install it. (Although checking ...