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

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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Configure Akai MPK 61 on LMMS

Does anybody know how to configure an Akai Mpk (Keyboard Controller) with Lmms ? At the begining i thought, it will be automatic, because it is USB MIDI-class compliant, what means: 'no nedd of 3rd ...