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

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How does one set up a MIDI keyboard

I would like to set up my keyboard via my midi-sport 2x2, I've plugged everything in and even installed the midisport-firmware package which was not automatically installed for some reason. The goal ...
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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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How to play piano via a midi keyboard?

I am sorry to bother you but I don't know very much. This is about playing the piano through the computer. I have an m-audio keystation 88 which is a whole separate machine that connects through the ...
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How do I play a midi from the command line in Ubuntu?

I'd like to do something like $ play filename.mid and hear the midi file played without opening up a graphical program. Is there a package for Ubuntu that can do this?
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Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard setup

I installed Virtual MIDI Keyboard (vmpk) using apt-get install. I also have Jack control and Qsynth installed. When I open vmpk, I cannot hear the sound coming from it. How can I do the setting to let ...
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How do I get embedded MIDI files to play in Chrome?

When I click play on this site (http://tones.wolfram.com/), nothing happens. If I download the file to disk, there are several applications installed that play just fine. How do I get chrome to act as ...
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Midi files not working on Rhythmbox nor VLC

Rhythmbox 2.96 doesn't run any midi file on Ubuntu 12.04, even after installing GStreamer and Ubuntu Restricted Extras. Rhythmbox-Message: Missing plugin: gstreamer|0.10|rhythmbox-metadata|audio/midi ...
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Select on track of a midi file for playing with timidity

$ timidity file.mid Recognizes the 4 tracks of my midi file: Track name: soprano Track name: alto Track name: tenor Track name: bass Timidity plays them all at the same time. Is it also possible ...
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Not all .mid MIDI files working

I have several MIDI files on my computer. They ALL play fine on 10.10 or earlier, but in 11.04 Natty maybe only about 50% of them play. Totem will recognize all the files in Natty and even show track ...
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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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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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Are there any good alternatives to GarageBand available?

Are there any good Linux alternatives to Garageband? The most important features would be: Good audio recording, with audio filters Good MIDI editing abilities and a good selection of instrument ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot After 12.04 Upgrade, Timidity++ Error

So I upgraded to 12.04 this afternoon from 11.10. However when I boot into Ubuntu, after the loading screen has hung for about 15 seconds, it then disappears and a black screen appears and appears to ...
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How can I setup gstreamer to work with specific sf2 sound bank?

How can I setup gstreamer (rhythmbox) to work with specific .sf2 sound bank (using fluidsynth, for example?) Thank you.
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How to send All-Notes-Off ALSA MIDI Event?

I am writing a MIDI sequencer in C++ using asoundlib. Sometimes I would like my application to stop all voices, calling an All-Notes-Off event. I do it by calling a note-off to every note at every ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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How to create a MIDI connection between applications?

I have been some trouble using applications that require MIDI like GuitarPro6 and tuxguitar. These both programs make use of MIDI synthesis. However, I can only listen the midi output when I actually ...
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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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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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MIDI to VMPK to QSynth to Audio?

I'm currently using Jack (qjackctl) + VMPK + qSynth to try to simply jam a little bit on my keyboard on my Linux machine. I can see all of the inputs and outputs, but I'm still not getting any sound. ...
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How do I use a USB joystick to generate MIDI data to control audio apps?

I've read about people hacking joysticks to make a foot controller for audio apps by wiring up some robust switches to the circuit board. It's probably possible to do something with the joystick too. ...
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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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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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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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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 get Rosegarden to work with timidity? [closed]

I'm having problems getting Rosegarden to play midi using Timidity on Ubuntu 11.10 amd64. I've tried mapping the MIDI playback device to one of the Timidity port that was automatically created on ...
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How do I make MIDI playback work on a Inspiron 531s?

I have a windows vista inspiron 531s with ubuntu 11.04 & a realtek ALC888 soundcard everything with ubuntu works fine except for midi playback in my softwares like noteworthy composer & such. ...
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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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Software to convert MP3 to MIDI and MP3 to KAROKE

I am looking for software that can convert MP3 files to MIDI and KAROKE formats.
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How to get MIDI output from a Windows application via Wine

I develop a windows application and am curious whether it works via Wine. The application runs fine with Wine but I get no sound. In fact, I'm not sure whether my ubuntu installation has MIDI ...
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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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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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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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midi input recorder

I have a (musical type) keyboard with a usb connection for midi input. I am able to connect with drumstick virtual piano and see the keys geing pressed on screen and also to hear from the keyboard ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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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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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playmidi /dev/sequencer not found

playmidi midi.mid Does not play, but gives the following error: playmidi /dev/sequencer not found. How can this be resolved? By the way, I am using Ubuntu 10.10. Totem movie player does play ...
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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 ...