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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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How do I use my MIDI keyboard with Ubuntu?

I just got a MIDI to USB cable in the mail today so I got everything hooked up and went to MIDI devices on audacity and I didn't find it. I have no clue if I'm missing a driver or something like that ...
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Midi controller, soundcard problem

I'm following these steps on my Ubuntu 16.04 in order to connect a midi controller and be able to hear the sounds played without WINE or any special software with GUI. Here are my outputs: 1) lsusb ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: easyABC install issues

I've been having troubles getting easyABC to work properly, on Ubuntu 18.04.04 (64 bit). The install is here: https://ifdo.ca/~seymour/easy/ http://abcplus.sourceforge.net/#EasyABC I downloaded ...
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I would like to reset Jack Audio to how it was during first install

Thank you in advance for any help, I am really struggling to not go to Windows. I recently purchased a Presonus Atom midi controller to use with Hydrogen. The first time I used it I managed to get ...
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QSampler: “Could not start server. Sorry.”

Running Bionic Beaver (18.04) release of Lubuntu. I've installed qsampler, but when I start it up it displays Server is starting... linuxsampler Could not start server. Sorry. Server was stopped ...
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MIDI revisited 19.10 Rhythmbox

I'd like to be able to play MIDI files through one of the default Ubuntu media players, preferably Rhythmbox. For some reason, clicking on a MIDI file in file manager launches "Videos". MIDI files are ...
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How to monitor MIDI output?

I need to diagnose a weird symptom where spurious MIDI messages might be sent to a specific piece of MIDI hardware which is connected via USB. I don't know about software which allows monitoring MIDI ...
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New to Linux-No midi sound in Ubuntu studio 19.10

I am new to Linux but have used Win DAWs. I came upon Ubuntu Studio 19.10 and decided to give it a try. I have sound online (YouTube) but when I load up a DAW and try play a midi file, there us no ...
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Connect Behringer crave USB MIDI to Ardour

I am trying to sync a Behringer crave over USB midi and control it from Ardour. I can see it in lsusb: Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1397:121e BEHRINGER International GmbH CRAVE But not in amidi -l or ...
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Can we manipulate Jack Latency

I use Ubuntu Studio 19.10 and Jack Audio Connection Kit 1.9.12. I use it in three desktop computers, all of them with the following configuration: Motherboard = H61M-P31/W8 (MS7788) Processor = ...
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Connecting instruments and virtual amps to ardour in Ubuntu studio

I am using Ubuntu studio19.04. I have Behringer 320usb interface. I wish to connect my guitar to the guitarix virtual amp and record it using ardour. But I can't figure out how to connect guitarix and ...
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How can we install AriaMaestosa on Ubuntu 19.10?

How can we install a current version of AriaMaestosa on Ubuntu 19.10? IMHO it's the very best MIDI editor around, and their PPA hasn't been updated for a long time.
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Can't Use the Web Midi API on Ubuntu

With aspirations of creating a web based Midi tool, in Ubuntu 19.10, I'm trying to test out the Web Midi API. Although it is supposed to be supported in Chromium, none of the samples I've tried work ...
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Can I create an ALSA virtual MIDI port with any name?

Can I create an ALSA virtual MIDI port with any name? I want to run ATS-MA7-SMAF with Wine. If the OS is Windows7 or earlier, the included virtual MIDI driver can be used, but since Wine cannot ...
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MIDI device (Yamaha electric piano) cuts out after about 15 seconds

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04 on an HP Pavilion with Ubuntu Studio installed, connected via USB to a Yamaha electric piano. When I start either Rosegarden or aplaymidi on a MIDI file, the sound emerges ...
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Using a Yahama electric piano with Kubuntu (18.04)

I have a Yamaha electric piano connected to my laptop, which is running Kubuntu 18.04. lsusb confirms that the computer indeed sees the piano. But I still understand how to perform two basic tasks: ...
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How to connect Casio keyboard to Lenovo i-320 with Ubuntu 18.04 using USB cable

I have a Casio CTK 850 IN keyboard to my Ubuntu machine using USB cable without a MIDI cable(I don't have one). I saw a YouTube video illustrating such connection to a Windows system. So I tried on my ...
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Can't get much working in Ubuntu Studio (19.04)

My gear: Yamaha PSR-175 keyboard Alesis io2 audio interface Shitty speakers connected via line-in on PC I can basically launch LMMS, Ardour, etc. Even managed to get Rakarrack to play my guitar, ...
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MIDI keyboard recognized on lsusb, but doesn't work

The other day I decided I might try to make some music on Ubuntu 18.04. I have a synthesizer that can work on its own, but it can also send an receive MIDI, namely a Novation MiniNova. So I downloaded ...
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Enable eawpatches midi soundfont as alternative to freepats

I installed ewapatches like: sudo su echo "deb https://www.fbriere.net/debian stable misc" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/midi-fbriere.net.list wget -q -O- 'https://www.fbriere.net/public_key.html' | ...
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Install eawpatches midi soundfont alternative to freepats via apt [duplicate]

I tried to install eawpatches like described here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Midi/SoftwareSynthesisHowTo But it seems the installation is outdated, I tried adding deb https://www.fbriere.net/...
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How to make MIDI playback work on Audigy 2 HW synthesizer?

I followed this guide. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Midi/HardwareSynthesisSetup > aplaymidi -l Port Client name Port name 14:0 Midi Through ...
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midi - transferring sound output from the yamaha keyboard speakers into my own laptop (then headphones) in rosegarden

I have rosegarden and it works fine, i have sound recording notes in it but I want the output sound to play through my headphones via my computer instead of it playing through the keyboard in-built ...
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how can we install Aria Maestosa on Ubuntu 18.10?

Previously, i just loved using Aria Maestosa, the very best midi editor i tried (i guess there are no comparable alternatives around, it’s a really amazing one), that i could install very easily then. ...
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Using MIDI Fighter Classic as a GIMP controller

I'd like to use a MIDI device to select my most commonly used tools in GIMP. I see that I can add a midi controller in the Input Devices preferences, although I've been unable to get this working. My ...
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fluidsynth in a cloud VM

What I want - to convert midi files into audio files with a soundfont on the cloud. I can do that on my dual-booted Linux laptop, my MacBook, but I want to do it on the cloud, specifically GCP. This ...
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Stuttering at playback

I use UbuntuStudio 18.04.1 LTS in an HP 250 G5 notebook (laptop), with Intel Pentium N3710 (4 cores, at 1,6 GHz, 64 bit), 8 GB RAM and a 1 TB har disk drive. Since I installed the system, I have ...
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PC as a MIDI controller with output to USB

Is there a program to output MIDI signals to USB? I installed vmpk but I am not sure if it is able to do this job. At this stage, I want to control stm32f4-discovery with Deskripator-v2.
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Send specific bytes over USB/MIDI

I need to send specific bytes over USB/MIDI. How can I accomplish this? I want to program a midi controller with an Arduino. But first, I want to test how I have to send the messages.
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Ableton Alternatives?

I've tried and failed using PlayOnLinux to get Ableton Live to run, and I am aware that there are tools to record and mix music already existing for Linux. What I need, however, is access to very ...
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Assign persistent MIDI Port to USB device?

Let's say that this device... Bus 002 Device 005: ID 1234:5678, ATTRS{manufacturer}=="SONY", ATTRS{product}=="61", DEVPATH==/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.2/usb2/2-2/2-2.1 ...is currently assigned ...
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How to use wine-rt to record e-drum into Ardour 5 (on realtime)?

How can I use wine-rt to record Addictive Drums 2, using my e-drumset (roland td4 kx2) into Ardour 5, on realtime? As it is now, I can't get a proper latency (it flows), and I get constant glitches ...
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How to connect USB midi keyboard to qsynth using qjackctl?

I have following sound configuration for my PC-300 USB Midi keyboard on Ubuntu 17.04: $ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [PCH ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH HDA Intel PCH at ...
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No more virtual MIDI devices in Ubuntu 16.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 with oss-compat installed, I had this in /dev/snd: controlC0 controlC1 hwC0D0 hwC0D1 midiC1D0 midiC1D1 midiC1D2 midiC1D3 pcmC0D0c pcmC0D0p pcmC0D1c pcmC0D1p seq timer Now, in Ubuntu ...
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USB Midi Keyboard causes ALSA Port Unsubscribed

Ubuntu 16.04 with Casio CDP-120 When tracking midi data using aseqdump the notes on/off signals are recognised then what appears to be random (although by playing several keys at once, increases the ...
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Why is Reaper not picking up signal from my MIDI controller?

I own a M-Audio Axiom 61 MIDI controller and I'm trying to configure with Reaper 5, which now has quite a stable pure Linux version. I am not using WINE at all. I followed everything in this ...
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How to use MIDI Keyboard with Musescore

It is my first time using a MIDI keyboard. When connect to the computer I have no idea if it is working. I want to use in Musescore but it also do not respond to the keyboard. I'm using an old "...
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Timidity - Do I need it in this situation?

I'm a musician, and have been looking for a simple way (no JACK) to play multi-track MIDI files on my main laptop. I got turned on to Timidity, and it worked with varying degrees of success. Now, I ...
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Midi USB keyboard latency/delay

Akai Professional MPK Mini via USB, Ubuntu 17.04. Plugging it in via USB and selecting it in Sunvox just works, except there's just this slight but noticeable delay that isn't there when playing on ...
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qsynth falied to create the audio driver (alsa)

Every time I try to launch qsynth I receive the error failed to create the audio driver (alsa). I have no idea why it's doing this, and the internet is entirely useless. How do I solve this problem?
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Sending MIDI input from VMPK on a laptop to raspberry pi

I have a raspberry pi running a pygame python script that requires MIDI input. I have a MIDI keyboard and I have set up the Pi to work with a MIDI keyboard directly. What I want now is to have a ...
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The MIDI is not recognized

I have a laptop ASUS X555LJ with UBUNTU 14.04 LTS. I would like to connect the elettronic keyboard M-AUDIO KeyStudio 49 to UBUNTU. The connection is from USB. Ubuntu does not Recognize The MIDI. Some ...
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How to setup a MIDI Keyboard? - Ubuntu 16.04.2

I have a MIDI Keyboard - Alesis QX49, which is compatible only with Windows and Mac. A Disc of Ableton Live came with the keyboard. (I've managed to install Ableton using Wine). Qsynth and QJackCtl ...
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Cannot run QjackCtl on ubuntu 16.0.4 for MIDI keyboard (QXcbConnection error)

I'm trying to set up a MIDI keyboard to run on a AWS Ubuntu 16.0.4. When I run qjackctl: QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display Aborted (core dumped) I'm using a SSH connection from windows ...
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Computer crashed aconnect now lists Timidity service that isn't active on port 128:0

I was playing a game in Dosbox (Daggerfall to be exact) and my computer froze and I had to force restart. When I started Timidity service again using "Timidity -iAD" the service started on port 129:0 ...
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MIDI controller problem

I bought the Arturia Keystep, and I looked up on the website. There was no linux version of the driver/midi center. Any help?
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How do I install midi controller drivers and Traktor Pro software?

I want to use ubuntu budgie remix 16.10, I'm dj and I have a MIDI controller that controls a sofware, called traktor pro. I use the controller in windows 7 ulltimate without problem, but I want to use ...
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Controlling a synth like QSynth via hardware midi knobs

So I'm at a bit of a loss, as a bit of a newbie to linux and DAWs. I'm basically hoping to use some midi hardware knobs on ubuntu studio to control the aspects of it's sounds, just basic things like ...
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When running zynaddsubfx I see Damage(“/part0/”). What does this mean?

I have been using zynaddsubfx lately. To open, I use the terminal: zynaddsubfx Then I connect with Patchage. After I have connected everything, I go to zynaddsubfx and click on the Instrument tab on ...
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Looking for a specific midi soundfont/patch

I'm looking for a very specific set of Midi patch/soundfont files. I want to replicate the Microsoft GS Wavetable patches in Guitar Pro (using Timidity on Linux). So far I am pretty satisfied with the ...