Questions tagged [midi]

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

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Is it possible to write a MIDI driver for an HID device?

I have the Mad Catz Wireless Fender Mustang Pro-Guitar for Nintendo Wii. The wireless USB dongle is recognised as an HID device. The guitar controller has a MIDI port and can be wired as a MIDI device....
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studio-controls 2.1.4 vs 2.1.64

Does anyone have a copy of the studio-controls 2.1.4 .deb for 20.04 from the backports-ppa? The minute I ran updates and studio-controls 2.1.64 hit my machine, my audio and MIDI setup fell apart. ...
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In JACK-Connnections, Yamaha AG06 Interface is listet as ALSA-MIDI not as Audio

After programming my Behringer FCB1010 FootController using a Midi-USB-Interface, JackCtl now lists my Yamaha AG06 as a ALSA-MIDI device but AG06 is an audio-interface. Why is this detected wrong and ...
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Issue playing MIDIs

I have installed both Timidity and FluidSynth, however aconnect -o still returns: client 14: 'Midi Through' [type=kernel] 0 'Midi Through Port-0' which is of no use to me, since I don't have any ...
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How to set up a usb keyboard with 20.10?

I've been looking around for solutions for using a midi keyboard with ubuntu, but all the documentation I've seen thus far is hard to follow and outdated. I have a 49-key usb/midi keyboard controller, ...
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Upgrade midi drivers?

For some reason, Ubuntu is not reading midi very well consistently. Sometimes my drumpad works perfectly. Sometimes exactly every other note is ignored. Other times it ignores at random. I've turned ...
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how do i connect midi to bitwig in ubuntu 20.04?

I'm having trouble connecting midi to bitwig. I can see my midi devices in carla but there are no midi inputs into bitwig studio. When I plug a new device in I get a midi error in bitwig that says &...
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Change standard pitch for midi file playback?

It seems that when playing a midi file with audacious a standard pitch of 440hz is applied. Is it possible to change the standard pitch to say 443hz?
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Setting up Nektar impact LX25+ in Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu on a Dell XPS 13 with Waveform free primarily as my DAW. I just bought a shiny new controller keyboard and I can't get a blip out of it. I initially tried setting it up with my ...
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Yamaha psr-e413 does not appear as midi device (ubuntu 20.10)

Hello‚ I've recently updated from ubuntu 18.04 to 20.10 and am now having extreme difficulties setting up my keyboard as a midi device as before. It does not appear under lsusb nor under aconnect. ...
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Hardware game port on Ubuntu Studio 20.04

Does the hardware game/midi port work with Studio 20.04? If it does how does it get configured?
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How to eliminate noticeable MIDI latency even with linux-lowlatency?

Ubuntu 20.04.1 (upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 -> 18.04 -> 20.04 if that matters)... I recently bought a USB MIDI keyboard (MAudio Hammer 88), with Yoshimi soft synthesizer I had noticeable lag ...
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How to configure Ardour to work with Yoshimi?

I have Ubuntu Studio Linux running on a ThinkPad. I have a Keystation 49 onnected by USB as it has no midi hardware ports. I use a Behringer UMD404 external USB connected sound card interface.I have ...
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Conflict between Arturia Minilab controller and Scarlett2i2 interface, no sound output

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 20.04.1 LTS I have been using a Scarlett 2i2 interface for electric guitar and microphone input into Ardour 5. I also use it for the audio out from the computer. I've used both ...
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Need help using my MPD-18 with Hydrogen

I recently installed Ubuntu Studio on an old-laptop. I have an MPD-18 laying around and thought I'd try to set it up to use with Hydrogen, but I can't seem to get it to work. I managed to get the MPD-...
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MIDI Keyboard has no sound

I have an Akai MPK Mini MIDI keyboard and haven't got something quite right as I am not getting sound. You can see in the screenshot that when I press keys on the Akai it recognizes that (the blue ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...