I'm looking for an app for my 1st gen iPad (iOS 5) that can play soundfonts and respond to a USB midi keyboard plugged in via the Camera Connection Kit. Ideally I could also set it up to fade between two different soundfonts via the keyboard's mod wheel (perhaps by mapping it as a pan control). Is there such a thing? [more inside]
posted by moonmilk
on Nov 29, 2013 -
What software for the Mac will let me import midi files and produce a full piano score for the song? [more inside]
posted by duckus
on Nov 24, 2013 -
I'm looking for a piece of music training software, designed for use with a MIDI keyboard, that will help develop my dexterity and general competence with melody, harmony, and chords. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet
on Nov 23, 2013 -
hey everyone. A while back I took my Roland Keyboard into the shop and was told there was cat hair between and or under the keys. The man fixed the keys and told me to protect the keyboard from this. And I did, for a while. I know this makes me sound like an idiot, but as time went on, I completely ignored the man's advice, and now it's happened again. I do not want to take the keyboard in to be fixed (at least not by the same guy) and was wondering if there was a way I could clean it from home. If anyone is aware what kind of tools i might need, I would appreciate it. I am not going to let this happen again it if I can fix it. If anyone can help, it would be awesome!
posted by Thanquol180
on Aug 28, 2013 -
I have a Roland RD-700 SX keyboard and I'm using an iRig MIDI
to connect to GarageBand on my iPad mini.
Currently, the XLR outputs of my Roland keyboard are connected directly to studio monitors. The iRig Midi's IN and OUT are connected to the keyboards OUT and IN, respectively.
The problem I've having is that I'm hearing only the Roland's build in sound through the speakers, not the GarageBand sounds, which is all I want to hear.
Is it possible to connect things so I only hear the GarageBands sounds? Or do I need more equipment?
I'm new at all this so please go slow in your explanations.
posted by captainscared
on Jul 20, 2013 -
I want to be able to use my Korg NanoKONTROL to DJ using Grooveshark and other things. Does anyone know if/how this is possible? Thanks yall.
posted by defmute
on May 25, 2013 -
The (floppy) drive on my Korg X2 workstation has finally broken and I'm trying to transfer the sequencer files onto my computer as midi files using midi-to-usb. I can do a midi dump for the sequencer but I have no idea what to do with the .syx file I now have on my computer. Is there another way to do it, or is the solution close at hand? [more inside]
posted by imposster
on Mar 12, 2013 -
My seventh-grade son is taking trombone in jr. high. I'm trying to put together a workflow that will allow me to find free scores (midi or other formats) of video game tunes and convert them to trombone sheet music. [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Dec 14, 2012 -
I make music. I use almost exclusively electronic instruments. I'm on OS X. I need to graduate from Garageband, but to what? [more inside]
posted by Sokka shot first
on Oct 22, 2012 -
Good beginner keyboard/MIDI controller for Ableton newbie making music in spare time? (primarily EDM, but other genres as well) [more inside]
posted by petah
on Oct 17, 2012 -
I need a USB interface to connect 2 mics, a midi keyboard, and an ipod to a computer, for both live mixing and recording. Hope? [more inside]
posted by crookedneighbor
on May 4, 2012 -
Looking for a DJ controller that includes a soundcard for under $200. Ideally, it will be compatible with Traktor 2 and have bass/mid/treble controls. [more inside]
posted by quelindo
on Apr 30, 2012 -
A friend gave me his MIDI keyboard and no instruction on what to do with it... Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by Echobelly
on Jan 23, 2012 -
Can I use something besides the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth to play midi files in Windows? [more inside]
posted by amsterdam63
on Jan 19, 2012 -
Does anyone have any awesome tips, tricks, hacks, etc. for becoming a Garageband (11) hero? If so, this is the AskMe where you would post them and garner the favorites and best answers you so crave. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Jan 13, 2012 -
MIDI / iPad Newbie question: I have an old MIDI electric piano and am wondering what I might be able to do with it connected to the iPad. [more inside]
posted by sagwalla
on Dec 19, 2011 -
I'm looking for a good up to date guide on how to use midi for music making, either in book form, or something online. Bonus points if it includes information about working ipods/pads into the mix.
posted by drezdn
on Oct 4, 2011 -
Is there software capable of analyzing the note-to-note event data from a melody played on a solo acoustic instrument (live or recorded), and then generating a text file containing said data in a list form? [more inside]
posted by jamjames
on Sep 20, 2011 -
Please suggest resources for me to learn how to create good drum/percussion parts (using a MIDI keyboard). I don't know anything about percussion and so need help with figuring out what sounds to use and what sounds good where. (I know how to get the MIDI into my computer -- I need artistic, rather than technical help -- at least I think that's what I need!) [more inside]
posted by hansbrough
on Aug 3, 2011 -
Keyboardists: What is a good setup to go with if I want to buy a cheap vanilla polyphonic keyboard and some kind of software package that emulates one or more legendary synthesizers (Moogs, Vox Connie, Jupiters, DX-7, etc) with this keyboard on my Windows PC? Will I have to get a MIDI card or can I go with USB? Also are weighted keys worth it and what price point would these come in at? This is just for messing around at home and should be cheap... even eBay goods are fine. Thanks!
posted by crapmatic
on Jul 13, 2011 -
I'm looking for recommendations for equipment for my home audio recording setup (using GarageBand). Specifically, I want an audio interface capable of 24-bit recording with midi and microphone inputs. Many more details about my setup within! [more inside]
posted by hansbrough
on Jun 19, 2011 -
My mum is learning to play guitar. I am trying to find some software that would help her. I think a program that plays MIDI files would be good, so I am wondering what is a good one? But other ideas would be good too. [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c
on Jun 6, 2011 -
What sequencer+daw on the Mac handles clips/phrases in a song as links back to a master instance of the clip, rather than as individual copies? [more inside]
posted by txsebastien
on May 24, 2011 -
Looking for an affordable keyboard for live performance with GREAT piano, elecric piano and organ samples. [more inside]
posted by unSane
on May 19, 2011 -
Where have all the MIDI sequencers gone? I neither need nor want audio, I just want to make MIDI files... [more inside]
posted by wanderingmind
on Mar 8, 2011 -
My girlfriend's son is in a band, and he wants to start adding synth/electronic stuff to his music. I personally some stuff, and could write some stuff up, but I'm looking for a really good basic overview of the technology (not necessarily too detailed, but if it got into details later, it would be ok, perhaps). [more inside]
posted by symbioid
on Jan 11, 2011 -
i've been scouring the internet to find out what this particular (i think) midi controller is and i can't find it anywhere. besides the national i know spencer krug from wolf parade uses one as well, i saw him using it last month.
it's within the first few seconds of the song. thanks!
posted by hiddenknives
on Nov 20, 2010 -
If I send MIDI notes in real time to the MIDI in jack on a Casio LK series keyboard (with the lighted keys), will the keys light up? [more inside]
posted by DJ Broken Record
on Aug 14, 2010 -
Recommend me a sound card! Mainly used as a music box / television / recording, details inside. [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea
on Jul 24, 2010 -
[Geek Filter] I'm trying to figure out a way to take a MIDI file and use the pitch/duration information as data points to create a graph. [more inside]
posted by nosila
on Apr 26, 2010 -
I have a soundcard with a MIDI port. Is there software out there that would allow me to change the tuning of my MIDI keyboard and play it in real-time through my speakers?
posted by archagon
on Mar 26, 2010 -
Please help me find cheap, easy-to-use, music recording/MIDI software for Mac. [more inside]
posted by jalexc
on Mar 3, 2010 -
I'm making a sort of a jukebox using Ableton Live, and I have some fairly complex and specific needs for launching scenes. I thought I had the entire thing solved a few months ago, but now I can't figure out what I was thinking! [more inside]
posted by moonmilk
on Nov 27, 2009 -
What's the fastest and cheapest way to create a midi recording of a 1 or 2 page written melody? [more inside]
posted by storybored
on Oct 29, 2009 -
Tips for finger-drumming? I have a Korg nanoPad and an Akai MPD-24, and I'm looking for tips, tricks and set-ups for using them to input drum patterns. [more inside]
posted by lekvar
on Aug 20, 2009 -
I've got a PC, and an EMU-49 key midi controller. I've also got an Audiophile 192 sound card with midi-in-out connections.
What I want to do is play some synths on the PC.... [more inside]
posted by Thistledown
on Aug 2, 2009 -
What's the best value second hand electric piano I can get? My requirements are full sized weighted velicity sensitive keyboard, and midi in/out cables. Maximum budget is AUD400 (USD 325, GBP 200, EUR 230). The Yamaha DGX-300 looks good apart from the floppy disk midi interface. Are there any other options about the same price/quality?
posted by singingfish
on Jul 19, 2009 -
Can you or anyone you know read Korean? Our favorite dive bar bought a Taijin Media Ziller TKR-880 karaoke machine, but the manual and menus are entirely in Korean and we can't figure out how to transfer songs to the unit via USB. Here's the manual
. Rick Astley needs your help!
posted by eamondaly
on Jul 11, 2009 -