The Musical Instrument Digital Interface data standard, devices that send or receive MIDI data, and Standard MIDI files created by sequencers and digital audio workstations

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How can I play a MIDI file on my MIDI keyboard?

I have a MIDI file example.mid on my Mac OS X 10.6 laptop. The laptop is connected to a MIDI keyboard (old Yamaha Clavinova, if it matters) via a Roland UM-One mk2 USB-MIDI interface. Using Apple's ...
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How would I find out if an application installed the wavtap.kext as part of its package?

I'm experiencing many audiocore errors and am trying to narrow down the cause. A Google search has revealed that WavTap could potentially be the cause of these errors. WavTap is listed in my Audio ...
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How can I use Audio Midi Setup utility to create a multi-output device with multiple AirPlay speakers?

Reposted from What is the difference between an "aggregate" and a "multi-output" device? I am setting up a multi-output device using Audio Midi Setup utility, but I have an Apple ...
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MIDI drum machine as Garageband controller: works then stops

I just hooked up an old, but perfectly working, Roland DR-660 drum machine to my Mac using a MIDI to usb cable (oddly, I had to plug the "in" to the "out" and the "out" to the "in" to get it to ...
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JackOSX and MIDI ports

I need to route some virtual MIDI device using JackPilot. In the doc you can read this : Jack OS X and MIDI Starting in Jack OS X version 0.88, a Jack MIDI / CoreMIDI bridge has been implemented. ...
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Change volume on a multi output device - Mac

;) I have a small problem... When creating a multi output device in the application "MIDI" on the mac, i don't have any problems at all. Now i want to make Videos (YouTube) and wanted to output the ...
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Raw binary midi stream in terminal?

I want to be able to cat the device file of a raw binary input stream from a midi controller. In Ubuntu, the process to do this was something like cat /dev/dmmidi1. However, I do not see such a file ...
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missing safari-plugin for audio/midi

I am using Mac OS X 10.9.1 (Mavericks) on a late 2012 27" iMac, running Safari 7.0.1 and I always install all new software updates. But now I have a problem with midi-files that are embedded in ...
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Playing MIDI in Firefox and Chrome

Playing midi files in either Chrome or Firefox used to be easy: it just worked by invoking Quicktime. However, Quicktime stopped supporting midi after version 7.6.6. After upgrading, the same websites ...
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Stuck Notes with a Midi Controller and GarageBand 10.0.1

In GarageBand 10.0.1 (2013), I frequently will get "stuck notes" (i.e., a certain key will continue playing as if held down when it is not) when playing my Akai MPK 25 connected via USB. I have ...
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How can I play a midi file from terminal?

I'm looking for a most simple command line app (or an on-board tool on Mavericks I am not aware of) to play a midi file from the terminal. As plain as possible, something like play myfile.mid. ...
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Play MIDI files

As far as I can tell, this is completely impossible. On 10.8.4. I am trying to play a sample MIDI file off of Wikipedia. Quicktime v 10.2 fails to open a MIDI file with error message The movie ...
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How does GarageBand detect MIDI instruments?

When I plug a MIDI keyboard into GarageBand, it notifies me and says that there is now one instrument available. What is GarageBand doing under the hood? Is it possible to have another piece of ...
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Aggregating sound output and input devices into aggregated input

I use software, which requires a input device for streaming audio. I'd like to mix my audio input (internal mic) and output (headphones) into one, aggregated input device. I tried to create ...
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Start the recording using the MIDI piano keyboard?

Is it possible, in GarageBand, to start/stop the recording using the midi piano keyboard as it is, for instance with Cubase? My piano is quite far from my mac and I want to start recording from my ...
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How can I record music from a MIDI keyboard with a MacBook Pro?

I would like to use our MacBook Pro to record music my daughter plays on her MIDI keyboard as well as her voice. What kind of hardware/software do I need for this?
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What is the finder's default midi player and how does it know which instrument to associate with tracks?

What is the finder's default midi player and how does it know which instrument to associate with tracks? Also where does it take those instruments from? A VST? Is it possible to use these sounds ...
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How do I stop GarageBand from always popping up with the message “The Number of Midi Inputs Have Changed”

How do I stop GarageBand from always popping up with the message "The Number of Midi Inputs Have Changed" Every time I unplug or plug-in my Midi keyboard GarageBand always pops up with this message ...
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Master volume control is grayed out

on my Mac 10.6 (MacBook Pro Late 2009) master volume control for both Line-In built and for external USB Microphone is disabled (grayed out) Nobody really wanted to help what is the reason and how ...
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Midi in browser on Mountain Lion

I recently moved on Mountain Lion. It seems that the OS does not allow midi playback in browser anymore. I can't find more informations but this threads: 1 ; 2 Can you help me to find a solution to ...
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Multi-output MIDI device disables volume control

When creating either an Aggregate Device or a Multi-Output Device in Audio MIDI Setup and setting it as the default audio output device, the volume control is greyed out and locked at maximum ...
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Converting pitches in audio to MIDI

I want to hum a tune and have the notes be converted into MIDI notes… is this possible?
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Asking QuickTime Player 7 to play MIDI files through GarageBand

By just launching a MIDI file it will play by default using QuickTime Player 7, but the volume is rather low and the sound is far from polished. How can I ask QuickTime player 7 (or any other ...
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Oxygen25 MIDI keyboard won't work with Pro Tools 9

I have Pro Tools 9.0.2 and a third Gen Oxygen25 MIDI keyboard connected by USB. Both are made by Avid, yet I can't get them to work together. The keyboard even works with Logic Pro 9, just not Pro ...
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Mixx midi controller software won't load

I downloaded 'Mixx' from the app store to use with a Numark total control midi controller but the app will not load. The icon bounces up and down in the dock and I have to 'force close'. Anyone have ...
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How can I get more keyboard software instruments for GarageBand?

I've been using GarageBand to play my MIDI keyboard for a few years, just because of its built-in software instruments for keyboards. Now I'm thinking about purchasing some jam packs only for the ...
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How can I set notations for different instruments in Logic?

I'm trying to set up a score in Logic for multiple parts, and the horns are each in their own key signature (trumpet, saxophone, trombone) which isn't necessarily the key that the piano is recorded ...
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What are the best programs for editing midi files?

I'm looking for a Mac OS X program for editing midi files. Specifically, I'm using the program Synthesia to learn how to play songs on the piano, but a lot of the midi files I have don't have the ...
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Get Open Sound Control (OSC) Input Names

Since beginning to learn Quartz Composer, I've stumbled onto Open Sound Control (OSC) and have begun looking for OSC compatible iOS apps. I have a universal iPhone/iPad app called Control which seems ...
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Is it possible to modify OS X default MIDI sounds?

I've been looking around to find out how to change MIDI sounds for the Built-in MIDI synthesizer inside Mac OS X, haven't found anything, is there a way to do that?
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Plugging a MIDI Device in a MacBook Pro

What options are there for plugging a MIDI-device that offers only a standard DIN-5 MIDI connector into a MacBook Pro? The marketing print on the box of my Rock Band 3 Wireless Keyboard talks about ...