How Do I Convert Piano Sounds to MIDI?

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cheerio32
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How Do I Convert Piano Sounds to MIDI?

Post by cheerio32 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:02 pm

I have a Yamaha Motif XS8 piano and I was wondering if there was a way that I can import the sounds in the piano's library into Ableton Live's library?
OR 
Have my PC read the sounds on my piano and input them as MIDI in Ableton? 

I just want to be able to get the sounds within my piano to be instantly read as MIDI input. :)

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Thank you in advance, and I'm sorry if this question has been posted before, I searched for 2 hours and couldn't find it.

Best regards,

-Cheerio32

jonljacobi
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Re: How Do I Convert Piano Sounds to MIDI?

Post by jonljacobi » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:51 pm

You can’t import them as MIDI. They’re sounds, not notes. Unless there’s software I’m unaware of, then you have to sample them via the audio interface. Pain. I’d just use them from the keyboard.

gbert
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Re: How Do I Convert Piano Sounds to MIDI?

Post by gbert » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:12 am

The XS8 has a USB port on the back that transfers MIDI. Download and install the USB MIDI driver from Yamaha and connect the piano to the computer using a USB cable. Then the piano can be used as a MIDI controller within Live.

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