[CM] midifile import

Dave Phillips dlphillips at woh.rr.com
Wed Mar 18 06:31:55 PDT 2009

Orm Finnendahl wrote:
>  using the midifile functions of cm2 to import a file exported from
> the Muse Sequencer I ran into the following problems:
> [snip]
> 2. NoteOffs are coded as NoteOns with velocity 0.
> ... As the changes are considerably small
> I wanted to let you know and would vote for being less strict about
> the time signature format and reinterpreting the NoteOn/Velocity 0
> into NoteOff Messages (as this is common practice in communication
> between devices anyway).

Hi Orm,

I'm not sure what you mean by "devices" in this context. By far the 
greater number of (pre-21st century) hardware synthesizers employ the 
"note-on of 0 equals a note-off" method of silencing a MIDI note event. 
I've always felt a bit cheated by those manufacturers, since note-off 
velocity can be routed for some very interesting effects upon key release.



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