Attention:

Welcome to the old forum. While it is no longer updated, there is a wealth of information here that you may search and learn from.

To partake in the current forum discussion, please visit https://forums.presonus.com

Weird Midi import from Logic Pro X

A Forum to Discuss NOTION

Weird Midi import from Logic Pro X

Postby liquidnotion » Sat May 03, 2014 7:44 pm

Trying to import a midi file that i exported from Logic Pro X.. There are no notes only lines.. any ideas?
Attachments
Screen Shot 2014-05-03 at 7.41.59 PM.png
Screen Shot 2014-05-03 at 7.41.59 PM.png (35.41 KiB) Viewed 2594 times
liquidnotion
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:22 pm

Re: Weird Midi import from Logic Pro X

Postby Surfwhammy » Sun May 04, 2014 1:02 am

liquidnotion wrote:Trying to import a midi file that i exported from Logic Pro X.. There are no notes only lines.. any ideas?


Nothing weird about it . . .

It's sequencer format (a.k.a., "piano roll" format) . . .

[NOTE: The term "piano roll" comes from the way mechanical pianos (a.k.a., "player piano", "pianola", "autopiano", "reproducing piano", and so forth) were instructed to play songs many years ago by rolls of thick paper into which rectangular "holes" were punched to represent notes. They were "mechanical", because there were no computers in those days. Conceptually, it is similar to the way a "music box" works, except that music boxes typically have platters or cylinders with raised metal bits that pluck metal tines which are tuned to various pitches. When I first started doing computer programming, the programs were punched on stiff pieces of paper called "computer cards", and an iPhone would have been as big as a Walmart Supercenter, if there had been iPhones. The computer cards allowed up to 80 characters, hence were approximately half of a tweet . . . ]

Image
Aeolian piano roll performed by I.J Paderewski. Polish Music Center Collection.

Player Piano (wikipedia)

Look on the NOTION 4 "Tools" menu, and you will find a "Convert To Notation" menu item . . .

This is how you convert it from sequencer format to music notation . . .

(1) Click on the staff with the "piano roll" horizontal bars . . .

(2) Click on the "Tools" menu and then click on the "Convert To Notation" menu item . . .

This will cause the "piano roll" horizontal bars to be converted to music notation, where you then will see notes and rests . . .

Lots of FUN! :)
The Surf Whammys

Sinkhorn's Dilemma: Every paradox has at least one non-trivial solution!
User avatar
Surfwhammy
 
Posts: 1137
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:45 am

Re: Weird Midi import from Logic Pro X

Postby Migot » Sun May 04, 2014 2:59 pm

Surf...

Nice picture !
Alain
Alain LeBlond
Composer born in 1957

Notion 4,
VSL SE 1,2,Plus, MIRx
DP8, Finale 2012
OS X 10.9.3, Mavericks
User avatar
Migot
 
Posts: 214
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:10 pm
Location: Québec, QC, Canada

Re: Weird Midi import from Logic Pro X

Postby Brian2 » Mon May 05, 2014 10:46 am

Great answer, Surf Whammny.
--.42.--
User avatar
Brian2
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:21 am

Re: Weird Midi import from Logic Pro X

Postby Migot » Mon May 05, 2014 10:49 am

...as usual !

Sincerely

Alain
Alain LeBlond
Composer born in 1957

Notion 4,
VSL SE 1,2,Plus, MIRx
DP8, Finale 2012
OS X 10.9.3, Mavericks
User avatar
Migot
 
Posts: 214
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:10 pm
Location: Québec, QC, Canada


Return to NOTION

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests


cron