Certain MIDI files won't open up

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General Static
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Certain MIDI files won't open up

Post by General Static » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:27 pm

So, I ordered Computer Music Magazine 234. Whcih has a ton of lovely tutorials on music theory. I waited a month for it to arrive, and now I am finally going through it and I'm learning a lot. Now they also included a MIDI contruction kit which has a ton of deifferent scales in MIDI format. I cannot open them up in Live for whatever reason. they play fine on windows media player, but they cannot be opened. I read somewhere to change them from .midi to .mid but I can't. Please help. I'm actually surprised I managed not to curse when writing this cause I'm pretty POed. Also, my other midi files work fine, they have now issues, its only the ones that came on the CD with my magazine.

EDIT: Also, in the tutorial videos on the disc, they also used Ableton Live to use the MIDI files...
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Re: Certain MIDI files won't open up

Post by Tagor » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:02 pm

download a freeware like this http://www.malavida.com/de/soft/midi-editor/

and then open and "save under"

or rebuild.. but maybe it already helps if you just copy the midis from CD to desktop ?!

if all not helps there are other sources for scales..

or u try to record the midi as audio und try abletons audio-to-midi

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