separate midi channels

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mattb
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separate midi channels

Post by mattb » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:23 pm

Hey!
Say Ive got a single midi file containing different parts on a bunch of different midi channels. How can I extract each channel to a separate clip? On C Lab Creator it used to be called’ demix all channels’
Thanks for any help

mikb
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Re: separate midi channels

Post by mikb » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:35 am

mattb wrote:Hey!
Say Ive got a single midi file containing different parts on a bunch of different midi channels. How can I extract each channel to a separate clip?
If you drag this file into Live it will split the multichannel type 0 MIDI into separate clips in existing tracks or make new ones if necessary.

If you already have it inside Live it can't be a type 0 file.
Basic gear info: Macbook Pro with macOS 10.12, Ableton Live Suite version 9 (64bit) with Ozone, Push and APC20 as controllers.

mattb
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Re: separate midi channels

Post by mattb » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:52 pm

Thanks but I think its the other way round for type 0 vs 1, see manual:

SMF0
All MIDI data is stored in one track only, separated exclusively by the MIDI channel.
If such a file is imported into Live, all MIDI data will appear in one track.
SMF1
The MIDI data is stored in separate tracks/channels.
If such a file is imported into Live, the MIDI data will appear in different tracks.
Up until Live 9, SMF1 formatted files appear as a folder in Live's browser, which can be opened to import only some of its tracks if necessary.

I tried a type 1 file and it worked. so you were on the right track.

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