[Ardour-Users] Midi replay problems (was: Problem importing *.MID files)

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Jul 11 11:18:43 PDT 2011

On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 1:28 PM, David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> wrote:
> David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> writes:
>>> On Mon, 2011-07-11 at 17:21 +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
>>>> Ardour3b9 refuses to import files with names like "BEGUINE.MID" into
>>>> tracks (the canonical file name on DOS floppy disks, more or less a
>>>> standard medium for sequencers) even though the file selector gives them
>>>> an icon suggesting a music file (two semiquaver notes).
>>>> Renaming them into "beguine.midi" will make this work, but I really
>>>> think that ardour should recognize the DOS style extensions without
>>>> additional prodding.
>> The above example was straight from
>> <URL:http://www.ketronus.com/zip/MS40%20Disks.zip>
> Apropos: I have now imported "BALLAD.MID" from the above-mentioned disk
> set.  When replaying through an Ardour track, it sounds like a cat
> playing with the turntable, including speedups, slowdowns and pitch
> going up and down.  The original does include bends and slides, but is
> not out of whack in that manner.
> Timidity does not have the respective voices/channels, so I can't check
> replay there.  Can anybody check the results on a non-Ketron expander?

I'm playing it back via the mda ePiano LV2 plugin and I'm not hearing
anything that really matches what you've described above. I don't have
any GM-compatible synthesizers around.

> I should have thought that importing a midi file and replaying through
> Ardour should be more or less the same as playing it via aplaymidi, but
> that's quite an impressible bit off.

What ALSA MIDI/JACK MIDI "bridge" are you using, -X seq or -X raw or
a2jmidid -e ?

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