Whilst we wait for auto pilot to be rolled out, I’ve downloaded one of Persists many free tracks (thats amazing by the way to do it for free ) but since it’s all very new to me I have a few questions if anyone can assist or point me in the right direction?
I have understanding of MIDI but that’s about 25 years behind me so it’s been while and I am sure there has been improvements since then
The best way to explain myself I suppose will be to use one track as an example.
Track - Elton John_Rocketman v4.sng
Drumset - Motown piano and brass
I’ve downloaded, imported both song and drum set. I can play them fine in the BBM but… I am a pianist and I want to mute/delete the piano tracks
What is the best working method?
I right clicked on the 'song v4c\ and *edit… but I’ll be honest and (to me) that just looks a mess, slow and non intuitive.
I don’t have any professional DAW so I downloaded Mixpad & Musescore3 as a MIDI editor and opened the .midi file that was included with the download. I can see the piano section, mute/delete it but when i export it, it clearly doesn’t have the right midi channels programmed as it’s the original file?
next thing I tried. I right clicked on the BBM section ‘Song v4c’ and *exported the midi file.
Musescore3 wouldn’t open this file so scrapped it.
Mixpad opened the file and told me there were 16 separate tracks
opened the MIDI editor and saw the C-1 to G9 layout.
According to the accompanying .PDF with the drum set the piano is on C2 to C4 however in my editor this is not case and I can clearly see the piano parts on C4 to C6.
It’s easy to see because theres only a hi-hat playing at the same time.
I deleted C4-C6 notes and saved the midi file. Loaded that in place of the original ‘song V4c’ and it looks liked its worked in BBM. I exported the file as a new v5.sng
I haven’t had chance to load it into BB because I wanted to check here first.
- Is there a better, faster way than what I done?
- Is there something that went wrong that caused the MIDI data to not match the pdf so I can identify the notes in a more complex track?
Thanks in advance… if it all made sense anyway?