Howdy, newbie to MIDI and the BeatBuddy here.
I know my bandmate has used the iPad program DM1 to create beats for a bunch of his tunes so I am trying to figure out how I would go about getting a beat from the DM1 into the BeatBuddy.
If I export as MIDI from the DM1 I get a single .mid file, but if I pull that into BeatBuddy Manager I only hear one drum (e.g. just kick instead of kick, hi-hat and snare).
Initially I thought that maybe there was just no sound in the drumset mapped to the MIDI ID the program had assigned to hi-hat and snare (and could actually use some help figuring out how to debug that), but when I tried opening my MIDI file in the Beat Builder program referenced in this forum, I saw no data at all which makes me wonder if there’s actually a deeper incompatibility.
If I open my MIDI file in Garage Band or Aria Maestosa I see three ‘tracks’ for the difference drums (kick, hat and snare) and I notice that if I open something from the midi_sources folder of the default BB content, all of the drums are in a single track.
I realize it is most likely the case that the DM1 program is doing something weird, but wanted to see if anyone here knows what the disconnect is, or has suggestions for software, tutorials etc. that could help me understand what is going on, and ultimately convert from the DM1 output to something the BeatBuddy would understand.
Here’s a MIDI output from the DM1 if anyone cares to take a look:
Thanks for any advice!