I just purchased the BeatBuddy and installed the BeatBuddy Manager (v1.6.5).
I have 2 problems:
MIDI file creation
export created MIDI files.
I watched tutorials to get started but when I do exactly the same thing at home it doesn’t work.
I do exactly as follows:
1- I create a “song”
2- In the window of the new song at “main loop” I right click → create a new pattern
3- I select a drum kit, tempo, name of the song, number of bars, time signature etc…
4- I create my pattern by enhancing the velocity of the different elements
5- I click on “Apply”
and there error message:
"Error parsing midi files C:/“full path to file.mid
The error log is:
1 - SonTrack::parseMidiFile - ERROR 1 - Midi file does not exist”
If I create a MIDI file on Hydrogen for example and I import it, I modify it according to the drum kit and there it works I can save it.
On the other hand in all the cases, the created or already existing patterns, I cannot export them in Midi file (Click right on the pattern, “Export Midi Files”). A window appears, I can change the name, choose the destination directory… I validate and nothing happens. The window closes but there is no saved MIDI file in the chosen folder.
It’s very annoying because I can’t reuse the created patterns at least to rewrite them entirely.
I’m on Windows 10
Does anyone have an idea, a solution?
(sorry for the english mistakes, I used a translator)
Hi and welcome, Stephan. Thank you for translating your post. I’ll try to address your issues.
The BeatBuddy Manager (BBM) MIDI Editor is really not suitable for creating songs and beats. It’s better to use a digital audio workstation (DAW). Some Windows users like MIDI Edit. If Hydrogen meets your needs, there’s no reason to use anything else.
Several Mac and Windows users report that the Export file to MIDI corrupts the MIDI. Reading the steps you followed, you should at least have a file present on your computer.
Thank you for your answer Persist,
to overcome the problem I use Hydrogen to create a MIDI file that I then import into the BBManager. I will try MIDI edit thanks.
What bothers me the most is not being able to export the MIDI files to be able to reuse them in other songs and I don’t have the courage to recreate the same thing X times. To answer you, I can’t find anywhere on the computer the presence of a MIDI file after trying to export it.
I have also contacted support, awaiting their response.
Thank you again for your help
As for Problem 2, I cannot replicate your issue other than to suggest that you not name the file and to make sure that you are saving the exported MIDI file to your desktop so that it’s easier to find.
Deleting and then reinstalling the BeatBuddy (BB) app and the bbworkspace folder is usually where Support would have you start. Just make sure that your bbworkspace folder is installed in your /user/documents path. Good luck.
Thanks. I am fully aware of this process, but as described, no file has been stored at the end and no error message appeared.
But now I’ve found the root cause: Neither the song name, nor the song section, nor the file name, nor the file directory may contain a German umlauts like ö, ü or ä.
As soon as I eliminated them it worked. I am on Windows.