I have had a few requests about transposing songs with bass lines into different keys so I thought I would make a quick tutorial using a free Midi Editor.
First you will need to export the midi files from each part of the song by right clicking song part and exporting to Midi. Remember which folder you export to.
You end up with this
Now you can download Free Midi Editor and open this progam. Click on the Yellow folder in the top left hand corner to open midi file and select file from the folder you have previously save midi’s to
And you will end up with a view of the midi file similar to this. I would click on the zoom horizontal out button to make sure the whole midi file is in view. Here you will notice two distict paterns. The drum beat pattern is down the bottom in the section on the piano roll on the left side of C to c’. The bass pattern is in the section c’ E to c"’ E. Caution: If you move the bass notes outside of this range the notes outside the range will not sound on beatbuddy. Eg if you transpose a Low E to a Low Eb the Eb will not play. You will have to relocate that one note up an octave.
Now right click and drag across the screen to highlight the bass part
Now we can transpose to a different key. In this case from G to F by relocating the selected midi events down to lines. I advise to select the up/down arrow (move events (up or down)) on the editor bar at the top then pick any event highlighted and drag it to the right location and all the other events will move with it.
All thats left to do now is click on the save button to save the file which overwrites the original file and now just import back to the song in beatbuddy manager and overwrite the existing file.
Repeat this process for each part of the song.
This program can most likely be used to create midi files from scratch and use VST instruments for playback but I have not used this program for that and have no idea how it works.