Can't open midi in cakewalk??

Discussion in 'General Sequencing' started by jeo, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. frchung

    frchung New Member

    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That's great Mark to get the file fixed in this way :thumbsup:

    It's really handy to get a hex editor. I would need to download one too, as Norton Commander (which I'm using) can only view the file in hex code.

    I would agree that this file seemed to have originated from a sequencer, which is not following the MIDI file format norms.

    Cheers to you, Mark for enlightening this mystery x-file :wiggle:
  2. jeo

    jeo New Member

    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks!! You the man though i still very sure what the hex means. By the way, whats the different between type 0 and type 1? And whats does riff midi means? Thanks again!!!
  3. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

    Messages:
    7,535
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Sorry, that hex is the contents of the beginning of the MIDI file you posted expressed in hexadecimal. Each group of two hex characters is a byte (8 bits). The part at the right of the "code" section is the ASCII representation of the hex. ASCII is simply a code that maps characters, like letters and numbers, to binary numbers. A byte can hold any binary number from 00000000 (0x00 hex, zero decimal) to 11111111 (0xff hex, 255 decimal). So, the ASCII representation of the first 4 bytes (4d 54 68 64) is "MThd". If you open a MIDI file in a text editor, you'll see that those are always the first 4 characters in the file.

    The difference between a type 0 and type 1 MIDI file is that a type 0 file contains only one track, with all the notes in the whole song in that one track. A type 1 file can have multiple tracks with each track containing the notes from one part. For more info, you can read here.

    I'm not sure what you mean by "riff midi"? :confused2
  4. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

    Messages:
    7,535
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    This is from that link I posted, since it wasn't on the first page of the site. It describes the different "types" of standard MIDI files.
  5. jeo

    jeo New Member

    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ohh..the riff midi is one of the options under the save function in cakewalk. So i'm kindda curious what it means as a riff midi. It also has a riff midi 0 and riff midi 1. :rolleyes:

Share This Page