MIDI sequence problem, help please!

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Kingy75, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Kingy75

    Kingy75 Guest

    Hi all,
    I need some help with a problematic MIDI sequence.
    I'm editing a MIDI file for a friend, who purchased the file from a
    professional MIDI file company. The only editing I've performed is I've
    doubled the bass track with another bass guitar on a different channel. Even
    this was a long time ago, perhaps 18 months to two years ago.
    All of a sudden, the file plays fine up till bar 12, where the notes have
    somehow gain extraordinarily long lengths (eg one bass note is 54:017 beats
    long!), and the drums cut out all together. The song kicks back in @ around
    bar 47, and seems to play as normal from this point until the end.

    Has anyone got any idea what would have caused this problem? It's got me
    stumped - I can fix it but I'd like to know what caused it in the first
    place. Would placing the file in the same folder/floppy disk as files
    obtained from the internet have anything to do with it? (assuming there was
    something wrong with the internet files, that is).

    I hope I'm making sense with all this, it's a bit of a tricky problem to
    explain, any help would be very very much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Kingy75
  2. Can you post the broken file so i can have a gander at it?


    For reasons only known to himself, "Kingy75" <kingy75@tpg.com.au> spouted from the largest
    hole in his head:

    Hi all,
    I need some help with a problematic MIDI sequence.
    I'm editing a MIDI file for a friend, who purchased the file from a
    professional MIDI file company. The only editing I've performed is I've
    doubled the bass track with another bass guitar on a different channel. Even
    this was a long time ago, perhaps 18 months to two years ago.
    All of a sudden, the file plays fine up till bar 12, where the notes have
    somehow gain extraordinarily long lengths (eg one bass note is 54:017 beats
    long!), and the drums cut out all together. The song kicks back in @ around
    bar 47, and seems to play as normal from this point until the end.

    Has anyone got any idea what would have caused this problem? It's got me
    stumped - I can fix it but I'd like to know what caused it in the first
    place. Would placing the file in the same folder/floppy disk as files
    obtained from the internet have anything to do with it? (assuming there was
    something wrong with the internet files, that is).

    I hope I'm making sense with all this, it's a bit of a tricky problem to
    explain, any help would be very very much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Kingy75
  3. dickydoo

    dickydoo Guest

    It always pays to have a couple of sets of back up files.
    <i_should_be@work.now> wrote in message
    news:fnfgjvc23q99aq5ci09c8f582igtjklagu@4ax.com...
    > Can you post the broken file so i can have a gander at it?
    >
    >
    > For reasons only known to himself, "Kingy75" <kingy75@tpg.com.au> spouted

    from the largest
    > hole in his head:
    >
    > Hi all,
    > I need some help with a problematic MIDI sequence.
    > I'm editing a MIDI file for a friend, who purchased the file from a
    > professional MIDI file company. The only editing I've performed is I've
    > doubled the bass track with another bass guitar on a different channel.

    Even
    > this was a long time ago, perhaps 18 months to two years ago.
    > All of a sudden, the file plays fine up till bar 12, where the notes have
    > somehow gain extraordinarily long lengths (eg one bass note is 54:017

    beats
    > long!), and the drums cut out all together. The song kicks back in @

    around
    > bar 47, and seems to play as normal from this point until the end.
    >
    > Has anyone got any idea what would have caused this problem? It's got me
    > stumped - I can fix it but I'd like to know what caused it in the first
    > place. Would placing the file in the same folder/floppy disk as files
    > obtained from the internet have anything to do with it? (assuming there

    was
    > something wrong with the internet files, that is).
    >
    > I hope I'm making sense with all this, it's a bit of a tricky problem to
    > explain, any help would be very very much appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Kingy75
    >
    >
    >
  4. SOUND

    SOUND Guest

    tempo chnage?

    "Kingy75" <kingy75@tpg.com.au> wrote in message
    news:3f383b8a$1@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    > Hi all,
    > I need some help with a problematic MIDI sequence.
    > I'm editing a MIDI file for a friend, who purchased the file from a
    > professional MIDI file company. The only editing I've performed is I've
    > doubled the bass track with another bass guitar on a different channel.

    Even
    > this was a long time ago, perhaps 18 months to two years ago.
    > All of a sudden, the file plays fine up till bar 12, where the notes have
    > somehow gain extraordinarily long lengths (eg one bass note is 54:017

    beats
    > long!), and the drums cut out all together. The song kicks back in @

    around
    > bar 47, and seems to play as normal from this point until the end.
    >
    > Has anyone got any idea what would have caused this problem? It's got me
    > stumped - I can fix it but I'd like to know what caused it in the first
    > place. Would placing the file in the same folder/floppy disk as files
    > obtained from the internet have anything to do with it? (assuming there

    was
    > something wrong with the internet files, that is).
    >
    > I hope I'm making sense with all this, it's a bit of a tricky problem to
    > explain, any help would be very very much appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Kingy75
    >
    >
    >
  5. Paul Ward

    Paul Ward Guest

    What are you using to play the file - maybe it is something in the sequencer
    that is getting upset rather than the file?

    If the file is small enough, send it over and I'll load itinto a couple of
    sequencer shere to try it. De-spam my email address!

    P.

    "Kingy75" <kingy75@tpg.com.au> wrote in message
    news:3f383b8a$1@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    > Hi all,
    > I need some help with a problematic MIDI sequence.
    > I'm editing a MIDI file for a friend, who purchased the file from a
    > professional MIDI file company. The only editing I've performed is I've
    > doubled the bass track with another bass guitar on a different channel.

    Even
    > this was a long time ago, perhaps 18 months to two years ago.
    > All of a sudden, the file plays fine up till bar 12, where the notes have
    > somehow gain extraordinarily long lengths (eg one bass note is 54:017

    beats
    > long!), and the drums cut out all together. The song kicks back in @

    around
    > bar 47, and seems to play as normal from this point until the end.
    >
    > Has anyone got any idea what would have caused this problem? It's got me
    > stumped - I can fix it but I'd like to know what caused it in the first
    > place. Would placing the file in the same folder/floppy disk as files
    > obtained from the internet have anything to do with it? (assuming there

    was
    > something wrong with the internet files, that is).
    >
    > I hope I'm making sense with all this, it's a bit of a tricky problem to
    > explain, any help would be very very much appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Kingy75
    >
    >
    >
  6. >I need some help with a problematic MIDI sequence.
    >I'm editing a MIDI file for a friend, who purchased the file from a
    >professional MIDI file company. The only editing I've performed is I've
    >doubled the bass track with another bass guitar on a different channel. Even
    >this was a long time ago, perhaps 18 months to two years ago.
    >All of a sudden, the file plays fine up till bar 12, where the notes have
    >somehow gain extraordinarily long lengths (eg one bass note is 54:017 beats
    >long!), and the drums cut out all together. The song kicks back in @ around
    >bar 47, and seems to play as normal from this point until the end.
    >
    >Has anyone got any idea what would have caused this problem? It's got me
    >stumped - I can fix it but I'd like to know what caused it in the first
    >place. Would placing the file in the same folder/floppy disk as files
    >obtained from the internet have anything to do with it? (assuming there was
    >something wrong with the internet files, that is).
    >
    >I hope I'm making sense with all this, it's a bit of a tricky problem to
    >explain, any help would be very very much appreciated.


    Can you post the file somewhere. so we can have a look at it?
    Otherwise, we're just wildly guessing.

    CubaseFAQ page www.laurencepayne.co.uk/CubaseFAQ.htm
  7. Bags

    Bags Guest

    I had a couple of Seq's go the same....

    string section seemed to be stuck "on" forever.... every note just STAYED
    O-O-O-O-ONNNNNN......
    This also tends to gobble up the polyphony (taking notes from other
    channels)

    My problem......
    My Sustain pedal was faulty, and it had been triggering on and off
    intermittently.
    When I was cutting/pasting editing, I wiped the last "sus off" {CC 64 value
    0 } and every note after the previous latest "sus on" command just
    sustained till allnotes off command at the end of the song.

    If this is your problem.
    ===========
    you could try putting CC64 value 0 at the end of bar12,13,14,15 etc and see
    if this helps.
    The big fix is to erase all CC64 info for the bass track and re-enter it
    later...
    ===========
    I hope this is all your prob is.
    --
    Cheers,

    Baggus of ~Oz~

    =========================
    Better to Lose a Lover, than to Love a Loser.
    =========================



    "Kingy75" <kingy75@tpg.com.au> wrote in message
    news:3f383b8a$1@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    > Hi all,
    > I need some help with a problematic MIDI sequence.
    > I'm editing a MIDI file for a friend, who purchased the file from a
    > professional MIDI file company. The only editing I've performed is I've
    > doubled the bass track with another bass guitar on a different channel.

    Even
    > this was a long time ago, perhaps 18 months to two years ago.
    > All of a sudden, the file plays fine up till bar 12, where the notes have
    > somehow gain extraordinarily long lengths (eg one bass note is 54:017

    beats
    > long!), and the drums cut out all together. The song kicks back in @

    around
    > bar 47, and seems to play as normal from this point until the end.
    >
    > Has anyone got any idea what would have caused this problem? It's got me
    > stumped - I can fix it but I'd like to know what caused it in the first
    > place. Would placing the file in the same folder/floppy disk as files
    > obtained from the internet have anything to do with it? (assuming there

    was
    > something wrong with the internet files, that is).
    >
    > I hope I'm making sense with all this, it's a bit of a tricky problem to
    > explain, any help would be very very much appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Kingy75
    >
    >
    >
  8. Kingy75

    Kingy75 Guest

    > Can you post the file somewhere. so we can have a look at it?
    > Otherwise, we're just wildly guessing.


    I'd love to post the file to the newsgroup so you can check it out but since
    it's been purchased from a retail MIDI file company (incidentally a company
    who distribue MY MIDI sequences as well) I am a bit reluctant to do so.
    What happens if someone repairs the file then sends it all over the net, all
    because I sent it the NG in the first place?

    Kingy75
  9. dickydoo

    dickydoo Guest

    Whats the tune? Do you still have the original ?
    "Kingy75" <kingy75@tpg.com.au> wrote in message
    news:3f398097@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    > > Can you post the file somewhere. so we can have a look at it?
    > > Otherwise, we're just wildly guessing.

    >
    > I'd love to post the file to the newsgroup so you can check it out but

    since
    > it's been purchased from a retail MIDI file company (incidentally a

    company
    > who distribue MY MIDI sequences as well) I am a bit reluctant to do so.
    > What happens if someone repairs the file then sends it all over the net,

    all
    > because I sent it the NG in the first place?
    >
    > Kingy75
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
  10. Kingy75 <kingy75@tpg.com.au> wrote:

    > I'd love to post the file to the newsgroup so you can check it out but since
    > it's been purchased from a retail MIDI file company (incidentally a company
    > who distribue MY MIDI sequences as well) I am a bit reluctant to do so.
    > What happens if someone repairs the file then sends it all over the net, all
    > because I sent it the NG in the first place?


    Delete everything except the offending track.


    --
    Robert Steinberg
    MidiOpera Co.
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