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Standard MIDI File

Discussion in 'Recording' started by audiokid, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    A standardized file format for exchanging MIDI data independent of originating software or platform. Comes in two flavors. Type 0, which is a single track that contains all sixteen MIDI channels and pertinent information. It should be noted that although the information is presented in a single track, the individual channel information is kept discreet and can be easily extracted. Type1 retains the multi channel format of the original sequence. It should be further noted that unlike GENERAL MIDI, there is no specification as to what sound plays on what channel. If two users have similar MIDI equipment, then imbedded patch change information will provide the correct sounds. Otherwise users have to provide additional information to allow a fellow user to realize the sequence successfully.
    (See MIDI)
     

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