[ubuntu-studio-devel] Old GS MIDI Files

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Jul 14 13:52:53 UTC 2015

On Tue, 2015-07-14 at 15:18 +0200, Grant Frank Burton wrote:
> Ok I'll post to the user list later

No, stay on this list, it's better not to split this thread.

> even if I edit it in Qtractor when I open it up in Ardour it's back 
> the way it was. So the only work around is to play it in Qtractor and 
> sink it to Ardour.

Just to be sure, did you only change the program changes by the track

What you should do is the following:

1. Resize the beginning of the MIDI files, by moving the mouse cursor
to the beginning of the files, click it when the mouse cursor changed
and move the mouse. Add 1 bar.
2. Double click to open the editor.
3. On top there a select boxes, the middle box provides "Pgm Chance".
Select it.
4. In the menu "View > Window" enable "Events"
You now can delete the program changes at the bottom of the editor
window or in the event window.

Oops, I forgot that every change you make in Qtracto's MIDI editor is
non-reversible once you closed it :(, I now need to restore an old song
from a backup, that I hopefully still have got.

Too funny, I guess yesterday somebody mentions that Linux provides
professional grade software. As far as I know there is no HDD
recorder+MIDI sequencer software on a professional grade available. At
least Qtractor and Ardour are far away from being "professional". And
the synths aren't state of the art either ;). I guess Linux will
provide wobbling supersaws, in maybe 20 years, when they are out of
fashion ;).

I'm not sure, but I guess something changed in the version of Qtractor
I've got installed. I don't know how to delete or move "Bank Select",
however, after importing back in Ardour remove the first empty bar.

Or, indeed, you can transmit the data by syncing Qtractor and Ardour,
this might be easier workaround.

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