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Jasch1
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New user - How to import SMF into BFD2???

Postby Jasch1 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:45 am

Hi everyone.
Need some help & advice as I'm a tech dunce!
I used to compose midi drum tracks on a Yamaha QY700 as backing tracks. I can save the tracks as SMF.
If I import these drum tracks into BFD2, they play the wrong kit pieces, yet if I send the midi notes from the QY700 through a Digi002 into BFD2, they are perfect.
What am I doing wrong with my key mapping etc.
Again, if I trigger sounds from the QY700 (via 002) it sounds correct, but if I load the exported midi file, they are wrong.
Ideally, I would like to export all my tracks from the QY700 onto a disc & import them into BFD2 rather that reprogram everything I've ever programmed in the last 10 years.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: New user - How to import SMF into BFD2???

Postby Rory_FX » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:39 pm

Jasch1 wrote:... if I trigger sounds from the QY700 (via 002) it sounds correct, but if I load the exported midi file, they are wrong...


In BFD2, go to the Keymapping page and check what your current MIDI map is (look just above the midi log window in the bottom right). Then go to the Grooves Preferences page and make sure that your Import MIDI key map is set to the SAME midi map. Then try importing again.

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G'day & thanks!

Postby Jasch1 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:20 am

G'day Rory_FX
Thanks very much for your reply. You're a deadset champion! Your solution has fixed my problem & I really appreciate it your help.
Cheers
Jason

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Re: New user - How to import SMF into BFD2???

Postby Lewis-H » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:48 am

There are two ways of initiating the MIDI import process - either of the following ways invokes the MIDI Import panel:

Using drag & drop

Drag & drop the MIDI file(s) onto the destination Palette slot from a system file location such as the desktop or a folder window. When using this method, it is not possible to split the file into smaller Grooves - all controls in the MIDI Import panel are disabled except for the Import MIDI key map setting. Each file is created as an individual Groove in slots ascending from the destination slot.

Using the File menu (with the Groove Browser visible)

BFD3's File menu contains 2 functions for importing MIDI files - these functions display the MIDI Import panel with all functions accessible, allowing you to split files into smaller Grooves:

•The Load Groove(s) from file... function allows you to import files into the current session.

•The Batch Import BFD1 Grooves or MIDI... function processes multiple files to create native BFD3 versions which are imported into the database.


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