'MIDI PITAs'

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MIDI PITAs - Trebilco, 12 Jan 10:10PM
     Re: MIDI PITAs - Peter Roos, 13 Jan 01:46AM
         Re: MIDI PITAs - Trebilco, 13 Jan 02:26AM
             Re: MIDI PITAs - Trebilco, 13 Jan 07:26PM
                 Re: MIDI PITAs - Peter Roos, 15 Jan 12:03AM
                     Re: MIDI PITAs - Trebilco, 15 Jan 03:25PM
                         Re: MIDI PITAs - Trebilco, 15 Jan 05:49PM

MIDI PITAs
Posted by Trebilco - 12 Jan 10:10PM
Hi!

I have a few questions re: opening .mid files.

I can fix everything in various ways (except the last one), but it would be a time saver if I could figure this out.

1. When I first open a Midi file of say, a bass line, the line goes through 8 staffs or so, instead of one.

2. I don't seem to have a choice of clef, it defaults to treble.

3. In a piano part for instance, a two eighth-note octave in the left hand will (sometimes, not always) include a tail for each note as if they are separate voices. I'm not able to edit the tail, or join them.

Thanks for any help you can offer!

Mike

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Re: MIDI PITAs
Posted by Peter Roos - 13 Jan 01:46AM
Are you importing a midi file from a DAW program? They usually look like a mess. The trick is to clean up the midi file before importing it into Sibelius, quantizing notes, etc.



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Re: MIDI PITAs
Posted by Trebilco - 13 Jan 02:26AM
I'm importing from Logic. It SHOULD be all clean and quantized, no overlaps etc. but yes, I should try revisiting my source. Thanks Peter.

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Re: MIDI PITAs
Posted by Trebilco - 13 Jan 07:26PM
btw, This is the kind of double tail stuff I was talking about. Any ideas anyone?
Attachment double tails.png (12K)

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Re: MIDI PITAs
Posted by Peter Roos - 15 Jan 12:03AM
> btw, This is the kind of double tail stuff I was talking about. Any ideas anyone?

Hm ... is it a single line in the midi?

If you get whacky results even after cleaning up the midi, best thing is to create a new instrument staff and then copy and paste; or, if despite quantizing notes in your DAW it still looks whacky, just enter the notes from scratch. This however increases the risk of making mistakes, and it is more time consuming. Creating new staffs has one other advantage: Sibelius will pick the right playback so you can double check your work by A/B ing between the DAW session and the Sibelius file, which is a auditory way of "proof-reading".

Transcribing midi to Sibelius is pretty common in film orchestration / music prep, below are a few articles on this.

http://www.avidblogs.com/sundance-film-composer-lab-at-skywalker-sound/


https://www.scoringnotes.com/tutorials/sheet-music-the-map-to-your-score/



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Re: MIDI PITAs
Posted by Trebilco - 15 Jan 03:25PM

It's a line of left-hand octaves for the piano. I exaggerated the tail placement for the .png so it could be seen. Well, looks like I'll need to rewrite some passages. I like the A/B idea - I'll monkey around with different ways of using it - and thanks a lot for the article links. Much appreciated.

Mike

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Re: MIDI PITAs
Posted by Trebilco - 15 Jan 05:49PM
Upon reading those articles, Peter, I really appreciate the MIDI Import info (looks like this is a common "problem"), as well as the extra info/links/book recommendations.

Mike

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MIDI PITAs - Trebilco, 12 Jan 10:10PM
     Re: MIDI PITAs - Peter Roos, 13 Jan 01:46AM
         Re: MIDI PITAs - Trebilco, 13 Jan 02:26AM
             Re: MIDI PITAs - Trebilco, 13 Jan 07:26PM
                 Re: MIDI PITAs - Peter Roos, 15 Jan 12:03AM
                     Re: MIDI PITAs - Trebilco, 15 Jan 03:25PM
                         Re: MIDI PITAs - Trebilco, 15 Jan 05:49PM