MIDI

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These preferences are for M.I.D.I.

 

Default MIDI Input Device

If you have MIDI interfaces or MIDI keyboards, choose the interface that you'd like to play and record from.  The default is "All MIDI Devices".

 

"Chase" Unfinished Midi Notes on Playback And Looping

MIDI is not actual sound.  MIDI is the instructions to play sound.  Therefore, what happens if you start playing a note in the middle?   If you play a piano note and it starts off vibrant and decays over time, MIDI has no way of telling the synthesizers to start playing the note from the middle.  It assumes that it should start from the beginning each time.  When "Chase" is on, it means that we send Note On messages even if we are not at the exact beginning.  This will lead to a different sounding performance depending on where you start your playback from.  The converse with "Chase" off, means that if you start in the middle of a note, it will not play and will simply be skipped.

 

Release Hold / Sustain Pedal (CC64) When Playback Ends

This corrects for projects that do not contain a final hold/sustain release message. In many cases, musicians will stop recording before they release the MIDI sustain pedal.  Playing a project without a terminating or ending sustain release will result in notes that do not end.  This affects MIDI Control Command (CC) 64.

 

Default Virtual Instrument

Choose an instrument to be the default instrument when creating a new Virtual Instrument Track.

 

Default General MIDI (GM) Instrument

Mixcraft will use this synthesizer when importing General MIDI files (.MID).

 

Remove Program Change Messages From MIDI Files

When loading or importing MIDI files, this option will strip or remove the program changes.  Program changes embedded in the MIDI clips can be problematic and usually, most people do not want them.

 

Default MIDI Settings

This button will revert this page back to the default settings.