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Music Workshop It can be difficult sometimes to have the confidence to make your first song upload, so with this in mind we've decided to launch this new forum with a view to helping other members solve some of their music-making problems.

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Default Adding tracks to a midi - 21-03-2010, 12:47 PM

Scenario - you have recorded a midi and wish to add some countermelody or multipad.

Method -
Load the previously recorded midi
Turn off the OTS Link
Press the [Channel on/off] button and press [PLAY]. while the midi is playing each of the channels at the bottom of the screen will show a little red light when midi info is being passed. This therefore shows which channels are being used. Make a note of those which haven't been used.
Stop the midi and ensure it is rewound back to the start (press [STOP])
Decide which channel you wish to add the track to the song.
For example let's add a countermelody to channel 5
In SONG CONTROL press and hold[RECORD] and at the same time select CH5 by pressing [BUTTON 5 - upper] under the screen. You will notice that CH5 is now set to REC (in red).
Another small window has now opened in the screen. Scroll using either button C or D until you have highlighted [RIGHT 1] - this means that you will add the voice allocated to R1.
Press [BUTTON F] and select the voice you wish to add.
You are now ready to add the track
Press [PLAY] , the midi will now play and you can play the countermelody in the appropriate place. When the midi is finished press [STOP]
You can now listen to the midi with your added track
If it is ok then press [BUTTON A] and press [SAVE] , Tip - give it another name just in case.
If you are not happy with the result then reload the midi and repeat.
If you want to add further tracks then repeat the process using a different channel each time. Use only spare channels 1-8 as 9-16 are style channels.
Note- if you want to add a multipad the select [MULTIPAD 1,2,3 or 4) instead of [RIGHT 1] , choose the multipad and when adding it as a track press [BUTTON 1,2,3 or 4] as appropriate. You can stop and start the multipad as required during the recording so it's not on all the time.
If you scroll up and down this little window using buttons C & D you will see what parts can be added.
If you have any questions or want further information just ask
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Default Re: Adding tracks to a midi - 21-03-2010, 01:21 PM

Hi Spike

Great stuff - I will be trying this out later today

Thank you so much for the clear explanation .. it's greatly appreciated

Will post the results when I'm done.

Regards,

Mike
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Default Re: Adding tracks to a midi - 21-03-2010, 02:34 PM

Thanks Spike - much appreciated.

Best wishes

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Default Re: Adding tracks to a midi - 15-04-2010, 01:30 AM

Ok how do you subtract midi tracks or 'shorten' them?

I have a song that I only want the first 15 secs of on 2 tracks and want to delete the remaining parts of those tracks and the other 14 tracks I don't need.

Or can I copy and past just those two tracks to a new song and shortened them?

Need a step by step for this one on the XS...

Ta!

P.S. my band in the news today on Billboard...

The PondHawks Have Landed... The Chicago band is Getting Nationwide Attention with Their new Album that Critics call "very Beatlesque"
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Default Re: Adding tracks to a midi - 15-04-2010, 10:22 AM

Hi Jorie
Nice to hear from you again.

Ok - to delete complete tracks.....
Make a back-up of the song
Select the song and make a note of which tracks you want to delete.
Press [JOB]
Press [F5-Track]
Use [DOWN BUTTON] to highlight 04 (Clear Track)
Press [ENTER]
Use Wheel to select the track you want to delete
Press [ENTER]
Press [YES]
Repeat for all the tracks you want to delete.

To delete any part of a track......
Make a note of the measures that are to be deleted (in this case the measure which starts after 15 secs to the end measure)
Press [JOB]
Press [F4-Measure]
Press [DOWN BUTTON] to highlight 02 (Delete measure)
Press [ENTER]
Use wheel to select first measure to be deleted then [RIGHT BUTTON] to highlight last measure to be deleted and use the wheel to select it.
Press [ENTER]
Press [STORE]

Yes you can copy tracks from one song to another if you want (that may be a less risky way of doing it in that you preserve the integrity of the original.
Load Song
Press[JOB]
Press [F5-Track]
Select [01-Copy Track]
Press [ENTER]
You now have 2 windows on the screen
In the top window the current song will be selected in a 'tick box'
Select the track you want to copy with the [WHEEL].
Using the [BUTTONS] and [WHEEL] go down to the second window and untick the box which says 'Current Song'.
Select the number of an unused song and which track to copy it to.
Press [ENTER]
Repeat for second track
Go to the new song containing those 2 tracks and delete the unwanted measures as above.
Don't forget to press [STORE]

Any problems just shout
Kind regards
Spike
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Default Re: Adding tracks to a midi - 28-10-2010, 06:40 PM

Hy Spike
Thanks to you I have downloaded most of my midi files onto the T3, and have saved quite a few onto a USB pen, a long job but I think they sound ok, ( bit of studio ear doesnt help), anyway, I am now in the process of dowloading my songs from the Band in a Box programe, into the T3 and adding tracks, Following your thread on adding tracks to a midi file, I have no problem, but can you tell me, what do you mean by adding a multi pad, and would this help me in getting a better recording. Once again I apologise if it seems to be a silly question.
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Default Re: Adding tracks to a midi - 28-10-2010, 08:14 PM

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Hy Spike
Thanks to you I have downloaded most of my midi files onto the T3, and have saved quite a few onto a USB pen, a long job but I think they sound ok, ( bit of studio ear doesnt help), anyway, I am now in the process of dowloading my songs from the Band in a Box programe, into the T3 and adding tracks, Following your thread on adding tracks to a midi file, I have no problem, but can you tell me, what do you mean by adding a multi pad, and would this help me in getting a better recording. Once again I apologise if it seems to be a silly question.
Many Thanks
Terry
No such thing as a silly question Terry, we've all been there.
Adding a multipad is the same as adding a track. Just set that track to record as if you were adding that track but press the appropriate multipad button when you want the multipad to play and press STOP when you want it to cease. This way you can have multipads coming in and out during the song, you don't even have to have the same one or even the same bank although for safetys sake I would put different banks on different tracks.
If you try to add multipads during recording of the song you may find you have to hit the multipad button at the same time as changing a chord - very difficult if you just have 2 hands.
Hope this helps
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Default Re: Adding tracks to a midi - 28-10-2010, 10:57 PM

Thanks Spike,
I will give that a go over the next day or so, got a bit of a busy weekend. One more question, on pressing the Music Finder key, there are a load of different styles that come up, are these what you guys use for your basic backing, and then lay different instruments over the top for melody ect. Can the different instrument sounds in a particular style be changed like you do if you go to the mixer. The reason I ask is some of the sounds on these style are all over the place, and not right for the song, and they dont come up in the mixer section.
Might be getting in front of myself a bit here.
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Default Re: Adding tracks to a midi - 29-10-2010, 09:31 AM

Hi Terry
I don't use the Music Finder myself but although it lists the style used in each song the style is not in the data base, just the name. When that song is selected it automatically selects that style. The style instruments should then be editable in the mixing console as previously described. If not the you'd have to load that particular style then edit the voices.
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Default Re: Adding tracks to a midi - 15-08-2014, 04:19 AM

Whoooo Weeeee am I glad to be back... THIS is excellent stuff! You guys are brillante!
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