Sibelius Forum Store | Buy Sheet Music

How to import MIDI file onto grand staff?

Sibelius beginners can discuss all things Sibelius here ("how do I...?").

How to import MIDI file onto grand staff?

Postby StevenBrown » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:00 am

I cannot find a way to import a 1-track MIDI file of piano music onto a grand staff consisting of the treble staff above the bass staff. What I get is a treble staff with lots of notes on lots of ledger lines below the staff. I have unchecked the box "One staff per track" in the Open MIDI File dialog box. How can I get Sibelius First to display the notes on the grand staff?
StevenBrown
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:52 am

Re: How to import MIDI file onto grand staff?

by Sponsor

Forum Sponsor
 

Re: How to import MIDI file onto grand staff?

Postby MikeLyons » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:25 am

There are two types of MIDI file Type 1 and Type 0. One of them does this, the other imports normally.
Sib 6.2, 7.5 and 2019.1, Windows 10, 8MB RAM, 7TB 7200RPM Storage, Note Performer 2, EWQLSO, EWQLSC, Harmony Assistant and some others.
MikeLyons
 
Posts: 423
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:20 pm

Re: How to import MIDI file onto grand staff?

Postby StevenBrown » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:29 pm

MikeLyons wrote:There are two types of MIDI file Type 1 and Type 0. One of them does this, the other imports normally.


That does not solve the problem. I tried MIDI format 0 and MIDI format 1, and both files import onto a single treble staff. Do there need to be two tracks in the MIDI file, one for the treble staff, and one for the bass staff?
Last edited by StevenBrown on Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
StevenBrown
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:52 am

Re: How to import MIDI file onto grand staff?

Postby StevenBrown » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:20 pm

I discovered the solution is to separate the treble and bass parts into two tracks in the MIDI file, which I named Treble and Bass, then save it as a MIDI format 1 file. When I imported that into Sibelius, there were two connected staves, labeled Treble and Bass, but they were both treble staves. Then I selected a bass clef by means of the Clef button in the upper-left corner of the window under the Notations tab, clicked on the clef in the score I wanted to change, and the lower staff in the score became as bass staff.
StevenBrown
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:52 am

Re: How to import MIDI file onto grand staff?

Postby bobp » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:13 pm

Glad you found a solution.
Midi can be wonky in Sibelius, because Sibelius is not really based on midi.
Bob Porter
Sibelius 7.5, W10,i5,16 GB ram,desktop
bobp
 
Posts: 1085
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:53 am



Similar topics


Return to Beginners

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


Music Engravers and Music Copyists
   Finale - Sibelius - Cakewalk - Archives - Sibelius Books - Links - Contact


Copyright © 1994 - 2019 by C.M. Press, LLC