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Viewing topic "Standard MIDI File Transfer to Logic - just a note"

Posted on: September 01, 2009 @ 07:38 PM
Total Posts:  137
Joined  02-07-2009
status: Pro

Made some cool Patterns in the Motif XS’s Pattern Sequencer.  Then I saved them to a USB memory stick FILE>DEVICE(select the USB drive) >TYPE:SMF (select the pattern) >SAVE.

Then I plugged the USB stick into the mac with Logic open, I selected a NEW EMPTY PROJECT, selected 1 NEW EXTERNAL MIDI TRACK, chose the MOTIF Channel 1 from the Media Library, then went to the Track Pull-down and chose 7 more EXTERNAL MIDI tracks (because the Pattern I’m transferring has a total of 8 midi tracks).  Logic Automatically assigned the next 7 tracks as the Motif’s Midi channels 2-8.

Now here’s the cool part.  I return to the desktop, locate the SMF on the USB drive and drag & drop it right onto measure 1 track 1.  No IMPORTING necessary.  It automatically puts all 8 tracks in the right place - Logic tracks 1-8.

I know this is a no-brainer to some, but since there is no Motif XS/Logic combination manual, I thought documenting it could help some newbies.


  [ Ignore ]  

Posted on: September 01, 2009 @ 10:44 PM
Total Posts:  2688
Joined  03-07-2008
status: Guru

Good to know - thanks for the info!


  [ Ignore ]  

Posted on: September 01, 2009 @ 11:02 PM
Total Posts:  1743
Joined  10-22-2004
status: Guru

If you drag and drop from the Finder, no tempo data gets imported. So, as long as you are both 1) willing to insert it manually and 2) know the original tempo of the song- it’s an easy and simple way to import MIDI…

It’s a particularly good way to import drum patterns into an existing song…

  [ Ignore ]  

Posted on: December 09, 2009 @ 09:54 AM
Total Posts:  1
Joined  12-09-2009
status: Newcomer

Thanks for sharing the info. Very useful and informative indeed.

Alicia Kay
Pret travaux

  [ Ignore ]