missing first note during loop playback of midi file

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malx
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missing first note during loop playback of midi file

Post by malx » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:17 pm

Windows 10 Version 10.0.19042 Build 19042
Audacity 2.4.2

1. Imported a MIDI file (*.mid)
2. Selected a group of notes
3. Pressed Shift + Space bar to start loop play
4. All selected notes were played the first time through
5. After first time through, does not play first note

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Re: missing first note during loop playback of midi file

Post by steve » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:49 pm

MIDI is not sound. It is a sequence of commands that tell a synthesizer to play notes. Each MIDI note should have (at least) two commands - a "note on" message and a "note off" message.
If the loop does not start before the "note on" message, then the note will not be played.
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