MIDI file from Sibelius loops on its own in seq
A bit frustrated trying to get a MIDI file exported from Sibelius 6 to play in seq-object WITHOUT looping. There is no "bang upon completion" from the right output of seq. I’m starting to think this is some Sibelius bug. But I’m hoping someone has a work around?
A bit of a panic, too! Need to get this ready yesterday!
Are you sure that the exported midi file has format 0 ?
Yes, it’s format 0. I’m sure, because I made a format 1 first, which wouldn’t work at all…
Have you tried playing the file with some other sequencer program?
Or you could upload the file here and we may find out what’s going on.
Thanks broc! I’ve uploaded one file which auto-loops for some reason.
No, I haven’t tried another sequencer, really. I very seldom work with MIDI files, so I wouldn’t know what to do with it in another program either.
I’m guessing that Sibelius simply exports rather dirty MIDI…
For me the file plays correctly in other sequencers, but also in Max. Duration is about 2 min.
----------begin_max5_patcher---------- 358.3ocyT10SCCBEF9Z5uBBWOWJsccUuS+aXVLzBtgoElEZb5x9uKPottIKY e3Edyog2Ce79bNP2FAPkxMLEB9.7YH.rMB.bRVAfeL.0P1TUSTtogZXJEYIC MoOmlsQ6zaYD5fnnqQ1oqYZ2Rvd0dI8mqY8mGBAW3S8pTnU7ubIvwSi8xqI5 pUbwxWZYU59EMatIKrHwFSSlNaBDmOM9mMhSclQV91cEibCWLXljQmnfz3NQ zisbRM7IYMEYytKJxFlblUjxNsVJtP1KIhk64O.n33BKiyu2FShGhgHMOHo3 q.EA6CyF9qdaCmxMDDFw3KtG5QCmmY+j45n3hvrkEls+9t3IPWwdOL1Impyx ElB0wM3Ku3jL9J9IJNo2ZwwsonZt33+A3LlU+vJlR10VM.p+QFbu0nLklKHZ t44v94jdvbVwoTlX7EGysq0RSUyaA3hfcuy0Q4+6bT5Y3nravQlA6h9FipTU PA -----------end_max5_patcher-----------
Thanks for checking it out! What you say makes me realise that Sibelius is exporting way too much as a MIDI file! Instead of just an excerpt, which is what it is supposed to do… Well, my fault! Thanks a lot, you did straightened me out as to what was wrong: faulty human operator!! (As so often…)