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Midifiles corrupt?

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Midifiles corrupt? #6746
I have a problem regarding SOME midifiles missing the first few measures on playback.
These are commercial midifiles,not my recordings on the E80.Although they don`t play properly
with the play/stop button,when I play them in the 16 track sequencer they play perfectly.Any ideas
what to look at?
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Midifiles corrupt? #6747
Try this first...
Press "Menu."
On the screen, touch "Utility" and then "Global."

On the left, you should see a screen field called "Song play quick start."
Try setting this parameter to "From first note." If It's already on First Note, then change it to "off."

The MIDI files probably aren't "corrupt." They may contain some incompatible SysEx, etc. It might be possible to edit them, on the E-80 or with computer software, to remove or fix the compatibility issues. My $.02. Good luck!
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Midifiles corrupt? #6748
Thank you TedS,your reply was spot on.For some unknown reason,"Song play quick start"was set at "From second bar"
changing it to "From first note"did the trick,thanks again.
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Midifiles corrupt? #6750
I would take Ted's advice and set it to 'OFF' rather than first note. You may still be missing some sysex placed before the first note is set to where you now have it.

Particularly if you do Makeup Tools edits and then freeze them those commands often are placed before the first note (otherwise the first note might not sound right).

If you are editing your SMF's, it is a really good practice to place an empty bar before the count-off, even if it is a 1/4 bar. You'll often notice slight hiccups in the timing of the count-in (or first bar of music if it doesn't have a count-in) as the arranger struggles to send out a heavy load of sysex (which is what all your Makeup Tools edits are) at the same time as any sounds on the 'one'.

Even a simple GS reset command (which many commercial SMF's start with to make sure nothing is changed by the previous SMF) can disturb the timing of the first bar... My solution was to always have an empty bar or beat at the start, so the sysex all got sent out before any timing dependent stuff. Plus, this has the advantage of allowing you to press PLAY and still get both your hands ready by the notes you want to play BEFORE the song starts!
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Midifiles corrupt? #6752
Thanks,Diki,some interesting information there.
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