Unable to import .MIDI files

  • Live Versions: 1 - 9
  • Operating System: All

Problem:

When trying to import MIDI files to Live from Finder/Explorer they can't be dragged in, instead showing the No Sign (Circle with diagonal line).

Reason: 

The MIDI file has the extension .midi. Only .mid files are supported.

Solution:

Change the extension from .midi to .mid in Finder/Explorer. Then try the import again.

Importing MIDI files from NI Maschine:

When trying to import MIDI files from NI Maschine into Live, please note that it needs some preparation in Maschine. You can find more information in this video tutorial.

In order to directly record MIDI from Maschine into Live, please watch this video.