When importing a MIDI file, all data appears in one track
- Live Versions: 4 - 9
- Operating System: All
- When importing certain MIDI files (*.mid or *.smf) into Live, all MIDI data appear in one track.
- With other MIDI files, the MIDI data is spread among several MIDI tracks.
MIDI files saved in SMF0 format store all MIDI data in one track only - so Live will also import them into one track.
The MIDI file needs to be changed to SMF1 format which stores the MIDI data in different tracks:
- Save or export the file as SMF1 from the device or software it originally was created with. Refer to this device or software's manual for further information.
- If that is not possible, MIDI file converter applications might help. An SMF1 with all original information can't be restored from a file once it is saved as SMF0, but splitting the tracks should work.
More information on the different MIDI file formats can be found in this tutorial: MIDI files