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TheRektafire
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Need help correcting midi file exported by caustic


Hi everyone: ) A few nights ago I had a sudden burst of musical inspiration and wrote a really quick midi to use in my doom maps. Buuuut there is a little problem... you see caustic doesn't have "proper" midi export yet in that you can't select which instrument you want to export each track to, like say you want to have organ on one track and strings on another and drums on another, well too bad, you are getting piano (instrument 0) on everything :v Except for beatbox, i think it exports as 127 which is the drum track but obviously with the beatbox you are limited to a small range of notes you can use (the 2nd octave only I believe?) Unless unless there is some sort of glitch that lets you use the full note range on the beatbox that I'm not aware of, so you are kind of limited in the kinds of drum patterns you can have. As you can imagine having all your tracks sound like piano isnt particularly good for the particular application I'm trying to use the midi for...

For reference here is an ogg version of what it is SUPPOSED to sound like (samples are taken from gzdoom.sf2 which is the soundfont I designed the song around)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Nl5U6Q7n3x3it5Or2n4hVWAZU6R5Hymj/view?u...

And here is what the midi actually sounds like...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uX9LnVZY8AM_ogVzLkJww59NGSFyD3IM/view?u...

Hmmm... yeah not so great in comparison...

So basically what I was wondering is what would be the easiest way to edit the file to make the instrument banks correct and add the proper amount of reverb and delay to the tracks like I have it in the caustic file/ogg itself?

*Wow this was a total hackjob to post :/ For some reason my post attempts kept consistently being denied over and over trying to post this a normal way so I had to resort to basically making a dummy post to place it in... that is kind of an issue honestly and really should be looked into. I had to use a proxy server the other day for a few minutes just to visit the freaking site because I suppose I was temporarily IP blocked for apparent "spamming" even though it's kinda hard to spam when you can't post a single thing in the first place

mike
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Dude, you cannot put the word

Dude, you cannot put the word "s elect" and "f rom" together in a post, sorry but it's a server thing. Use z like zelect from....

I have no time these days to fix it, it is what it is.

TheRektafire
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"Dude, you cannot put the

"Dude, you cannot put the word "s elect" and "f rom" together in a post, sorry but it's a server thing. Use z like zelect from..."

 

Huh I didn't know that :/ If I had known about that that would have saved me a lot of grief :) 

mike
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Yeah sorry about that but I

Yeah sorry about that but I have posted it about 10 times in the last 4 years, stuff just gets buried.

It's something Rej wanted to keep and it probably could be fixed but... wel yeah.