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Lesson 6 - Importing MIDI

In This Lesson: Importing MIDI - What to do with it once it's imported!

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How To Use This Lesson

Watch the video below and take the quiz at the bottom of the page. If you need a bit of extra help with the videos, then by all means read the accompanying written content (the written content on this page simply restates what was said in the video).

Make sure you set the video below to at least "720p HD", if not "1080p HD", and then set it to Fullscreen as well. Otherwise the video won't display properly, and it will be quite difficult to follow the tutorial.

You can set it to 1080p HD by clicking the little Gearbox icon at the bottom of the video, and clicking "1080p HD". You can set the video to fullscreen by choosing the very bottom-right button in the video.

If you are using Guitar Pro to export your MIDI, export from Guitar Pro 6 (Guitar Pro 5 will not give you any usable MIDI data). If you don't have any MIDI data to import, you can download the MIDI file that I used in the video. (Clicking on the link will download a ZIP file containing the MIDI.)

File > Import MIDI File > Choose your MIDI file to import the MIDI.

Once you have imported whatever MIDI data that you want (From another program), you will have a bunch of empty combinators with MIDI data.

You won't hear any sounds, but you will have all the MIDI data you need.

  • Delete any empty tracks that get imported.
  • Use the folder Icon to choose instruments for each of your tracks.
  • For drums, use the "Redrum" or "Kong" folders to find a kit you want. You will likely need to press "Show All" in order to show the Drum patches.

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Exercise

  1. Import a MIDI track into Reason. Bet you didn't expect that one...

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