Automating Midi File Conversions for Compatibility

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by Norbert, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. qwerter18

    qwerter18 New Member

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    Ok. For those who are interested... MAC or WIN
    I used a MAC 10.9.5 and WinXP, since the programs needed are avail only for either one system...kind of need to use both incl. Java, but better than nothing at all...

    1. Open .gp5 from TuxGuitar 1.3.2 (MAC freeware)
    2. Delete all the tracks except Drum Line
    3. Export to .mid file.
    4. Copy "GM GP5 to BB.xml" to Maps Folder prior opening MidiFileMapper. (in attached files)
    5. Open MidiFileMapper 0.3.31.0.exe (WIN freeware) and follow instructions
    6. When asked, choose "GM GP5 to BeatBuddy" and save to new location.
    7. Done Remapping (with the settings of Norbert above - thanks for the numbers).
    8. Open BB Manager.app (MAC freeware) and import/save your BeatBuddy Project.
    8.5 Choose the "Folder" where you want to create your new song. (e.g. Metal, Funk or Blues a.s.o.)
    9. Choose "Songs" -> "New Song"
    10. In "New Song" rename (the way you want)
    11. Check original tempo in e.g. TuxGuitar and use as "Default Tempo"
    12. Choose "Default Drum Set", (e.g. Standard or Metal)
    13. Click on "Main Loop" and choose your newly remapped midi file...
    14. Click on "File" -> "Save Project"
    15. Click on "File" -> "Export" -> "Project to SD Card"
    16. Done
     

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    Last edited: Oct 5, 2016
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  2. Twig

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    Hi, I too am looking for the utilities called by Norbert's fine work. Many thanks for that Norbert, it was an interesting exercise and learning experience setting it all up.
    In spite of doing extensive web searches I have been unable to find the relevant components. I was so close to cracking EZD2 to BB before upgrading from the demo to the full version of EZD2.
    Can you help with this Norbert, anybody?
     
  3. banditt11

    banditt11 Well-Known Member

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    Had gnmidi back in mid 2000's Great utility. Had to order the cd and then would be sent a license that would drop into the main folder. Lost track of the darn thing. I did get a full version with a 15 day free trial online just to mess with it. I believe an online company has taken over the licensing. Didn't like the looks of that company that was going to take my money.
     
  4. jarosulc

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    Hi Frank, have you found any solution EZD2>BB? I am making beats manually in EZD and want to use them in BB... I think many people including me would not have a problem to pay for such utility if this could be done with a single click or two... Cheers, Jaro
     
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  6. jarosulc

    jarosulc New Member

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    Hi Phil, many thanks for this hint. I really appreciate this advice as I could not figure out any process. I will give it a try.
    Cheers,
    Jaro
     

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