Creating and editing keyboard styles

Styles are the automatic accompaniments on digital keyboards from Yamaha, Roland, Korg and other manufacturers. They can create the sound of a backup group, turning a simple melody into a performance piece. Style files in Yamaha format are the most common. Thousands of styles in every genre are available for download on the Internet.

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MIDI file conversion: Type0/Type1

I recently had occasion to convert between Type0 and Type1 MIDI files. To review, a Type0 file combines all information for all channels into a single track. This is the type of file that is used for ringtones. In contrast, a Type1 file contains multiple tracks, perhaps one for each MIDI channel. Furthermore, special data […]