This is not meant to annoy or re-post unnecessarily, but I have just
built 12.12.25 from source and can report that the same problem is
still there, on a short file, when exporting to MIDI, Rosegarden
extends it to 100 bars with extra empty space. Maybe it is just on my
machine, but see the attached files for verification. Thank you.
On 1/5/13, Insidious Blank <insblank@...> wrote:
> Hello Rosegarden world,
> I have recently become able to get Rosegarden to make sound (by
> compiling it) and am also developing games for mobile phones which use
> MIDI as the main sound production method so have come to get more
> acquainted with Rosegarden. In the summer, I was having a hard time
> getting what I wanted out of Rosegarden, which was microtunings. These
> are notes or systems of notes different from the 12-pitches-per-octave
> Western scale. I did see the pitch bend ruler, but drawing bends with
> the draw tool was not precise enough and at the time I just gave up as
> I mainly use Csound and ZynAddSubFX, which have native support for
> alternate tunings. Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I downloaded
> the 12.04 (and now 12.12) source code and compiled it on my Trisquel
> 5.5 64-bit netbook. After compiling, I actually got real-time sound,
> which I had never experienced before and which is a thrill and great
> help. However, I did encounter one obstacle: exporting to a MIDI file
> seems to mess up a little bit. I created a file which had a chromatic
> scale (all pitches included) of the system called 13EDO (equal
> divisions of the octave). The native .rg was fine and ran to 8 bars,
> but when I exported it to MIDI, and played it on one of my development
> phones, one of the notes was dead, and the MIDI file was extended to
> over a minute with just silence. In other words, more blank bars were
> added to the MIDI for seemingly no reason. As I export the same file
> now from 12.12 (I used 12.04 at the time) the "dead note" does not
> occur again, but the file is still extended to a full 100 bars when
> exported to MIDI.
> I praise 12.12 for being the least crash-prone version of Rosegarden I
> have ever used, but there is this small little niggle to work out. I
> have provided both the .rg and .mid files and invite you to re-create
> the .mid with its error.
> For the record, I have another netbook that is still running
> Rostegarden 11.06 Don Juan and it exports MIDI's without the said
> error. I have been awkwardly composing in 12.12, and tranferring files
> via USB flashdrive to my 11.06 setup where I export. It works for now
> but may get tedious.
> Once again, thank you all who develop Rosegarden. Now that I know how
> to get precise pitch bends via the Event List Editor, I think
> Rosegarden is the crown jewel of the Free Software MIDI editor world.
> It is every bit as good as, say, Sibelius, which is what has been used
> to make most of the micro-tonal MIDI examples on Wikipedia to date.
> I plan to change that and contribute many additional pitch-bent MIDI
> files authored in Rosegarden.
> Thank you for your time and I look forward to working with you.
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