Combination of midi files

• Jun 21, 2018 - 03:25

I know that this is sort of an unorthodox question, but I have about 35 midi files. They are of different tempos and slightly different instruments. I want to combine them into one singular midi file separated by one measure each. Then I will export the midi with the intention of opening it in a sequencer. Is this feasible in MuseScore?


Kind of, but it seems it would be easier to do in the sequencer directly. To do it in MuseScore, you'd open the 35 files, create a new score as long as all them combined plus 35 measures, then copy and paste the original scores one by one into the new one.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thank you Marc. This is probably something I should have experimented with a little bit more, but thanks anyway. I'll just put in tempo, time signature, and key signature manually, but since my instruments are not all the same/in the same order, I think they're getting mixed up when I paste them into the new staffs. Any remedy for this or do I need to paste orchestra parts individually and just create new instruments when new ones come up? Sorry :)

In reply to by avengemepresid…

The answer kind of depends on what you want the final output to look like. I'd guess you want the final output to have tracks for each of the instruments. So consider combining just two MIDI files - file 1 is 10 measures long and has instruments A B C and D, and file 2 is also 10 measures long and has instruments B C D and E. Instrument B is track 2 in the first file but track 1 in the second. Presumably you want these both on the same track in the final output. So the output would have instruments A B C D and E, with E silent for the first 10 measures and A silent for the last 10. Something like that?

In which case, make sure the file you create for the output has all the instruments you need, in whatever order you want. Then when copying your source files in, do it one instrument at a time so you get everything into the right staff.

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