MIDI file will NOT import at the correct tempo, nor line up with the beat time ruler
I have a very frustrating problem with Live 8. I have solved it in the distant past randomly by trial and error, but unfortunately I am having no such luck this time. This should be the simplest task that one can possible perform.
I have a MIDI file (for drums), that was exported from another drum machine. The notes are perfectly quantized at 92 bpm for the whole track. I know that the bpm data is embedded correctly into the MIDI file, because when I play it in Windows Media Player, it plays at the correct tempo, 92 bpm.
I want to import this MIDI file, at the correct tempo, with the bars aligning to the beat ruler/bar counter in Live.
I create a new Live set, set the tempo in the top left to 92. On a new MIDI track, I drag my existing MIDI file into the MIDI track. When played, the tempo of the MIDI track is way slower than 92, despite both the global and the original tempos reading 92. ....WHY?
Furthermore, if I start again with a new blank set, leave the tempo at the default 120, then drag in the MIDI file, it will inherit 120 as it's original tempo. I can then change both the global and the original tempos to 92, and they play at 92. However, despite the MIDI track being perfectly quantized, the MIDI track will NOT line up with the beat time ruler at the top. WHY? The global song tempo says 92, the original MIDI tempo says 92, the originally exported MIDI track is 92, all notes are perfectly quantized - so WHY does it not line up with the bar counter? It is way off.
One thing to note - I have fixed this before by total fluke, so I know that this is not a problem with the MIDI file, or anything that I'm using.
How do I drag in a basic MIDI file and get it to play at the correct tempo correctly in sync/ in line with the beat ruler/bar counter?
I have spent HOURS on Google and this forum searching for an answer. It seems like the world's most basic task! Please help me.
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