In my orchestra setup I use for muted instruments (strings, brass) separate channels and I made in the expression maps for “con sordino” and “senza sordino” an absolute channel change. This works fine in Dorico.
In my setup I use 4 loopmidi virtual cables and I use Samplitude Pro X4 Suite as the audio engine.
When I export a midi file of an orchestra piece and import it into Samplitude Pro I encounter a problem.
Within Samplitude there are 2 ways to send midi events of a track to the right channel.
- I can force all events of a track to be sent to a specific channel by a setting of that track (Channel Out e.g. 1)
- I can set this setting on “all channels” (and of course I need that setting, when I use two channels in one instrument).
In the last situation Samplitude reads the channel data placed within the midi data of that track.
I have enclosed a screenshot of a part of a midi list of events of the violins 1 part. The channel data are within the red outline.
And here a problem occurs.
In the midi data of the violins 1 I see several channel values, but mostly not the right channel for the muted violins 1. (In my occasion the muted violins 1 should have channel 2, and from out Dorico with Loopmidi to Samplitude this works fine).
I can correct the channel data manually in the list and then it works fine again. But this can become a little complicated, if there are many muted/unmuted changes .
Is there a tool in Dorico that the right channel data are exported with the other midi data in the exported midi file?
Thanks for your help in advance.