When exporting a Cubase file as a midi file, to be played on a Yamaha Disklavier, I discovered that Cubase’s “ramp” tempo changes – ritardandos and accelerandos – are not capable of being transmitted by midi file. I didn’t know that midi only carries “jump” tempo changes.
I came upon an older Cubase forum post (https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=205577) that discussed the issue. The general consensus, back then, seemed to be that midi files could only handle tempo changes no smaller than that of a quarter note.
However, I’ve since found that if I fill in those ‘ramps’ with many small ‘jumps’ – jumps much smaller than even a 64th note - I am able to create the same effect as the original ramps, and the resulting midi files (both type “0” and non-type-“0”) preserve them.
I am doing this on Cubase 7.5 (I posted this here because I figure it would be of equal interest to any Cubase user).
Have others successfully used this workaround, when creating midi files?