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    Saving a midi file
    I have a Yamaha keyboard that plays midi files. I want to transfer a midi file in LE8 to my keyboard via USB. How would I go about this? I've transfered midi files that people gave me to my keyboard but, not from LE8. Thanks, Peter
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: Saving a midi file
    Hi Peter, Exporting a MIDI region as a MIDI file from Logic can be done like this: Select the region in Logic's Arrange area. Choose: File > Export > Selection as MIDI file... Thanks Rounik
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  • sus4
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    Re: Saving a midi file
    Rounik, I did that. File>Export>Selection as Midi file>Music>iTunes>iTunes Music>Save, but I don't see it in iTunes. Is that correct? Do I have to restart my computer to see it? Peter
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: Saving a midi file
    Hi Peter, Where are you following the: "file>Music>iTunes>iTunes Music>Save" menu command??? If I export a MIDI file as explained above I can then manually drag it into a playlist of my choice in iTunes. Out of interest why do you want to play it in iTunes? I thought you wanted to transfer it to your Keyboard... Thanks Rounik
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  • sus4
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    Re: Saving a midi file
    I do want to transfer it to my keyboard. I thought it was supposed to go into iTunes, then drag it to my thumb drive and then insert my thumb drive into my keyboard. If that's wrong how do I get the midi file onto my thumb drive. Thanks
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: Saving a midi file
    Hi Peter, By "thumb drive" do you mean a USB stick? It's not wrong as such, but there is an easier way: Save the MIDI file to a folder of your choice. Connect the thumb drive to your Mac. Open a Finder window. Navigate to where you saved the MIDI file and drag it on to your thumb drive. If your Yamaha Keyboard manual recommends a different way, then do let me know what it suggests. HTH Rounik
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  • sus4
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    Re: Saving a midi file
    Yes, the thumb drive is a USB stick. So, can I just save the file to my desktop and drag the icon into the thumb drive? Is this the correct path? Open LE8, choose the midi song, go to File>Save as>Desktop and drag the file from my desktop into my thumb drive. thanks Peter
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: Saving a midi file
    Hi Peter, Yes, you can save it to any folder on your Mac including your desktop. Then drag it onto your Thumb drive. Here is the method: 1. Open Logic 2. Open the Project containing the MIDI region you want to export. 3. Select the MIDI region. 4. Choose: File > Export > Selection as MIDI file... 5. Open a Finder window. 6. Navigate to the folder on your Mac where you saved the MIDI file. 7. Drag and drop it on to the Thumb Drive. Thanks Rounik
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  • sus4
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    Re: Saving a midi file
    Hi Rounik Thanks for all your help. I will try it today. Peter
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  • sus4
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    Re: Saving a midi file
    Hi Rounik Well it didn't work. I remember when I was using a PC and Cakewalk I would have to convert the midi file to I believe a Format 1. Then it could be played. I think the same thing has to happen here, I think it has to be converted some way. When I put the USB thumb drive in my keyboard, it didn't see the midi file. Looking in the manual, I didn't see anything that mentions Format 1 or 2 or anything about converting it. I'll keep searching. Maybe you or some else would know. Thanks Peter
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