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Saving Markers

Postby LionelWL » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:31 pm

Have been using Mixcraft 8 for several months now. I can save markers when working on saving .mx8 files. But when I then save the file as a .mid file, or re-open a .mid file that had markers inserted, the markers are no longer there. How can I save markers in .mid files please.

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Re: Saving Markers

Postby jlouvar » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:15 pm

LionelWL wrote:Have been using Mixcraft 8 for several months now. I can save markers when working on saving .mx8 files. But when I then save the file as a .mid file, or re-open a .mid file that had markers inserted, the markers are no longer there. How can I save markers in .mid files please.

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Re: Saving Markers

Postby Acoustica Greg » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:45 pm

Hi,

When you open the .mid file, open it by clicking on Mixcraft's File menu and selecting Open Project.

Don't use "Add A Sound File" to add the .mid file.

Using Open Project will add various things like track markers that you wouldn't get otherwise.

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Re: Saving Markers

Postby Skuttla » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:42 am

Thanks for your replies. None of your suggestions worked.

If I save as an .mx8 file the markers are there when I re-open the file.
But saving and then re-opening as a .mid file they have gone.

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Re: Saving Markers

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:08 pm

Skuttla wrote:Thanks for your replies. None of your suggestions worked.

If I save as an .mx8 file the markers are there when I re-open the file.
But saving and then re-opening as a .mid file they have gone.


Hi,

Do the markers have tempo changes in them?

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Re: Saving Markers

Postby Anorax » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:19 pm

Skuttla wrote:Thanks for your replies. None of your suggestions worked.

If I save as an .mx8 file the markers are there when I re-open the file.
But saving and then re-opening as a .mid file they have gone.

Hi! Welcome to the Acoustica forums.

Personally, I was under the belief that MIDI files cannot store markers of any type, but apparently there is a MIDI marker meta message, so it could be possible for markers to be stored and recalled from MIDI files. However, to my knowledge, Mixcraft does not use this message, nor does it write this message to MIDI files created in Mixcraft. I'm actually not certain how many DAWs use the MIDI Marker meta message to load markers from MIDI files; I've never once seen it used before.

That being said, I've heard that Mixcraft 9 is in the works, so you could always bring this up as a feature suggestion in the Feature Request thread!

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Re: Saving Markers

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:39 pm

Hi,

If the MIDI files have markers in them, and if you use File Menu > Open Project to open them, the markers will be there.

Here's an example file:

time_for_me_to_fly.mid
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Post the project file and I'll check it out.

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Re: Saving Markers

Postby Anorax » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:54 pm

Can Mixcraft save markers to MIDI files?

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Re: Saving Markers

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:12 pm

Hi,

It will save them if there is a tempo or time signature change. I made a project that had markers with no tempo or time signature change, and those markers weren't saved. However, if the marker has a tempo change or time signature change, it will be in the saved MIDI file.

So, I guess the feature request would be to export markers as MIDI even if they don't have tempo or time signature changes.

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Re: Saving Markers

Postby LionelWL » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:47 am

Thanks people for your interest and suggestions.

Having also used various Cakewalk "editions" for many years with no problem saving markers, I'm frankly disappointed that Mixcraft doesn't seem to have this feature. Guess I'll just have to save my work as both project and midi files.

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Re: Saving Markers

Postby Acoustica Greg » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:00 am

Hi,

Once again, Mixcraft will save the markers to a .mid file if there is a time signature or tempo change.

I've filed a feature suggestion to save markers with no tempo or time signature changes.

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