When importing a MIDI file the instrument tracks are analyzed to find the harmonies to set up the Master Track chords. Once the Master Track chords are detected the content of the MIDI tracks are converted to (chord and scale) relative form. The advantage of the relative form is that notes are independent of the harmony and scale. The challenge of importing a MIDI file is trying to find out which tracks to include in harmony analysis. Fortunately the 'Import' button can be used again many times if you find that the detected chords are too complex.
Click on the button to enable/disable importing that track. If the button is red, the track will not be imported.
Options and explanations:
|Treat Lowest Note As Bass If Lower Than:||When there is no separate bass track, you can help the harmonizer to treat certain notes as bass. Specify the highest note to be treated as bass note.|
|Create Structure:||It is possible to subdivide the MIDI tracks into lines and verses. Specify lines per verse, and measures per line. The beats per measure value is read from the MIDI file.|
|Cut Phrases At The End Of Line:||When checked, instead of creating one long phrase to store all notes in a MIDI track, one phrase is created for each line. Note that if there are long held notes across line boundaries, enabling this option should be avoided because the note will be cut at the end of line.|
You may need to wait a few seconds or more depending on the complexity and length of the MIDI file.
Click on the 'Composition' tab and check the Master Track chords and the composition structure. If the Master Track chords are too complex, you should exclude a track that does not follow the harmony. This may require some experimenting.You will see a similar workspace: