Some GPO Users have been downloading Standard MIDI files on the internet for use with GPO. To assist is converting these files for use with GPO, we will soon be offering a MIDI File Translator - free (of course) to GPO users.
The Garritan Personal Orchestra MIDI File Translator is a utility that you can use to translate any standard MIDI file to a new file that is optimized for playback with GPO. Standard MIDI files use note-on velocities (how hard you press a key on a keyboard) to determine volume at any point in a track, whereas GPO uses Mod Wheel to determine the volume. The MIDI File Translator translates the note-on velocities into Mod Wheel events that GPO can understand. If you download a file, always run it through the translator before playing it back with GPO. After you translate a standard MIDI file into a GPO optimized file, your playback of that midi sequence with GPO will be improved immensely!
There are many great resource on the web for downloadable MIDI files. Perhaps some of you know some good resources. I hope such a utility will be of value to GPO users. When this Translator is available we will let you know.
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