.MID - Standard MIDI files
This program supports two types of standard MIDI files 'format 0' and 'format 1'. Which one will be used when you save depends on what format the source data is - see the format info in the MIDI song properties dialog.
Hint: You can use the MIDI processing wizard to convert from format 1 to format 0 or vice versa.
- Format 0 has all data for all channels stored in a single track. This is the most portable format.
- Format 1 has the data for each channel separated into it's own track. There is also an extra track (the first one) that contains 'control information' (e.g. tempo changes). This is the format most often used by sequencers and is the format that we recommend.
- Format 2 is used to store temporally disjoint 'sequences' in different tracks. This format is seldom used and may not be correctly handles by this program.