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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0007071ardourfeaturespublic2016-10-12 12:462018-07-04 05:37
Reportercolinf 
Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
StatusnewResolutionopen 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version5.X git (version in description) 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0007071: MIDI tracks not available for stem export
DescriptionMIDI tracks aren't available in the list of tracks offered for stem export (they're specifically excluded, in fact). Being able to render MIDI tracks without faffing around with extra buses would be quite handy.
Additional InformationI made a half-baked trivial patch to make this work: it works exporting audio outputs from MIDI tracks, but obviously exports nothing when exporting region contents of MIDI tracks. I'm not sure what should happen in that case: I imagine implementing a full-blown MIDI export would be a non-trivial task, but it feels a bit weird to have tracks visible in the stem export dialogue that will only be exported when 'track outputs' is selected.
TagsNo tags attached.
Attached Filespatch file icon midi-stem-export.patch [^] (1,213 bytes) 2017-09-05 04:01 [Show Content]

- Relationships
has duplicate 0007606new Unable to export MIDI tracks as stems 

-  Notes
(0020335)
paul (administrator)
2018-07-04 05:23

Colin - do you think we should still apply this patch?
(0020337)
colinf (updater)
2018-07-04 05:37

The patch is definitely no more than half-baked: it'll allow MIDI tracks to be selected in the stem export dialogue even if 'Apply track/bus processing' isn't ticked, but then the export won't produce anything for those tracks. Ideally, it should export a MIDI file in that case. Otherwise, at least it should not allow MIDI tracks to be selected for an export that wouldn't produce an audio file.

I toyed with the idea of refreshing the list of tracks when 'Apply track/bus processing' is toggled, so that MIDI tracks would only appear when it's enabled, but I seem to remember finding some annoying snag with that scheme: I think it was that all tracks became unselected for export when the list is refreshed, but I can't remember for sure: it was a long time ago...

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-10-12 12:46 colinf New Issue
2017-09-05 04:01 colinf File Added: midi-stem-export.patch
2018-06-26 04:57 colinf Relationship added has duplicate 0007606
2018-07-04 05:23 paul Note Added: 0020335
2018-07-04 05:37 colinf Note Added: 0020337


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