MIDI files - note events in Track 0

• Apr 20, 2021 - 17:31

It is customary (although perhaps not required by the MIDI specification) that the first track in a Standard MIDI File (often called Track 0) contain meta-events (announce tempo, etc.) but not note events, controller events, and the like. Note events and controller events are customarily put in other tracks.

MuseScore, when exporting as a MIDI file a single-part score, puts the note events and controller events in Track 0.

As I said, this may not breach the prescriptions of the MIDI specification. But at least one of my MIDI editors complains about it.

Several MIDI-aware applications accept these files without incident.

Still, this format structure should probably be reviewed as to whether it is appropriate.

Best regards,



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