My Instruments are switched...

• Feb 28, 2015 - 18:21

So I use MuseScore for a project where I need a MIDI file. I export it as a .mid file and my instruments are switched. I tried it on another file and it switched. Attached is a file that I was making for my friends around mid-December. I set it aside because of a large web design project that I had to do. I exported it as a .mid file and opened it up in a different program. My saxes were switched with trombones and my bass turned into a bari sax. I think the vibraphone also turned into a guitar. I was using MuseScore 2.0 but I've had this occur in MuseScore 1.3 as well.

Attachment Size
File.mid 12.53 KB
File.mscz 41.39 KB


I've also opened the .mid file in MuseScore and it has the right instruments, but when I open it in anything else, it switches instruments. I even opened a random .mid file I found on the internet that had saxophones in it and MuseScore picked up on it, but the files that I export switch around the instruments to something else when I open them in other programs like:

  • Windows Media Player
    • Because I use Windows 8.1.
  • RPG Maker XP
    • My friend lets me go into his .rxproj files to correct grammatical errors.
  • NWC2 Viewer
    • My friend also was digging around the internet and told me to try it on this.
      • I end up with the saxes being okay, but everything else switched.
      • I also tried the random .mid file on this and it worked fine.
    • Synthesia
      • I like to mess around on my sister's keyboard from time to time.
      • It ends up breaking Synthesia, switching the sound on instruments around, but only affects my exported files.

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