Export to MIDI, then import MIDI to MuseScore
I understand that an imported MIDI file will most likely have issues that need to be corrected, but shouldn't a simple rhythm export from MuseScore to MIDI, then opened again in MuseScore be the same?
Please look at the attached screenshot? At the top is my original MuseScore. I exported it as MIDI and then opened the MIDI file (bottom of screenshot)
I didn't expect it to be identical; however, I'm surprised that the dotted 8th + 16th rest in measures 2 were replaced with a quarter note. Likewise, the 16th note + 16th rest in m3 was replaced by an 8th note.
Shouldn't the MIDI file contain these dotted values and 16th rests?
I tried applying different quantizations (from quarter to 128th notes), but that didn't change anything. I also turned on/off "Simplify durations" but that made no difference.
BTW, I entered these notes directly in MuseScore, not using an external keyboard, so I assume that MuseScore would have written the full value of the notes & rests.
Can some of you explain why the imported MIDI file wouldn't have the exact same note & rest values?