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Re: MIDI file problem?

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: MIDI file problem?
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 10:04:40 +0200
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I seem to recall that some people have experienced problems with the
LilyPond generated MIDI files when trying to play them on certain
hardware/software. You could try to verify if that's the case for you
by trying the example MIDI files at
The Satie piece should have \tempo  4 = 60 and the Bach Fuga \tempo 4 = 84.
If these also play in 120, then it's probably a general compatibility problem
between your MIDI playing hardware/software and the way LilyPond
generates MIDI.

Exactly which version of 2.9 did you try?
I hope you know that the 2.9.x versions are development versions and
that you preferably should use the latest stable version 2.8.x for any
serious typesetting.


Joshua Parmenter wrote:

Hi everyone,

I seem to be having a little problem with MIDI files in LilyPond 2.9. The pasted code at the bottom seems to be rendering with a tempo of quarter equals 120 no matter what I do... Does anyone else have this problem? Is there anything I am missing?



% LilyPond score file

\version "2.9"

violinA = {
  \set Staff.instrument = "Violin"
  \override Staff.TimeSignature #'style = #'()
  #(set-accidental-style 'default)
  \clef treble

<< {\time 4/4 \oneVoice c'16[ c'16 cis'16 cis'16] cis'16[ d'16 d'16 d'16] d'16[ dis'16 dis'16 dis'16] e'16[ e'16 e'16 f'16] | %1 f'16[ f'16 f'16 fis'16] fis'16[ fis'16 g'16 g'16] g'16[ gis'16 gis'16 gis'16] gis'16[ a'16 a'16 a'16] | %2 ais'16[ ais'16 ais'16 b'16] b'16[ b'16 b'16 c''16] r2 \bar "|." | %3

\score {
    \new Staff \violinA
    \midi {
    \tempo 4 = 30
%    \tempo 4 = 120

Joshua Parmenter
Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media
Raitt Hall - University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195

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