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Jay

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OpenMPT MIDI export - "double time" tempo
« on: August 25, 2019, 22:29:18 »

I've written a few modules in "double time", e.g. using 3@130 for 32nd note granularity at 130BPM instead of 16th notes. I've been using OpenMPT to export these to MIDI.

The .mid files OpenMPT outputs have a baked in tempo of 260BPM if I do this, which makes it annoying to open them in DAW software (especially when I'm trying to mix songs in "single time" and "double time".)

Is there a way to get MPT to set the tempo correctly, but keep the song timing as it is?
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Re: OpenMPT MIDI export - "double time" tempo
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2019, 16:56:11 »

Yes there is - MIDI export uses the time signature that is specified in the Song Properties. If you use a speed of 3 then most likely your track is using 8 rows per beat rather than 4, so set the time signature to 8/32 instead of 4/16 and the correct tempo will be calculated.
You can go to Player -> Approximate Real BPM to find out the tempo value that MIDI export would be using.
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