Solving problems

Many problems can be solved by correct MIDI file exporting

  • When exporting from Finale, Sibelius or MuseScore, always follow export recommendations to get best results
  • On rare occasions, Artinfuser Studio might not detect the user’s notation software when the MIDI file is uploaded. It is important to verify that the correct notation softeware is identified in the "MIDI file source" field. Wrong detected notation software can lead to inability to detect articulations.
  • Avoid uploading multichannel MIDI Type 0 files (you can convert them to MIDI Type 1 if needed). Single-channel MIDI Type 0 files can usually be uploaded without any problems.

If instrument volume or position on stage is wrong

If instruments sound not as desired

  • Specify slurs in your notation software to control where melody should sound legato or non-legato.
  • If you want notes to fade in slower, you can tune Automatic crescendo parameters for each instrument (decrease 'Starting cresc. dynamics' and increase 'Cresc. length')
  • If you want notes to fade out slower, you can tune Automatic diminuendo parameters for each instrument (decrease 'Ending dim. dynamics' and increase 'Dim. length')
  • If you need more vibrato, increase both handles of 'Peak intensity' for short and long notes in instrument parameters. Tune other Vibrato parameters if needed.
  • Users who desire an arpeggio sound in the string instruments can use the arpeggio symbol in notation software. Without an arpeggio symbol, the simultaneous notes will be treated as divisi.
  • You can move the notes that require a specific technique or settings onto a seperate staff in your notation software. Then apply a different instrument settings once the music is uploaded to Artinfuser Studio. Remember to specify the correct dynamics in each staff in your notation software.
  • Trills in the percussion instruments will be automatically converted into tremolo if the instrument supports realistic tremolo playback. The reason for this is because the realistic tremolo sound resembles the trill sound in percussion instruments and it sounds more realistic than an artificial trill sound. Users who do not need this automatic replacement can change parameters trem_maxint or trem_maxlen (Auto tremolo in instrument parameters).

If reverberation space should be larger / smaller

  • Separate reverb for each instrument can be specified to bring it forward or backward. It is recommended to minimize the instruments with separate reverb for faster processing. Reverb for percussion instruments cannot be changed and will always be "Big orchestra". This is due to the fact that real recordered reverberance of the hall is important for realistic sound of percussion instruments.

If you get errors

  • If the task finishes with error, try to restart it. If the error is repeated, try to reupload file. If it does not help, you will need to examine errors carefully.
  • If the processing results were deleted due to file expiration, you can restart tasks. The expiration period for each uploaded file can be changed in file Settings.

If MP3 is rendering too slow

  • If file processing takes too long, you can optimize processing speed by rendering only part of file (Settings - Preview render).
  • If you choose to render MP3 files for separate tracks (it is the default setting), you will be able to play separate tracks in Parts tab. Disabling this in file Settings will optimize processing speed.
  • Do not set reverb for individual instruments to optimize processing speed. Leave this setting to default 'Use default file reverb'. If you need to change reverb, change it for while file in file Settings.
  • Try to set as little tracks to same monophonic instruments as possible. For example, if you have three Violin tracks, you can set one track to solo Violin, second track to Violins section and third track to Violins II section. This will make processing faster.

Advanced recommendations

  • All continuous control (CC) events in your uploaded MIDI file are ignored if Finale MIDI source is not selected. CC1 is imported from Finale MIDI file. In this case Artinfuser Studio use only notes and their velocities to build new continuous controls for dynamics, vibrato intensity, vibrato speed.
  • Most of instrument parameters can be adjusted in a graphical interface. Others can be changed using configuration.
  • DAW owners who have the same virtual instruments installed can download an adapted MIDI in Files tab and import it into DAW to tweak notes, velocities and continuous controls (CC).
  • If you have a long piece without slurs, you can try our 'Add slurs' algorithm. It will add slurs to all adjacent notes (or only to some of them, if you wish) automatically.