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22.9 MIDI Import

MIDI Import describes the process of importing a MIDI file/sequence as a G-Stomper Pattern Set including Song Arrangement (G-Stomper Studio) or as a single Pattern (G-Stomper Rhythm and G- Stomper VA-Beast standalone).

G-Stomper Studio imports MIDI files according to your selected import mapping. Song structure will be reflected by multiple Patterns in a Pattern Set including the Song Arrangement.

The following data can/will be imported from the given MIDI files.


The BPM at the beginning of the track.

Time Signature

G-Stomper tries to adopt the Time Signature that is given by the MIDI file. There might be cases where it’s not possible to read the Time Signature from the MIDI file, e.g. if there is no Time Signature stored in the MIDI file, or if the given Time Signature is not supported by G-Stomper. In such a case, 4/4 is used as default.

MIDI Percussion Tracks / Percussion Triggers

A MIDI Percussion Track (usually MIDI channel 10) can either be imported to the drum machine (all drum tracks at once) or to a VA-Beast Synthesizer track. Both, the drum machine and the VA-Beast Synthesizer provide a GM Drum Kit, which is used by default in case of a MIDI Percussion Track.

MIDI Instrument Tracks / NoteOn/NoteOff

A MIDI Instrument Track (any other MIDI channel than 10) can either be imported to a single VA-Beast Synthesizer track or to a single drum sampler track. However, as the drum samplers are monophonic, it’s recommended to import MIDI instrument tracks to polyphonic VA-Beast tracks.


G-Stomper imports Tempo, Time Signature, Percussion Triggers, and NoteOn/NoteOff events.

Not supported are tempo or time signature changes during the playback as well as automation curves in form of CC, RPN or NRPN events.


22.9.1 Import MIDI Sequence (.mid/.midi)

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