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Missing Program Changes in exported MIDI file

+11 votes
asked Feb 24, 2017 in Studio One Feature Requests by Mirek Mach (270 points)
Please, add this (see the subject) functionality. Except that it is must for me (is there anybody who does his homework for programmed on-stage gear switching?), censoring some data within MIDI export is counterintuitive - for example, I cannot imagine that saved text editor's file would miss some specified words.

So, please, make export of MIDI files in order that Program Changes data are not censored.

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answered Mar 1, 2017 by maxstratmann (42,190 points)

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+5 votes
answered Apr 12, 2017 by Prayfordarkness (260 points)
edited Apr 12, 2017 by Prayfordarkness
Yes, this should DEFINITELY be implemented! Every other DAW that I know of can do this. We need exportable PC commands to create files for an external sequencer, to automate patch changes on stage. I don't want to use a laptop on stage, and I don't want to need to use multiple DAWs to create a working midi file!
+4 votes
answered Apr 12, 2017 by diobolic5150 (240 points)
I spent weeks dialing in my live show in Studio One. I exported the files to be used in an external track player, so I don't have to run a laptop/DAW on stage, and the MIDI file doesn't trigger patch changes in my guitar rig the way it does straight from the DAW. The reason for that is because, for some completely unknown reason, Studio One doesn't embed Program Changes within the exported midi file. It'll export every other command change, but will not include Program Change. Every DAW on earth will do this. Why would you guys exclude that midi information? I have to use two DAW programs to create one simple midi program change.
+2 votes
answered Oct 5, 2019 by thomasblason (210 points)
Please for the love of god, add this. This can't be too hard, can it? With every release I get disappointed that this is not included already. I know, there are propably not too many people asking for this, but it's really essential! At this point Id pay like a hundred bucks just for this "feature" :-(