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#678808 - 10/22/21 01:25 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Import MIDI file and Lyrics
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When I import a MIDI file that has lyrics, the lyrics show in the event list like this:

2:1:000 [Text=1=15=0]And

But are not visible in the notation window.

I understand the
2:1:000 is Bar/Beat/Tick

I have tried editing them but I can't find how to change whatever [Text=1=15=0] does.

My questions are:

What does [Text=1=15=0] mean?
How do I edit them on mass so they show up in the notation window?
Or is there something I should ensure I do before I import them?

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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#678830 - 10/22/21 04:11 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Import MIDI file and Lyrics [Re: Mark Scalotti]
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Can you upload the midi file you are trying to edit.
Open the one below and see if you get lyrics.


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#678854 - 10/22/21 05:31 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Import MIDI file and Lyrics [Re: Mark Scalotti]
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Hi Mark Scalotti!

What version year of the program and build are you using? If you're not sure about the build, you can check under Help | About Band-in-a-Box and it will provide a 3 digit number in brackets.

Also, when you are importing the MIDI file, are you using the File | Open Special, File | Open, or File | Import? If you are using File | Import and using 2021 in specific, where are you directing the data to?

This info will help us to best assist you with the version you're using.
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#678947 - 10/23/21 08:22 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Import MIDI file and Lyrics [Re: Mark Scalotti]
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Hi

Thanks for your replies.

I'm now using Version 2021 (844) 64 bit application on Windows.

Very interesting asking this...
>Also, when you are importing the MIDI file, are you using the File | >Open Special, File | Open, or File | Import? If you are using File |
> Import and using 2021 in specific, where are you directing the data to?

I've been importing the melody from a MIDI file from the Edit Melody Track>Import Melody From Midi File to the Melody Track.

So I tried it with the MIDI file Pipeline supplied "Midi-Lyrics.kar.mid" and no lyrics at all appear in the sheet but in the lyric editor it has multiple instances of "Non-Lyric". If I go to edit each "Non-Lyric" the actual lyric is in the edit box!

Next I tried Open Special>Open MIDI file (I had not tried that before!)

Midi-Lyrics.kar.mid - Appears with lyrics and the lyrics editor shows them as expected.

Using my own MIDI files, they too also import with lyrics and the lyrics editor shows them as expected.

So it seems that it's the
Edit Melody Track>Import Melody From Midi File
is the bit that's not working correctly.

I really want to just import the melody and lyrics from the MIDI file, rather than the whole file, but this gives me a work around.

Mark

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#678977 - 10/23/21 01:32 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Import MIDI file and Lyrics [Re: Mark Scalotti]
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File > Open will do it also.
If you go to the Sequencer in Tools and remove the instrument you don't want then load a new style:


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