File Types


Turbo Play supports reading and writing midi and audio from/to various file types.

XML FILES

XML files can save and load any number and any type of tracks. If you want to import/export audio,midi,container,automation, lighting or video tracks in a single file, XML is the way. Note that the resulting XML file will only of course be read by Turbo Play. Also, XML files save audio tracks in raw format, so they can be very large. I suggest you save audio tracks as normal audio files (like mp3 or flac) and use XML format to save other types.

MIDI FILES

To import a midi file, select one from menu Sound Files-> Import Midi File (Or Press Ctrl+Shift+F). TP reads the midi file, imports all tracks it might have in and loads them to the Track Manager and to the Visual Linker.

TP can read the standard MIDI file format, either single-track or multiple track file.

Loading a midi file also imports the tempo map from this midi file. If you load a midi file when there is already an existing tempo map, then the new tempo map is not imported (because there can only be one tempo map), but the events from the midi file are mixed with the existing events according to the existing tempo map.

To write a midi file, select the tracks you would wish to write to the midi file, then from menu Track -> Save Selected Tracks to midi, or Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S.

Turbo Play can write type 0 (single track), type 1 (multiple track - recommended) and type 2 (independent track) MIDI files. Additionally Turbo Play can export markers, tempos, and a patch list for the new MIDI file.

 

AUDIO

To load an audio file, select one from menu Sound Files -> Import Audio File (Or Press Ctrl+F). TP reads the audio file , imports all channels it might have in and loads them to the Track Manager and to the Visual Linker. Note that the audio file might have a different sample rate from your other devices.

To write an audio file, select the tracks you would wish to write to the file, then from menu Track -> Save Selected Tracks to audio.

TP reads and writes the following file formats:

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Using ASF, FLAC or OGG allows you to either save individual tracks in an unlimited number of channels (for example, select 7 tracks and save them in 7 channels into an ASF/FLAC/OGG), or to mix data into 1 or more channels (for example, select 7 tracks and mix them into 2 channels). OGG also provides a dialog box for you to select the compression quality.

Short guide:

 

Importing audio from other files.

Turbo Play supports: