The Pro-Midifile is distinguished mainly by the fact that there are adaptations to specific devices.

The specifications in detail

File formats

Sound formats

  • GM (General Midi – Standard for all devices)
  • GS (Roland™ Standard format)
  • XG (Yamaha™ Standard format)

Adaptations (Sound)

  • Yamaha™ Tyros [No longer supported since 12/2010: Format fallback to XF]
  • Yamaha™ Tyros2 [No longer supported since 12/2013: Format fallback to XF]
  • Yamaha™ Tyros3 [No longer supported since 12/2017: Format fallback to XF]
  • Yamaha™ Tyros4
  • Yamaha™ Tyros5
  • Yamaha™ Genos
  • Korg™ Pa-Series

Adaptations are treated during purchase process like a sound format.

Channel stucture

Ch 2: Bass
Ch 3: A rhythm instument (for example Guitar / Piano)
Ch 4: melody (If original song has human voice it'll be replaced by a suitable intrument)
Ch 5: Second voice / choir / harmony voice
Ch 10: Drums / Percussion
Ch 16: Vocal Harmony Chords (VH)

Unlisted Midi-channels are used as needed. Of course, channels are not or differently used, if the original (the original song) should not require a corresponding assignment.

Good to know

  • XF chords are stored as META Events (VH) only in the format XF and the Adaptations metioned above.
  • If the adaptations were made after mid / end of 2013 or the Midifile has generally been produced or revised after that period, the channel assignment for channel 16 applies for the Formats GM, GS and XG.
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