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MIDI Note values does not match DAW

Under the MIDI Notes message type, we also add the note information i.e. C-1 for easier reference.

However, you may notice that in some DAWs like Ableton, it will read as one octave lower i.e. Sending a MIDI Note 30 (F#1) from the MC triggers a F#0 in Ableton.

This is because of different standards being used. We use the ISO system where MIDI Note 60 is the Middle C (C4), while some DAWs use a different standard.

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Updated on: 28/02/2024

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