I have a session with a single MIDI track with some automation lanes. I have tried but failed to find where this automation data resides in the session folder (as I’m hoping to cut and paste it). It does not appear to be in the main .ardour file and most of the directories are empty.
It looks like the only remaining possibility is that the automation data is in the $session/interchange/songtitle/midifiles/automationtrack-1.mid file, but I can’t read it.
- Am I right?
- How can I read MIDI files like I’d read a text or XML file?
- (bonus) Why are MIDI files binary in the first place? It’s just structured data, right?
Thanks in advance.