Importing MIDI

You can import MIDI files into existing Dorico SE projects, as either separate flows or into existing flows; for example, to work on a different version of a section of a piece.


You have set the options on the Play page in Preferences as required for the MIDI files you want to import.


  1. Choose File > Import > MIDI to open the File Explorer/macOS Finder.
  2. Locate and select the MIDI files you want to import.
  3. Click Open.


The selected MIDI files are imported into the project. Dorico SE uses an algorithm on imported MIDI notes to produce the correct enharmonic spelling.

If the MIDI files contained markers, they are also imported. If they have SMPTE offset values defined, Dorico SE uses them to set the timecode position for the start of the flow.


You can also open MIDI files directly if you want them to be separate projects, rather than new flows in existing projects.