Whenever they are not saved in the SMF, Program Change, Con-
trol Change 00, 11 and 32, can be still programmed in Style
Record mode, by using the edit features available.
Warning: Pa300 can only handle SMF format 0 (Zero). If you are
in trouble importing your file, maybe your sequencer (or DAW) is
exporting using SMF format 1. Please refer to the software's user's
The naming structure for the Markers inside the SMF is
"EnCVn", whose single components are shown in the following
Style Element ('v' = variation, 'i' = intro, 'f' = fill,
'e' = ending)
Style Element number ('1'~'4' for variations, '1'~'2' for all
other style elements)
Chord Variation ('cv' = chord variation – no other choices
Chord Variation number [1~6 for Variations, 1~2 for all oth-
Warning: It is mandatory not to use capital letters in Marker
names. Some examples of valid names:
'i1cv2' = Intro1 – Chord Variation 2
'v4cv3' = Variation 4 – Chord Variation 3
Examples of non accepted names:
'V1cv2', 'v1CV2', 'intro i1cv2', 'v1cv1 chorus'
The order of the Chord Variations inside the SMF is not relevant.
They can be freely placed inside the SMF.
At the end of this page you can find a screenshot of a test file cre-
ated in Steinberg Cubase, just as an example of how a SMF sepa-
rated by Markers can look like. Considering analogies between
actual workstations, it will not look much different in other
applications like Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Sonar or
Import: Import SMF