Tutorial #7b - How to Make Rocksmith Ready Midi Files for Guitar Pro 6.0 Users

  • Start Guitar Pro 6.  Click “File” then click “Import” next click MIDI, then choose the "AuClair.mid" or some other Midi file.  Make sure Realistic Sound Engine (RSE) is turned off.  RSE is located under the "Sound" toolbar tab.
  • (not optional) It is strongly recommend that you include a basic two bar drum track with the MIDI song for count in, if it already doesn't contain some kind of count in.  This will give you time to get ready to start playing.  Position the song indicator at the very beginning of the song.  Clicking on the rewind button is one way to get to the beginning of a song.  Click on the top menu item "Bar", and select "Insert a bar" from the drop down menu or just press the shortcut, "Ctrl+Ins" twice to add two new bars to the song.   Next, on the menu bar click "Track" and select "Add" (or use the shortcut Shift-Ctrl-Ins), a pop up window "Select your Instrument" will open.  Under "Group", select and highlight "Drums and Percussions".  Click "Add".  The new "Drumkit" track will be added.  Select and open the "Drumkit" track.  Click on the rewind button to move to the very beginning of the song.  Next will will add some drum beats to the two empty bars. 
    1. Press the number one "1" key to add a new drum note to the track. 
    2. Next press the right arrow key to move to the next beat.  Add another beat, this time press number "7".  Another drum note will be added.  Repeat this step until the current bar is filled with drum notes.  Repeat step 1, when the cursor moves to the next bar.  Stop when done adding drum notes to the first two bars.
Note:  If you just add two bars of silence to the song then the MIDI audio converter will generate unusable audio files.
  •  Select a guitar track that you want to convert to Rocksmith 2014 CDLC.  Press Ctrl-A to "select all" and highlight all the notes from this track, then Press Ctrl-C to "copy" only the current track.

Note:  To determine which MIDI track to make Rocksmith Ready, I usually mute all MIDI tracks in GP and then listen to each track one at a time.  A track that just contains individual notes is the best choice to convert to a RRM.

  • Create a new empty track.  Press Shift-Ctrl-Ins and insert the new track after last track.  You must use one of the following track names to describe the new Rocksmith 2014 track; "RS-Lead",  "RS-Rhythm", or "RS-Bass".  Click "Add" when finished with naming.  The name format must be exact or the converter program  will not recognize the Midi track. 
  • Select the new track and position.  Make sure the GP6 playback indicator is at the very beginning of the track.  Press Ctrl-V to paste the copied track into the new track at the beginning of the track.
  • Click on the guitar shape symbol on the GP6 left hand toolbar.  Click on "MIDI Settings" if not already open.  The GP6 screen should look like the left hand image below.  You should see a check box that says, "force 11-16", so check the box.  Make sure the new track was selected before checking the box.
  • Click File, Export, Midi to save the new file.  Give the Midi a new name.  Close GP6.


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  •  Start the Midi2RsXml program.  On the top menu bar, click on "Edit", select "Run Midi File Modder".  The MFM program will open.  Click on “File” on the MFM toolbar then click “Open”, find and select the GP6 exported Midi file in your work folder.
  • Now is a good time to changed the song title name shown in track #1, column Track Name.  In the screen shot below, for this example change "Bass" to "AuClair de la Lune".  Just click on the "Bass" and the editor window will open.  Click "Save" when finished.
  •  GP6 should have created six "RS–????_#" tracks.  See the middle image above for an example of track structure.   Click on the Merge check box for each "RS–????_#" track.   We want to merge these tracks into one track.
  • Click on “Modify Midi” on the toolbar then select “Modify Tracks”.  This will merge the selected tracks.  Save the Midi file to the default name.
   


  • Click on “File” on the toolbar then click “Open” and select the “TRKMOD” Midi file created in the previous step.
  • Click on the “MultiChannel Track” name.  A popup window will open.  Change the track name back to “RS–Lead”, "RS-Rhythm", or "RS-Bass", then click save.
  • Click on “Modify Midi” on the toolbar then select “Modify Tracks”.  Save the Midi file to the default name.
  • Click on “File” on the toolbar then click “Open” and select the “TRKMOD_TRKMOD” Midi file created in the previous step.
  • Click on “Modify Midi” on the toolbar and click “Optimize Midi File” (make sure the three options are checked).  Save the Midi file to the default name.  Close MidiFileModder.exe and close Midi2RsXml.exe
  • You should end up with a modified Midi file that includes “TRKMOD_TRKMOD_CLEAN” in the file name.  This file is compatible with the Midi2RsXml converter program as long as you followed all the above steps.  You can change the file name to whatever you like, just be sure to use a ".mid" extension.  The MIDI file is now Rocksmith Ready.