I want to transcribe some of my native MOTIF ES PATTERN and SONG files into music notation. Without getting into software options, I understand they all seem to work with either / or both audio or MIDI to import the data they need to create music notation. I would like to create and use MIDI files for my transcription. How do I convert (and/or export) my MOTIF ES Pattern and Song files to a USB as a SMF? I read what you said in an earlier post which I pasted below; however, I couldn't navigate to find any SOURCE option (to select any PATTERN or SONG) through the FILE button...Once I selected FILE, SAVE then SMF as my TYPE I can't see any of my Pattern or Song files to convert. What am I doing wrong? Here are the instructions I am trying to follow:
You need to SAVE your Motif ES Song or Pattern as Standard MIDI Files to a storage device (USB stick), you can then move the MIDI to your favorite computer DAW as a .MID File.
Press [F2] SAVE
Set the TYPE = SMF
Set the SOURCE to the Song you wish to export.
If a Pattern set the Pattern number and the Section letter you wish to export.
This will create a .mid File that can easily be loaded by any DAW software.