I imagine this is a very common problem but I couldn't really find any solution when googling...
I have tons of MIDI files accumulated over the years and from various sources and I have lots of files that are clearly supposed be playing a song performed by a full band/orchestra but when I open it in any media player it's just atonal cacophony! All the different channels are all playing the same instrument (including percussive parts)!
This will also happen with drum loops where each element of the drum kit is played - again - by a piano.
Is there an easy solution to this?
Usually, if I load one of these MIDI files in Reaper for ex. (a DAW software), then I can clearly see all the different parts of the MIDI file all neatly separated in tracks and named accordingly (i.e. bass, guitar, keys....) with their on MIDI notes on each of them.
But I would then need to assign a proper VST instrument to each of those tracks and then I could finally hear what it's meant to sound like but....I'm hoping there's an easier approach than that...right??
Thx in advance,