Trying to debug mystery sinewave using AKMIDISampler in Audiokit

Following on from a previous issue, I stopped using AKSampler to move to the functionality used in AKMIDISampler. Got my loops working again (with help from this Google Groups post), but I have a sinewave playing (which happens when the MIDISampler can’t find it’s source file).

It’s not an issue with the source files I’m targeting because they all play OK. The sinewave is coming from somewhere else in the process, but I can’t see where…

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    (Simplified and edited code to show only relevant details – please get in touch for any clarification)

    var MIDISamplePlayer = AKMIDISampler()
    var sequencer: AKSequencer?
    var mixer: AKMixer!
    // initialise the mixer
    mixer = AKMixer()
    do  {
            audiofile = try AKAudioFile(readFileName: SoundFilename as! String, 
            baseDir: .resources)
        } catch let error as NSError {
            print("There's an error: \(error)")
    do {
           try sprite.MIDISamplePlayer.loadAudioFile(audiofile)
        } catch let error as NSError {
           print("There's an error: \(error)")
    sprite.tracker = AKAmplitudeTracker(sprite.MIDISamplePlayer)
    mixer.connect(to:sprite.tracker, bus: mixer.nextInput.bus)
    sequencer = AKSequencer(filename: POPmidi)
    let midi = AKMIDI()
    for i in 0..<popCount {
        gPOPs[i].MIDISamplePlayer.enableMIDI(midi.client, name: "MIDISample_\(i)")

    2 Solutions Collect From Internet About “Trying to debug mystery sinewave using AKMIDISampler in Audiokit”

    I found out the cause of this issue. I learnt that the MIDI sequencer was creating an extra track when I gave it a specific number of MIDI tracks; for four tracks in my midi file, the sequencer was giving me five. This extra track is for tempo (as discovered here).

    I also learnt that my first track was being ignored from my .plist (where I set up the stems for different songs).

    My assumption that the first track is being used for the tempo track was tested, and when I created five tracks in my .plist to match the sequencer, the sinewave tone disappeared.

    This lead to a workaround hack. I did this by duplicating the first sample in my .plist, which was being ignored anyway, and then hiding the sprite that represented this sound off screen. This works for now, but if anyone has an idea of how to control this tempo track and its use in AKSequencer I’d love to know more.

    So in short:
    Make sure that the MIDI file has exact number of tracks that you want to use. Create the same number of AKMIDISampler to use in AKSequencer adding one for tempo track. Then beware that the first track in the sequencer is the tempo track and will not work playing samples.

    This is a bit of a guess, but its a very common issue to have your audio files in a location that the sampler likes. Try putting the audiofiles in a Samples/ folder like in these examples:

    or I think a Sounds or “Sampler Instruments” folders work as well as in the Sampler Demo: