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MIDI converted to a MP3. Is it possible? Help Please!

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I want to convert my MIDI to MP3. Can anyone help me? Please. Post where I can get a converter. The Recreation No Programmer as ever expected........ Dark Plasma Production Proudly Presents....... Halo 2D hmmmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmmmm hmmm hmmmmmmmmm hmmm hmm( the halo theme! ) LOL look at sprites at http://www.geocities.com/spridal2andy/index.html release date......UNKNOWN , game development: In progress just like master chief is saving the world before bed time.

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The easy way: get a MIDI player that can export to WAV files (WinAmp should let you do it), then convert these WAV files to MP3.


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Thanks guys. I will check thos out. If anyone has any other suggestions, go on ahead and post on. I will still check this topic.

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Lets go over some basic theory. MIDI isn''t audio, MP3 IS audio. Slight difference there.

However, when you play a midi file, the midi device in your computer plays the desired instrument from it''s sound bank, which is audio.

So what you have to do, is record the audio that is outputted from your midi device when it plays such a file. D/L an audio utility, like Audicity, and follow the setup instructions, then record your midi into a .wav file. From there, compress it to MP3 either with the same program (where available) or with iTunes or something, theres alot of free converters out there.

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Can you guys post converters? Im looking for somenow. WinAmp only converts MIDIS intos RII or something like that.
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Check out

http://www.onicos.com/staff/iz/timidity/


This is what you want.

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You can also use winamp with the disk writer plugin to write out a pcm wav file, then convert that file to mp3.

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Can someone give me instuctions on how to use winamp....I dont got the full version. Well anyways im looking for step by step instuctions...

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Can you guys post converters? Im looking for somenow. WinAmp only converts MIDIS intos RII or something like that.
Keepen posten




Are you sure it wasn''t RMI? RMI is an internet MIDI format.

Anyway, there is no direct way of converting MIDI to MP3. MIDI is an abbreviation for Musical Instrument(s) Digital Interface, meaning it''s an interface that plays back music using the different instrument presets loaded into the Sound Canvas on your computer or whatever the program that is playing it tells it to use.

MP3 is a compressed form of WAV which basically got it''s name because when you record something you record the wave patterns made by the source and play back those Wave patterns. MIDI has no wave patterns because an actual MIDI file is merely a file that tells your computer to play this note at this given time using this instrument for the given length of the note.


Now, there are programs like Timidity that "kind of" convert the MIDI to MP3/WAV, but they aren''t actually converting per say. They are actually making a silent recording of the MIDI using the soundfonts/samples you load into Timidity to create a WAV file. Timidity is about the same as importing a MIDI into ModPlug and adding samples to it, then using that to convert to WAV.


http://www.modplug.com/

You can record MIDI using that after loading samples, but unless you know what you are doing, the MIDI will turn to shit after importing it.

Peace,
Zack

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