how to convert a midi file to wave?
What programs can I use to convert a Midi file to wave?
I have a few audio programs but can't figure this one out.
Winamp, Winplayer, Rioport, Musicmatch etc..
Last edited by vfrxsw; 04-20-2003 at 09:20 PM.
Thanks, I'll give it a shot and let you know if it works.
Just curious, why would you want to convert a midi file to a wav file?
Midi files are sorta the equivalent of sheet music. They are just musical instructions telling musical equipment what notes to play. They could just as easily tell a keyboard how to play Bach as they could tell a bank of car horns how to play Bach. But once you commit the output to a wav file it'll be stuck as that sound forever.
Because I was creating this midi song using my comp, keyboard and some midi software.
I then emailed this to a few friends and much to my chagrin after previewing what I saved on my wife's comp, it sounded like super ****! Doh!!!
I just need to figure out a way to save it as a wave or even mp3 so that what I send it to my friends it won't sound like some bad minstrel music. heh heh
I am using Magix Studio Deluxe 5 and it sounds fine in their native format and it even sounds fine when I save it as a Midi (on my computer with SB live value soundcard 128)
but I imagine that on other Comps it prolly sounded super crapped out!
The software does not allow to save as a wave or Mp3 from what I tried figure out.
This one's easy. Find a WAV recorder and an audio player that plays midis. OPen them both at once. Set the player and the recorder for highest quality. Now set the recorder input to MIDI, start the recorder, and then start the player. When the player stops, stop the recorder. Then crop the scilence at the beginning and end of the recording. You can get a program like MusicMatch to convert it to mp3.
Ok I tried the technique outlined here.. http://www.notationmachine.com/midi_to_wave.htm but my wave recorder goes to only 60 seconds?
I'll try again tommorow, maybe I am tired and
frustrated... must sleep.. get some rest..
other wise I am liable to miss more work
Well I just did it myself Cygnus, so it's easy enough to do.
Did your sound card come with any software? Hopefully it came with some type of wave editor. My SB Live came with Creative WaveStudio (although I have much better). If you don't have a wav editor then just go download one. There are quite a few free/shareware titles availible. Cool Edit Pro/2000 is one that comes to mind.
Then simply play your midi file using any midi player (like Windoze Media Player). Use the wav editor to record and ba-da-bing ba-da-bang.
You probably already know this Cygnus, but for the sake of anyone else reading...if the midi file is playing ok and the wav software seems to be working ok, but when you stop the recording you find nothing but silence in the wav editor...then you need to make sure the midi device is selected as the record input. You can do this usually by double-clicking the speaker icon in your system tray, goto "options" then "properties" and check "recording". Below that just put a check mark by everything availble and hit "OK". Now you can select which of these devices will be heard during recording. Choose midi and set the level at somewhere in the 50-85% range. (Note, 100% might cause distortion and ugly sound on some cards, so it's best to leave some headroom.)
additionally, many sound cards will allow multiple inputs for recording. If this is the case, then you won't have to specifically select the midi device, just make sure the midi is not muted and the level is turned up.
And of course, the wav file you make will not be suitable for emailing because it'll be very large. So the next step is just convert it to an MP3. Many WAV to MP3 converters availble. Here's a couple:
Mp3&Wav Converter - shareware
MP3 Creator - FREEware
[This message has been edited by OuTpaTienT (edited 05-11-2001).]
I did it!
I saved it as wave file.
Although it is about 70Megs for over 6 minutes of **** heh heh...
I'll convert it to mp3 next.
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!!!
If you are curious about this crappy masterpiece I'll email you the MP3, but I really don't have any musical ability, just enjoy trying out the endless features/capabilities of these computers!
Just converted the wave file, at medium quality 4 mbs, at full quality 14 mbs.
I used MusicMatch Jukebox 5.
[This message has been edited by Cygnus-X1 (edited 05-12-2001).]
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