First Midi's?

Discussion in 'General Sequencing' started by Galatea, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. Galatea

    Galatea New Member

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    When did you start listening to MIDI's? I still remember listening to 16-bit ones back in the early 90's. I thought technology couldn't get any better than that!
  2. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    I started electronic music on my first computer (an Atari 1200) back in '81 or '82. MIDI was not well-established on the personal computer scene back then. I actually wrote programs (in BASIC) to play music using the sound chip on the computer. Later, I bought a Yamaha CX5M personal computer that did do MIDI, albeit somewhat primitively (very advanced for the time though). It used FM synthesis for sound generation and had some nice editing software. Unfortunately, I didn't spring for a disk storage device, so I'm stuck with all these crappy cassette data tapes that I can't be bothered to retrieve data from. I've brought back some of my old sequences from beyond (cassette data), but generally find it better to start over again since I know much more now than I did then.
  3. Double A

    Double A New Member

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    I just started recently because I'm new to them. I probably started maybe early this year.
  4. ViperLWG

    ViperLWG New Member

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    i started recently because i wanted to learn piano....so i got one of those keyboards that lets you upload midi and teaches you how to play
  5. fliprule

    fliprule New Member

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    i started using midi on the old roland tr505
    bout 1984 and id never seen any computer
    that could handle midi though me mate was working on it
    we lost contact for a few years i became a gigging maniac
    but me mate kept hammering at it
    got back in touch 5 years ago and said fella get with the program the pc' day has arrived!

    midi has slipped into the grind and grease of my songs
    and stays buried where they cant see it
    but it wont make the coffee
    yet
  6. emoran

    emoran New Member

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    atari days, with a roland u40
  7. aeiou2003

    aeiou2003 New Member

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    can you make sheet music out of midi files?
  8. Journeyman

    Journeyman New Member

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    Most sequencers allow you to print out a score (of sorts).
    Sibelius is apparently very good....?
  9. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    I started about three years ago maybe four.
  10. kasht

    kasht New Member

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    Does anyone know where I can find Nintendo games midi files?
  11. rodude

    rodude New Member

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    first midi's

    First started using midi's in '98 using an Roland midiplayer SD35. Now use a G3 Mac and XV5080 module. Hubby wants to upgrade to MacG4 - Do you ever stop spending money!!!!!
  12. inv84

    inv84 New Member

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    three or four years ago, because it was easier to download midi files than mp3:p
  13. xtremidi

    xtremidi New Member

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    I first got into MIDI when I came across it on the net about 7/8 years ago. Since then I've just become addicted. Its a fantastic way of getting sheet music and learning chords and new songs. To answer Journeymans question: on some programs going from MIDI to Sheet Music is called IMPORTING. EXPORTING is the reverse. I use Printmusic which lets you save/open files by just changing the file type in the open window.
  14. sonnynav

    sonnynav New Member

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    Started with my INtel 386, Cakewalk 3 and an SD-35 Roland soundboard.
  15. Notator

    Notator New Member

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    I started recording from my Yamaha DX21 to a Yamaha MDF2 data filer ( disc drive) I still own it but cant use it anymore cos my PC wont use 720k discs !! I remeber the "good old days" when the net was full of lively sites of people posting their midi files freely before the majors started to clamp down and scare the little people. Recently went thru and old favourites disc and over 90% of the sites have closed down. Sad :(
  16. Dallas Aussi

    Dallas Aussi New Member

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    that's why midibuddy is here Notator, if you need something just ask coz if its available someone's probably got it
  17. imminteract

    imminteract New Member

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    back when .mod files were just catching on

    lol...i feel old just saying that :)

    C.J.
  18. Too Big 4 U

    Too Big 4 U New Member

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    just started really
  19. Lilou

    Lilou New Member

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    I'm starting now ;)
  20. RocheMoth

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    Am new ere, Is it right that i have to post 5 times 2 download

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