Help Re: New version 1.9 of MidiSyn - a MIDI to WAVE file converter

Discussion in 'alt.music.midi' started by Monika, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. Monika

    Monika Guest

    Hi there,
    wondered if you knew:
    I downloaded the trial version to see if it works on my computer (can't use
    Power Karaoke cause of lack of Midi something that my soundcard is lacking),
    but can't seem to save it. Is that cause of the trial version or does my
    computer not work with MidiSyn either? :-( Hoe you can help.
    Thanks,
    Monika
    "Hugo Miguel" <humiguelRemoveThis@clix.pt> wrote in message
    news:3e297748.11578573@News.CIS.DFN.DE...
    > Hello all
    >
    > MidiSyn is a very easy to use Windows program that lets you convert
    > your MIDI or .KAR karaoke files to WAVE. You can listen to the
    > generated WAVE files directly or you can convert them to MP3 or
    > even burn them into an audio CD. You can listen to the resulting
    > CD on your Hi-Fi or car-stereo or use it for accompaniment while
    > you sing live, in a karaoke style.
    >
    > This is a software only process that uses your PC standard resources.
    > You don't need any dedicated hardware to successfully use MidiSyn.
    > It uses standard SoundFonts as the basis for its rendering engine.
    >
    > The new version 1.9 of MidiSyn is available at:
    >
    > http://futalgo.planetaclix.pt/midisyn/index.htm
    >
    >
    > The main advantages of using MidiSyn are:
    >
    > 1) Converts standard MIDI files as well as .KAR Karaoke files.
    > 2) Good sound quality - You can use really big SoundFonts, even
    > bigger than the available memory on your PC.
    > 3) Low noise - There is no D/A and A/D conversion involved.
    > 4) The conversion is faster than real time, provided that you
    > have a powerful machine.
    > 5) A batch facility to convert several files without user
    > intervention.
    > 6) External control of Reverberation, Chorus, Tempo, Transposition,
    > Master Volume and Compressor Level parameters.
    > 7) A MIDI mixer that you can use to adjust the volume of each
    > instrument in a MIDI file. You can even completely remove one
    > instrument or, conversely, single out one instrument.
    > 8) A Delay effects unit that you can use to implement not only the
    > classical Delay unit, but also Echo, Phaser, Flanger and even
    > Chorus.
    > 9) It automatically rescales the output file to the maximum volume,
    > giving a consistent loudness across a set of files.
    >
    > Hugo
  2. >I downloaded the trial version to see if it works on my computer (can't use
    >Power Karaoke cause of lack of Midi something that my soundcard is lacking),
    >but can't seem to save it. Is that cause of the trial version or does my
    >computer not work with MidiSyn either? :-( Hoe you can help.


    Just had a look at the trial version.

    As long as you've downloaded a suitable soundfont, it seems to work
    very well. There's no Save function as such - just tell it where to
    put the created wave file.

    I don't think the sound card comes into the process at all, until you
    play the wave you created. The midi>wav conversion would happen even
    if there was no sound card in your system at all :)

    Power Karaoke works in a similar way I think. Are you sure the lack
    of a midi interface on your computer is relevant?

    CubaseFAQ page www.laurencepayne.co.uk/CubaseFAQ.htm
  3. Monika

    Monika Guest

    I tried Power Karaoke and when I ran it I got a message saying that if I
    can't move the two buttons and I change a setting (which I did) and it still
    doesn't work, then I don't have a midi compatible soundcard and it won't
    work. I called Best Buy and they told me I had to get a Soundblaster to
    have that. I have an e-machine. Anyway, thanks, I will try to see if I can
    find the file I converted... now I feel totally computer illiterate..lol.
    Monika
    "Laurence Payne" <l@laurenceDELETEpayne.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:qhrrjvcs1ccv68nekn4374g7mo4pqae2k4@4ax.com...
    > >I downloaded the trial version to see if it works on my computer (can't

    use
    > >Power Karaoke cause of lack of Midi something that my soundcard is

    lacking),
    > >but can't seem to save it. Is that cause of the trial version or does my
    > >computer not work with MidiSyn either? :-( Hoe you can help.

    >
    > Just had a look at the trial version.
    >
    > As long as you've downloaded a suitable soundfont, it seems to work
    > very well. There's no Save function as such - just tell it where to
    > put the created wave file.
    >
    > I don't think the sound card comes into the process at all, until you
    > play the wave you created. The midi>wav conversion would happen even
    > if there was no sound card in your system at all :)
    >
    > Power Karaoke works in a similar way I think. Are you sure the lack
    > of a midi interface on your computer is relevant?
    >
    > CubaseFAQ page www.laurencepayne.co.uk/CubaseFAQ.htm
  4. As an alternative to MidiSyn, why not try my free tool SynthFont? Go to
    www.synthfont.com and have a look - but wait - an new version will be
    available quite soon.
    Cheers
    Kenneth

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