I have finally made a midi file my first one :) the song is by Icehouse......

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  1. music_2000

    music_2000 New Member

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    I can’t believe it. I finally managed to sequence a song on a sequencer I mean I first taught myself how to sequence midi files in February and it has taken that long to actually work out how to make something that sounds like the real song. But I’m pleased with the outcome. I just had to tell someone how happy I felt I decided to sequence the song “great southern land” by the Australian group Icehouse because I found the song no too difficult to make and because I like the song and because I wasn’t able to find other midi versions of the song on most websites. I just want to know what anyone thinks about my first midi file (of course you must have heard the song I hope) and note that it is also a work in progress i.e if I find a way to improve it

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  2. voice of god

    voice of god Prodigal Pyjamas Pervert Staff Member Super Mod

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    congrats! that sounds fantastic. You have a great ear. If thats your first midi, Im stickin around for the rest. That is truly an excellent job.

    There are 3 parts where the drums are doubled - measures 85-87 and measure 101 and 147. Are they supposed to be there?
  3. music_2000

    music_2000 New Member

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    I don't think so thank you for pointing that out and by the way thank you for the complement. I wasn't so sure that it sounded that good
  4. voice of god

    voice of god Prodigal Pyjamas Pervert Staff Member Super Mod

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    no prob. I think it sounds really great, just keep making those Aussie midis:)
  5. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    I don't know the original song, but that's a very nice sequence! Especially for a first effort. :thumbsup:

    I think VoG's right, you've got good ears. ;)

    I noticed a few duplicate notes as well. Depending on the sound module it really shouldn't matter much. Your sequencer may not let you record a key signature, but I like seeing the music in a staff view, so I usually include that.

    You haven't used many MIDI controllers. They can help add realness to the sound of a file. Pitch bends can be used to good effect as well, though there wasn't much call for them in this tune other than perhaps the vocal line.

    Nice file, mate! :thumbsup:
  6. Black_Kat

    Black_Kat Horny Hornist

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    It's really awesome! Great job! Especially for it being your first midi! Heh, do you want to hear my first? :blush: ;)

    Are there lyrics to that song?
  7. voice of god

    voice of god Prodigal Pyjamas Pervert Staff Member Super Mod

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    Icehouse were a popular Aussie band in the 80's /90's(I think), kinda like INXS(if youve heard of them)

    From what I can gather this song is basically about the piece of land called Australia

    Icehouse - Great Southern Land

    Standing at the limit of an endless ocean
    stranded like a runaway, lost at sea
    city on a rainy day down in the harbour
    watching as the grey clouds shadow the bay
    looking everywhere 'cause I had to find you
    this is not the way that i remember it here
    anyone will tell you its a prisoner island
    hidden in the summer for a million years

    Great Southern Land, burned you black

    so you look into the land and it will tell you a story
    story 'bout a journey ended long ago
    if you listen to the motion of the wind in the mountains
    maybe you can hear them talking like I do
    ". . they're gonna betray, they're gonna forget you
    are you gonna let them take you over this way . ."

    Great Southern Land, Great Southern Land
    you walk alone like a primitive man
    and they make it work with sticks and bones
    see their hungry eyes, its a hungry home
    I hear the sound of the stranger's voices
    I see their hungry eyes, their hungry eyes
    Great Southern Land, Great Southern Land
    they burned you black, black against the ground

    Great Southern Land, in the sleeping sun
    you walk alone with the ghost of time
    they burned you black, black against the ground
    and they make it work with rocks and sand
    I hear the sound of the stanger's voices
    I see their hungry eyes, their hungry eyes
    Great Southern Land, Great Southern Land
    you walk alone, like a primitive man
    you walk alone with the ghost of time
    and they burned you black
    yeah, they burned you black
    Great Southern Land
  8. areku j

    areku j New Member

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    congrats!^^;)
  9. music_2000

    music_2000 New Member

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    thank you all for your lovely comments .Hey I guess I should have added the lyrics using Karacan or win karaoke creator because the song had lyrics. yeah the band was quite popular in australia and I have got a brief biography for anyone new to the band below
    though the band had vaying member the band was essentially a vehicle for the australian iva davies. they originally called themselves the flowers and hit the us chart in 81 with we can get it together but didn't score another hit till 88 with "crazy" and then to song "electric blue" the song was featured in the film young einstien starring yahoo serious
  10. The Big Q

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    Damn good effort.
    Keep it up!
  11. dmortinsen

    dmortinsen New Member

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    I have tried to make MIDI's in the past, but can't find a good program to use.....any suggestions? And in the 'free' price range? Thanks.
  12. dueden

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    wow nice job man
  13. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    There are several topics addressing that question in the General Sequencing and Sequencing Software Forums.
  14. Sparklesssss

    Sparklesssss New Member

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    Aww that's really cool but how do you make midi files? that would be neat to learn..i'm clueless..anyone tell me how?
  15. gdroad

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    Iva Davies and Icehouse reformed in 2004 (this year) releasing a new song called 'Heroes' - which is the official Australian Olympic Team Song. Not as good as his older stuff in my opinion......!
  16. gdroad

    gdroad New Member

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    not bad at all!
  17. Bladez26

    Bladez26 New Member

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    Sorry but just for the record, Heroes is a Davd Bowie song that Icehouse covered for the Olympics. Also Iva Davies has listed many times that David Bowie has been his inspiration in singing and songwritting, I guess he took it as a great honour to cover one of his idols song.
  18. voice of god

    voice of god Prodigal Pyjamas Pervert Staff Member Super Mod

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    yeah, I like that cover, better than the wallflowers one I reckon
  19. Surferdude

    Surferdude New Member

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    Great program!

    How about sequencing No Promises.
  20. jo blo

    jo blo New Member

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    How do i download the file?

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