mid to wav

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  1. GabbiAngel

    GabbiAngel New Member

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    Im wondering if I can convert a midi to wav format? I found one software but it didnt work well.

    Gabbi
  2. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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    It's simple. All you do is to record the audio output of whatever midi device/s - soundcard, midi module, soft synth, etc., etc. - you are using to generate the sound in the first place.
  3. johnrowley

    johnrowley Member

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    There are quite a few midi to wav or mp3 converters out there, try reading reviews or got to zdnet or cnet for downloads. As graeme said you could take the output from your soundcard and record it onto cassette or minidisc, you should get reasonable quality out of that.
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    jrod5000 New Member

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    oh that was helpful, thanks!!
  5. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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    All modern soundcards are duplex (capable of play and record at the same time) so you can also record back to the hard drive if you wish. In fact, I often do this so that I can apply additional processing in the analogue domain when doing a mixdown.
  6. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    Is duplex what they call it? I've been calling it loop-back. I can't imagine using a sound card not capable of playing and recording at the same time.
  7. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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    Ahhhh... those were the days :) .

    Actually, you need to be a bit careful as some very low-end cards will only run 16 bit for record and 8 bit for playback, but nobody here would have anything as cheap as that would they :cool: ?
  8. saxmidiman

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    I think you'd be surprised
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    If your hardware is recent (by recent, I mean less than 10 years !!!) your sond card is able to play and record at the same time.

    Use your usual sequencer (sonar, logic audio, cubase ...) to prepare your midi files, then, without clising it, open your recorder (soundforge...) and record on it the playing midi on the other.

    Of course, check in your sound volume manager, that the recording source is set on "midi".

    :cool:
  10. -=BLADE=-

    -=BLADE=- Omnipotent Metal God

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    Just use WinGroove for midi - wav conversion. Simple and effective.
  11. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    One thing you could do is try pressing record in an audio recording program. Now play your midi file.

    This should work, just make sure that you setup your soundcard to have "MIDI" as the selected recording input.
  12. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    Also I beleve that there are two programs mentioned in the FAQ which will do this automatically.
  13. fidelio

    fidelio New Member

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    Midi to Wave?
    Shouldn't be hard.

    While the recording method is fine, it's kind of slow because of real time processing.

    A better way is using SynthFont, a freeware, to render Midi to Wave, quick & fast.
  14. kent101

    kent101 New Member

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    you could import midi and copy the midi data to soundfonts
  15. r0caf3lla_pi

    r0caf3lla_pi New Member

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    use soundforge. or cakewalk :)

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