midi files

Discussion in 'Sequencing Hardware' started by 54xfire, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. 54xfire

    54xfire New Member

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    Im a long time band musician wanting to play guitar live with backup music. Ive had some experience programming with a roland computer, using a bass module, drum module and another sound module, when I was doing a duo (20years ago). So I guess you could say Ive been out of touch with new technology.
    My question is: can the midi file songs you purchase be manipulated (taking unwanted tracks off: ie guitar parts). In other words. save me a lot of time programming songs from scratch?
    Thanks
  2. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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    Simple answer - yes.

    Of course you will need the right software to do this - a simple midi player is unlikely to give you the features you need, but any half-way decent sequencer will suit your requirements.
  3. murfman

    murfman New Member

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    seq

    i delete everything bar drums on my korg 1s50 keyboard. any midi keyboard would do i suppose
  4. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    To answer your question, yes.

    MIDI files can be manipulated and edited in a wide varriety of ways, but they still retain a very small file this, this makes them quite desirable.
  5. dmonitto

    dmonitto New Member

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    i suggest you get something like garage band... or some other multitrack shareware program for your computer and paste the midi file into that... usually it will split the file into the components.. and you can delete the tracks you dont want
  6. midiaxe

    midiaxe New Member

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    Yes, you can manipulate midi files using a software/hardware sequencer. I use both in studio and in live performances. You can modify everything in a midi file like track status (mute, solo, volume, pan) and track events (notes, velocity, program changes, controls, etc).

    Hope this help!
  7. johnrowley

    johnrowley Member

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    Just edit the file in a sequencing package, delete any tracks and save as a different midi.

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