.SNG file conversion

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  1. Gandalf

    Gandalf MIDI Sorcerer

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    I posted this earlier on another board but got no reaction, so I'll try here and give a lot more details. I normally answer my own computer related probs but this is a bit too specialised...

    I have a stack of floppy diskettes which were created for (and maybe on) a Roland keyboard. They are in FAT format so they can be accessed via Windows no problem.

    The contents are several music files along with index/database files. e.g.

    CONFIG.TNB
    CONFIG2.MRP
    DUMMY
    MC500DIR.TNB
    TNB00000.SNG
    TNB00001.SNG
    .
    .
    TNB00019.SNG
    TNB00020.SNG

    The .SNG files are small and I'm sure they are Rolands Corps version of MIDI files. I want to convert them, but how?.

    Surely someone knows some software to convert MIDI files to and from this format.

    HELP!
  2. seb22

    seb22 New Member

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    I've a lot of roland disk to, and if someone know how to convert the .sng song into .mid please tell me.
  3. sheffers

    sheffers New Member

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    These might be MC50 or MC500 files. If so, there is a program that converts them, but you'd need an MC500 to run it...


  4. Gandalf

    Gandalf MIDI Sorcerer

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    I am a software developer..... If there's no PC program available for converting, I could write one...... BUT!!!!!! I need to know the format of the MC50 or MC500 files.......

    Anyone have access to a file format specification???
  5. grebo

    grebo New Member

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    I used a voyetra dos based sequencer in the 90s called sequencer plus. This created files with the type sng.
    SP has a function for exporting the songs in midi format. I used this when I was coinverting my stuff to cakewalk.
    I hope that is of some help
  6. Stilcrazy

    Stilcrazy Just a Regular Midi Guy

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    I had the same problem converting midi files from a MC50 to *.mid format. I ended up playing from the MC50 and recording to my pc and then saving the file as a midi.
  7. ryeman

    ryeman GREEN MACHINE

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    I've never seen software to convert .sng files but if they made them then there must be a program that reads that type of file.
    Try contacting roland tech support via e-mail.
  8. hrmatsui

    hrmatsui New Member

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    There is a company that produces MIDI format conversion software (http://giebler.com). I haven't bought any product from them and haven't tested the MC-50/SMF format conversion software (I also have a lot of MC-50's files waiting for conversion).
    I plan to buy this software soon.
  9. Doc Piano

    Doc Piano New Member

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    Yes, the .sng files ARE the songs and Roland did a dedicated program for converting SMF to SNG and SNG to SMF (Standard Midi File).
    :thumbsup:

    Came across this site (not mine) and thought it would help everyone out on the topic of the MC-500 manuals and software issues.

    Cheers to all and I hope that helps out :) MC-500 manuls and programs
  10. user095

    user095 New Member

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    I had some years ago midisoft recording session 3, and converted all .sng's to midi. But not sure that those are in same format 'cos extension doesnt tell everything
  11. smode

    smode New Member

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  12. komfou

    komfou New Member

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    I got the VOYATRA Plus for windows and i can converted all .sng's to midi,
    but i got to save it from .sng to .orc and after to .mid or Riff mid. very easy
  13. komfou

    komfou New Member

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    :smart:
    I got the VOYATRA Plus for windows and i can converted all .sng's to midi,
    but i got to save it from .sng to .orc and after to .mid or Riff mid. very easy
  14. tommy2512

    tommy2512 New Member

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    Convert .sng file to midi

    1.use software MRC convert for Roland .
    2.Hardware MC-55 mark 2 convert sng to midi , midi to sng
  15. KenC

    KenC New Member

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    Voyetra SNG conversion

    Komfou,

    I am having real trouble installing Voyetra Sequencer Plus Gold on any of my machines both with and without DOSBox.

    Do you think there is any chance that you could either convert a dozen SNG files for me or, if that is too big a pain, email me a copy of the executable for the sequencer so I can try bypassing the install procedure?

    Thanks,

    Ken
  16. Chaq Daddy

    Chaq Daddy New Member

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    Voyetra SNG to MID

    This is fully tested with Fruity Loops and will probably work with the other major sequencing apps. I can't suggest where to get Voyetra Sequencer Plus Gold as the FTP site prompted me for a login I didn't have.

    When installing Voyetra, set the compatibility to Win95, Memory to separate and AUTO then run.
    Don't select any drivers because it won't understand any of the new ones.
    Got to DOS and launch the program from where you installed it. (C:\voyetra\spg.exe)
    Watch it start and run as normal.
    In order to CONVERT, open the original SNG file then change the MODE to MID.
    Now you can save and it will save as a MIDI file.

    Hope that helps guys! GL:cool:

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