Text into Karaoke files

Discussion in 'Karaoke Files' started by Vidar, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. Vidar

    Vidar New Member

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    Hi

    Does anyone know a good program for importing text
    into MIDI files for making Karaoke files?

    I use Cakewalk, but It is quite a lot of job to putt inn the word One at a time.

    I was looking for something like this:
    1. make the text in a texteditor. and lets say:
    one line in the editor is 4 measures ( 4 times 4/4) of music

    The program import the lyrics line by line and automaticly
    spread it across 4 measures.

    To adjust the tekst, you shold drag it in the right place by the mouse.

    Do anyone know if there is a programe that does somthing like this?

    If not, someone shuld make one (and make a lot of money)
  2. Peter Aragon

    Peter Aragon New Member

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    I also would like to know. Maybe some feature to be able to press a key for each word as you play the midi after you imported the whole text.
  3. woof

    woof New Member

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    Making Kar Files

    For writing songs( Kar files) I use Karakan it's freeware and very easy to use with its own karaoke player .

    Download from
    http://www.geocities.com/takawadanl/karakan.html

    Just find your midi (thats the hard part) then get the lyrics and tell them when to highlight by adding a "-" to the words e.g. "always and ever" are three words but in music they are five notes you put in the "-" so it reads "al-ways and e-ver" then when it plays it highlights at the right time its dead easy try it.

    I hope this encourages people to write kar files

    If you need any help Mail me

    If you make any songs send Post them on the midi buddy karaoke board

    Have Fun

    Woof
    Last edited: May 1, 2003
  4. Vidar

    Vidar New Member

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    Thanks a lot :)
    Thats looks like what I'm looking for.
    I wil try it out right away.
  5. boujibabe

    boujibabe New Member

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    Sounds easy enough I'll try it too!
  6. Toshiakea

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    I like it so much!!!!
  7. Vidar

    Vidar New Member

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    I tryed this program, but Karakan wont start
    I got an error message that say fault in GDI.EXE.

    I have Win XP. Is this a problem?

    (KPlay works fine)

    Does anyone hav the same problem - or a solution to it?
  8. Vidar

    Vidar New Member

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    Hello again

    I restarted my PC and now it seams to work fine :)
    sorry abaut that
  9. Vidar

    Vidar New Member

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    Hi
    I have now tested it, but it won't work for me. :-<
    It keep saying my MIDI files "is NOT type 1 MIDI file"
    I use MIDI XG with my Yamaha Tyros and it seams not to be compatible with that.

    To bad, but thats life.

    I wil keep looking and come back if I find something usefull
  10. woof

    woof New Member

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    Midi file converter

    Hi Vidar
    What you need is a program to convert MIDI File Format files between Types 0, 1
    Karakan will only work with Format 1 midis You can get a freeware program from http://www.borg.com/~jglatt/progs/software.htm
    under Midi file converter In order to use this program, you must first download and install the midifile Dll then download and install the Midi file converter

    Dont give up you'll love it
  11. boujibabe

    boujibabe New Member

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    I can't get it to work either how do you know which track contains the vocal melody :(
  12. boujibabe

    boujibabe New Member

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    This is the first one I made tell me if it is any good ! Pearl jam last kiss

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  13. woof

    woof New Member

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    Well Done I told you it was easy but after it says
    @Ttitle
    @tartist
    Type in, @TKar By Boujibabe
    and then every one will know you've done it
  14. lisey

    lisey New Member

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    check out www.dartpro.com they have a karaoke package which I use and its easy...try the trail
  15. midiprog2000

    midiprog2000 New Member

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    hi Vidar,

    If you have Cakewalk, you already have an excellent lyrics editor.
    1) Select the track with the lead voice as sync reference.
    2) Open the "Lyrics editor" in the "view"-menu.
    3) Copy and paste the lyrics in the text field of the lyrics editor.
    4) Split the words in syllables (put a "-" between the syll.)
    5) Your lyrics will be synchronized automatically !!
    6) Check if you need to add some "-" signs to have the sync. right

    And as you already know, no problem with Cakewalk opening format 1 or format 0 files. But, if you save your file as a format 0 file, the lyrics will not be attached to the lead voice track, as lyrics info does not have a midi channel (sync is still OK).

    Kind regards,
    Alain
    www.mididesign.be

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