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General Discussion / Re: Velocity might be the issue
Last post by SEBC -
It might help if you say how you do your conversions.
Do you use the Viewer or do you use a midi to mp3 converter?


Do you have any recommended sources for synth fonts?
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General Discussion / Re: Velocity might be the issue
Last post by GrahamH -
If I wanted to convert a NWC performance to mp3, I would normally play back the NWC performance and record it using Goldwave (but the freebie "Audacity" would work equally well).  Then I would save the Goldwave recording as an mp3 file.
One Christmas I did this with a bunch of carols.
I also exported the NWC performances as MIDI files for playback on a MIDI controller keyboard and gave them to a friend who converted them to mp3 format using a MIDI-to-mp3 conversion app.
His mp3's sounded significantly different from mine.  His sounded "stripped-down" to the extent that some of the parts were missing whereas my mp3's sounded just like the original NWC or MIDI performances.
It sounds to me like your conversion app is ignoring the dynamics.
GrahamH
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User Tools / Re: File Organization
Last post by Opagust -
Thanks for developing this tool. I'm going to try it out later today.
Hi SEBC,
I noticed you've been quite busy these days, but I wonder: have you already found time to try this tool?
I'm curious if it satisfies your needs.
Let me know if it can be improved.
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General Discussion / Re: Uninstall nwc 1
Last post by Flurmy -
You never stop learning: Katzenduett (Friedrich August Reissiger)  :o
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I don't know that program - but it's worth trying the NoteWorthy Viewer.

You can load in a soundfont  in the tools menu and then use "Playto"  from the file menu.

See if it is any better.

Rich
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General Discussion / Re: Velocity might be the issue
Last post by SEBC -
I use Solmire online conversion. I'd rather keep it in house, if anyone has suggestions on what to use.

https://solmire.com/
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It might help if you say how you do your conversions.
Do you use the Viewer or do you use a midi to mp3 converter?
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General Discussion / Velocity might be the issue
Last post by SEBC -
Hi

I've noticed that when I make mp3 conversions of my work, the accompaniment (piano) always sounds like it is being "pounded", despite the dynamic level I use. I would like to achieve a more musical effect. Is this possible? I am not sure what to look for in the forum; I don't mind checking out other discussions on the topic. Is it a velocity issue?
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General Discussion / Re: Uninstall nwc 1
Last post by Bart -
Yes, I guess it's that or a new computer but I'm not thrilled about that option.

Another option could be to resize the video files without changing the sound quality - if that is OK for you.

FFMPEG  is a very good (command line) tool with which this can be accomplished very easily.  This tools is used in the background of almost all current video applications.
http://ffmpeg.org  leads you (today) to https://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ where you can download the zipfile with the windows binaries and all the documentation.
After downloading, just extract the 3 files in the bin subfolder to a directory on your hard drive at your choice.

Usefull commands for resizing:
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<dir>/ffprobe -i <source file>                                  this shows the source file specifications (video and sound)
<dir>/ffplay  -i <source file> -vf scale=640:-1                 this plays the film while applying the video filter "scale" (needs width and height parameters)
<dir>/ffmpeg  -i <source file> -vf scale=640:-1 <output file>   this effectively creates a new "scaled" output file. 
With this tools you can also change the video format (avi, mov, mkv, flv, ... ) into another format. Just specify a different video extension for the output file and it is automatically converted.

Bart
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General Discussion / Re: Uninstall nwc 1
Last post by Lawrie Pardy -
Thanks for weighing in on this issue. I've come to realize that my new computer from two years ago, which was a gift from my spouse, actually has only a third of the space of my previous. Which I have now filled up. I'm a little shocked to be honest. I'll need to investigate an external drive.

And look for cat videos to delete ...

Thanks for your help!
Only 2 years old?  I think I'd install a new, bigger HDD.