Does anyone here happen to know how to convert a MIDI file into a WAV file?
You'll need to record the midi while it is playing using either the Sound Recorder that comes with Windows, or an external utility such as CoolEdit. The exact procedure depends on your system, but typically it goes something like this:
Open NWC (if recording an NWC file) or Media Player (if recording a straight .mid file), and load your file. Size the window so you can also open Sound Recorder or CoolEdit, etc. Go to the midi window (NWC or Media Player) and start the midi. Go to the recorder window and click record so you can set the recording level (using the mixer utility that came with your sound card). Stop playing once set, hit Record again (discarding the old recording) and start the midi playing.
You'll usually be given choices for sound quality; higher quality means larger files. The best quality is with 44,100 Hertz sampling rate, stereo.
With my soundcard I received Turtle Beach Audio Station 2.
With that it is possible to play the midi and record on the wav sections simultaneously.
I have found, however, that I lose volume which is annoying when I want to record onto CD.
To record midi into audio, certainly the suggestion given earlier is the way to do it... However, get yourself a copy of Powertracs by PG Music... It costs $29 dollars, easy to use, and you can record multiple tracks which you can mix in Powertracs and export as a stereo wav file... In addition to which, Powertracs has DSP (Digital Signal Processing) with which you can enhance the sound of your recordings... Nothing is going to do a better job for $29 than Powertracs..
I remember when I had my IBM PS/1 486 computer, the 8bit sound blaster card came with a DOS program called mid2wav.exe and wav2mid.exe and I was able to pass it a command line and it would convert the midi to a wav. I didn't have to play it and record at the same time or anything like that. The wav2mid.exe makes me wonder now though, I can't see how that can be done? I've lost the mid2wav.exe program so I can't really help anymore, but such software does exist.
I have heard that you can use a program called Yamaha Ystation to convert them into wavs. I dont know if this is true, where you can download it and I dont have it.
Ystation is the package Yamaha provides with its soundcards (e.g. the DB50XG that I have), which includes midi, CD and wave players, mixer, and recorder. It's dubious whether this would work with other soundcards.
To change the topic slightly, I wonder if there is any way to convert Midi into MP3. I think this would be more useful, and certainly more portable than a WAV file.
Convert mid to wav then wav to mp3 is the current state of the art according to the gurus of alt.music.midi
Now I've got back.
The site is:-
You can download an evaluation copy and register for $40US.
(to reply 7 & 8):
Then tell the gurus of alt.music.midi that VQF is much better than MP3 (better quality, smaller files). Go and visit http://www.vqf.net/software/soft.cgi to get an encoder and a player (or ask me via e-mail, but versions I have are 1.6 / 1.7 Mb).
For more details, check http://www.vqf.net/ or serach for 'vqf yamaha' on a search tool as http://www.savvysearch.com (my preferred one).
I recently downloaded a program called AUDIO COMPOSITOR which I believe can create a wav file from a midi offline.
Presumably this means without requiring playback.
Unfortunately the download was corrupted and I haven't got back to try again.
i need to know where i can found some 'sound font' (*.sf2)
to work with audio compositor,
All right: I have not read all those replies back there; but I'll tell you the Way I do it(it's very effective because I have a 486/66 and it worked perfectly when I had my old 386/18) first, you have to disconnect your microphone from the PC(so that you won't record any kind of noise), after that, you need to open two different applications:
1)Windows media Player(any version that supports MIDI should do it)
2)Windows Sound Recorder(ANY version should work)
After that, You have to open your MIDI in the media player(duh)
Then, you just record in the Sound recorder and, as fast as you can, you play the MIDI.
The next step is to enjoy your sound.
Easy, Is'nt it?
PD: In case you find any errors in the grammar or spelling of my sentences, please forgive me(I live in a no-english-talking-country!!!
Back in 94 or 95 on the net there once was a program called mid2wav, I had it archived for a while, I NO LONGER HAVE IT NOR DO I KNOW WHO MADE IT.
But all you did was open a mid and it exported to a wav.
You might want to look for it, but from the reply's listed
here looks like the program is no longer available.
Some poking around found several such programs. There's what appears to be a very nice shareware package called Audio Compositor, which will convert midi to sampled wav files (using any of several different sound font formats), or play them in real-time.
There's also a free one, available from (among other places) the Slovak Anti-Virus Centre (?!), filename timi95v3.exe... except I haven't figured out how to work it yet. (Something about a missing timidity.cfg file...) For the adventurous, the URL is:
I tried the method of using Sound Recorder and Media Player, and unfortunately it resulted in a big fat nothing. No sound was recorded into wave. I've seen a couple programs like Audio Compositor, too, and those all have the same problem: only a few "sound fonts." What we really need is a plug-in for WinAmp that converts midi to mp3 directly. This would be a major download popularity blitz for NullSoft.
I also tried the media player/sound recorder option, but found the loss of volume and quality unacceptible. Found a solution at midifarm.com that might work. They suggest using a jumper cable to connect your output jack (speakers) to your line in, making sure the line in as selected as the recording source.
Try looking at http://www.polyhedric.com/software/. They offer a program called WavMaker that is designed to convert midi files to wav files offline. I have not had the time to test it completely but I am looking for this capability.
Hey. I've been reading up on this topic as I have made some REALLY great fractal-generated midis and I want to put them on a CD to listen to them at work...only, that would have to obviously involve recording the midi sound into wav's, which I have undoubtedly been dubbed a curse to never be able to to that. The problem is simple...I cannot use anything that requires PRG files (all the shareware stuff), because I want to just record exactly what's on the midi, and not in slightly different instruments, ect. But anyways, I have tried and tried and tried for 3 days straight to get the media player/sound recorder deal to work, but to no avail. I am at my wits end...have had little sleep and just might uzi my workplace tomorrow. ;)
Ok, here's exactly what happens...With my voyetra audio station 2 midi player and sound recorder, the sound recorder records a loud annoying MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP sound whenever I record, whether or not the midi from the player is playing. Now, with the media player, it's different. No midi playing, no sound is recorded...but when the midi is playing on the media player, the sound recorder records a high-pitched ear-shattering MEEEEEEEEEEEEEP once again instead of the midi. I think this has something to do with midi channels or sound channels to and from my speakers or something to do with something along that line...but I have no clue as to what it might be. I have speakers that connect into the back of my 'puter (normal speakers). Is there something I have to change in control panels? If anyone knows how to help me and doesn't want to hear about a man's head exploding in the local newspaper, then please help!! :)
I have this page bookmarked or you can EMail me anytime at RLore18@hotmail.com. Any insight is greatly appreciated!
PS - I have soundblaster v64 or something like that for my audio card, if that's any help.
I had a v64 and never could use it for recording. Maybe the cards have problems?
Hey, good news! I called tech help and figured the problem...I have so many different programs for sound and music that I ended up having a whole bunch of drivers replace the original driver that came with my sound card...I downloaded the driver and my sound recorder now records through the microphone fine. At least I solved that problem.
Now...recording a midi through a microphone yields very crappy music if you know what I mean. I have read other parts of this forum as well, and have learned of 2 other ways to record "the perfect wav". The first involves recording through the stereo itself, which I have no clue how to do. The second I read about is buying a two-head jack (from radio-shack or so), and hooking up the output music port directly to the input from the microphone port. I have read that it produces great wav's...if anyone can confirm that, please do so. :)
-Ron (Is doing much better now)
On my sound card I don't even have to bother with cables and such. I simply play the midi, and adjust the recording level in the mixer applet while recording the wav file (Master and Line sliders).
Umm, after the entire point of the question I need to do the exact opposite: Convert a wav file into either a midi file or an mp3 file. Nothing has been done to this file before so don't start suggesting reversing the process for me. I need to do this cause I used a cd ripper which only rips things to wav format and now for a screensaver creater program I need them in midi format. Annoying eh?? please help me cause this is quite urgent.
wav to mp3 - no problem. Get an MP3 encoder (mp3.com is one place to start). wav to midi - not practical, or even possible (imo). See the several other threads on this subject.
thanks for the advice. I'm new to mp3 and i know little on the subject. I got an encoder called SCMPX from http://www.70.nu/ch3/index_e.html
There is actually little choice on mp3 for anything to do with mp3!!! You're better using a search engine like www.aj.com There is little choice there for the kind of music I listen to: Heavy stuff and grunge but not Nirvana. Proper grung like alice in chains and soundgarden. enough of that. I would still be interested to see if anyones found a way to convert wav to midi. Perhaps a little competition eh?
You may have to covert wav to some other format before then converting that format to midi.
anyway did you know this discussion has been going on for over a year now!!!!!
To Rich dude, WHY?!? Wav to midi, you gotta be kiddin, midi to wav ova hea everyone,
Ok...I got two cords, mono and stereo (one ring and two ring cords)...Recording midi to wav works, but only one side of the stereo info is recorded, using both cords. This is majorly annoying since half the insturments are tagged to only one side to create a nice surround-sound effect on stereo speakers. Therefore, I only record some of the insturmentals onto the wav. If anyone knows how to fix this, or any temporary or permanent solution, please post it here or EMail me at RLore18@hotmail.com!
I dont exactly get what you mean but I'll try and tell you an idea, It hasn't been tried so it may not work. Try first coverting your dodgy wav file to another commonly used format and see if that works in that format. It is also known but not that well that some recordings when put onto computer do not convert very well. Try it out but it may be that something is screwed on your computer!
No, I mean that when the midi is recording to the wav, only the left speaker's output is recorded. Any sound that is supposed to come out of the right speaker only is not recorded. I've tried using both a mono cable and a stereo cable to record the midi properly, but the wav recorder is still recording only one "side" of the midi. It's like when you hook up a speaker from a stereo system (one of two, say the left speaker) to your portable CD-player, only one side of the stereo output is played. For example, let's say piano is playing on the left speaker and flute is playing on both sides, and a banjo is playing on the right...the recorder will only record the piano and the flute (the flute at half-volume, since it is shared with the other speaker), and it won't record the banjo part. Any way around this?
To Fred: What are you complaining at? Wav2mid is no problem. Use a program which is called exactly by this name, distributed by
It works fine, at least for monophonic audio sound files. Only problem is that it is no shareware and it will expire after ten (10!) days. And no cracks to be found on the "standard cracking pages". (LOL, is there any help for this big problem???)
Another one I downloaded but which I haven't tested extensively yet is a program WIDI23IN.EXE
Complaining? Who me? No complaints here, and the so-called "wave to midi" programs may even be of limited use as another tool in our musical toolkits. But there is no program at this time which will "convert" an arbitrary wave-file to an exact copy midi, any more than there's a program that will transcribe a recording of a symphony onto a piano roll.
Fred: Please try out the links I suggested. Of course these programs don't produce "an exact copy", but they are useful in transcribing, as I said, monophonic files. The latter one from Russia (I tested it last night) even manages to handle more complex waveforms, but I am unable to state explicitly how "exact" the resulting midi-file is.
Problem "Solvered" .... Send me the Midi file, with a list of the "preffered" instruments to be used and the output format.
make it so............
You must use WINGROOVE bye bye cu l8r little davy
I too am looking for the quick mid to wav conversion (so I can enjoy my creations with Geiss / WinAmp. If someone knows an elegant solution (no patch cords please) how to force the audio through to the winamp player (at least the part which 2ndary audio is processed) it would be very much appreciated.
Wav to midi can only work to transcribe DISTINCT pitches to musical leger but no more (unless voodoo magic is involved).
Another note, it would also be more helpful if people would mention exactly what soundcard they have since some solutions seem to work for some but not others (ie. SoundRecorder and MediaPlayer = Mid to wav conversion -- but not for me).
You can do this in a few steps:
Download 2 files:
Then use winzip or pkzip to unpack the files.
(Dont have winzip? goto www.winzip.com and downloadthe shareware version.)
use the first file to convert your midi file to XM
use the second file to convert your XM file to wav
You now have a wav file
To answer Ron's question, it may be as simple as checking the wav recorder's settings to see if it is in mono or stereo. Typically mono recording mode defaults to the left channel. You SHOULD be able to record in stereo as long as your recorder is set to stereo. If not, try licking the contacts on your plug. Sounds gross, but it helps to make a better connection.
I have experienced my own difficulties in recording midi files into wavs. My old SB AWE32 did it without any problems. You can do it with an SB Live! card, but you have to manually set the record option to Midi. My current card is a Guillemot Maxi Sound Fortissimo, and all I can say is the Yamaha XG waveset blows EVERYTHING away! It is THE perfect wavetable, imho. However, there is no option to use midi as a recording source. That is my only gripe about the card. I don't know if it's a hardware issue, or a driver issue. I think that is the main problem trying to record midi to wav in most cases. It's also annoying that I have been unable to find any kind of software that can capture wav output from a sound card. THAT would solve the problem... Then again, may not be possible. Maybe a software playback emulator, set as the default wav out???
The solution I used was to connect the output on one computer's sound card into the input on another. Great IF you have two comps... It worked, and sounds great, but I could only record about 30 seconds because I need a better program than Sound Recorder <cackle>.
However, the output to input method MIGHT work on the same sound card, but BE CAREFUL that you don't feed back in any way, because you won't be able to hear it if it does unless you split the output into some headphones or something. Overloading a sound card is not my idea of fun. I recommend getting a 1/8" stereo Y adapter from radio shack for $3. That way you don't have to be constantly popping cables to see how the recording turns out.
Well here's a big <SQUAWK!!> of happiness! I just hooked up the way I said to - with the output split into my speakers, and to the line in. With system volume up all the way, midi volume up all the way, line in as the recording source, and line recording volume up all the way, it sounded IDENTICAL to the midi playback, INCLUDING the 3DWide effect! I am now totally content with my sound hardware! 8)
If you're like me, and like the midis from DOOM, or HERETIC, you need this sound card!!! It really does put the SB Live! X-Gamer to shame as far as midi is concerned. (I relegated mine to the backup computer...) Creative's GS set has the WORST percussion... Besides, the Fortissimo has four channels support, digital out/in optical port, A3D support, EAX support, DLS Direct music, and costs $50 as opposed to $100. Can't use soundfonts, but with the midi set, who needs to?
http://www.yamaha.co.uk/xg/download/syxg50/xg50us.zip to get a trial based software synth of the XG waveset. You really need to hear it if you like midi. Be sure you have a P233 or faster though! 4.5 mb download, so be patient.
Oh, as for my recording, I experienced NO feedback whatsoever. On note: BE SURE if you have a high end sound card that supports 4 speakers to set it to 2 speaker mode, and run your splitter out of the front channel, not the rear. Leave it hooked up that way. You can switch back to 4 speaker after you're done recording. Happy waving!
One man's meat is another man's poison - so the saying goes.
Fred Nachbaur and I have had this discussion over the relative merits of soundcards.
We agreed in the end that it depends on your use.
I have the SyXG50 soft synth as an alternative on my system and it cannot produce good brass and sax sounds, or at least anywhere near as good as the Chaos soundfont on my AWE32 and since my interest is big-band that's what I need.
I agree that the guitar, bass, drum and effects are superior on the XG - but these are less important to me.
Thanks for the http://www.yamaha.co.uk/xg/download/syxg50/xg50us.zip link. It plays piano WAY better on my system, which does not have a good sound card. The playback is a beat behind the highlighted notes, which I suppose is the price of software synth.
Blair - have you installed DirectX? This will greatly improve the latency problem in Yamaha SoftSynths. I'd recommend getting the latest version, DX7a, since it also includes DirectMusic. (And I too just love those Yami sounds. Mine are in firmware, but my wife runs SoftSynth also.)
My system has Direct X (Win 98, 333MHz, 64MB RAM), but I am not sure what version.
I wonder if there could be a staff property to set a delay so either playback time or note display could be adjusted?
I had a mid2wav only
who got a wav2mid that can be used in command lines?
None that other stuff works well at all, the programs mess up the sound of the music and the recording as it plays works a little but the best thing to do, and you can do it with any audio, is to get this program:
It will record the sound out of most any playback program without messing it up, because it reads the input to the soundcard ( or something like that ). Anyway check it out
I know the easiest way to do this, download Modplug Tracker which is freeware, it has an option to load midis and then when you load it you can save it as a wav or mp3, which is a good thing to me ;D
Do any of these magic midi-to-wav freeware solutions handle multiple midi devices (> 16 channels)? How do they generate their wav sounds? Are they programmable (i.e., do they support the equivalent of soundfonts) or do they have a fixed repertoire of sounds?
Well Thanks for all the good ideas. Why the hell wasnt some programming dude made millions off this. Give us an easy way!
Haven't had much luck with the magic freeware solutions, but there are at least two shareware programs that do work: Audio Compositor http://home.att.net/~audiocompositor/
and Awave http://www.fmjsoft.com/ . I personally think Audio Compositor is better for rendering midi to wave, since it supports several different soundfont formats (including the popular SF2). Awave on the other hand also includes wav editing facilities (but much more limited than CoolEdit. And s..l..o..w... at least the version I tried. I see there's a new version now.) Audio Compositor also allows real-time playing, using soundfonts and your wave device, but you'd better have a seriously fast computer for this to work properly.
you can recommend other programs for waves but none that notate music?
For notating music I'd recommend NoteWorthy Composer and an ear-training course.
For MIDI to WAV, try Timidity++ at
It is freeware and supports .pat and .sf2 soundfonts.
You may use MIDI Renderer,but I don't know where to download it
Please post here
Ok,,,all this fussin is unnecessary,,,go get this program called "Total Record" here's the link http://www.highcriteria.com/...it does fine if you set it up to record thru the midi softsynth on your computer,,I tried it ,,it works perfect,no difference from the actual midi file.No noise,,no difference..then get Audio catalyst 2.01 and turn that mug into an mp3...and start livin again...I'm is...he he he !!!
I want to convert a midi file to a wave file so that i could put it on a CD. I am not sure how...My sound card or maby my computer won't record and play simultaneously.
There are programs that will produce a .wav file from a MIDI file without involving the soundcard at all. I've tried Audio Compositor and am reasonably happy with it. See Fred Nachbaur's earlier message in this thread (about 5 messages up from yours) for more info.
I'd have to add my two cents worth to the discussion by echoing those others who have recommended and are using Audio Compositor. For my money, there is nothing else on the market that will do the job with the ease that Audio Compositor does, especially if your into creating and editing soundfonts.
I did a project about a year ago of original songs for a CD where the instrumentation was all composed on NoteWorthy Composer. I used NoteWorthy to export each song as a MIDI file and then converted the tracks in each MIDI separately to individual WAVs using Audio Compositor and a soundfont of the instrumentation that I needed that I put together. Audio Compositor allowed me to create and edit the soundfont I used and the whole project really was very easy and done rather quickly. I then used Cool Edit Pro to lay down the vocal tracks and to enhance and blend all of the WAVs into a single file for each song, suitable for burining to a CD.
I'd have to say my work would have been much harder had it not been for Audio Compositor and the great capabilities of NoteWorthy Composer.
came across this page searching for "mid2wav" Many thanks to Phoenix as I`ve just been wrestling with recording midi with the fortissimo.I even tried that virtual audio cable (like a wav version of Hubi`s loop) to no avail. You seem to have covered all the bases saving me a load of grief trying to do the imposible with it.Weird ,never had a card that couldn`t do it internally before .The splitter solution is a bit of a pain though when you want to use the line in for other stuff, ie tape decks or mixers.
Sure XG is a little weak on the brasses and some other stuff but its so flexible it more than makes up for it. If you don`t like a sound change it. For an easy solution grab a copy of XG Edit from yamaha.co.uk Its a save disabled demo but it does some really cool stuff (essential really) and its not even expensive if you want the unrestricted version
PS Phoenix new Fortissimo drivers out 22/02/2000 at the Guillemot site just in case you missed them
Well, I've been reading the forum, now to put my own 2 cents in. I recently did an accompaniament CD using midi with piano tracks. I converted the midi into wav by just playing the midi (using an old program called orchestrator - a voyetra thing) and creative's WaveStudio (as the wav recorder). The thing that is important to do is to go into the sound recording properties of Windows (right-click that little yellow speaker and look around there) and pick as your recording source "Midi." If that's not possible, try "What-u-hear" or "monitor" if those are available. If you happen to have a fancy sound card (like my Sound Blaster LIVE!) then it's very easily done using Creative's "Audio HQ". Anyway, I'm very much looking forward to trying this Audio Compositor, being as doing it the play/record way is VERY time consumng. If anyone has any comments/suggestions, you can email me at email@example.com
This is for "crap" who wanted a notetation program. The very best program for the serious composer is Personal Composer. It has the ability to do an entire orchestra score, or just a plain one line piece of music. Ir is very easy to use. I am a composer and a teacher and I have written my own piano course using this program. The web
site is www.pcomposer.com. You can download a demo to check it out. Believe me, you won't be sorry.
Er.. actually, I did download it, and I /was/ sorry...
I have just made a CD that plays a recording from MIDI. Yes Midi to CD. Via Wav.......thats midi to wave to mp3 to cd. Need lots of tweaking but its great. Just imagine turning all those midi files into a format that you can play on your home cd player or car cd player. Convert the midi to a good notation software and you have the sheet music to.
I don't think anyone disputes this. I've written CD's from MIDI myself.
I wonder, though, that you found it necessary to convert to mp3 before writing your CD. Most CD writing software I've heard of will write directly from wav files. I'm under the impression, too, that converting from wav to mp3 format causes some loss of sound fidelity, which doesn't seem desirable.
If you need a simple WAV to MP3 converter try:-
Right Click MP3
Adjustable Bit Rate from Midi quality right up.
To convert a wav file all you have to do is right click it and a minute or so later you have an mp3.
I have read many of the above replys, and actually Sound Blaster Live! now has the capability of using wave files through its midi port.
Hi All! Getting back to this thread just a little, may I add my support to AUDIO COMPOSITOR by Scott Mitchell. Version 4 has just been released and it's fantastic.
For soundfonts, go to www.personalcopy.com and download UNISON.ZIP - it's huge and it'll take hours, but you won't be disappointed!
AUDIO COMPOSITOR available from
Well, all of this info is really great for you PC folks. Can anyone tell me how to do this midi to wav conversion on a Mac? Thanks.
you can download a freeware midi to wav converter at
To Sidney Neeb(and anyone else with an idea)...I have the Sound Blaster Live! Platinum edition, a digital piano(with midi capabilities, of course), and an old Roland Sound Canvas...now, the quality of the Sound Canvas' piano is magnificent, and I've made one CD using the RCA's from the SC to the line-in on my computer...terrible quality being analog and all...Sidney earlier said you can go straight to WAV through the midi cables on SB Live...can anyone confirm and if so how? That is the only way to get digital quality through lines that I know of...I have recorded Midi in, but I can't figure out how to loop it back through the Sound Canvas all MIDI so I can keep the digital quality...can anyone help? I'm not interested in full orchestral effects or anything, I just want my piano synthesis to sound like a real grand piano...thank you...
Wingroove will convert midi to wav. The output is great but you're restricted to wingroove's sound set (which are pretty good anyway)
But...I've got a cracked version of wingroove and it will only convert files that are shorter than 30 seconds...will actually registering help?
I'm too cheap to pay for the registered version of any of these programs, and nothing free has worked. Does midi2wav.exe yield good waves? And if so, on what ftp search engine could I find it? I've looked on all the ftpsearches I could find and I couldn't find it.
To make timidy work, you have to download some files from
I also needed to convert midis to wavs for a project I needed to do. This page really helped me alot. I downloaded the Mod Plug Tracker at http://www.modplug.com/index.shtml
It seems to work pretty good for me.
I have tried to put a jack cable from my output channel to input. When i am recording from the windows media player, and makes the quality to 127 i cant hear it. It can not record in this quality. when I tried to record in goldwave. whith 44.100 htz. it was still at very sad quality
( I have a ISIS 4 input 8 output)
I recently got a CD Writer and I can only use WAV files to put on CD. And I have so many MIDI files. And I have to convert them to WAV, but I have no idea how to do it. Audio Compositor does not work. Nothing I've tried works. Is there anyone out there that can help me with this problem? How can I convert my MIDI files to WAV files?
Audio Compositor is certainly capable of converting MIDI to WAV. Here's how:
- Start Audio Compositor.
- From the File Menu, select "Open MIDI file" and open the file you're trying to convert.
- In the window representing your open MIDI file, go to the "Instrument/MIDI input" tab and specify an Instrument file. (SoundBlaster .sf2 files work here. If you don't have any available, you can find any number of free ones on the Web. A good place to start is http://thesoundsite.ismi.net/ )
- Then go to the "Audio output" tab, check "To file" and specify an output file name. For CD quality sound select a "Sample Rate" of 44100 and a "Word size" of 16 bits.
At this point you can create a WAV file simply by checking on the "start rendering" button (upper left in the MIDI file window).
24 fred nachbaur
i found the best program to convert midi into wav and ITS 100% FREE!!!! it is amazing..perfect quality..If you want it feel free to email me...when you install it make sure that the targer destination is different than the source directory.
I tried converting my Prelude (available from the Scr. or my site: http://firstname.lastname@example.org) (http://email@example.com)) via Audio Compositor and used SB Live's standard instrument set but it changed my tubular bells so that I couldn't identify them. Trying different instrument files did not work. Does anybody have a solution?
Execuse me please! My site address should be as follows:
Well, I got a AWE64 Value and playing midi with MediaPlayer and recorded with CoolEdit or something doesn't work, as there are some small pauses in between and it hisses...which is not good as I program the drums for by solo-projekt...then Midi is created and now I need some prog. that can convert midi to wav.
I tried some progs but all of them are shareware...Wingroov did the job...here the problem is:
when playing the file, you can select the instruments...but when saving as wav, the defaults are used and the drums sound crappy..any ideas?
Where can I get a free converter that uses my actual midi device? (W-synth/midi on my Awe64) ?
Yeah!!! Now I got a cool prog, Audiocompositor and it works :)))
Hint when using CoolEdit:
In Options --> Settings, System tab: reduce total buffer size from default. I set it at 1 second using 8 buffers, Wave cache 2048K, peaks cache 256. This eliminated the occasional stutter I was getting, even using a fast computer (K6-II/500).
Does anyone know HOW to use SF2-files? (sound-fonts)
I can select the SF2 with which the prog converts midi to wav, therefore I'd need good drums and bass...any suggestions?
(on the Audio Compositor HP, there are links but the sound wasn't too good...and e.g. Korg55 had only 6 drum sounds and not the whole range I would need)...
I have two questions about this thread.
1) Is there an extra bonus for a thread that reaches more than 100 replies ? (this one will probably do)
2) Did Alex Fefer who initiated the thread receive a warning message in his/her mailbox for each of the 85 replies (+ 1 for mine) ?
Answer to #2: No, becuase this thread is no longer in the active listing (but he might have received the first 20 or so).
See msg #1517
I think you are trying to link to https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=1298
how do you convert an MP3 file to an audio file for play on car stereos
Sitting here reading all the replies, I notice only one person tried Goldwave. I've used Goldwave for everything including this problem. With the latest incarnation of this program, you have the option to specify recording from Midi. Essentially, it's recording from Media Player without cables. No microphones necessary either.
Just be sure to up the midi recording volume to max and Windows Midi playback to max with everything else leveled. If that's still not loud enough, you may have to double the volume, but at this record rate, that's not a problem. For myself, the quality came out just fine with settings at 96000 and stereo using a Sound Blaster Live Value.
Well, I didn't know if this was saying before but I can say how I did it.
First you set up the sound recorder of windows or (in my case) the wave recorder of Sounblaster. (I've setted on cd cuality.) Be sure you are recoring from the sound card, not line in. (as I remenber) press record and then press play on the noteworthy.
It works for me, even I've record it on CD. =)
God, all this for one question!
I too was interested in this but a new question is how to convert mp3 to wav. to burn some cd's. :()help
i think i have sound blaster 1080 ??
OK, for what it is worth. I use a program called AC to convert midi to wav......then i use Shuttle to convert MP3 or wav or wma back and forth...... easy way to convert mp3 to wav is program called Decode. Now with these 3 programs i can convert mp3,mwa,wav,midi back and forth.
Then i use Sound Forge/CD arch to do any other changing, like fade in/out and such.
I have SoundBlaster MP3+, but I don't have a good application to convert long MIDIs (4 minutes +, 14 channels) to WAV format. I need to put the MIDIs in a CD that I'm trying to burn. Would anybody be so kind to either tell me where to get software to do it or just send the software to me over e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My twin brother does some song writing in Midi file, and since he hasn't yet been able to gather enough friends together to record them, he wants to record the midi files into *.wav files. I have this to say on the subject:
he tried the speaker-out to mic-in with loss of quality.
I tried the the midi-player to sound-recorder on my computer and it worked. On all the other computers, it didn't work. I tried running the program from mine over the network, it didn't work. Since my mom's work computer has a *great* sound card with some a good midi sequencer (is that what its called?) we wanted to do it on that computer, but to nno avail. I came to this conclusion: it depends on the sound card, since I know the sound card is closely linked to what type of things you can do with midi files (one midi file will even sound different with different sound cards).
p.s. for any writers out there, i have a great website (for you readers, too):
for all those who like riddles, stories, jokes, and games, i have a page for you, too:
DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO CONVERT A .ZIP FILE TO A .WAV FILE??
please e-mail me.....
go to http://www.winzip.com, get winzip and open the zip file with that
Yes you can get there from here! I wanted to use a MIDI file for background sound for my Flash page but Flash wanted a WAV file.
I launched Creative Play Center that came with my Sound Blaster Live (it plays 20 or so file types including MIDI) and loaded the MIDI file.
I then launched Creative Wave Studio It also came with the sound card. It records anything that goes through the sound card and writes a temporary file for you to edit.
I then selected "Record" on the Wave Studio and "Play" on the Play Center.
When the song was complete I selected "Stop" on the Wave Studio. I then selected SaveAs a WAV file with PCM compression (which were the defaults).
Piece of cake right? Well the original MIDI file was 25K in size. The WAV file with PCM compression was over 20 MEG! Rather large for a WEB page.
I tried other compressions and got the following smaller file sizes but they would not load into Flash:
WAV MPEG Layer3 was 837K
WAV MS ADPCM was 5.3 MEG
WAV IMA ADPCM was 5.3 MEG
WAV CCIT u-Law was 10.6 MEG
WAV CCIT A-Law was 10.6 MEG
The two last compression techniques failed:
Windows Media Audio V1 & V2
I wanted to make my own CD mix of a bunch of midis I've collected, and therefore needed to convert them to WAVs while keeping the same stereo sound, quality, and instruments that I was getting already. After trying all the methods everyone suggested, I found that, by far the easiest and most effective method was using Goldwave in combination with Windows Media player. Since Goldwave recorded directly from the MIDI port, sound quality was absolutely perfect, and the stereo was kept intact. I wouldn't waste time with all the other methods.
why does everyone use cds? i mean to make cds from wavs and midi`s, mp3s?
I use an MD (minidisc) deck and a two portable players/recorders..the quality is superb, and correcting a mistake takes a second..not 10 mins..especially if you use once only cds... and the mds are cheap too..
and you can hook up your soundcard to a digital output anyway...so i threw my cd player away! (well i kept it for playing the odd cd)
im having the same problem as most, trying to find a good midi to wave/mp3 converter..any ideas?
I used wavemaker and i wasnt impressed with it at all..
I have many MIDIs that I too wish to convert to WAVS, problem is that the processes already mentioned require this do be done one file at a time and this would take forever for me to do. Is there a program that allows u to convert many midis to wavs at once, instead of individually?
I believe that WinAmp can do this by setting up a playlist, and using the CDwriter plugin. Haven't tried it myself, but should work in principle...
It does not work!
Ok I wanna put a song on my webpage to play while you browse and I know you need to put in .midi format so it will be compact. My first question, I've never heard a .midi file with words. Can they have lyrics? 2nd I know how to convert MP3 to .wav but how do you go from .wav to .midi? See my problem is I have this mp3 I want to play on the page but it would take to long to download and if i make it .wav it'd take even longer. Plus mp3z won't even play on webpages I don't think. But, what about these flash players that play music, will it work then? I dunno, but preferably someone with some HTML and music file knowledge hit me back
Ok, I've read many messages from this forum, but I think there isn't any real solution for mid -> wav conversion. The line out to mic (or line out to line in) connection works, but, at least here, there is a little but decisive loss of quality (mostly in the treble). I'm wondering if there's a program that converts from mid to wav using the Yamaha SYXG100 synthetizer or, at least, a way to record the MIDI without losing quality.
P.S.: Hey, my music will be presented in an auditorium, please help me =)
- When using a full duplex sound card, there is no reason to configure an external connection from output to input. Full duplex cards can record what they play internally.
- It is generally a bad idea to connect any line output (line level) to the MIC input on a sound card. The MIC input is specifically designed for MIC levels.
See https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=1216, https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=1142, https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=1254, and https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=1269 for other discussions on this topic.
Well, I finally "converted" my MIDI file to WAV, without loss of quality. These are the steps:
1. Double-click on the speaker (on the task bar)
2. Click on Option -> Properties, select Recording (OK)
3. Then select "Digital Mixer" (and set the volume)
(Without this 3rd step, the thing doesn't work here)
Then I record the WAV file with any program (like windows sound recorder), while playing the MIDI file. No connections, no mic, no line in.
Remarks: don't connect the mic nor the line in. Don't forget to choose the 44.100 KHz recording quality.
That's the way it worked here, I hope it can work with other people.
Thanks to everybody who posted messages here, specially NoteWorthy Online.
I know how to make mp3s into wav 2. If you want to know how plz ask the people at winamp.com. It's 2 long for me 2 go through it (lazy). But if anyone knows a program that will trun my wavs into midi that is freeware....maybe i dont have to be so lazy.....
check this program out. I did not try it yet but it looks good.
I need a free way to convert .MP3 to .WAV!!
PLZ! ask the people at winamp.com. they WILL tell you. If not I will, only if someone can tell me how to get wav to minds. Thats what I will give in return.
I assume you mean wav to midi. Check out https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=1295 for some links to other discussions on this forum (and this one).
Rodrigo Rocha (reply 112) has the right idea. I'm not interested in high-fidelity sound, just an easy way to convert Midi to Wav. I used his suggestion and it worked (I converted the Looneyto.mid file to a wav for my windows start-up sound) One suggestion to help the transition:
After launching the sounder recorder and media player,
activate the media player window by clicking on the 'stop' button,
hover your pointer above the 'record' button on the recorder (don't push the button yet)
press 'alt' 'p' 'p' to start the player
quickly click the mouse button to start recording
This method prevents the delay you will have when trying to click from the play button to the record button. My PC delayed for a split second after pressing play, and that really makes it hard to hit the record button quickly. GOOD LUCK!
The "classic" way to convert MP3 to WAV is using Winamp. Start Winamp, press Ctrl+P (Preferences), then choose Plug-ins -> Output. Click on Nullsoft Disk Writer plug-in then click in Configure to choose the folder where the WAV file will be created. The name of the WAV file will be the same of the name of the MP3 file. Then just play the song you want to convert and Winamp will convert it to WAV. It works with other file formats supported by Winamp, like IT, XM, MOD, etc.
After converting, don't forget to choose the Nullsoft waveOut plug-in (or the Nullsoft DirectSound plug-in) again in the Preferences window, so your Winamp will play the songs in place of converting them.
Sure, there are programs that do this conversion in an easier way, but for those who don't have this kind of program, this should work.
I really have figured out how to convert midis to wavs!!! THIS IS NO JOKE!!! IF YOU WANT IT REALLY BAD, THEN GO TO THIS WEBSITE:
Actually, that's an ftp address for an obsolete version of Audio Compositor, not a website. Here's the actual website, where you can get the current version:
This is the location of the file wav2mid.exe
Hmm. In addition to a horrific memory leak, this program seems to have trouble dealing with relatively simple WAV files. All I get from it is a mismash of seemingly random pitches.
Try downloading Modplug Tracker from Modplug.com. You can open up your midi file and then click file and save as wave. It's great and it works properly!!
go to windows media player and open the midi. then go to save as. save in all files type and enter the name with .mp3 or wav to convert it you dont even need a converter program
go to windows media player and open the midi. then go to save as. save in all files type and enter the name with .mp3 or wav to convert it you dont even need a converter program
Lest anyone falsely gets their hopes up -- all this accomplishes is saving a midi file with the wrong extension (mp3, wav etc.) It does /not/ convert the file. Media Player will re-open and play the renamed file, but only because it recognises it as a midi file with a wrong extension.
midi to wav is ussual, but anyone know how to convert
WAV to MIDI?
Or Even MP3 to midi for background sounds on a webpage?
all you music lover.
Check out the cdc-mp3 car player from Aiwa ($260-300 US).
Now you can have all your favourite music in mp3 format and play them in your car. No need to convert them to wav anymore.
well i read some of this stuff but not all of it.... my question has nothing to do with the midi to wav file but instead i was wondering how to convert a mp3 to a wav....anyone can tell me?
>>i was wondering how to convert a mp3 to a wav....anyone can tell me?
Check out reply 119 above.
To answer your question Grant, you can use Winamp for a conversion from mp3 to WAV.
Simply start up winamp, press ctrl+P (preferences), then you'll see a list of options.
select OUTPUT, select the "diskwriter plugin", choose a directory to save your files and you're done, every mp3 you will select will be converted to WAV.
Don't forget to switch off the repeat button or your harddisk will be full in a very short time. :)
If you want to play mp3's again, then select the "waveout" plugin on the top and everything will be back to normal.
Have fun :)
And about the other topic, if you try to record midi to wav with your basic windows players (midi player and sound recorder) then your soundcard will have to support it, it won't work with every soundcard.
I'm still searching for an easy way to do it for the 2nd one of 2 soundcards, my SBlive is no problem, mut the vortex II I have has a complete different wavetable and a bigger SF support too, but every attempt to convert midi to wav with that card was a failure.
If someone could help me with that, that would be great.
i read it all...
here's the DL
If you want to convert a midi to wav... i say, like many others here, go with Audio Compositor.
It's simple, it's fast... and there are MANY advantages...
1.It fully supports soundfonts (SF2), and unlike many other programs that claim to use SF2, it is as easy as clicking on the soundfont you want to use... (provided you know where you have stored them... hey, don't laugh... i lost a few...)
2.It converts the MIDI files as they are, with no gaps at the beginning, which is useful for sychronizing an external device (i.e. a drum machine) if you happen to have any multitrack recording software... for this, I like N-Track studio...
this is also very easy to do... all you do is set the MIDI sync clock in the -VIEW- menu, and in the -PREFERENCES- menu, set it to sync with THE ORIGINAL MIDI FILE... not the converted wave file... You will also have to plug the audio of the device into the computer (duh). Then configure the device for midi sync instead of internal sync. Hit record on N-Track Studio, and go...
There are simpler ways to do all of this, but I have not found another way to do it with Sound Fonts... and that is a major point with me, and anyone who hates the boring sound of General Midi instruments, or anyone who can't afford an expensive and complicated sampler.
For converting MIDI to MP3, this can be done with N-Track as well, you'll need to make a wav file (this can also be done with N-Track if you don't want Sound Fonts), then choose to mix down the file and it will ask you if you want to make an MP3...
Also Sound Forge by Sonic Foundries can make an MP3 from a wav file...
I hope some of this will help someone.
For converting MIDI to WAV or mp3, I have found the easiest way to do so. All you have to do is download the modplug tracker. It does it all for you. Just go to www.modplug.com and download it right from the website. I found that when I tried downloading it from the locations list, choose the one from modplug themselves, it starts right away.
Once you download it, just go to the files and choose the MIDI file you want to convert by opening it and choose either to convert it to wav or mp3. It does it all for you, with both options. IT'S GREAT!!!!!!!
thanks for midi into a wav
Responding to the below:
Thanks for whoever figured this out in the first place this program rocks!! You don't even have to install it and the MP3s sound great! Plus, a 3 minute MIDI converted to MP3 was still only about 1.3 MB!!
<i>Reply 138 offered by: Kristy on 11-Sep-2000
For converting MIDI to WAV or mp3, I have found the easiest way to do so. All you have to do is download the modplug tracker. It does it all for you. Just go to www.modplug.com and download it right from the website. I found that when I tried downloading it from the locations list, choose the one from modplug themselves, it starts right away.
Once you download it, just go to the files and choose the MIDI file you want to convert by opening it and choose either to convert it to wav or mp3. It does it all for you, with both options. IT'S GREAT!!!!!!!</i>
If you want to burn a song on a cd for your use what type of file does it need to be. Do you need to convert MP3 in WAV or is is the other way around. Basically which type of flie should be burned on a CD for your listening pleasure.
wav. 44.1 kHz. Stereo. 16-bit.
So, do mp3's play on cd's in a regular cd player or does it have to be wav files in order to download songs and put then on a cd. Basically I'm asking, say you go to napster what do you have to do in order to burn songs on your cd so you can listen to it besides from you computer. Please help!!
If you save the mp3 directly to a CD-R or CD-RW as an mp3 file, you'll be able to play them... but only from your computer. Just like any other computer data; save a .doc file, you can open it with Word, save a midi file you can open it with mplayer, etc. If you want to play them on a home or car (i.e. audio) CD player, you have to convert them to wav, then use the /audio/ function of your burner to create the audio CD.
Some burners may by now support direct audio recording from mp3, but all the ones I've seen and used require the raw data in the form of a wav file.
Go here to get an easy to use program to turn midi to wav
has any one go the software to convert midi's to wave's
... and the circle is complete. :)
Good observation, Fred! In general, I notice that some topics keep reappearing from time to time, presumably because new users (or those evaluating the software) need to know it, and would be reluctant to hunt though archival information to find it. I am not referring to very specific items (such as, which keyboard commands do such-and-such) but generalities.
I suggest that at the entrance page to the forum, Noteworthy should put a number of big-print buttons with answers to common questions. Or, the reader could be directed to where the answer is to be found. Some of the questions might refer to questions arising outside the scope of NWC itself, such as how to create a PDF file, or how to convert MIDI to WAV, or how to place a NWC file into MS Word.
This would be to the advantage of NWC. When I evaluate software, I rarely take the time to learn in detail how it is used. I need quick answers regarding whether or not it will do some specific things, and often that involves interacting with other applications.
to Kristy (Reply 138)
I've d/l mudplog tracker but I can't seem to find a way to use it to play my midi file! I went to 'File' and opened my midi, but it doesn't work!
I just open midi file in win media player and click save as and change the name to "name.wav" Can someone tell me if this is wrong for some reason. It seems to work for me, with a lot less effort from some of the responces I've read here.
When you do this all you've done is change the file extension. You haven't changed the nature or contents of the file itself. Media player is perfectly happy to open and play the renamed file because it recognizes that its contents are in MIDI format regardless of the file name. Other applications that want files containing WAV data will not be so accommodating. For example, try feeding your renamed "name.wav" file to a program that burns music CD's. I doubt you'll get very far.
What you need is a program that will convert MIDI instructions into a WAV data stream. This involves a lot more than just changing the filename, and that's what this thread has been about.
I downloaded the current version of Audio Compositor, and it does not work correctly with the soundcard/soundfont that I am using. I am using a SB Live! value with it's generic 8mb .sf2 soundfont. The problem, according to AC's own help file, is this: AC will not use some of the sound channels that the midi file is asking for from the soundfont. Where there should be violins, I hear nothing. The help file also goes on to say that it has no way of accessing ROM sound samples that are stored directly on the soundcard, itself. It does warn you if any ROM samples are present in the soundfont you try to select, however. This is not the problem I am faced with in using that 8mb soundfont. By the sheer number of posts on this message string saying how great AC is working for them, my case must be unique. I did get what I needed from this whole msg string, though. Somewhere in the middle of it all, someone mentioned using the AudioHQ software that came with the soundcard installation. I'll just go ahead and give that a shot. =)
I want that you guys know, that the Windows Audio Format (.wma) files are much better and much smaller than MP3 and even VQF.
You can download the Windows Media Converter at http://www.microsoft.com
Could someone please tell me how to convert mp3's into waves so that I can burn music onto a cd; is there a particular type of software needed to do this besides Adaptec?
If you have Windows 98 or later (NOT 95) it seems that Version 7 of the Windows Media player (free download from Microsoft) will do something like that. I say "it seems like" because I haven't tried it. Version 7 has features that automatically connect you to the Internet (which is why it needs 98 or later) and may not be the best solution.
u can convert mp3's to wav with winamp
select output to: disk writer
or with nero burning rom u can burn directly mp3's
to audio cd without converting
I just found a program called "WAVmaker". It says it renderes MIDI-files to WAV-files - in CD-quality.
I downloaded it here
modplug tracker does work for neerly all conversions you need; mp3,wav,mid etc.
Midi to Wav - Modplug Tracker - its free, it worked, sorted. Thanks to Zenith (Reply 46 above) for the lead. This is the only board that I found dealing with what I mistakenly assumed would be a pretty standard conversion. Modplug was a fast download at about 640k - and as a relative novice at these things I had no trouble working out what to do - wish I knew what the rest of it did 8-)
Download "Right-Click MP3" at this address:-
(and you'll never need to come back here again)!
Im glad every one is helping each other out.i read all of th questions and answers and now i have different ways of trying to get this to work.I dont think any one wants to plug jacks to there computer going out and back in.all though i wish WINAP had a WORKING midi to wave plug in.
Hi everyone. I just want to say thank you to each and every person who has posted a reply on the nasty little midi to wav issue! :) THANK YOU ALL!!! I was doing it the old way with the Media Player and Sound Recorder, as some suggested, but with my longer compositions, this got VERY tedious. I'm now in the process of downloading several of the things suggested here, and I will let you know how it goes!
Hi to all !
I have already recorded a lot of my own tracks with method;
when the midi file was playing I was start to record with sound editor (like Sound Forge or you can try whatever you want, sound recorder or similar), that i was doing a long time, then one guy said to me ,that i should try to record with other method.So i have tried and I see a lot of differences.It's more clean sound and really cd-quality.
But this kind of method which I know is more for Cubase users.
First go to Control Panel, then Multimedia Settings.
Click Midi options and set your own settings for each channel.I have 2 midi outports(example - channel 1 - Roland out, channel 2, soundblaster out, channel 3 - roland out and so on....).When you have all 16 channel selected for midi outputs, you can save settings.
Then go to Cubase and you must specify for all channels , also right outputs, like you did in Multimedia settings, then go to File directory and "Audio export", you'll get Mixdown channel and with this channel you can record in realtime directly to wav file, results are extremly good :)
I hope that you'll understand, sorry for mine , not so good English :))
bye, any questions e-mail me: email@example.com
Anyone know of a way to convert wma's to mp3's. I have a cd copied using Windows Media Player 7 in wma format but i can't get it to burn to a cd. Anyone suggestions?
Just a little helpful hint for those of you who inquire about WAV to MP3, and vice versa: download MusicMatch. It's free at musicmatch.com, and it can switch between WAV, MP3, and WMA. It is fast, effective, and if you love Napster as much as I do, it takes all of those MP3's, and gets them ready for your CD burner.
Hope this was useful.
Wingroove! Awesome. Registration $20.00. Free demo which is limited to 30 seconds of wav output. Extremely easy to use...load up the midi, click "file", click "create wavefile", give it a name and you're done.
Interesting. The question mark is a part of the url. Hope that works for you. If not, do a search-engine search for wingroove.
Click on the little "speaker" icon in the taskbar.
Go to "options", "properties" and click the "Recording" radio button. Click "OK" and play the MIDI file and record with the vanilla Windows Sound Recorder (making certain to maximize the sound quality). I have done it...it works great.
Great inexpensive easy tip!! I just have one question: when I try to record something, it only records up to almost 6 seconds. What should I do to have it record the whole song?
How long it records depends on your available RAM. This is why for most work it is necessary to use a recorder program that writes directly to disk.
How do you go from mp3 to midi? I am trying to get notation for a song that I have from an mp3 file over the email. I have downloaded midtab, midnotate, and digital-something. None seem to have an easy way to get my file to be midi-fied into sheet music.
You'll find that opinions differ, but apparently it's not really possible to find a program that will do this except perhaps for the very simplest files (e.g., those with a single-line melody and no harmony or other distractions). For a discussion of this you might visit https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=1295 on this forum. (It also comes up several times earlier on this very page.)
On the other hand, here's a perfect chance to practice your ear training. Get NWC and use it to transcribe what you hear in your mp3 file.
does anyone know of a mac prgm that converts midi to wave!!?
just making this message to continue this almost 2 year
To Steve Johnson in reply to reply #70...The SBLive card uses creative audioHQ. Open audioHQ and open the mixer. Select the recording source as "midi". Open the keyboard program, then open any sound recording program. Start recording, go back to the keyboard, and play.
I think, as NWC grows up, midi -as a file format- becomes useless.
I'm not sure what Ertrugal means by MIDI "as a file format." Compared to .... what? I make use of MIDI output so that I can play my NWC compositions through software that over-rides the crappy sound card on my laptop (I can't change it or install sound fonts). Also, I use MIDI to import files in foreign format into NWC. Since I work with simple music (hymns, etc.) I usually have no problem with the composition.
Of course, a universal music publishing format (something like the way PDF works for word processing) might be nice, but this is not within the realm of a single supplier. Those of you who work with PDF also know that even with the complete Acrobat and/or Ghostscript products, PDF files are in general not editable.
I, too, have been looking for an easy way to convert a few MIDI's to WAV to burn to disk. I took the advice of several replies and tried the ModPlug Tracker. The sound was great but in one of the songs a bell that you hear in the MIDI was missing. Has anyone tried or had any luck with Polyhedrics MIDInight Express G22Sound Library or the Mellosoftron, also from Polyhedric?
[addt. to reply#178]
Firstly, I beg pardons for being unclear. What I've tried to express is the outstanding developments in NWC especially from 1.55's to 1.70 and now those plug-ins.
As a file format and document, a nwc file is much more advantageous than a mid. First of all, it's smaller. (NWC is about %50 of its consequent MID) Second, it includes the music and the score together and now, after the WinAmp plug-in especially, it's as transportable as midi.
I'm completely in agreement with Robert regarding midi as a port, a sound device. Of course we need midi output to play nwc and nwc probably wouldn't exist without midi indeed. But what I mention is; nwc files are becoming much more useful in employing midi capabilities than midi files themselves.
Today, many platforms such as CSound get midi input. I think, midi will soon be just a "bridge" to pass nwc to those platforms -at least for me. Because I noticed that I have if not completely left, reasonably decreased using post-processing programs as NWC has achieved the recent developments.
Although there are still serious gaps to be filled I thank NW staff for the great effort and good quality work.
To convert midi into wav - use audio compositor 4.1 -- it converts the file within seconds.
Does anybody know where I can download the beneath file from..
8RealGs20.SF2m (instrument file used with this siftware to carry out the conversion)
Pls e-mail me and if u help me locate this file - I will give u the serial details for Audio compositor!
As far as I saw you all already presented some usefull ways to convert MIDI to Wave.
I have got one more question:
Winamp is able to covert MP3 to Wave with the Diwk Writer. i think it would be the best and easiest if there was a plugin to convert MIDI to Wave. Is there such a one?
And one more question:
I read most of these replies and now I am a litttle confused, can anyone tell whch is the best tool/way to conert MIDI to Wave???
Thanke a lot!
Thanks for all the help on converting MIDI files to WAV or MP3. I tried several applications and techniques mentioned in the thread but didn't find anything that didn't cost a bundle or work very well. Finally, I came up with a fix that will probably work for most everyone else. Bring the MIDI file up in Windows Media Player and make sure the volume settings aren't too lound. After doing this, unhook the speaker cable going into the speakers and plug it into the mic jack on the computer. Hit the play button on Windows Media at the same time you start recording from the Windows sound recorder application. Works great!!!! Don't forget to save the file.
Now when you convert these midis to wavs using these programs, does it use the driver you currently are using on your computer? For example if you have the yamaha syxg softsynth drivers and player loaded on your computer, do these programs turn it into wav with the sound quality of the yamaha driver? because the yamaha driver is really realy really really good, and converting midi to wav is really pointless if it doesn't convert with the yamaha driver in my opinion. The yamaha driver really really improves the sound quality of midi. I tried modplug and it doesn't convert the midi to wav with the yamaha driver. the yamaha program/driver cannot convert midi to wav. it just plays midis really high quality.
i just noticed that this topic is 2 years old!! YAY!! and peeps are still asking the same questions that they were all the way back in '98! Psh! I just wanna know a site where I can download midis, particularily tubular bells 4 me mum........ Anyways, cya all!
ok...jus use the yamaha sxg player...and have total recorder...and set it to record from the wav out mix...and u will get it to work...it works...very well...no mess up...jus remember to save the file in the right format...
Do do this on a Macintosh all you need is;
SoundApp(any version will do), Quicktime 3 or over and Quick time movie player.
If you have Mac OS 8 or above you already have quick time.
1) open movie player and goto file menu to export your midi to AIFF (AIFFs are bulky and need alot of disk space)
2) quit movie player and open soundapp, select convert from file menu and convert it into a sun audio(.au).
3) select convert again this time converting it to wave
This method of conversion takes a long time to do if your runing a 68K. the end result is always 3 to 10Mg depenting on how long the sound is. there is another way of doing this i haven't found it yet