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Anonymous
February 22, 2005 8:01:24 AM

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Hi,
Is there a way to convert a midi file to an audio file that I can play
on CD player which does not support mp3 files?
Thanks
Anonymous
February 22, 2005 8:11:19 AM

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There are many ways, but you have to be a little bit more specific...
What kind of software do you have installed and what kind of hardware
are you using for sound generation?
If everything's done on your pc, and you don't have a dedicated music
software, then change the settings in your audio setup window so that
the midi synthesizer is 'checked' for recording (instead of the 'mic'
or 'line in'). Then use a wave editor (or the windows sound recorder)
and record while media player is playing your midi file! After that,
burn the audio file on a cd.

Good luck,

Evangelos




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Anonymous
February 22, 2005 8:25:00 AM

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Hi,
Thank you for your reply. Can you recommend software for that?
I transferred a midi file from my Yamaha keyboard and want to burn a
CD on my computer with an audio file.
How do I change settings for my audio setup window?
Thanks a lot.
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Anonymous
February 22, 2005 10:56:29 AM

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Gotcha! So you have an external device (your Yamaha keyboard)!
You have to understand that MIDI is NOT SOUND. A MIDI file contains
information that when 'read' by a synthesizer (in your case, your
Yamaha keyboard) 'tells' that synthesizer 'what' to play and 'how' to
play it.
If you play the MIDI file that you saved from your keyboard on your
computer (in other words, load the diskette, and open the file with
windows media player) then you are not going to hear what you did when
your Yamaha keyboard was playing the sequence. WHY? Because a different
synthesizer (the one on your soundcard) will be playing the file. If
you don't mind the change of 'quality' then follow my previous (and of
course all of the other) advice.
If you want to record what your Yamaha synth is playing, then you have
to connect the sound output of the keyboard to the line-in of your
soundcard and record it with a wave-editor. Windows comes with a native
one (sound recorder) and frequently, if you have a separate soundcard
that is not integrated on the mother-board (maybe a sound blaster?)
then you might have a 'sound-recording' software as well. Sometimes,
even CD burning applications come bundled with cut-down versions of
wave-editors (like Nero) that are more than enough for what you want to
do.

Regards,

Evangelos

Evangelos


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Evangelos Himonides
IoE, University of London
tel: +44 2076126599
fax: +44 2076126741
"Allas to those who never sing but die with all their music in them..."



Oliver Wendell Holmes


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Anonymous
February 22, 2005 11:28:46 AM

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<polinaskulski@aol.com> wrote:
>Hi,
>Is there a way to convert a midi file to an audio file that I can play
>on CD player which does not support mp3 files?

Yes. Midi is sort of like a score. You put the midi file into a synth
(or into a real musician) and music is played. You record that music on
a CD.
--scott

--
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
Anonymous
February 22, 2005 11:45:00 AM

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<polinaskulski@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1109077283.996341.297760@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com

> Is there a way to convert a midi file to an audio file that I can play
> on CD player which does not support mp3 files?

If there is some way of recording the output of the playback side of your
PCs sound card with the record side of your sound card, either with
software controls or an actual jumper from the output a line input, then you
just play your MIDI file while recording it as a standard .wav file.

Built-in faculties for recording the output of the playback side of your
sound card have various names like "what you hear" or "stereo mix" in your
sound card's record mixer.
Anonymous
February 22, 2005 11:45:01 AM

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Arny Krueger wrote:
> <polinaskulski@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:1109077283.996341.297760@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com
>
>
>>Is there a way to convert a midi file to an audio file that I can play
>>on CD player which does not support mp3 files?
>
>
> If there is some way of recording the output of the playback side of your
> PCs sound card with the record side of your sound card, either with
> software controls or an actual jumper from the output a line input, then you
> just play your MIDI file while recording it as a standard .wav file.
>
> Built-in faculties for recording the output of the playback side of your
> sound card have various names like "what you hear" or "stereo mix" in your
> sound card's record mixer.


QuickTime Pro will save a MIDI file as audio, using its synthesizer.
Anonymous
February 22, 2005 3:44:05 PM

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In article <1109078700.078190.170380@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com> polinaskulski@aol.com writes:

> Thank you for your reply. Can you recommend software for that?
> I transferred a midi file from my Yamaha keyboard and want to burn a
> CD on my computer with an audio file.

The simplest way to do this is to connect the analog outputs of your
keyboard to the audio line level inputs on your computer's sound card,
start up a WAV file recording program (Audacity is good and free if
you don't have something else already) then start your MIDI file
playing.

This will "play" the keyboard, and what comes out of the keyboard will
be recorded as a WAV file which you can then tranfer to an audio CD.
You probalby have the software to do that (the transfer to the CD)
with a program that came with your CD-R drive.

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lots of IP addresses are blocked from this system. If
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and reach me here: double-m-eleven-double-zero at yahoo
Anonymous
February 23, 2005 4:17:41 AM

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Hi,
I've got an Adobe audition, put my midi file to the first track and
mapped it but don't know how to record it, when I try to export it
into a .wav file it does not show the track with the midi file in it.

S O'Neill wrote:
> Arny Krueger wrote:
> > <polinaskulski@aol.com> wrote in message
> > news:1109077283.996341.297760@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com
> >
> >
> >>Is there a way to convert a midi file to an audio file that I can
play
> >>on CD player which does not support mp3 files?
> >
> >
> > If there is some way of recording the output of the playback side
of your
> > PCs sound card with the record side of your sound card, either
with
> > software controls or an actual jumper from the output a line input,
then you
> > just play your MIDI file while recording it as a standard .wav
file.
> >
> > Built-in faculties for recording the output of the playback side
of your
> > sound card have various names like "what you hear" or "stereo mix"
in your
> > sound card's record mixer.
>
>
> QuickTime Pro will save a MIDI file as audio, using its synthesizer.
Anonymous
February 23, 2005 6:28:06 PM

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<polinaskulski@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1109150261.063484.289080@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
> I've got an Adobe audition, put my midi file to the first track and
> mapped it but don't know how to record it, when I try to export it
> into a .wav file it does not show the track with the midi file in it.

You have to record the MIDI onto an audio track first then export that audio
track. Here's a good post from Cakewalk about it but the principle is the
same regardless of the software:

http://www.cakewalk.com/tips/techtipaugust.asp
http://www.cakewalk.com/support/lessons/burningcds.asp
!