kozikowski wrote:If you open up the MID file, doesn't it play by itself? So what you really need is a program to record the Mac output while the performance is playing. I use WireTap to do that on My Mac quickly and easily, but that cost money. You can use SoundFlower to do the same thing from a free Apple download--but it's quite a bit harder to use.
RIVERPOSIE wrote:No , Audacity will not accept Midi files , so I need a converter to convert them to WAV so Audacity will recognize then
A lot of computers are configured to open a suitable MIDI player (such as QuickTime) automatically if you try to open one (double click on its icon). He is then going on to say how, when the MIDI file is playing in some other program, you can record it in Audacity.kozikowski wrote:If you open up the MID file, doesn't it play by itself?
kozikowski wrote:On the PCs, chances are that will happen, too.
stevethefiddle wrote:kozikowski wrote:On the PCs, chances are that will happen, too.
Maybe so and maybe not.
Old SoundBlaster cards had a hardware MIDI synthesiser built in, so MIDI files would almost always play without any problem. More recent SB cards use "Wavetable Synthesis" and require that a "Sound Font" is loaded into RAM, otherwise no sound will come out.
Recent versions of Windows include a software synth that can be used, but it is not always included in the default installation. Also, the synth output must be enabled in the Windows Mixer.
QuickTime player on Windows includes a software synth that it will use by default, so if Quicktime is used as the MIDI player, then it should work. (Quicktime Player is not a standard part of Windows).
stevethefiddle wrote:If you are on Windows, I believe that there is a wma encoder (converts WAV into WMA) available free directly from Microsoft (available from the Microsoft web site).
RIVERPOSIE wrote:i finally figured out how to make a song play over & over again on audacity...i figured it out on my own...i simply used their copy & paste function & it worked fine...
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