just found out that to upload a Finale score, I do FileSaveAs - Midi - Option 1 then import into Audacty. There are 3 options, Audio, Midi, Raw Data. I spoke to the MakeMusic IT department and they advised me that if I use the Raw Data option, my midi file will be imported as separate tracks. However, when I do this, it is imported in one track and all I get is static, no music. I’m thinking that I’m not setting up the file parameters properly for this type of file.
How do I import a Finale midi file on separate tracks without the static.
Audacity does not yet play MIDI files, it can only display them. http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/file_menu.html#importmidi
If you can export from Finale as a WAV file then Audacity will be able to import and play that (Import > Audio)
that is what I’ve been doing until the other day. I’m trying to display all the instruments from my score in Finale as separate tracks in Audacity. Is there a way to do this? The suggestion I got from Final said that I could only do this by importing into Audacity as a midi file.
The MIDI capabilities of Audacity are extremely limited, as can be seen in the manual: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/note_tracks.html Yes that is all that Audacity can do with MIDI - not much. Audacity is designed for working with audio. MIDI is not audio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI)
I can import as a Wav file. Is there a way to import into Audacity as separate tracks? Right now, when I import as Wav file I can only import as a single track but I would like to have a track for each instrument.
Make a separate WAV file for each instrument.
Yes, that was what I was doing except that I would have to creat a separate score for each instrument. It seems that when I create a WAV file in Finale it exports all of the instruments as one Wav file. the only option I have is to explode the score into a score for each sheet and save as a Wav file. this does take a while if you have 15 ot 20 instruments. Has anyone found another way to do this?
Can you mute all instruments but one, then export as a WAV, then repeat for the other instruments?
Thank you for the suggested. I just tried that and it works like a charm. I muted all the instruments and had that one instrument play as solo. Didn’t realize that muting the instruments has the same effect as deleting them from the score.