How do I turn my Midifile into an Audio file on a self-burned Audio CD ?
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1 The programs
First of all, have a look at the programs.
- The Midi file player and/or Midi sequencer.
(Maybe Quartz Audiomaster Free or Basco Karaokeplayer, but Winamp is also possible)
Take a look at the Midi-Software page of Jan's Midipage
- A sound recorder (such as the Windows sound recorder or "Mega Sound Recorder Free")
- A CD-burning program (e.g. Nero Burning Rom)
2 The preparations
With Windows XP as follows
the Mac works with other programs of which I have little knowledge.
We have to make sure that it will be recorded soon. Take care of the following
- Remove the microphone plug from your sound card (otherwise you will often get background noise during the recording)
- Select the line-in at sound properties (otherwise it won't record anything)
- Select line-in at sound properties:
You choose "Adjust volume for: Record !
Make sure "Analog Connector" is checked.
Click "OK". Now you are back in the sound mixer menu with all sliders.
Check "Select", under "Analog"(line)<= very important
3 The Sound Recorder or from Midi to Wav
We can play our Midifile. We have a Midi Sequencer or Midi player for that.
Now we would also like to have a Sound Recorder.
Windows itself has a sound recorder.
Can be found at: "Start" "Programs" "Desktop" "Entertainment" "Soundrecorder"
But we use a different program.
The MSR or Mega Sound Recorder from "Global Software".
Install the program "mega_sound_recorder_free.exe"
Start the program. After startup, there is an icon at the bottom right of the taskbar (next to the clock).
Double click on the "Microphone"
Now you will see the following menu.
Note the following settings:
1. Device (what sound card are you using)
2. Input Pin (set it to "Analog Connection")
3. Format (we want CD quality so we opt for
44KHz, 16Bit, Stereo
4. Browse Choose a folder (Directory) where you save
your recordings. By default, the recordings are named
of the "year-month-day-time"
5. Press "Set default" so that next time you don't
have to set everything up again.
6. Press the button "Record" and record!!!
7. Take a special look at the result of the level meters.
We don't want to record too loud or too soft..
4 Lets record !!!
Hehe, finally recording.
- Start both programs
- First press "Record" on the sound recorder
- Then press "Play" or "Play" on the Midifile player/sequencer
- Wait until the song is over and press "Record" again
- The Wav file is automatically saved in the folder you selected.
So, let's play the Wav file in, for example, "Windows Media Player" Does it sound good ???
5 Burn the CD
The most commonly used CD burning program is Nero Burning Rom so we are going to work with it.
Other burning programs also work pretty much the same, so don't worry.
Here we go:
1. Launch Nero Burning Rom.
2. Select "File" "New" (or CTRL+N)
|3. Select "Audio-CD"|| 4. Drag from right screen (Browser)
the Wav files to the left screen.
| 5. Press icon
6. Press the "Write" button and the CD burning process will begin
7. Waiting, waiting......... DONE !!!
8. Run to the audio CD player and enjoy this great artist.
There are programs that automatically convert Midi files to Wave files. These are only demo versions
(max 30 seconds recording for example)
Wingroove and Virtual Sound Canvas are examples of this.
But we want to try it out ourselves and buying programs is always possible, right?
I assume that you use the "Wavetable" or sound bank of your sound card yourself!
If you use an external Midi instrument as a sound source, such as a Keyboard or Midi module, you make a cable connection.
"Audio out" of the Keyboard "Line in" of your Soundcard
Carry out everything else as described above.
For clarity. Mega Soundrecorder Free is not a program that converts Midi to Audio.
The program records all sounds that "he" hears on the computer. So in this case the Midifile that is being played
by a sequencer (or an ordinary Midi player). (So don't connect a microphone, because he can hear that too).
;-) Jan the Midiot.