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Author Topic: MIDI to MP3  (Read 5529 times)

joiwind

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MIDI to MP3
« on: December 29, 2009, 04:48:53 AM »
I'm looking for a good freeware MIDI to MP3 converter - any suggestions ?

I've been playing mid files and recording them with Audacity then exporting as mp3, but it's a long way round.
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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 05:27:40 AM »
If you don't have too many to convert, one at a time, an free online solution is http://www.hamienet.com/midi2mp3

A fine onboard $30 solution might be 'Direct MIDI til MP3 Converter'
or have a look at http://download.cnet...%3DWindows%2CWebware


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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 05:57:37 AM »
Thanks Curt - I'll try those.
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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 05:26:43 PM »
Take a look on MIDIRenderer http://www.abyssmedia.com/midirenderer/
Work fast and support MP3 format for output.

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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 05:45:22 PM »
... MIDIRenderer ...
Work fast ...

- you can say that again:
>"Depending on your CPU, conversion will be 100x faster than real-time recording"<
 :up:

Nice find, icezone!

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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 07:05:00 PM »
- you can say that again:
>"Depending on your CPU, conversion will be 100x faster than real-time recording"<
 :up:

This program uses built-in software syntesizer and support multi-core CPUs. Not sure about 100x, but 5 min. MIDI track converted within 12 seconds on my Core2 Duo 8400.

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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2010, 12:49:12 AM »
I used WinAmp for this in the past; it converted my midis to wavs, then another prog (dbpoweramp I think it was called), converted the wavs to mp3s. Two stage process, not speedy, but free and mostly hands-off operation.

I think current versions still support it, or at least the portable version did last time I tried it. If it's like it used to be, you have to fiddle with the settings a bit (setting output to be a midi plugin, or some such thing), but once it's set, you're golden. Set the output directory, shove all the titles into a playlist, and let it 'play' them all into wav's.

It's realtime, so it can't compete with the speeds mentioned above unless WinAmp has added some new capabilities to the plugin or whatever it was. 

YMMV; as I recall, WinAmp was also very quirky and a wee bit buggy, so I did have to occasionally adjust the playlists to skip problem midi's that crashed it for some reason.
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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2010, 07:26:24 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions - I'm trying Switch Sound File Converter, the demo (free) version allows converting one file at a time and the paid version allows batches, it's not bad at all.

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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2010, 07:06:41 PM »
Try this one - "AVS Audio Converter" is a Midi to Mp3 Converter which is a Freeware

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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2010, 06:24:03 AM »
Thanks for that shobazi - good find.

I've searched here for posts about the AVS firewall, have you tried it ?
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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2010, 11:03:51 PM »
Try this one - "AVS Audio Converter" is a Midi to Mp3 Converter which is a Freeware

Its not a freeware.

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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2010, 09:59:32 AM »
Have you guys tried WinGroove? It sounded awesome (back in 2000).

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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2010, 11:33:18 AM »
- no, I simply didn't dare to!  :D 

The author never made it to a retailed version - any test person will have to decide whether to get a beta or a beta - and even though WinGroove still is a shareware product (registration: $20), it hasn't been updated for nine years (come March)!


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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2010, 11:39:56 AM »
- no, I simply didn't dare to!  :D 

The author never made it to a retailed version - any test person will have to decide whether to get a beta or a beta - and even though WinGroove still is a shareware product (registration: $20), it hasn't been updated for nine years (come March)!



Why update something that Just Works (TM)? :D

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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2010, 08:41:23 AM »
a better way may be to purchase *today's* Bits du Jour offer: Spider Pro ($9.95)
Among many other features, it is offering to handle a wide spectre of MIDI sound fonts.

http://www.bitsdujou...e/spider-player-pro/

read about it:
* MIDI_SoundFonts.pdf.zip (438.42 kB - downloaded 264 times.)
« Last Edit: January 11, 2010, 08:52:53 AM by Curt »

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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2010, 09:56:29 AM »
a better way may be to purchase *today's* Bits du Jour offer: Spider Pro ($9.95)
Among many other features, it is offering to handle a wide spectre of MIDI sound fonts.

http://www.bitsdujou...e/spider-player-pro/

read about it: (see attachment in previous post)

What's your favourite General Midi soundfont?
Mine's the free FluidR3 GM

Also: imho the best way to convert MIDI to * is loading it in a DAW/Sequencer (FL Studio?) and mapping the instrument to sampled ones or good VSTis

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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2010, 10:54:46 AM »
I have come across so few MIDI files that it never occurred to me to test various sound-fonts - even though I did try to install Vista Midi Picker (it failed) - so I have no favourite, yet. Besides, I never understood why I would have to PAY for this. Mind you, I don't create music, I just replay it.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2010, 05:27:01 AM by Curt »

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Re: MIDI to MP3
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2010, 12:54:16 PM »
What's your favourite General Midi soundfont?
Mine's the free FluidR3 GM

What about Chorium?