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MIDI Rendering

Converting MIDI to Audio (MIDI rendering) is an operation opposite to music recognition. It is often used when you need to playback MIDI composition on a device that can only play Audio (CD or Flash portable player, car audio system, etc.) or when you need to abstract the sounding from a certain MIDI realization. While rendering MIDI professionally requires large amount of work and expensive DAW software, there is a simple piece of software that can solve this task with a sufficient quality.

Direct MIDI to MP3 converter

by Pistonsoft

Direct MIDI to MP3 converter has many advantages in comparison to other software of this type. The list of itís features includes:

  • Real SF2-compatible rendering engine. Directly produce Audio instead of recording via sound card.
  • Allows MIDI, MID, RMI and Karaoke files as input.
  • Produces MP3, WAV, WMA or OGG files with adjustable quality options.
  • You can use custom soundfonts in SF2 format to reach better rendering quality. A basic instrument set is provided with the program.
  • Rendering up to 10 times faster than MIDI sounding time.
  • Batch mode process multiple MIDI files with one click.
  • Built-in MP3/WAV/OGG/WMA tag editor.
  • User-friendly multilingual interface with one-click language setting.
  • Full-featured trial with unlimited MIDI length.
  • Detailed manual.

Direct MIDI to MP3 converter
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What is MIDI to MP3?

A piece of music can be represented in two forms: musical notation or audio record. The difference between them is like the difference between a pie recipe and pie itself. Musical notation is an instruction saying how to play a particular piece, like a recipe contains instructions how to cook the pie. It can be stored in many forms; MIDI is the most popular among them. Audio record is like a pie - you can listen it, but if you want to know what it was cooked of you have to guess. There are many popular formats for audio recordings, including MP3, Wave, OGG and WMA.

WIDI Recognition System and WIDI AU/VST plug-ins "tastes" audio files and guess about recipe it was "cooked" i.e. reconstructs musical notation and allows to save it as MIDI file. In contrast, Direct MIDI to MP3 Converter takes notation and "cooks" musical audio from it. As for cooking, you need to have ingredients along with the recipe to cook a pie. These ingredients are instrument sounds. Instruction may look like "Play note A with flute". Converter need to have a flute sound to perform such instruction.

The simplest way is to use the built-in music synthesizer. Every computer equipped with modern Windows system has a software synsesizer onboard and can play MIDI files, so you can just play MIDI via the soundcard and record the resulting audio. However, this method has many disadvantages. First, it takes time equal to the MIDI duration. For processing many MIDI files the process may take hours. During recording MIDI you canít use your computer to play back any other sounds. Probably the most significant thing is the weak final audio quality, because Windows synsesizer includes relatively poor samples in General MIDI set.

Direct MIDI to MP3 Converter provides its own rendering engine. It does not play MIDI via sound card, instead it models MIDI playback internally. Advantages are obvious Ė you can use any high-quality instrument sound instead of Windows General MIDI set. Rendering requires up to 10 times less to proceed, and during the process you can continue playback or edit sound on your computer. Also software rendering avoids digital to analog conversion that is a source of noise in case of recording MIDI via sound card.

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