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#655821 - 09/28/01 12:05 AM MIDI making
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Registered: 07/23/01
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Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
At my school, I take a new class that has never been introduced before in any Seattle Public School (or maybe in any school district). It is a MIDI class, and this is the first semester in which it is being ran. We use Yamaha Keyboards (5 octives) that can record, play rythems/songs, change "voices", etc. They are also hooked up to computers. The computers run three diferent MIDI making programs in which we will be useing throughout the semester to make out MIDI. These progrmas are called: "Band in a Box" (which we just started useing yesterday), and my mind draws blanks for the other two (which we haven't started useing yet). Anyway, is there anybody out there who is familiar with MIDI makeing, because the programs we are useing seem pretty complicated. If you are familiar with it, please explain a little. You don't necissarily have had to have used "Band in a Box" to answer this question. It is just a general question. I am familiar myself with programs like Finale Notebook but Finale Notebook is a bit more simple than these other programs. So, PLEASE, what can anybody tell me about MIDI makeing?
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#655822 - 10/23/01 10:55 PM Re: MIDI making
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Registered: 07/07/01
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Loc: Topeka, Kansas
jgoo,

I record from my Technics keyboard (88 keys, but that doesnt matter much in this discussion) using a .Wav file program that came with my Windows 98. Voyetra is the software company name. I also do some Midi recording, again with the program that came with the computer, also Voyetra. I'm pretty simple-minded about it, basically just hit the record button and play, then save it as a Midi file. The saved file can be loaded into BandInaBox, Cakewalk, Coda Finale,CodaAllegro or other programs and while in that program you can get the score ready for printing or change some of the notes and resave it as anothe Midi file. Thats about all I know BUT I do have a link to a webpage in England that has some very detailed explainations of the general Midi process.
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~bunce/

The page is titled, Music Technology Hnadouts...DougBarnes Notes: Midi explained


I have looked only a bit at this site so my recommendation might be premature, but it seems well organized.

I also stumbled onto some university music professor's sites that explain a bit about Finale and Cakewalk...not sure about BandInABox, but perhaps a web-search might turn something up about BBox as well.
Heres the link to the Georgetown College page putup by Sonny Burnett.

null null Prof. Sonny Burnettes index. Try MUS 570 B for a Finale Tutorial

2nd try on link,


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[ October 23, 2001: Message edited by: RKVS1 ]

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#655823 - 10/23/01 11:07 PM Re: MIDI making
RKVS1 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/01
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Loc: Topeka, Kansas
ok ok i give up. Is there really no way to cut and paste into these message boxes? heres the link just typed in without trying the automated way.
http://spider.georgetowncollege.edu/music/burnette/index.html

SonnyBurnett is the Pofs name. Try Music 319 for the tutorials and some MIDI temrs. Good luck

[ October 23, 2001: Message edited by: RKVS1 ]

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#655824 - 10/23/01 11:21 PM Re: MIDI making
RKVS1 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/01
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Loc: Topeka, Kansas
Another (indiana university) link with Midi info.

IndianaUniversity Center for Electronic and Computer Music dedicated to jgoo


(it really ISNT dedicated to you, but I wanted to see if the error-trapping routines would catch it)

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#655825 - 10/24/01 12:32 AM Re: MIDI making
jgoo Offline
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Registered: 07/23/01
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Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
Thankyou for the information. We just left "Band in a Box" and started in "Cake Walk". Its actually a lot easier than I first anticipated.
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#655826 - 03/22/02 06:13 PM Re: MIDI making
Mr. Gould Offline
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You are lucky i wish my school would do stuff like that.

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