midi to mp3

Hi,

I need to convert some music from midi to wav or from midi to mp3 to embed in a flash file to be put on a web page I'm building for a customer in dreamweaver.

I cannot find a free converter from midi to wav or mp3.

I need some way to do this. I want it for free, not a free trial, and no link back, free for commercial use.
LVL 7
weikelbobAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

EsopoCommented:
You need a virtual synth that will render the digital data in your midi file into sounds. Of course you already have one of those equiped standard with your Win, but as one can easily tell, it sucks. Then you need it to be able to store the translation digitally.

In the music business most synth cost a lot more than one can understand. Against that policy, I particularly like Wingroove. Is not exactly free but will let you turn a midi into a wav (first 30 seconds) until you register ($20). I think it's cheap as hell. Not only will it allow you to use all sorts of midi for your flash animation, it will also let you enjoy midi files with real sound. Surely a great value.

http://www.sonicspot.com/wingroove/wingroove.html

Best regards,

Esopo.


0
weikelbobAuthor Commented:
Thank you Esposo,

Hopefully I will not have too many customers that want sound on their site. If I do, I will check out Wingroove. Is there a free alternative?
0
EsopoCommented:
>>Is there a free alternative?<<
Not that I know of. A decent one (or any one for that matter) will be hard to find. I know cause I seek for it myself a while ago and turned up with Wingroove. I've tried several others (included in bundles and standalones) but none free and none cheaper than Wingroove... most of them not even rival in quality.
0
Cloud Class® Course: Amazon Web Services - Basic

Are you thinking about creating an Amazon Web Services account for your business? Not sure where to start? In this course you’ll get an overview of the history of AWS and take a tour of their user interface.

weikelbobAuthor Commented:
OK thank you.

As always, you are a big help.

Bob
0
EsopoCommented:
It's always a pleasure Bob. :D
0
CoolATIGuyCommented:
weikelbob,

Try Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net

Go to Project>>Import Midi, then File>>Export as MP3 (or wav).


See if that works...


CoolATIGuy
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
EsopoCommented:
CoolATIGuy,

That's a great project. Although I couldn't get it to play a midi file (or export to wav). Have you tried it?
0
CoolATIGuyCommented:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/onlinehelp-1.2/track_midi.htm

My bad. :-P

Check this out (Note: I tried it, and couldn't get it to work.  Not to say it doesn't, but just not for me at least. :-P): http://timidity.s11.xrea.com/index.en.html


I'm not sure if it would work, but maybe you could just grab the free version of itunes and burn your midi to a cd.  Not sure if itunes would convert it, but it's worth a shot...


CoolATIGuy
0
EsopoCommented:
That audacity thing is cool. Long way to even resemble something as simple as Cakewalk, but still it's nice to know someone in the open source community is trying ;)

I am not even going to try to download that last one. Bob, please let us now if it works!
0
CoolATIGuyCommented:
Itunes? ;-)

Yeah, Timidity didn't really impress me at first glance, especially since it didn't play the file. :-P


"Oh, GarageBand for Windows, where art thou?"  Not that it does midi, but still might be fun.


CoolATIGuy
0
weikelbobAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys, that gives me 2 good choices.

Bob
0
CoolATIGuyCommented:
Yeah...although Audacity doesn't do it yet... :-P


CoolATIGuy
0
weikelbobAuthor Commented:
i'm still trying to figure it out.

I'm trying to change a MIDI into a wav or mp3 file so I can use it for flash.

Bob
0
EsopoCommented:
LOL!!!
0
weikelbobAuthor Commented:
What does LOL mean?
0
CoolATIGuyCommented:
LOL is Laughing Out Loud...


ROFLOL...


CoolATIGuy
0
CoolATIGuyCommented:
BTW, if you're doing it in Audacity, stop trying.  As posted above, http://audacity.sourceforge.net/onlinehelp-1.2/track_midi.htm

CoolATIGuy
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Adobe Dreamweaver

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.