Is there a free program to convert midis to wavs or mp3s?

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#1

Is there a free program to convert midis to wavs or mp3s?
Thanks.
Bill


#2

XMPlay + having LAMEEnc install on the system will convert both these formats to MP3. Look in the output “Device” settings to set it how to encode.

Ben :slight_smile:


#3

Audacity, dbPowerAmp and several others…


#4

XMPlay I have found is best for converting XM and MIDI files to WAV.


#5

I looked at XMPlay but didn’t see anything about converting midis to wavs ir mp3s. May have missed it.


#6

WinAMP works fine too
//Danne


#7

Thanks for the info.
Bill


#8

MIDI to WAV or MP3? - now that’s a toughie, with most solutions relying on loopback recording.

Timidity++ is one way to directly render a MIDI - old versions used GUS sound libraries, but newer versions can use SF2 soundfonts.

The best pack for novice users, was Tim Brechbill’s easy setup, with a preconfigured 6Mb soundfont, but other good SF2 soundfonts can be used

http://www.topshareware.com/Easy-TiMidity++-download-8161.htm
Appears to point to the last remaining example of Tim’s marvellously easy repack

http://timidity.s11.xrea.com/index.en.html
Some other versions, and a prepared CFG file pack to get the best out og many popular soundfont packages.

http://timidity.sourceforge.net/
The official sourceforge page

http://www.synthfont.com/
Synthfont is another tool on similar lines - also freeware (donations welcome)


#9

It Lives!

TiMidity++ Easy Installer by Tim Brechbill

A working, full site for the no-nonsense, hit the ground running version of Timidity++

No fiddling with configs, no hunting down a decent SF2, the included soundfont is as good or better than most soundcard midi.

If you want more, the merlin soundfonts, plus a prepared cfg from http://timidity.s11.xrea.com/files/readme_cfgp.htm is the way to go - or any other one with a prepared config.

Tim has a basic website tool that will make a “load and go” config for any SF2 soundfont, and allow some instrument substitution, but not the finely crafted configs that get the very best out of the soundfont


#10

Step 1: Run Winamp
Step 2: Load XM, SM3, MOD, or MIDI file into Winamp
Step 3: Set Winamp to output to a WAV file on the hard drive
Step 4: Hit play

All done!