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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 1:28 pm   Post subject: What do you use MIDI for? Reply with quote

MIDI has many uses. What do you use it for?
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 8:13 pm   Post subject: What I use MIDI for Reply with quote

For maybe 15 years, when I received an income tax refund, I would purchase a full vocal score from a recent broadway show.... I obtained quite a collection from "Once Upon A Mattress", to "Promises Promises" to "West Side Story" etc.etc.etc. I was (key word WAS) a proficient piano player and local theater groups would call on me to be the rehersal accompanist and/or play the pit piano. Vocal scores had a "Piano Reduction", but it also had orchestra instrument cues throughout the music. I pretty much ignored these cues until "the computer age".

A terrific MIDI player was pre-installed on my first computer and I did a small amount of research and purchased my first MIDI sequencing software. When it came to music to record, needless to say, all of those vocal scores were there... and now I had the ability to pick the score apart in detail and add the additional instruments and CORRECT ERRORS!! It took me a good 3 years before I completely understood the software and how to use it to my best advantage.... but you can tell from the songs I uploaded today (sorry....I went completely crazy!) that I understand the software pretty well. In fact, you already have my very first MIDI file posted.... I was so new at it that I sequenced it with my mouse--I didn't have a keyboard! Give it a listen.... it's the Overture of "Company". (yes--I am the former dhshipley @ worldnet.att.net... but that was LONG ago...)

In conclusion (sheeeesh, I tend to get "wordy"!!) I use MIDI like some people use a paint-by-number. You put the right colors in the right places, you'll have a pretty picture... With MIDI, you put the right notes in the right places with the correct instruments and you'll have a "pretty song".

Please forgive the "wordiness" but I DO like to tell a story!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:55 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

I use it for everything BUT ringtone :S
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 8:49 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

Listening and other. By other I mean remix.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:46 am   Post subject: I use for sheet music Reply with quote

My only use for midi is so that i can learn that song so i can play it on the piano, because that is my instrument of choice. Other than that, i like mp3s better. icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:44 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

If your intrested in mp3s then I have some nice remixs of awesome songs. e-mail me about it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:05 am   Post subject: to han yong Reply with quote

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mr.happy



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:53 pm   Post subject: yup Reply with quote

i use them for listening to,yet obviously i prefer mp3s.
i also use them for sheet music fer french horn trumpet and piano-
my instruments of choice
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:00 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used MIDI for performance a few times when I could find no other form of accompaniement. Since my parents got rid of my music downloading program, I've had a LOT of trouble finding accompaniement/karaoke files, so I've now turned to MIDI. I also use them for ringtones and sheet music.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:28 pm   Post subject: Games! Reply with quote

I'm makin' an RPG game and i need song 4 da backround musik and i can only use midi's. "Attack uv da samoorie" set in japan so i needz japoneez songs an dis da spot!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:00 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:01 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

Listening. Putting *any* midi into ringtone form ruins it, cutting quality and detail by at least 50%.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:33 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

I use MIDI files to create songs. Yes, I write songs :p A lot

And I wish I could know what soundfount your converter actually use, 'cuz it just ROCKS!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:35 pm   Post subject: MIDIs are cool! Reply with quote

I collect MIDIs of Video Game Music.
The music is great, at such a small data size!
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