MIDI Question

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by count_funkula, Oct 23, 2001.

  1. count_funkula

    count_funkula Guest

    Dec 13, 1999
    Greenville, Tx
    I just recently figured out how to record my drum machine in MIDI format. I have the snare set up using a different channel then the rest of the drum so I can record it to a seperate track where I will add a little reverb. I'm using Cakewalk Pro Audio 9.0.

    My question is, how do I mix my recording down into a mp3 file since the drums are recorded as MIDI data? There are no drums when I do this.
  2. Oysterman

    Oysterman Guest

    Mar 30, 2000
    You have to convert the MIDI to wave format. Solo the MIDI track in Cakewalk, and record another track which "listens" to the MIDI track playing, and by that records it as MIDI (input source could e.g. be the sound card's own "mixer").

    I'm sure that wasn't clear enough, but I'm in a hurry right now... sorry. :oops:
  3. count_funkula

    count_funkula Guest

    Dec 13, 1999
    Greenville, Tx
    That makes sense. So the only reason for recording MIDI data is the ability to record different channels to different tracks?

    After "re-recording" the MIDI tracks as wave data should the MIDI tracks be deleted from the song or does it really matter?
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Midi data is just controller data that tells a synth what do play.

    You can delete it when you have rendered to wav, but then you can't change the midi data anymore. It's lost. Midi data is small, just keep it for safety.