Two of the most frequently asked questions about MIDI conversion are “How can I convert MIDI to WAV, MIDI to MP3 or another Audio format?” and also “Can I make a music CD from MIDI files?” Both are possible, but the MIDI files must first be converted to audio files. The resulting audio files can then be burned to an audio CD using any CD recording program, or converted to MP3 files or any other audio format.
A simple one-stop solution to this is Acoustica Mixcraft Home Studio . Simply import MIDI files into Mixcraft, select the appropriate instruments from the Sound Bank which ships with Mixcraft , and then export to an audio file. Once you have a standard .wav file you can easily burn it to an audio cd. Mixcraft is probably the easiest music sequencing software to get to grips with, and once you’re up and running you can do a whole host of other things with it as it has all the tools, instruments, and effects you need to create, record, edit and mix your audio and MIDI projects in one integrated software solution. With a huge library of loops and plenty of built in features in an environment that is really easy to learn we can see why so many schools have adopted Mixcraft and why there are so many home studio enthusiasts out there who swear by it.
For additional features, extra instruments and even more effects, also check out the new Mixcraft Pro version for an easy to learn but incredibly well featured music studio software package.
This is a really brief intro to the world of MIDI – if you want to know more, then there is a fantastic guide to computer music making written by Cakewalk- the Cakewalk Desktop Audio Handbook – which covers MIDI in depth, and also features a great guide to Digital Audio.