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 Post subject: strange export sound
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:38 am 
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Exporting a sheet to a .mid file, afterwards playing it, produces a strange noisy sound, because all notes are played with an overdosis of sustain. the chosen instruments are hardly recognizable!

"Audio preferences" won't open on my Mac. Does anyone knows what to do about it?

I really hope so, because editing every single note with audacity is quite an intensive job....

Ferry


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 Post subject: Re: strange export sound
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:26 am 
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Ferry wrote:
Exporting a sheet to a .mid file, afterwards playing it, produces a strange noisy sound, because all notes are played with an overdosis of sustain. the chosen instruments are hardly recognizable!

"Audio preferences" won't open on my Mac. Does anyone knows what to do about it?

I really hope so, because editing every single note with audacity is quite an intensive job....

Ferry


Are you using a Garritan Library?


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 Post subject: Garritan Library
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:59 am 
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I'm not aware of such a library. I'm curious.... what is it? Should or shouldn't I have a Garritan Library?


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 Post subject: Re: Garritan Library
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:26 am 
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Ferry wrote:
I'm not aware of such a library. I'm curious.... what is it? Should or shouldn't I have a Garritan Library?


Don't worry about that now!

Here's my hypothesis: You have a number of slurs in the scorewriter file. Those slurs may be sending undesired CC64 (pedal) messages that are causing the problem.

Double-click on any slur in the scw file and check to see if it is defined to send a CC64 pedal instruction.

Failing that, send me the file & I will look at it, but my guess is that you have slurs defined to send Pedal-on messages.

Jim W.


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 Post subject: Slurs
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:25 am 
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There are no slurs in my score.... but I'm starting to see the problem. If I try to open a exported midi-file a message occurs, saying that there should be installed a .SF2 file. After downloading a trial version of a decent Midi-player, it becomes clear that there's no problem at all with the scw exported file. It sounds like heaven! But if I try to switch the file, by using Switch, to a .mp3 or .wav file, the first problem is again there.

So I'm afraid I have to reformulate my problem: how to transform a scw midi file without getting the result of an ugly distorted sound.... do you have any software suggestions?

Thx in any case.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:28 pm 
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Please send me a file that is causing problems & I will examine it.

Please spell out in detail the steps you are taking that lead to the problem.

Jim W.


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Switch is a great tool for coverting wave files to mp3.
But if you convert a MIDI file to mp3 Switch uses the on board Microsoft wave table synth.
This is the synth that probably produced your distorted sound in the first place.

Open your MIDI Player and Audacity side by side.
Load your MIDI file in your MIDI Player.
In Audacity - click on Record
In your player click on Play.
The wave is recorded in Audacity - when it finishes Stop recording.

From the File menu in Audacity - Export as mp3.
Or if you prefer - Export as wave then convert with Switch.

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 Post subject: Re: strange export sound
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:02 pm 
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That's a really helpful suggestion Barry. But in the future, I will have to train my pets (rabbit & guinea pig) to hold their breath when I make the recordings, because now they can be heard playing with their toys on the file too :-)) Thanks both for your help!


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 Post subject: Re: strange export sound
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:34 am 
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I will have to train my pets (rabbit & guinea pig) to hold their breath when I make the recordings

I seriously hope you are not recording through a microphone!!

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 Post subject: Re: strange export sound
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:51 pm 
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No surely not, but apparently my Mac also records environmental sounds, when I touch the Audacity record button?


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