| From "Alexandre Prokoudine" <alexandre.prokoudine@...>
| Mon, 2 Jul 2007 20:37:07 +0400
| Subject: [Audacity-devel] midi
| On 7/2/07, Gale Andrews wrote:
| > ever implemented but does not seem a priority to me. Personally I think the
| > first step should be to allow import of MIDIs into a Project as uncompressed
| > sampled audio,
| May I ask you why you want such an unordinary, to say the least, solution?
Alexandre, I am not proposing import of MIDI files as uncompressed sampled
audio as a solution to support of MIDI editing or playback (if one considers that
a proper aim of Audacity). This is a different feature, as I said, much more
frequently requested than MIDI playback/editing itself, which I think should
be developed and put into stable Audacity before MIDI playback and/or
editing. Of course, if we can get third party help developing the MIDI patch
you reminded us about and in making the necessary changes to Audacity, so
that it does not impinge on what I think are our primary priorities, that would
For many users the only current way to convert MIDI to WAV, MP3 etc. is to
record it in real time, either with such a feature in the MIDI or sequencer
program, or by using a standalone application to do this. If Audacity could have
a function Import > MIDI.. > As Sampled Audio, and could do it in faster than
real time as Timidity can, this (I think) would be useful. In the same way I think
it would be widely welcomed if Audacity had the convenience of importing CDs
by directly extracting them into a Project, instead of asking users to extract them
first to WAV with CD-EX or whatever.
There could be many reasons why people might want to work on a MIDI in
sampled audio format but the obvious one of course is for burning to an
audio CD, which is a very common need.
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