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    Midi program

    I'm looking for a small, preferably free, program that will allow me to modify .midi files. Mainly what I'm wanting to do is to increase the volume of those where the volume level is way to low. I do have Sound Blaster Live 5.0 that came with my sound card. But I haven't actually browsed the CD to see if such a utility exists there. I suspect there isn't however. My O/S is XP Home.

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    Re: Midi program

    If you do a Google search for "free midi editor" (without the quotes), you should get lots of hits.
    I use AnvilStudio myself, but it may be more than you intend - it is a general music editing program.

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    Re: Midi program

    Hans,

    Thanks for the recommendation of "Anvil Studio". I downloaded and installed it and to be honest, I found it was overwhelming. This is far more than what I really need. The disappointing part is that after looking it over and reading most all of the help and "How to. . ." sections, I could not find a way to simply increase the volume of an existing .midi. Perhaps I have somehow overlooked how this can be done. All I am wanting to do is open a .midi file from my HD and permanently increase its volume. If you know how this can be done with this program, could you pass on this information, please? If not, then perhaps I should look for another similar application. Doing a search on Google, however, didn't result in much else, unfortunately.

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    Re: Midi program

    "increase its volume" <font color=blue>turn up your hearing aide</font color=blue>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Midi program

    Gee thanks Dave for the most helpful recommendation! <img src=/S/gramps.gif border=0 alt=gramps width=20 height=20> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> A new prescription for my glasses must take priority at this point in time, however. <img src=/S/razz.gif border=0 alt=razz width=25 height=17>

    Here's a sample of a midi that I am trying to modify the volume for: http://the-highway.com/Moonlight.mid
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    Re: Midi program

    I see (with my new glasses) what you mean, even a new hearing aide or batteries would NOT help this one.

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    Re: Midi program

    <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15> A way to increase the volume of the .midi file itself would be preferred, however! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> I have a few similar .midis that need this adjustment.

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    Re: Midi program

    I wouldn't go thru this hassle myself, but... you could try to record your MIDI file with Window's own sound recorder (I dunno how it's called in English, in my Spanish ver. it's 'Grabadora de Sonidos'), then save as a WAV file. If the MIDI exceeds the one-minute limit... well, my ears start to hurt, but you'd have to record the MIDI sound in 1-minute WAV chunks, then put them together with another app... not very professional, indeed.
    Once you have the compiled WAV, I don' remember whether WAV Trim can turn up its volume, if not, you can export to MP3 with, say, MusicMatch Jukebox, then use MP3 Trim to turn up the volume in less than you'd say 'Blast it!!'

    Remember all this, of course, is your LAST choice. Don't do it unless in a REAL emergency.
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    Re: Midi program

    try this freeware Swiftlet Midi Editor .

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    Re: Midi program

    Thanks, I'll give that a try. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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