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    MIDI

    I purchased a piano disc player and I am trying to learn about MIDI files. I want to take my piano disc & copy my favorite songs from the original disc to a make disc of my own. Just as I have done w/cassette tapes & cd

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    Re: MIDI

    Let me first make sure I understand what it is that you are trying to accomplish.

    You have a piano that can play back MIDI files? And you have just purchased a drive that will allow you to insert media (floppy disks) into the piano? If you could be more descriptive of the hardware you are working with, perhaps brand names or even better a website to look at, it would be far easier to answer your questions.

    Windows computers will play back MIDI files saved in the MID format. The quality of the sound reproduction is directly based on the sound card that is installed in the PC. Most media players that you can download and install will play back MID files without a problem, and most media players are free (I prefer Winamp 5).

    I would guess that your piano disc player uses a proprietary (e.g. non-Windows) format. That means, unless it can read Windows-formatted disks, that you will need to find another way to get the sound into or out of the computer. MIDI compatible instruments use a special cable to interface with other MIDI devices, does your recorder strip have any additional outputs on it?
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    Re: MIDI

    JulieQ,

    It sounds to me like the CD was created for the Macintosh, See if you can find a friend with a Mac that can try it out for you. If they can make it work, they may be able to e-mail you the .mid files from their system to yours, since floppy disks won't work.

    I suggest Mac because it's the only mainstream option aside from PC. Atari used to be very heavily into MIDI on their platforms, but they've been effectively dead for 10 years... Let us know how you fare! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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