Tutorial: Midi To Mp3 W/ Fl Studio 2004-12-12 21:07:23
I've noticed a lot of people asking how they can import MIDIs in to flash, or convert MIDIs to Mp3 or Wav.
People will just tell you to google for a converter, or try some other stupid piece of software that doesn't work right or costs money. Well, guess what. This can be done with the demo version of Fruityloops!
So let's have at it. This is very, very simple.
1) Open up Fruityloops and open the midi file just like you would open any other file in any program.
2) An import dialogue window will come up. This is asking you what channels of the MIDI you want to import. Don't worry if you don't know what that means, just hit the big check mark.
3) Go to the mixer window. Don't know what that is? No problem. It is the window that will pop up / go away when you press F9.
4) See those columns near the top of the mixer window? All those that say "FX 1, FX 2, FX 3" etc? See the one all the way to the left that says master? Go ahead and highlight that column.
5) The bottom left area of the mixer window has a bunch of rows that say "1), 2), 3)" etc. See the little arrow on the left side of those rows? Go ahead and click one of them. It doesn't matter on which number row you click.
6) A small menu will pop up. Don't worry about all that crap. Just highlight "select >". A long list of effects will pop up. Go down and select the one that says "Fruity LSD".
7) The Fruity LSD effect window will then pop up. (You know, the one that has a bunch of rows that say "Piano 1"). See the little window at the top right that says "Port"? Right now, the port should be set to 1. You want it to match the port on all the MIDI channels. Don't worry about finding it, the default is 0. Click on that Port window and drag the mouse down so it's 0.
8) You're almost there! Now, look at the top of the Fruityloops program. See the Play, Pause, and Record buttons? You should know what those look like. Try pressing the play button. Do you hear the midi playing? Do you see the waveform and the volume bars next to it moving? Yes? Congratulations! This midi is now playing in a digital format.
9) You're pretty much done now. Go up to the File menu (at the top right), highlite Export >, and choose whether you want Mp3 or Wav. Choose a filename to save it as.
10) The render dialogue will pop up. There's not much to worry about here. If you're saving as an mp3, you can select what bit rate you want it to be rendered at so it can be a smaller file. Just press start. Wait a few minutes, and voila! That MIDI is now an mp3/wave!
This only takes one minute if you know how to do it! It's very simple. I hope this helps some of you people.