Monday, 27 April 2015

Working with MIDI files

A quick post.
MIDI files refers to Musical Instrument Digital Interface files and are generally used for generating really small files for sound, whose aspects can be easily edited. It is a real pleasure working with this file format, more so since it can be used to create music without the need for different musicians and/or instruments. 
However, the format depends highly on the sound card of the system and it can not store vocals.

A pressing point however is the usage of the interface for this file type.

One can use timidity for such a purpose :
sudo apt-get install timidity timidity-interfaces-extra  
timidity <filename.midi>
timidity -ig <filename.midi>  [For GUI version of the same] 
Enjoy working with it!! Cheers!!!