MIDI file is much lower on computer

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by upsguy27, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. upsguy27 macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2007
    So, I have a Treo 750, and I really like the text message received sound, so I copied it to my computer (it's a .mid file) and when I try to play it, it's much lower than it is on the device. Not volume lower, but tone lower. Why is that? I want to use it as a ring on my iPhone.
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Please don't make "bump / anyone?" posts....

    My guess would be that the General MIDI implementation on the Treo and on the Mac use significantly different instruments and/or there is no instrument identified for the tone in the file, and so it's being played on instruments with very different dynamic ranges on the two.

    If you really want it, you might try opening it in some other software besides Quicktime, and when you find something that works, just convert it into a digital audio file (MP3, AIFF, etc). Or even try another computer, e.g. Windows, and see if you get it to play as you like, and then convert it to an audio file.
  3. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    N'Albany, Indiana
    Wirelessly posted (Sausage: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    U can import midi files into gargageband and mess with the instruments and octaves or what have and easily export it as a ringtone

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