printing midi files

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by achtung!, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. achtung! macrumors regular

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    hey all! i'm looking for a simple app that opens midi files, recognizes the notation, then let me print several pages, save to pdf, etc..

    anyone?

    thks in advance,
    cheers
     
  2. gmanterry macrumors regular

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    This isn't cheap

    I use Finale. It does a great job of creating sheet music from MIDI files.

    http://www.finalemusic.com/

    Happy New Year

    Terry
     
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    I don't know what to recommend except to sayy that these guy seem to be THE standard.

    http://www.sibelius.com/products/sibelius_first/index.html

    The hard part for me with any of this is getting a clean MIDI file. But I think maybe it's just me. I'm a beginner at the keyboard and the MIDI files I record do not look good. For example I try to play a series of quarter notes and some come out as eights with 1/8 rests. That's what I get for leaving a space between notes. My MIDI files would require much editing before they could be printed.
     
  4. achtung! thread starter macrumors regular

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    thks a lot for the replies. i think i'll give finale a try! ;)
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    One more.... I've been learning about Apple's "Logic" it has a score editor built in. Logic has several "views" of the MIDI files. Yu can edit it as a piano rol or as a list of text lines and one view is the "score". If you intend to set up a home studio and like Logic for recording and mixing it will also print nice looking music
     
  6. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a

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    Finale and Sibelius are the standards. They allow the most editing to make the score look very professional. Logic and other DAWs do not allow nearly as much editing.
     

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