So I have this midi of the song Stacy's Mom that I want to convert into an audio file. Whenever I play it in Quicktime or iTunes, it chooses the correct instruments. I converted it to AAC via iTunes, but it wasn't the way I liked. The original midi had more of an echo and was louder (the instruments were correct though). So I opened Garage band to import the midi with intentions of tweaking the project so that the out coming audio file would sound livelier and louder. But the instruments GarageBand chose were completely wrong, and I tried to look for the correct instruments to replace the incorrect ones, but didn't have any luck (and yes, the extra instruments and loops are installed). For other midi's I've imported into Garage band, they were always the same instruments as Quicktime/iTunes, this is the first time I've encountered this problem. I'm aware that not all midi's follow the standard or something so it may sound different on different operating systems, but it frustrates me that Apple's own Garageband can't get it right but their Quicktime and iTunes do. I have attached the midi file so you could try for yourself. Are there any other programs similar to Garage Band (that are free, or maybe shareware/trials, I'll only need it for this time) where you can't edit midi's and audio projects? Because I'd really like to get this midi into an audio file the way I like it. Oh, and if anyone knows any tips on how to make projects in Garage band sound like they are being played live like midi's are, please let me know.