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Convert MIDI to Audio

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:46 pm
by Martin
I want to convert my MIDI track into an audio track, but I want to utilize an external sound source...such as a digital piano or electronic drum kit. I'm not finding anything specific to this anywhere. Has someone done this?

Re: Convert MIDI to Audio

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:48 pm
by Alex
To achieve this, you'll need the following:
  • An iOS device (the Android version of Music Studio doesn't support audio interfaces)
  • An iOS compatible audio interface with MIDI output and audio input ports.
  • Your external sound source (e.g. a digital piano, synthesizer...) must have MIDI input and audio output ports.

Here's how to output a MIDI track to an external hardware and record its audio output at the same time:
  • Connect a MIDI cable from the audio interface's MIDI output to your external sound source's MIDI input.
  • Connect an audio cable from the audio interface's audio input to your external sound source's audio output.
  • Connect your audio interface to your iOS device.
  • Launch Music Studio and load your project.
  • In the MIDI Setup, tap "Ports & Channels" and enable MIDI Output to all ports, and set the channel to "tracks". See http://www.xewton.com/musicstudio/doc/?id=10#MIDI_ports_.26_channels_popup
  • Now when you start playback, track 1 will be output to channel 1, track 2 to channel 2 and so on. Make sure that the tracks are in the right order so that your sound source plays the desired sounds. To rearrange a track, tap and hold its icon: http://www.xewton.com/musicstudio/doc/?id=7#Rearranging_tracks_and_changing_the_color
  • To record audio, add an audio track and tap the record button. In the audio recording window, select mono or stereo input, enable "Play song during recording" and disable the metronome, see http://www.xewton.com/musicstudio/doc/?id=13#Record_button
  • Tap the record button to start recording.

Re: Convert MIDI to Audio

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:36 pm
by Martin
Excellent detail! I have all the equipment. Thank you very much!