SolMiRe Help - How to Use SolMiRe Midi to Mp3 Converter
Supported file formats
You can convert both standard Midi files and Karaoke (.kar) files. Just select the file you want to convert using the "Choose File" button
SolMiRe synthesizer supports several soundfonts that can be used to do the conversion. A sounfont is a collection of sounds (typically recorded sounds from true instruments) associated to each virtual instrument of the standard midi format. Each soundfont provided has a distinct flavour and so you might want to try some different soundfonts to find the one that works better for your midi
These settings define the quality of the resulting Mp3 file. The higher the bitrete, the better the audio quality, the bigger the generated Mp3 file. The default value provided (128Kbps) is typically considered a good tradeoff between audio quality and file size.
You can use this setting to change the pitch of the whole song by a given number of half tones. You can choose to increase the pitch (positive values), or decrease it (negative values). For instance, choosing to transpose the song by +2 half tones will transform each C note into a D, each D note into an E and so on.
Use this setting to change the speed (BpM) of the song. Default value (100%) means no relative change to the speed, 150% means that the converted file will play 1.5 times faster, and so will last 1.5 time less.
SolMiRe.com provides few different audio effects that can be applied to the resulting audio file. Just experiment with the possible choices to find the one that works better for your file.
Author and Title
These are optional data you might want to enter for your conversion.
Whenever you convert the file you have the option to do a quick test just converting only the first 30 seconds of the file. This is a recommended option if you want to have a quick feedback about how the converted file will sound. Typically the full conversion takes some time (up to few minutes depending on the uploaded file and conversion settings). You will have the chance to switch to full conversion in the next steps, without the need to re-upload the file.
Refining your conversion
Once the conversion completes you have the chance to listen directly to the converted file without having to download the Mp3 file using our online Mp3 player:
If you don't like the result you can choose different conversion settings and you also have the possibility to decide which tracks you would like to be converted and which ones you would like to be muted just by using the track selector:
When you are happy with the sound, you can finally decide to convert the full file and download the resulting Mp3.
You can navigate away or even close your browser and then come back to SolMiRe and recover your last conversion just by clicking the Last Conversion link on the menu. We will keep your uploaded file, conversion settings and Mp3 files for 1 hour.
How to create backing tracks with SolMiRe
It is very easy to create backing tracks starting from complete midi files using SolMiRe. Once you have uploaded your midi or karaoke file and completed the first conversion, you can refine your conversion as described in the above section. You can remove tracks from the midi: for instance you can easily remove all audio tracks except drums, bass and rithm guitar in order to create and download a mp3 backing track you can use to improve your guiter solo.
How does Midi to Mp3 conversion work?
The Midi file format is used to describe a sequence of events occurring on a set of channels or tracks. In a Midi file, events are usually associated to notes played by an instrument, or beats played by a drum set. A Midi file typically includes several channels, each channel being associated to a specific musical instrument.
Midi players use a wavetable to generate the sound associated to each of these events. Wavetables are usually large sets of recorded samples of real instruments. Midi players actually mix in real time the samples associated to each of the events contained in the file. Most sound cards include a wavetable and the integrated software takes care of the realtime audio rendering
Because of this dependence on wavetables, Midi files usually sound differently when played by different sound cards. The more accurate the wavetable and the rendering software, the best is the resulting audio quality
This Midi to Mp3 converter uses a software renderer (synthesizer) and lets you choose among 15 different soundfonts (soundfont is somewhat similar to waveform) and different Mp3 conversion settings, from low quality to high quality. You can also apply few sound effects such as Echo, Reverb, Chorus, or even try to listen to the reversed version of the audio file (try this!).
SolMiRe is an online service, this means that you do not have to install anything on your computer, you just have to upload the Midi file, wait for the conversion to complete, and download the resulting Mp3 file. Once the Midi has been converted to Mo3, you will have a chanche to listen to the resulting audio file using our online Mp3 player, and you will be able to try new conversions with different settings. Also, you will be able to select a set of tracks you would like to exclude from rendering. This feature is specially useful if you want extract and convert only specific tracks of the original file (for instance you will be able to convert the rithmic section only excluding all the other instruments).
The Mp3 file will remain available for download for about 1 hour.