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« on: October 27, 2006, 18:12:12 »

I want to know if there is a different way besides modplug to convert midi to music module. I want to know because modplug does a very sloppy job... and it always messes up the midi controller effects in it. Like for example if I put in Modulation (which is that it makes the pitch raise up a half step and down again... like sliding for a guitar) the pitch just goes up and up and it doesnt come back down like it should. And it's always late on a panning change. So I was wondering if I could convert the midi to IT with something else that does a much less sloppy job and then edit samples afterwards. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2006, 20:42:07 »

Common MIDI only allows note on (like C-5), note off and instrument select. Additionally, there's only one channel for drums (channel 10) and there's only 15 instrumental channels.

Try to use the MIDI library when you design MIDI songs. Do not use trance pulse or such, stick to tempo 125 to avoid mistiming.

When you finally do the conversion, be sure that you have allocated each instrument to a unique channel. If you use chords, make a new IT instrument and put the same MIDI instrument in it so you can allocate multiple channels to the same instrument.

Modplug can convert volume set 0 to note off as well as note cut.

If you use MIDI drums, mind that Modplug Tracker has a minor bug. Select the drum chooise above the one you desire to use and you will get around it.

MIDI has no panning, either. Unless you use a custom professional tool.


Since you wanted to know if there's another program you could use for MIDI convertion, I am afraid there's not way too many out there, but try to perform a websearch (google) for "mod to MIDI" or something like that. However, you could let ModPlug Tracker convert your ITs to MIDI first and then fix them up in a program like SynthFont (google for it).
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2006, 21:37:18 »

hm, as far as I remember, the "drum bug" only appears when SAVING mids, not loading... and i think cheezer wanted to convert mid->it...
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2006, 02:41:48 »

You misunderstand. I want to convert a midi into a mod. Not a mod into a midi.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2006, 11:14:34 »

Ops, my mistake. I was a bit tired when I wrote my reply. Had been taking buses and trains all day, many of them more than 20 minutes late and overfilled.

MOD to MIDI is often a buggy task. I know no other tool than ModPlug Tracker that can convert MIDI to MOD. Perhaps MilkyTracker can? Have not tried to convert MIDI to MOD a lot. More the other way around.
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2006, 14:06:01 »

I must voice an opinion on this because a) mods should be composed in trackers and b) midi should stay in it's own realm. Screw converting. It only makes for shit sounding modules.

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However, I have no qualms with people using midi input to enter notes into trackers, or load a small sequence in to post-edit within the tracker itself, but please for the sake of the modscene, don't become one of those people who think it's cool to release MIDI converted to modules.  

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Please note that this is just a personal opinion.
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2006, 14:17:39 »

I should add that there is also this:

http://www.un4seen.com/mid2xm.html

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But as already said, the conversion from midi to mod formats is very buggy, even at it's best.

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2006, 18:10:11 »

Or try BeRoTracker Impulse. BRT Impulse has an very good (not absoluty perfect) MIDI importer.
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2006, 21:14:06 »

Haha, are you sneaking around to SPAM, BeRo? :)

You should go introduce you in the introduction myself topic.

Oh, and of course; welcome to the ModArchive! Leave your sanity at the door and enjoy your stay!
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2006, 00:34:05 »

No, this was an normal reply. He was on the search for a tracker, which has a good MIDI Importer. And my tracker has so a good MIDI Importer. Therefore I've recommended him my tracker, because he was the search for so a tracker. What is please wrong to it? Think about it.
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