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Advantage of Converting Midi to Wave

Discussion in 'Recording' started by jazzbass12, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. jazzbass12

    jazzbass12 Active Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Taunton MA
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    I am using Sonar 2.2 is there na advantage to converting my Midi tracks (using DXI) to wave? It seems as though I can route any effects thru the aidio track for any of my DXI tracks.

  2. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2003

    - Muting the source midis/DXis saves you CPU power - good if the bar is going into the yellows.
    - Gives you a display of the waveform so you can monitor peaks and such and look out for anomalies like sudden dropped samples. (it happens sometimes... weird)

    - Disk space
    - Pain to modify should you decide that the velocity for one single note is a tad too high, etc.

    As far as the audio itself goes, it should be identical, except for minute quantization noise in the audio version (assuming you're saving at 16-bit).

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