Hi Guys and Gals,
I'm a performer who uses Midi.
I use VanBascos Midi player, and play it through a Soundblaster Live card which adds reverb and equalization. It sounds pretty decent. I've also tried VanBascos with various different soundfonts, but tend to stick to the GM voices as all my songs are now mixed to that!
My Midi knowledge only goes as far as using Anvil Studio and One Man Band software to produce, arrange, and edit any Midis.
I can do most things using those softwares.
However, I've got a few Midis in my vast collection which resist any kind of editing.
If I try to change a voice it reverts to Piano. If I try to add effects - like modulation - it either doesn't work - or damages the file!!
I've recently gone through all my Rock Files and added modulation to the Overdrive and Distortion Guitar tracks.
It really makes those songs sound way better. Modulation brings the guitar tracks to life.
I find it's not so much that the guitar sounds on midi don't sound realistic, it;s just that they sound "dead" and don't decay!!
I normally add about 60 or 70 level (out of 127) modulation, and it makes a huge difference.
There is a decay edit on Anvil Studio, but it doesn't seem to work! So modulation is the next best thing, although I have manually decayed some guitar tracks using One Man Band.
So, my questions are:
1. Why do some Midis resist editing using Anvil Studio and One Man Band, and how do I get around this?
2. Is there a simple "decay" edit that I can apply to guitar tracks?
Please keep any replies as non-technical as you can.
Finally, if I don't understand the replies, is there someone out there who would be willing to edit some songs for me.
It is only a handful of songs. I just need a couple of tracks copied, and some modulation added to guitar sounds.
I'd be willing to pay or trade or come to some other arrangement.
Or, If you could remove the "coding" or whatever stops these songs being edited then I could do the editing myself.