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Export project to audio file

Postby Circle King » Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:42 am

I am new to the Music Creator. I have just finished a project with and audio track of guitar and MIDI tracks of drums and some other instruments. How can I export the project to an audio file such as .wav or .mp3? Cos I tried to export it as mp3, it turns out that I have my audio track playing but no MIDI at all. All the MIDI tracks disappeared. Should I really need to convert all MIDI tracks into wave forms?
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Postby GretscGuy » Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:25 pm

just do the following:
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Postby GretscGuy » Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:54 pm

Instructions for SONAR projects containing MIDI only, or a combination of audio and MIDI:

MIDI tracks cannot be exported as a Wave file, only audio tracks can. So if you've got MIDI tracks in the file, you'll need to re-record your MIDI tracks as audio. The method you use to do this depends on whether you're using your sound card's synth or an external MIDI instrument for MIDI playback.

Here's how to do it if you're using your sound card's synth:

Open the file you're working with. Set up a new audio track with the In or Source set to Stereo. If you have more than one sound card installed, make sure you select the Source of the sound card that is playing your internal MIDI sounds.


Open your sound card's mixer device. This is normally done by choosing Start | Programs | Accessories | Entertainment | Volume Control | Options | Properties. Click on Adjust Volume For Recording, and make sure all boxes below are checked. Click OK, and locate the slider marked MIDI, Synth, Mixed Input, or What U Hear. Check the Select box at the bottom, then close the window.


Solo the MIDI tracks in the file, arm the audio track, and press Record. The MIDI tracks will get recorded as audio.


Use File | Export Audio to export the audio track(s) as a .WAV file, as outlined above.
Here's how to do it if you're using an external MIDI instrument:

Open the file you're working with. Set up a new audio track with the In or Source set to Stereo. If you have more than one sound card installed, make sure you select the Source of the sound card that is playing your internal MIDI sounds.


Using an audio cable, connect the audio output of your MIDI instrument to your sound card's Line In.


Open your sound card's mixer device. This is normally done by choosing Start | Programs | Accessories | Entertainment | Volume Control | Options | Properties. Click on Adjust Volume For Recording, and make sure all boxes below are checked. Click OK, and locate the slider marked Line In. Check the Select box at the bottom, then close the window.


Solo the MIDI tracks in the file, arm the audio track, and press Record. The MIDI tracks will get recorded as audio.


Use File | Export Audio to export the audio track(s) as a .WAV file, as outlined above.

Instructions for users of previous Cakewalk products:

The steps outlined above apply to other Cakewalk audio and MIDI sequencing products as well, though the process and menu items are slightly different. The main differences are in how the audio data is exported as a .WAV file, and they are as follows:

Exporting the audio data

In Pro Audio 9.0x. Home Studio 9.0x, and Music Creator 1.0, use Tools | Mixdown Audio | Export To File to export your audio track(s) as a .WAV file.
In Guitar Studio 2.0, you must use Tools | Mixdown Audio first, then select the resulting track and use Tools | Export Audio.
In Express 8.0, you simply use Tools | Export Audio.

Have fun!
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Re: Export project to audio file

Postby John » Sun Feb 08, 2004 2:07 pm

I have an Audigy sound card and what I do is set the Recording input to "What you Hear". I then arm a new audio track on my project. And hit the record button. This has the effect of recording both midi and audio tracks as a single audio track.

Not sure if this is off any help to you. I'd also welcome any feedback on whether this method is the best one.
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Postby GretscGuy » Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:09 pm

John,
Your method would only work if you are playing midi back from an internal midi engine (like on a soundcard) or monitoring your audio device through your pc.

Also - using the what you hear method adds noise becasue you are listening to a summed output rather than individual ports - this may or may not be noticeable. Lastly - using this method will be ruined if you're online and get an email or im.

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