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Best software to make MIDIs more playable

Posted: 07-22-13 10:34 pm
by cjbottaro
So I just got Synthesia and my digital piano is arriving on Weds. I'm super excited and have started downloading a bunch of MIDIs from the internet. Much to my dismay, they aren't arranged (is that the right term? I'm new to all this) right. They are arranged in a way that seems impossible to play with two hands on a keyboard.

I'm trying to figure out the best tool to edit the MIDI files to make them more playable in Synthesia. So far I've heard mentioned Mulab and Reaper... are there any others? Are those the best for this task?

Basically what I want to do is select notes and either...
1) Move them from one track to another (right hand to left hand or vice versa).
2) Move them to a track that isn't played by either hand (played Synthesia, not me).

Thanks for the help.

Re: Best software to make MIDIs more playable

Posted: 07-24-13 7:00 am
by Nicholas
Another Synthesia user made a nice video showing how to split tracks using a free editor called Sekaiju.

I'm hoping to add track splitting to Synthesia as a built-in feature later this year, but in the meantime the Sekaiju method is my favorite.

Re: Best software to make MIDIs more playable

Posted: 07-24-13 9:42 am
by marthart
It sounds like you have got midi files with a bunch of other instruments and sounds on. Did you get a menu first before the midi played if not click "Advanced" and it will show you all the sounds on the midi. you can still have them sound but not displayed. there are also 2 hands you drag and drop onto what you want to play.