MIDI files are popular with musicians and recording engineers since they provide a standardized template for saving musical arrangements (or sequences) into a common file format which can be played back across a variety of different computing environments. The MIDI specification holds that the file itself doesn’t contain any actual music, rather it comprises a set of instructions which describe how the audio has been arranged, including the notation, pitch, and velocity as well as control signals for volume, vibrato and audio panning. Since MIDI files don’t contain the audio itself, the quality of its playback depends entirely on the quality of the device being used to playback the file (and the audio samples from that device). This means that audio quality can vary greatly depending on the system setup being used.
Sometimes MIDI files use the MID file extension – These files are exactly the same format as a MIDI file but use a three letter file extension, normally because they were created on a computer system limited to three character file extentsions (for example MS DOS).
Zamzar now offers the ability to convert these files into audio formats which will guarantee that the sound you hear will be replicated on a friend or colleagues computer.
You can use Zamzar to perform all of the following conversions online for both MIDI and MID files:
- aac – Advanced Audio Coding File
- ac3 – AC3 Audio File
- flac – Free Lossless Audio Codec
- m4a – Compressed video file
- m4r – iPhone Ringtone File
- mp3 – Compressed audio file
- mp4 – MPEG-4 Video File
- ogg – Ogg Vorbis Compressed Audio File
- wav – Windows audio file
- wma – Windows Media Audio
Go convert your MIDI files !