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04-01-2006, 04:11 AM
Is there some way of converting MIDI into SID without HardSID? In other words, is there MIDI to SID converter, SID soundfonts or Guitar Pro 4 SID plug-in?
I've been trying to Google my way through, but I always end up looking at HardSID stats. So; Thanks!
04-01-2006, 07:52 AM
I doubt the demand for such a thing is very high, though it is an interesting idea.
04-01-2006, 07:59 AM
You don't "convert" the MIDI. You use it and load up this here : http://www.refx.net/pro_quadrasid.htm and then play it.
04-01-2006, 08:14 AM
Yoozer, I think he's talking about the .sid format, not a sid VST, THOUGH I COULD BE WRONG
Also, the HardSID looks pretty cool ;0 I have recently taken an interest in C64 sound, could be useful.
04-01-2006, 11:51 AM
IF you want a C64 sound with hardware, SOC - then build one with the mbSID, and you're off with only like... 120bucks at minimum.
04-01-2006, 12:59 PM
Yes, I meant SID format. It would be a lot easier if I just could convert certain instruments of a MIDI track into SIDs, record them (through i.e. WinAmp) and just toss them in the mixer software along with processed MIDI tracks.
04-01-2006, 01:06 PM
Well, if you even know how to make .sid files at all [I hope you do] your best bet is probably just to transpose/arrange the midi by ear to .sid [maximum of 16 midi channels compressed into 4 sid channels???!?!?!?]. I really doubt such a conversion tool exists.
04-01-2006, 01:11 PM
Well, I wasn't going to convert the entire MIDI, just synth squares and alike to spice the soundscape a bit - instrument by instrument, if necessary :)
04-01-2006, 01:22 PM
If you want it as "synthesizer", then why not go with VSTi's or Hardware? There're no portable SID players around.
And the SID programming engines (for C64) are discontinued.
04-01-2006, 04:50 PM
What do you want to do this for? If I know your intentions I could possible help.
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