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Chapter 15.  Mixdown and Mastering  >  Including Your MIDI in the Mixdown

Including Your MIDI in the Mixdown

MIDI is a great way to lay down ideas and record music using synthesizers (external or sound card-based), samplers, and drum machines, among other things. However, distributing your work on a CD or through the Internet using MIDI is probably not the greatest solution. This is because, even with the General MIDI standard, the sounds they produce are not necessarily what you had in mind, and CDs just don’t support MIDI. VST Instruments and Rewire instruments are also MIDI-based, so they won’t work well outside the VST environment. So you need to convert your MIDI events into audio events when you are satisfied that the tracks are what you want them to be. In the next couple of sections, you will see how to do this. Note that if you are using sounds generated by a synthesizer, wave table, or any other sound-generating device found on your sound card, or if you are using any software-based sampler that is not VSTi or Rewire compatible, you need to convert them into audio files to include them in your final audio mix.

Converting Your MIDI Tracks

There are a few ways you can approach this task: the simple way, the multitrack way, and the sample-based way.


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