to Sound Spectrum. My name is Gabe Correa, I enjoy listening to midi and wav files. I made a collection of some of the best midi files on the net.
Since wav files take alot of memory, I have some great links for your listening pleasure. To play these files you must have a midi player.
Don't worry I have links for you to get these great players and most of all they are free! Before you start I have some information about midi and wav files for you to read.
This will help you to get a better understanding of how they work for you on the net. I hope you have a enjoyable stay and thanks for visiting.
What is a Midi File?
is a communications protocol. MIDI is the way two synthesizers communicate. MIDI is not an object, it is not the plugs, cables or hardware
that run between your synthesizer and computer; simply put it is a musicial language. MIDI is how your device (e.g. keyboards, synthesizers)
and your computer communicate with each other; the hardware is what allows for this exchange of information to take place. It is important
to understand that MIDI is not an object, but a form of musical communication using a electronic language.
To compose and record music the two devices must both be able to speak MIDI. If they can speak the same protocol then they can interact
with each other and exchange information. "Speaking" MIDI the keyboard or synthesizer will tell the computer what channel you are using,
which key you hit, for how long you hit it, when you hit it, the volume of the note hit, when to stop and start playing the note, etc...
Everytime you hit a note on your MIDI compatible device this cycle will repeat itself.
What is a Sequencer?
As the computer receives all this information it stores into its virtual tape recorder, called a sequencer. The sequencer can then store
the recorded MIDI information into a file. At a later date you could read the information from the file and your sequencer would playback
the music according to the instructions contained in the file. Depending on how sophisticated your sequencer was you could also make changes
to this file; you could edit, replay or restore it. So the sequencer is software that has the facility to play, record or edit MIDI data.
The software only has to have one of those tools in order for it to be called a sequencer. The Microsoft Windows Media Player is one
example of a "playback only" sequencer.
What is Wav?
The format for storing sound in files developed jointly
by Microsoft and IBM. Support for WAV files was built
into Windows 95 making it the de facto standard for
sound on PCs. WAV sound files end with a.wav
extension and can be played by nearly all Windows
applications that support sound.
What's Shockwave Streamed Audio?
The Shockwave Plugin from Macromedia lets you listen to high
quality music without the wait. It streams it over the Internet rather
than requiring you to wait 10 minutes for a download and then listen.
It's free, too.
Winamp is the best midi player by far for your OS: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP Desktop. The sound quality is superb, and this player has your equalizer and all the bells and whistles. This player was the number one download in 2000 and most of all it's free! Just go to the Download.com and type winamp in their search box and click GO!
Here's a real good player called MidiPlus for OS: Windows 95/98/NT/2000. It has a play list, playback and more... Real neat design
To install these players, make a directory & unzip files to that dir. & simply click on setup.exe This URL Download.com is the place to get your many different players. Just go to the Download.com and type midi players in their search box and click GO!