Thanks for taking the time to read
O.K. ..... I'm ready to start creating my own backing tracks. Let's see if I'm anywhere close to right about this:
1. Altering a MIDI file is probably the best (easiest???) way to start.
2. Run the MIDI through a processing program (such as Fruity Loops
3. Eliminate the unwanted sounds/instruments from the MIDI.
4. Replace the remaining sounds with "better", more "realistic" sounds.
5. Record/save the altered MIDI.
6. Convert MIDI to Mp3 (or WAV, I suppose???).
7. Burn Mp3 to disc, tune guitar, and begin annoying neighbors with second-rate versions of "99 Red Balloons"..... sorry, bad joke
I think I understand the "basics", but haven't been able to put it into practice yet.
First, will Fruity Loops convert MIDI to Mp3 or will I need another program?
Second, how do you make use of a sound-font?
I've downloaded several to a folder on my hard drive, but can't figure out how to apply them to the use of SynthFonts or Fruity Loops (actually, I haven't purchased Fruity Loops yet..... wanted to learn more before possibly buying the wrong program).
Thanks soooooo much for taking the time to read this nonsense...... I'm a bit lost, but wanting to learn. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks a million......................