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After an extense search this morning, I came to the conclusion that an MP3 or WAV file of a regular song cannot be directly converted into a MIDI file (so that you could work with each channel).

So all of the MIDIs out there... who created them?

I used to not like midi files... now I love them ;)


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short answer: who knows?

I just use google and search through tons of pages until I find a decent midi that doesn't require a lot of alterations... and go from there.
I also found that the GuitarPro files that come with bas and drums (most, it seems) are a good source too, if you have GuitarPro, of course. Incidentally, I also find GuitarPro an excellent way to modify existing midi files... changing notes and durations, adding clicks as a count-in, modifying drum tracks... even adding extra tracks.

I used to shudder when I heard the word "midi", now I'm realising how good a *good* midi can sound. It all depends on how much effort yo put into it. Especially the drums.

Really, get yourself GuitarPro, and then the rest of the Freeware as per PodGod's tutorial... and you'll make your own backing tracks in no time!

 

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There are alot of people making midis out there. There isn't one specific source. GuitarPro files are a great resource. Many files are also made using midi keyboard, drum machines, midi guitar interfaces, etc. Now that more guys have gone through my tutorial and are making backings, I've been learning to create midis myself, and have posted a few of my own. These are the people who do the real work...believe me, one midi can take weeks to do. I wish I had more time
 
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