Catherine (tenthz) wrote,

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Freaky, freaky, freaky...

Okay, maybe someone can further explain this to me... 'cuz this is really weird. I'll start from the beginning:

I have these really short .mid files that I want to make into .wav files so I can use them for my final project in IDM class. I've decide to use WINAMP to convert them 'cuz I found a great website for telling me how to do this.

So, I set it all up and I've got the volume for my computer speakers way down, and I've got my stereo pumping my new 8-beat measure CD... 'cuz I figure the mid -> wav thing is all internal, right? Maybe not...
I play back the wav files that I've created, and what do they sound like, but snippets of what I was just listening to!! So, I figure I'm just going nuts, right?... 'cuz the files are really short(less than a second each) and I'm thinking they just got messed up some how... so I delete those, and go through the steps again, with my music off.. the files come out just fine.... SO! I'm thinking somehow, however WINAMP works to 'record' the wav files, it must have something to do with vibrations, or something... so I find a longer .mid file so I can test out my theory... I'm playing the mid file and listening to the radio, flipping around, playing a CD, etc... and when I play the WAV file back, I hear everything that I just did!! So freaky..... except now I'm thinking that I hear myself singing on the file... so maybe WINAMP just uses the mic to record the mid and doesn't really tell you what the heck it's doing??? So, I test my theory... and do it again, with no microphone.... and what do I get? But a blank wav file... pain in the ass... I wondered why it seemed like the computer was so much quieter than the stereo sound... BECAUSE IT WAS... blah... no explaination nessasary. Anyone know of anyway to internally convert a mid to a wav?
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