Having Trouble converting MIDI to OGG/M4A

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  1. GoodSelf

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    Hey all - back in the day, I use to compose music for RPG Maker VX.
    Now that I have MV, I wanted to get back into making custom music for my games.
    However, while the old programs used MIDI files, MV uses OGG/M4A, and I have run into trouble converting my files.

    When I listen to the converted version, it's a lot softer, and some instruments aren't even noticeable in the song.


    Has anyone else run into this problem? How did you handle it?
     
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    taistelusopuli Your Friendly Neighborhood Composer Veteran

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    What software do you use to compose the music? And then how do you do the conversion? Let's start there :)
     
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    I think you misunderstood what MIDI-files are.


    MIDI is NOT an audio format, it's a notation format. As such it contains absolutely no audio data, that data is created by the synthesizer program that is reading the MIDI notation data. And how it sounds will depend on the intruments you set to play in the synthesizer.


    If you don't understand the difference between notation data and audio data - the following picture is a picture of a human-readable notation sheet, and you need a human synthesizer (musician) to play it. and the resulting audio/music will vary in quality depending on the quality of the syntesizer/musician and the instruments (wether electrical or classical) used: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notation_(Musik)#/media/File:Ricercare_a_6_from_The_Musical_Offering.jpg


    That is why we need to know how you tried to play the MIDI into an audio.
     
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    I've found this program called MuseScore which lets me convert my midis to sheet music, and export them into the proper format.
    Thanks to both of you for the help =]
     
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