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Below is a list of programs that can convert a MIDI file into a Wave file. These programs are not created by Aspire Software, and so we do not offer technical support for them.

Here they are:

- WinAmp: This is a very full featured free audio player that has the ability to convert MIDI files to WAV and MP3.You can get WinAmp here (this requires the older version 2.91, I'm not sure it's possible with the newest version).

Follow this procedure (which requires DirectX to be installed):

  1. Install WinAmp v2.91.
  2. Run WinAmp and Select the WinAmp menu (select the tiny icon in the top left corner)
  3. Select 'Options'-'Preferences'
  4. Select 'Plug-Ins'-'Output' from the list
  5. Double-click on 'Nullsoft Disk Writer plug-in'
  6. Select 'Enable'. Also, change the output file name and directory if you wish. Hit OK and close. Hit OK and Close.
  7. Again, select the WinAmp menu, 'Options'-'Preferences'.
  8. Select 'Plug-Ins'-'Input' from the list.
  9. Double-click on 'Nullsoft MIDI player' plug-in
  10. Under the Device drop-down list select the DirectMusic option.
  11. Hit OK and Close, and completely close down WinAmp (trust me).
  12. Run WinAmp again.
  13. Again, select the WinAmp menu, 'Options'-'Preferences', 'Plug-Ins'-'Input', and double-click on 'Nullsoft MIDI player' again.
  14. Under 'Device' select the 'DirectMusic / Microsoft Synthesizer (with output)', and hit OK and Close.
  15. Open a MIDI file (double-click on the Add button at the bottom) and play it (select 'Play'-'File' from the menu and select the '.mid' file). You won't hear any output from your speakers, but it will be recording to a '.wav' file (if you didn't change it, it will record to c:\out.wav - remember to rename or delete this file before recording again).

Here are some midi-to-wave results using Beethoven's '9thSymphony.mid', converted to MP3:
Synthesized using an external Alesis QSR synthesizer.
Synthesized using a SoundBlaster Live card. - this was recorded from the 'What U Hear' input device.
Synthesized using the Microsoft GS Wavetable Software Synth (comes with DirectX).
Here are some results with a section of 'Walking In Memphis' by Marc Cohn:
Synthesized using an external Alesis QSR synthesizer.
Synthesized using a SoundBlaster Live card.
Synthesized using the Microsoft GS Wavetable Software Synth.

- WinGroove MIDI to wave converter: Get it here.

- Edirol / Roland Virtual Sound Canvas VSC-MP1.
This virtual/software version of the famous hardware synth has the ability to convert a MIDI file to a high quality wave file. You can get it here.

- Timidity++: A freeware open source MIDI to Wave convertor for Windows and Linux. Get it here. **Warning: Use only if you are a computer geek.