Convert your arrangements, compositions and scores into real audio files! While music composition and notation software is designed to create scores that are easy to read and to modify, the audio capabilities of these programs is can be extremely limiting for composers and arrangers. MIDI conversion is a new service offered by Mind For Music that can help turn the default instrument sounds from various composition programs and Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) into real, professional sounding digital and analog instruments.
Check out some of the examples below for more on MIDI conversion; at the moment we are only offering a few select instruments but feel free to contact us if you would like to know more or have any questions.
Most notation programs (Finale, Sibelius, MuseScore etc...) do a pretty poor job with their drum sounds generally; these programs are made to accurately notate drum parts and not really to emulate the sound and feel of a real drummer. This can be a problem when listening to or exporting sheet music to audio files since the result is never a realistic sound and performance. However the MIDI files from these programs can be imported into other programs (Logic, Pro-Tools etc...) where they can then be quantized/humanized (adjusted for a more realistic feel), mixed/EQ'd and run through any number of great third party percussion and drum virtual instruments. Below are some examples of the standard MIDI drum sounds from these programs and the same file after being treated like a real drum part.
Notation Program MIDI (Before)
Converted MIDI (After)