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SubjectMIDI ripping from MAME games Reply to this message
Posted byviralhorde
Posted on02/22/06 08:16 PM



how do i rip songs from mame games into midi format?
i'm trying to get this one from mutant fighter (death blade) from the devil stage.

if anyone can help me out that would be killer. thanks.




Subjectpractically impossible. (nt) new Reply to this message
Posted byHyperYagami
Posted on02/23/06 02:57 PM



> how do i rip songs from mame games into midi format?
> i'm trying to get this one from mutant fighter (death blade) from the devil
> stage.
>
> if anyone can help me out that would be killer. thanks.
>





SubjectMIDI is not MP3 new Reply to this message
Posted byPixelPerfect
Posted on02/23/06 08:28 PM



The best way is to do it the old fashioned way. Listen to song. Memorize song, play, and record using MIDI keyboard connected to PC using MIDI sequencing software. Edit, tweak, and layer multiple tracks if needed and save in .mid format.

Other than that, midi is not mp3, wav, etc. It does not actually record what you hear. It only has patterns of instrument instructions that can be read and played back by your sound hardware to whatever wavetable/fm synthesis samples are stored in your sound device's memory. That is why these files are so tiny. Even if it could be done, it wouldn't sound the same as the original.

> how do i rip songs from mame games into midi format?
> i'm trying to get this one from mutant fighter (death blade) from the devil
> stage.
>
> if anyone can help me out that would be killer. thanks.
>



SubjectRe: MIDI is not MP3 new Reply to this message
Posted byR. Belmont
Posted on02/25/06 01:45 PM



And of course use M1 when listening to the song or to save it to .wav/.mp3 :-)

(Incidentally, Gradius IV does contain totally valid standard MIDI files in the sound ROM and those are exactly what the game plays. There's always an exception).


SubjectRe: MIDI is not MP3 new Reply to this message
Posted byitherod
Posted on02/25/06 10:29 PM



You mean the FoxM1 frontend here?
http://www.emuhype.com/index.phtml?s=misc&ss=files

I totally forgot about that emu, how awesome is that! Mebbe this OP would accept being able to dump the midi as a wav, which really is the only way to go, isn't it?

On a side note, "Spy Hunter" is *not* on the M1 's list!!! What is up with that?!?! Does anyone know how to get at the supreme music of the original Spy Hunter?

> And of course use M1 when listening to the song or to save it to .wav/.mp3 :-)
>
> (Incidentally, Gradius IV does contain totally valid standard MIDI files in the
> sound ROM and those are exactly what the game plays. There's always an
> exception).
>





SubjectRe: MIDI is not MP3 new Reply to this message
Posted bySixtoe
Posted on02/26/06 04:17 AM



FoxM1 is a frontend for M1.

There are technical reasons as to why Spy Hunter is not supported, it's not been forgotten, just omitted.

> You mean the FoxM1 frontend here?
> http://www.emuhype.com/index.phtml?s=misc&ss=files
>
> I totally forgot about that emu, how awesome is that! Mebbe this OP would
> accept being able to dump the midi as a wav, which really is the only way to go,
> isn't it?
>
> On a side note, "Spy Hunter" is *not* on the M1 's list!!! What is up with
> that?!?! Does anyone know how to get at the supreme music of the original Spy
> Hunter?
>
> > And of course use M1 when listening to the song or to save it to .wav/.mp3 :-)
> >
> > (Incidentally, Gradius IV does contain totally valid standard MIDI files in
> the
> > sound ROM and those are exactly what the game plays. There's always an
> > exception).
> >
>


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