Track 6, South Street Circuit on Oct 29th

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MIDI Editing

MIDI Editing

I am totally new to MIDI editing so I got into trouble here. To make things worse I made the game music using GarageBand which does not have MIDI export functionality.

So I am making this post as a way of helping people with similar problems and to help me in the future, in case I need to edit MIDI files again.

The steps I managed to accomplish were:

  1. Export a region from Garageband (loop)
  2. Find the AIF file exported
  3. Extract the MIDI from the AIF
  4. Install a sound font since my hardware has no MIDI support
  5. Install FluidSynth to use this sound font and emulate MIDI hardware
  6. Install Jack daemon to work with the MIDI editor
  7. Test everything
  8. Edit the MIDI files, and here I stopped 😉

Exporting the MIDI & Locating the .AIF
Here is a great link on how to do it. Basically you will have to find where the .AIF is in your home directory tree in MAC OSX. (Yeap it does not work on iOS, I had to save it on the cloud and then on a MAC load the project from the cloud).

Extracting the MIDI
On Windows I found this very nice and simple software to extract the MIDI inside the AIF file.

Sound Font
When I was searching for VLC support for MIDI I bumped into this awesome site. Later on when I needed a sound font I found out that already had it working! By the way Audacity on Linux is playing MIDI files too! That was unexpected but very welcome 😉

Steps 5, 6 and 7 above
This how to will explain everything necessary to achieve those last configuration steps.

RoseGarden
I also installed this software to edit the MIDI files, but stopped right here. From now on it is a matter of practicing I guess. Since I am a total newbie on music I will go no further on this post 😉

Conclusion
So I had already made the music on iOS (iPad). Had to save it to the iCloud. Exported every little region as a loop on GarageBand OSX. Extracted the MIDI of each file and finally started editing the whole thing. In case you are wondering why so much trouble? Well, I am no music at all and GarageBand made it possible for me to create a simple music for the game and that is awesome already! 🙂

PS: All this stuff worked flawlessly on @ArchLinux Linux distribution. Give it a try 😉

 

Best Time Trials 09/10/17

Best Time Trials 09/10/17

Here are the three best time trials so far! The weekly ranking ends at 24h UTC (Greenwhich).

Come join us for free on Android, iOS, Facebook Gameroom, Windows, MAC and coming soon… Linux 🙂

Remember to tune the slot car. See how the third place did not tune the car and has much less speed than the two best cars!

SlotLeagueLinux!

SlotLeagueLinux!

Installed Arch Linux this weekend and Unity 3D just yesterday! I am very impressed with the results so far! Of course a lot of testing will be needed and a new beta version of SlotLeague Time Trials, for Linux this time 😉

Got a few problems so far, but they are very minor issues. Like the buttons with the arrows to slide left and right just have no arrows anymore… O.o

The upload time trial function (WWW class) has a minor behaviour difference. When no error happens the http://www.error property returns “” instead of null. I know… I should had used string.IsNullOrEmpty… but I did not… no donuts for me 😦

As I said, very minor issues, I would not even call them issues…. maybe a couple of little tiny glitches? 🙂

Thanks to “spacepluk (DoctorJellyface, fwalch, z3ntu)” the maintainers of the arch linux Unity 3D package, great job guys! awesome!

In case someone wants the link to the package, here it is:Unity3D Arch Linux