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10 Ring Tao
01-17-2005, 16:59
I'm at a loss here. I just want to crop a midi song I have, but after downloading and screwing around with 3 different programs I can't get it done.

I have a midi that is 2 minutes long. All I want to do is cut off the first 30 seconds, without ruining the rest of the song.

Does anyone have any idea what app I can use, or if you have one and its a quick job, can you just do it for me?

01-18-2005, 11:19
my son uses a freebie digital editing program called GoldWave that will help you do that.

10 Ring Tao
01-18-2005, 12:29
Thanks, I already have goldwave and use it frquently. However, goldwave is a digital audio editor (mp3, wav, etc). Midis aren't audio files in that respect, and so can't be edited like them.

More info. (

What I need, and haven't been able to find, is a free midi editor that will simply allow me to crop the song without effecting the meter or tone info.

01-18-2005, 12:40
You need a midi sequencer program to alter a midi file. it will allow you to change the data in the file, including eliminating the blank stuff at the start.

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01-18-2005, 12:45
This one is shareware

01-18-2005, 12:49
Good info here

10 Ring Tao
01-18-2005, 13:22
Where did you find those? I spent a good hour on google and came up with nothing. Of course, the odds of finding anything useful when one of your search terms is 'free' aren't very high.


01-18-2005, 13:23
I had better luck searching for "midi sequencer" than "midi editor".

01-18-2005, 16:31
i've never found anything better than audacity (recommended here by someone a long time ago).

it's free on sourceforge and available for windows and linux.

it's simple, fast, and really good.

01-18-2005, 18:03
Audacity is an excellent program.I'm not sure it will allow you to alter a midi file