Two of my great loves are computers and music. I think it is well worth it to have a
really good sound card in my computer. The links below point to the pages where I
have MIDI sequences (and now MP3 equivalents and lyrics files) that I have done for
some songs. You will notice that most of them are either hymns or Christmas songs,
my two favorite kinds of music. There are lots of MIDI sequences available on the
internet, and that includes just about any kind of music you like. I have found many
really good sequences of rock and classical songs, for example. But I have been
somewhat disappointed in most of the sequences of church-type songs I have found.
That is why I have concentrated on those types of songs. Enjoy.|
MP3 music has been recorded from the MIDI sequences using a 44.1kHz/128kbps sampling rate. These recordings should be of fairly high quality, but may sound different from the MIDI sequences because of the use of my soundfonts, and also because there may be some MIDI instrument changes made before producing the MP3 files, many of which were done on my older Win XP system. I also filled in as many tags as possible on them.
By the way, the sound card I now have in my old XP system is a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS, and I use an 8MB soundfont that replaces the built-in General MIDI sounds, plus some others for individual instruments. On my newer Win 10 system I have a SoundBlaster Titanium X-Fi board, which supports a soundfont-capable MIDI synthesizer ... something very difficult to find anymore. Even with this card (which was much more expensive than Creative's very affordable Audigy series), getting the synthesizer to perform correctly took a lot of trial-and-error after I installed it. The MIDI files will sound much better if you use a good sound card with soundfonts. It is possible that some sounds will not be replicated very well on lesser systems, so again, if you really enjoy music, get yourself a good sound card if you do not have one! Most on-board sound systems have truly awful MIDI music reproduction.
|Miscellaneous||Miscellaneous (pop, country, classical etc.) songs|
|Old-time||Polkas, waltzes, and schottisches|
|Christmas||Christmas songs: hymns and secular|
|Christmas Pipe Organ||Christmas hymns requiring a special soundfont *|