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Program Announcements / Qmidi Studio Release

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SoftMotion3D
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Posted: 1st Apr 2010 09:45 Edited at: 20th Dec 2012 01:43
Edit:
Website has been Moved!


http://www.smotion3d.com

Info:
-midi import / export
-Qmidi Loop Pasting / Saving
-154 Page Editor
-Help viewer
-[.qm3] file loading/saving




edit:
release 1.7 with 3DFX

...written in DarkBasicPro...


System Requirements:

Windows xp, Vista, Windows 7
1.6ghz processor (tested)
DirectX 9.0c
Notebook,Netbook,Desktop (all tested and working)
800x600 resolution minimum required!
All service packs installed



edit:
update dec 19,2012
Now at version 2.15

Supports Playbook Wi-Fi transfer
Supports MML Petit Computer Basics Programming Language on Nintendos Dsi/3ds

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Posted: 5th Apr 2010 06:18
Just got the help files updated! Also i enabled loop saving!

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Posted: 5th Apr 2010 14:04
Nice. Reminds me of Quartet on the ST, which was one of my favorite music packages ever.

This is very handy though, having midi editing like that - either for taking a midi file and editing it, making new songs, or borrowing from midi files for your own songs / remixes. I had a midi file a while ago that I wanted to remix, and they can be quite awkward things, I think this program would have made it a lot easier - in the end I relied on an actual musician. The sheer volume of midi files out there, old game soundtracks, cover versions, classical music... it's a great resource and this looks to be a great way to get at them properly.

Did you get it onto AppUp yet?


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Posted: 5th Apr 2010 16:09 Edited at: 5th Apr 2010 16:12
I sent a file to rick v.... but didnt get a reply.....

Ill send you the same file as long as you dont share it and let me know if it runs well for you

Just need your email addr.....was it batvink@gmail.com?

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Posted: 5th Apr 2010 16:37
Nah, BatVink likes to use that email address - people get us confused sometimes, might be because I'm a conjoined torso, living on his lower abdomen, a bit like Total Recall.

My addy is listed there if you still want to send it - I'll happily try it out - there are tons of songs out there I'd like to pick apart and learn from, and they are all out there as midi files so I certainly have a use for it.


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Posted: 5th Apr 2010 17:59
Wow, this is amazing, I just imported some midi's and it works like a charm!

But, one song I imported gets distorted on some notes and creates a humming sound that lasts until you stop the song. I have attached the midi file that I imported and the QMidid Studio File that I saved from it.

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Posted: 5th Apr 2010 21:04
Quote: "Nah, BatVink likes to use that email address - people get us confused sometimes, might be because I'm a conjoined torso, living on his lower abdomen, a bit like Total Recall."


LOL! haha ya i thought that was your email.... who is batvink then...lol... That must be the news letter editor is my guess.

Sorry guys for getting ya mixed up! Anyways ill send ya an email with a download to try this week some time.....give me a chance to add Transpose to the editor to make it even better!

@SuperNova... ill check it out and post what i find when i get home from work.

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Posted: 6th Apr 2010 02:28 Edited at: 6th Apr 2010 06:01
@Nova

edit:April 5,2010

Thanks for the song file that exposed a problem i didn't find before.

Some Notes:
-Alot of the notes this song plays are out of range (Not being displayed) **but not the problem**

The editor will still play these notes that are loaded out of range.

However the problem is infact that there are some notes that are so close together in this song....that they are infact missed when it comes time to shut them off. To test this i Imported the song at (30) instead of the autodetected (60)... No notes stick on at (30) and i found there was infact a butt load of notes tied soo closely together that it was still loading 32nd notes at (30) wich is a crazy crazy resolution. But no worries.... i fixed it!

(Updated download)

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Posted: 6th Apr 2010 04:14 Edited at: 6th Apr 2010 04:18
Ok Nova and everyone else..... the download has been updated!

@SuperNova... is this your email addr? sephy_757@hotmail.com

You scored a full version release for exposing a big error i never seen! If you can confirm with me then i will send you a release at the end of the month with no limits.

YourSong: re import the original midi file @ the autodetected (60).... the qm3 is corrupt with bad data...lol! as you heard it play!

Thanks Again!

@van b.... The download is the same screen resolution so you can tell me if this one runs well on your netbook if ya like. Maby you could help me get this on appup.... I'll give you a free full copy aswell if you dont mind helping me set it up for appup.

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Posted: 6th Apr 2010 09:56
@SMD_3D Interactive: Yes that is my email, that is very generous of you, thank you.

This program is sweet, full version is gonna rock.

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Posted: 7th Apr 2010 15:36
Made a demo song for ya

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Posted: 11th Apr 2010 19:18 Edited at: 11th Apr 2010 19:21
Ok guys.... The program has been updated and is now finished!

Added Transpose into the paste tool Works very nicely!
Follow the link from the top post to get a copy!

Notes: If you made any loops they will need to be deleted! The format has been updated since i found an error with it!

Any music files you created will still load perfect!

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Posted: 13th Apr 2010 02:06
@VanB.

I sent you a registered copy!

Let me know how it works for ya!

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Posted: 13th Apr 2010 10:13
Any usefull functions you guys can think of....let me know and i will add them in.

i may do a master volume control for overriding a whole track at a time....this could be usefull

maby add a copy track to track function
maby an organize function to move tracks around

anything else?

Velocity editting is also a possible add on ....

Im going to add 2 more custom folders to the paste/loop section

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Posted: 16th Apr 2010 11:08 Edited at: 21st Nov 2010 02:29
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Posted: 23rd Apr 2010 11:10
wow its only the 23rd now.... and its updated again...lol

Redownload from the link above:

fixes- Added grid snap that makes editing alot easier!

Working on:
-more tutorials, Installable loop packs.

As far as the editor goes....its done! Im not adding any more features to it. (Unless needed)

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Posted: 27th Apr 2010 18:18
well its april 27th and there is another update!

Fixed Volume overbyte on exported midi.

Download from top link.

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Posted: 4th May 2010 11:01
This looks great! I'll be trying it out tonight!

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Posted: 4th May 2010 15:44
I will add testing of the midi export and wav recording back into the editor in the next few days.... I seen it was very easy to hack the original so im making some modifications.....

For now the editor can import midi and save/load in its native format.

I will make an anouncement once i add the testing of those back in.

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Posted: 12th May 2010 20:52
Ok guys..... wav recording and midi exporting has been re-enabled for 10 uses and unlocks when registered.

Download from first post...

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Posted: 1st Jun 2010 00:09
In the past few weeks ive been working on a digital track interface to allow users to play back and record there midi with real sounding instruments.... I've Done some testing and it just sounds amazing! With this new feature called (DTS) it will enable the ability to add more instruments to the current 128 available!

I will post a comparison MidiFile vs MidiDTS to showcase how much of a difference there realy is.

To make room for the new format there will be libraries to download new instruments in the next few months. These will mostly replace the 128 available to real sounding instruments.

I will post a MidiDTS recording later tonight!

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Posted: 1st Jun 2010 06:57
Here is a standard midi file:

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Posted: 1st Jun 2010 06:59
And here is the same Midi File with the new DTS format!

Big Difference!

Hopefully i will have an update soon!

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Posted: 5th Jul 2010 22:43 Edited at: 21st Nov 2010 02:29
Ok guys!

The major update has been released!

Visit: http://www.deved-portal.com/smd3d

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Posted: 9th Jul 2010 01:37
The new DTS feature is very nice, it works great too. This program keeps getting better all the time, nice job.

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Thanks

And i will keep making it better!

Oh i will release a tool to create dts instruments soon!

Oh and have the ability to add enviromental audio to your recordings...

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So you're not using my server anymore?


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oh yes .... sorry forgot to mention that.

You can remove me completely from it.

And i apreaciate you giving me the space

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Actualy i just started using again...lol

If you need it back though.... let me know

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Posted: 5th Nov 2010 18:28 Edited at: 6th Nov 2010 19:45
Qmidi Release 1.2 is almost ready and id like to release it on sunday.

Is there any features you would like to see added to this app let me know.

new:
-random music generator
-a few minor edit bug fixes
-midi is now added to quick load list
-most files that are auto detected will also have the correct tempo loaded with it.
-minor midi save fix that alows qmidi to load its own generated file better.
-tempo controller now goes to 500bpm+
-program now uses the my documents folder for everything.


Any new stuff you guys want to see let me know...

release date will be on sunday

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Posted: 6th Nov 2010 02:21 Edited at: 21st Nov 2010 02:30
well here is a quick beta.... im having trouble with it on vista a little bit and would like some user feedback.

My vista pc keeps saying the file association is not working. Any one else with simular problems?


early beta test: version 1.2

(deleted) see top thread for download

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Posted: 6th Nov 2010 02:22 Edited at: 9th Nov 2010 15:03
Temporarly the filetype.dll may crash every time you load. i need some user feedback to see if this is happening for everyone.

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Ok guys.... 1.2 is released see top thread for download info

Main website is in construction but follow the link to Qmidi Studio
I will have some dts files listed for download in the next few weeks.

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Made this and a help icon awhile back, forgot to post them. let me know if you want the .ico files

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Posted: 27th Nov 2010 02:49
dang! that looks nice! can i use it? free copy for ya of coarse

Im going to be overhauling the website this weekend.
Im swiching my name back over to SMD3D Interactive.

So any feature updates to qmidi will have SMD3D Interactive as the programming team.

That would be cool if i could use this icon as you have probably noticed i lack the ability to draw well. but i am learning as i go.

you can email me directly using: smd_3d@hotmail.com

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Posted: 4th Dec 2010 17:44 Edited at: 5th Dec 2010 06:18
Qmidi studio 1.3 CD has now been released

this file contains almost every dts file ive made to date
its ~620 meg compressed

fixes:
-smooth dts sound exit on recording and playback sounds realy good!
-some dts memory management... uses 1/3rd the memory it did before

enjoy!


http://www.deved-portal.com/smd3d/qmidistudio.html

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Posted: 26th Apr 2011 23:48 Edited at: 29th Apr 2011 18:21
Thanks!

I just wanted to post some news about the receint update i made to Qmidi Studio.

Qmidi Studio's digitaly recorded instruments have been redone on version 1.5 to allow users to play there music in the background when the program does not have focus.
I've also rewritten the loops editor completely.

The download size is back down to 10megs.... whew! except you will need to download the digitaly recorded instruments seperatly. If you have old dts files they will no longer work with this update. Im actively working on releasing more instruments that work with it downloadable on my website.

Download the latest 1.5 software here:
http://www.deved-portal.com/smd3d/qmidistudio.html

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Great program SMD I had something like this before but lost it in a crash and haven't been able to find one that has the same ease of use. This maybe the ticket. Just a few problems. Why do some of the notes from imported midis not show up. It all plays but there is no notes to edit. Also the copy and paste feature is a bit odd. I cant seem to get it to work

Either way I will be buying this in a day or two. Great work!
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@ SMD - does this mean I could convert a piece of music in to midi and import it and it grabs the notes?

This looks great for the money... think I will buy...

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I just bought this As Duffer said it is well worth the money and great fun to use! It is also nice to support a fellow programmer.
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Quote: "As Duffer said it is well worth the money and great fun to use!"

I can vouch for this too. It's a very useful bit of kit. I'll be using it for my games definitely as I also love making music.

I haven't had a chance to get a lot of use out of it yet but I can't wait to really use it properly.

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Have now paid. Presumably serial key emailed through to me and then I also have to download and install packs as well as program. Let's see just how bad my creative efforts at music are...

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Posted: 13th May 2011 16:33
i just released a quick update to the editor again.....its still labeled as 1.5 accept it includes direct x and removes the temp files after install.

Quote: "Also the copy and paste feature is a bit odd. I cant seem to get it to work"


im going to see if i can make it better.... basicaly you click on the copy command... drag the cursor over the notes and then press copy or cut. now the paste button will light up and you can click that and start pasting it.... or you can save those selected notes to a loop file.

Quote: "SMD - does this mean I could convert a piece of music in to midi and import it and it grabs the notes?
"


the program can only import midi files.... however you can import a file in and change the way its scaled into the screen as well as load patch instrument files in as you probably heard sound amazingly better then normal midi.

I'll be releasing more patch file this weekend.

Anyother help i can provide let me know....

Oh 1 thing about a midi file that you loaded that didnt display some notes...(small trick)

if you select a chunk of notes.... hit copy then scroll your mouse wheel down or up to see the notes displayed. edit it then scroll it back up out of the screen into the right position. The copy tool will select the notes that are out of range as well.


when recording music to a wav file i find it best to have you volume control at 50% but it may very on each pc so your wav doesnt sound distorted.

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Posted: 13th May 2011 20:31 Edited at: 13th May 2011 22:56
here is a sneek peek at Qmidi Studio's successor.

Feedback definetly welcome...but remember its in testing and development stages yet.

Also the recording is a tad choppy as it looks alot smoother on my pc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfGLE7AvsAg

(i just uploaded this so it may take a few minuites to process)

also if you check out my channel i released some new updated videos for qmidi studio

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Had a look. Asked you a question on youtube I should be asking here I guess What is the purpose of the 3D play back? Is it for fun or will it add new functionality? Looks good by the way!
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i thought it would be fun to try making a 3d composing / playback / editting enviroment as i see nothing like this out on the market.

Also did you watch my video on the copy paste tool? Hopefully it helps....and the glitch i found i will have fixed shortly.

Would anyone be interested in the program that makes the recorded patch instruments?

Basicaly its designed to sample an external keyboard.... i would hafta make some good documentation with it.

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Posted: 14th May 2011 23:16 Edited at: 15th May 2011 00:23
As requested... here is a tutorial on creating a new song from scratch. Its about 40mins long but is full of usefull information on how to set up a working sequence and applying it.

Part 1 of 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfDCh8yGShE
Part 2 of 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQgPaQmYG78
Part 3 of 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36oZJ6WZYHI

(just uploaded so may take a moment to process it)

Comments or feedback welcome as well as any more video requests let me know...

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