First, I'm not trying to shoot-down what you are doing... It is
amazing. I just think there are eaiser ways. It seems like you should be able get a melody into a MIDI file or down on paper in less than an hour, and I have a feeling that you're spending many-many hours on this. And, you should be able to quickly and easily edit or modify your work.
I'm sorry they are shutting down your website.
Understand a song usually consists of two parts: background music and vocals. Background music can be easily generated in MIDI format but you can't add vocals in a MIDI.
But, we aren't talking about vocals... We're talking about the music you made with the expression evaluator.
First of all, expression evaluator can not produce a MIDI since GoldWave does NOT support MIDI. Secondly, it is much easier to generate a MIDI using a midi software.
I know. But, I think you can generate a little WAV sample with the expression evaluator, and import that into your MIDI software. Then you can manipulate the pitch and timing (and ADSR) to generate the notes with MIDI. If you want to create a new song with the same sound, you can simply change the sequence & timing of the notes.
But that's just half of the story. In order to add vocals, you need to use GoldWave. Now you face the problem of mixing a midi file with a wave file.
That's done everyday! Most modern pop music is produced with a mix of MIDI and recorded vocals/instruments. GoldWave is not the ideal tool for this. You really need a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). A couple of the "big names" are Cakewalk
and Pro Tools
. Or, for amateur/home use, Reaper
is popular and affordable. (I don't do this stuff myself, and I don't have DAW or MIDI software. But, but I've been fooling around with audio for many years, I read a lot, and I subscribe to Recording Magazine
GoldWave is a song editing, not song writing software. As such, I'm pushing the envelop of its capability.
Right! I'd classify GoldWave as sound
What you really need is a song writing software such as Sibelius or Finale songwriter. But then you need to spend more money.
I'm not familar with those programs, but if you're going to compose music, yeah, you might need to spend some money. I'd think you'd typically need a keyboard and MIDI software. Of course, you could do it by hand, the way Mozart did it!
You might be able to find some FREE software at SourceForge.net
(free open source software) or NoNags.com
Good luck with this stuff, have fun, and sorry I'm being such a pest!