Tips: recording

We've had specific advice here on recoding pieces created in Mozart for most of the time since this Mozart site was founded in 1996.   However, the available methods have changed over the years, and are changing fast enough that keeping track is becoming more difficult. It has therefore become necessary to make advice more general.

 

Recording your MOZART pieces

Creating a CD (or memory stick) which will play back in a standard sound system can be done in a number of steps.  The final step is to compile the audio CD from a collection of recordings on your computer hard disk in an audio format - typically  .wav (waveform) or .mp3 file format.  If you have a CD-writer, then the software which comes with it will almost certainly allow you to do this.   Consult the CD writer software manual about how to go about this.

Once you have established how to do this, the problem is how to record .wav files using MOZART.   MOZART's sound output is in the form of MIDI.   MIDI comprises a sequence of instructions to a synthesiser on how to synthesise sounds, whereas audio files (including .wav and .mp3) are themselves digital recordings.  Therefore all methods of creating audio files involve sending the MIDI to the synthesiser and capturing the synthesised sound output in the form of an audio file.

There are numerous ways of doing this.   Various third-party applications are now available to do this (some free).  You can find them with an internet search or, perhaps better, visit

and ask there.   Mozartists there will undoubdedly have their favourite methods.

Older methods include those suggested by Mozartists Nigel Parsons and Raymond Robijns here in the past:

 

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