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2nd April, 2006 at 12:55:00 -

The free program Midi Maker was cool, but I eventually ran out of free trials. (You get 40 sessions where you can export to MIDI, and 50 overall.) I understand it might have been possible to muck around with the registry to "fix" this, but since I wouldn't know what the hell I was doing I didn't want to screw up anything on my computer by accident.

One of the big drawbacks about the program was that you could only have at max around a 9KBish sized MIDI file. Any bigger than that and you'd get an overflow error, which I assumed was one of the limitations of the demo version. Before I purchased the entire program I wrote an e-mail to the developers asking if the full version allowed you to create larger-sized MIDIs. Well, so much for customer support, as it's been almost 2 weeks with no reply yet.

Getting my tax refund the other day, I decided to go ahead and purchase the whole thing last night (it was only $20). Anyhow, aside from some rather minor feature upgrades like flipping notes horizontally and vertically nothing is different. And the max file size is still right around 9KB before you get the overflow error.

It may sound like I'm complaining, and yeah I'm a bit disappointed I can't write longer and more involved songs for my games using this program, but all-in-all I'm happy with the purchase. I just wanted to give anyone who was thinking about buying the whole thing a heads up as to what you actually get upon purchase as to what you may expect.

 
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2nd April, 2006 at 13:14:01 -

Maybe the over-flow error was a problem with your PC? Tried re-installing and all that stuff?

 
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2nd April, 2006 at 13:19:02 -

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2nd April, 2006 at 14:45:54 -

MidiMaker is much easier to use than NoteWorthy.

 
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2nd April, 2006 at 15:48:14 -

I don't think it's a problem with my PC (crappy as it may be) because I get the same overflow error on a much better computer that I also use while I'm away from my house. If I had to take a wild shot of a guess, it sort of reminds me of the error I'd get if I tried to do anything with a variable's array that went outside the defined scope of the array. Like say the max of the array was 5 and the program called for array(7) or something like that.

I don't know how the program works, but if each "note" you enter goes into a space in an array, that array would have to have been defined early on in the program. Once I entered too many notes you'd get the error. It's not a very user-friendly error trap display though.

If the program weren't so easy to use, I'd jump ship in a second. I tried another one on my friend's computer that set itself up like a keyboard and was pretty tough to figure out. Thanks for the suggestions guys!


 
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5th April, 2006 at 03:50:13 -

I get the same error, so I gave up on Midi Maker. And it's not the best program anyway. You can't create chords in one track, and the song you create is sooo short. I suggest getting FL Studio. You can make both Midi and Audio files and it's easier than Midi Maker. Yes, I know its not free but ... PM me if you want to know a secret...

 
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5th April, 2006 at 03:50:44 -

And I forgot to mention that FL Studio has the same interface. Yes, the piano roll in FL Studio has the practically the same interface in Midi Maker, so get FL Studio, way more powerful too.

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