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How do I export a midi file to an audio file?

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Kenneth Nielsen Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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Apr 7, 2013 12:50 PM

I tried to export the Logic file which contains only two midi tracks to an audio file so I selected Export to AFF and got the following error message.


"There’s nothing to export. Either the project contains no audio regions, or no audio driver is active!"


So, it doesn't want to deal with midi data, do I need to 'play' the file and record the output into Adobe Audition or something like that?


Thank You,



  • Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,505 points)

    MIDI itself has nothing to do with audio, it's very simple performance data.

    What is your sound source for the MIDI tracks?


    Are you using Logic's internal instruments or an external synth keyboard/MIDI module?


    If using Logic instruments, go to Logic's HELP dialog and type   Bounce


    If the latter, you will need to record the output of a keyboard or module, Logic can both playback an extrernal synth and record it's output at the same time. The the stereo audio output of the keyboard would have to be routed to the analog inputs of your sound card.

  • Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,505 points)



    AU or VST instruments (Virtual Instruments) are a specialized category as the accept MIDI input yet output audio, in a sense, just like your Korg, the difference being they output their audio directly into Logic's audio engine where they can be bounced just like you were bouncing a group of recorded audio files.


    You could've bounced directly back into Logic and done the assembly work there but I understand using an audio editor to work with mastering files, I usually do the same transferring my bounced tracks to a PC running Soundforge.


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