in Internet can be listened from files called
WAV , MIDI and MP3.
are different sound formats
In order to be able to handle digital sound we have to use formats.
Formats are different ways to save musical files.
WAVE format is Microsoft's standard
way to manage sound files . Its extension is *wav . Its size is
really too great to be used in Internet.
MIDI format is a standard communication language used by devices
MIDI and computers.
CDA is the format used by Cds.
MP3 format is
a compression format for sound and has *mp3 extension. Its samll
size has made this format the most popular and commonly sent all
over Internet community. This compression reduces its original size
to one twelve. We must remember that compressed music files will
never recover its original quality softer decompression.
CDDB is a sound data base for compact
discs in Internet.
Specific software is
needed to listen to the contents of these files . RealPlayer for
*wav files, MusicTime for * mid and Winamp for * mp3.
In order to listen to these files we must download the specific
software from the net; then open a folder in My documents using
the name of the file format to be able to save files in your hard
disk. This way, if we want to see the notes already written everything
will be prepared. In the case of the Real Player, we will listen
to music on line.
is a music files compressor that is able to reduce its size to one
twelve part of original size , using CD quality. This makes a big
difference. We already know that compression produces a loss of
quality in Music comparing with a CD and an even worse with a direct
performance. We also need a program to listen to Music files saved
in this format.
is a language
that transmits computer data that become sound. Electronic keyboards
are musical instruments that make sound notes and in addition we
can control music from the computer using a program called sequencer
. The loudness is not very good and we immediately discover that
there is a certain metallic loudness that makes us think that electronic
instruments are present. A MIDI file is always a sound imitation,
generally well accepted but quite different from music that we can
listen from acoustic instruments. MIDI information is obtained by
means of special cables of five ends that connect keyboards to computers.
This the way MIDI archives are created and its small weigh make
them easy to send through Internet. MIDI can be also generated from
MusicTime program. Once the score is written you must save it in
your hard disk, using the .Mid extension and then you will be able
to send or receive it..
Please remember that Music in direct
is always is the best experience
to see singers in action and enjoy