Re: Alesis QS8 newbie-How do I download a file to play along with and hear thru headphones?

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Posted by Albert Kim on November 29, 1999 at 23:23:15:

In Reply to: Alesis QS8 newbie-How do I download a file to play along with and hear thru headphones? posted by Peter Cumming on November 26, 1999 at 15:31:00:

If you have a midi sequence that you want to play along with, then yes you can load it onto a Flash ram card on the
QS and play along. However it sounds like you do not have a midi sequence. You cannot just load a wav file to the QS and
play along(yes you can load wav samples, but not an entire song).

Its impossible to convert a wav file into a midi file. So here's my suggestion(its actually a variant of #2):

use a program like cakewalk pro audio or cool edit on your computer to play back the wav file while you play the keyboard. This allows for
unlimited flexibility in looping sections of the music. You can even slow it down without changing the pitch. I have
a small mixer that I use for that purpose. That setup is great for transcribing music too.

Sorry I didn't provide instructions for loading a midi sequence onto a flash ram card, but it sounds like that won't work for you

hope that helps,

: Alesis QS8 newbie-How do I download a file to play along with?

: I have an ALesis QS8 and a PC and the necessary programs such as
: FreeLoader and SoundBridge. Never used them really but looked at them.

: Instead of trying to figure this out after countless hours, perhaps
: someone could be kind enough to email me with an a simple step by step
: guide.

: Present situation" I have a sound file I want to play along with in
: order to learn. I recorded this (original WAV file, I could get it into
: MIDI but it is a pain and pretty inaccurate as we know) melody from my
: PC/CD on to the cassette about 30 times.

: I then take the cassette player (has speakers) and put it on top of the
: Alesis, and play the cassette.

: I am wearing headphones and then play along with it as a teaching aid to
: me.

: The sound from the Alesis goes thru the Headphone jack of the Alesis.
: The cassette sound comes from the speaker on the cassette player.

: GOAL in order of preference:

: 1. Somehow transfer the sound WAV or MID to the Alesis and have it
: automatically play so I can hear it in my headphones..... Perhaps have a
: key trigger it if possible. If not, no problem.
: Have this melody either looped or I can just create a large file where I
: looped it myself....

: 2. Just take the Cassette Player and connect it to the Alesis Headphones
: with a Y Adapter so I can hear both Alesis and Cassette.
: ALternative to this is to buy a small mixer or something.

: 3. I do not know...

: I would need instructions on how to do #1 above. I think it is possible
: but how....?? Thank you very much for some instruction....

: Thanks for a direct email reply and a posting.
: Sincerely,
: Peter

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