Need to convert mp3 or wav files for Roland Ax Edge Keytar


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Can anyone help - I've just bought a Roland Ax Edge, and I have lots of mp3 and wav file backing tracks, but they won't run on the Keytar - does anyone know how to convert these, or if there's any software that will do it?
 

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If you’re talking about converting them from audio tracks to MIDI tracks, there is currently no program I’m aware of that can successfully do that. There are programs which claim to be able to do it— search for “convert audio to MIDI” and take your pick— but as far as I know even the best ones have no more than limited success, especially when trying to work with audio recordings that contain multiple instruments.
 
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Can anyone help - I've just bought a Roland Ax Edge, and I have lots of mp3 and wav file backing tracks, but they won't run on the Keytar - does anyone know how to convert these, or if there's any software that will do it?
They should play as long as they're in the correct format. From the manual: "You can copy an audio file (MP3 or WAV) from your computer to a USB flash drive, and perform on the AX-Edge while that audio file plays back...If your file has a sampling frequency of other than 48 kHz, use software on your computer to convert it to 48 kHz" -- is that the conversion you're asking how to do?
 
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Try formatting the USB drive in your Keytar.

The formatting should create a folder called Song List and it is into this folder that your music files should be placed
 
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They should play as long as they're in the correct format. From the manual: "You can copy an audio file (MP3 or WAV) from your computer to a USB flash drive, and perform on the AX-Edge while that audio file plays back...If your file has a sampling frequency of other than 48 kHz, use software on your computer to convert it to 48 kHz" -- is that the conversion you're asking how to do?
Yes, that’s the conversion I need, but I don’t know how to do it, or what software I need.
 
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If you’re talking about converting them from audio tracks to MIDI tracks, there is currently no program I’m aware of that can successfully do that. There are programs which claim to be able to do it— search for “convert audio to MIDI” and take your pick— but as far as I know even the best ones have no more than limited success, especially when trying to work with audio recordings that contain multiple instruments.
No, it’s not a MIDI conversion that I want. The manual says to convert them to an MPEG1 file and 48kHz sampling rate.
 
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Try formatting the USB drive in your Keytar.

The formatting should create a folder called Song List and it is into this folder that your music files should be placed
Done both of those things, but the files have to be converted from mp3 to MPEG1 format.
 
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Try formatting the USB drive in your Keytar.

The formatting should create a folder called Song List and it is into this folder that your music files should be placed
Done both of those things, but the files have to be converted from mp3 to MPEG1 format.
 
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You could try a program from NCH:

The Windows version can convert to and from MPEG-1, but it doesn't look like the Mac or Linux versions can.
 
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They should play as long as they're in the correct format. From the manual: "You can copy an audio file (MP3 or WAV) from your computer to a USB flash drive, and perform on the AX-Edge while that audio file plays back...If your file has a sampling frequency of other than 48 kHz, use software on your computer to convert it to 48 kHz" -- is that the conversion you're asking how to do?
You could try a program from NCH:

The Windows version can convert to and from MPEG-1, but it doesn't look like the Mac or Linux versions can.
OK, thanks, I'll have a look at that.
 
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Try formatting the USB drive in your Keytar.

The formatting should create a folder called Song List and it is into this folder that your music files should be placed
Done both of those things, but the files have to be converted from mp3 to MPEG1 format.
 
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They should play as long as they're in the correct format. From the manual: "You can copy an audio file (MP3 or WAV) from your computer to a USB flash drive, and perform on the AX-Edge while that audio file plays back...If your file has a sampling frequency of other than 48 kHz, use software on your computer to convert it to 48 kHz" -- is that the conversion you're asking how to do?
Yes it is - but I don't know how to do it, or what software to use??
 
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MP3 files are recorded in MPEG1 standards.

The designation is MPEG 1 Level 3 with the EG 1 being dropped to give the name MP3.

Download Audacity, its free, load your song into it and then Export to the chosen preset from those available.

BTW have you checked that the Firmware/ Operating system in your keytar is upto date?
 
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MP3 files are recorded in MPEG1 standards.

The designation is MPEG 1 Level 3 with the EG 1 being dropped to give the name MP3.

Download Audacity, its free, load your song into it and then Export to the chosen preset from those available.

BTW have you checked that the Firmware/ Operating system in your keytar is upto date?
Many thanks for that - no, I haven't updated the firmware - I'll do that tomorrow when I have some free time. I already have Audacity, so I'll try that tomorrow, too. I guess the problem must be with the 48kHz requirement. Thanks again.
MP3 files are recorded in MPEG1 standards.

The designation is MPEG 1 Level 3 with the EG 1 being dropped to give the name MP3.

Download Audacity, its free, load your song into it and then Export to the chosen preset from those available.

BTW have you checked that the Firmware/ Operating system in your keytar is upto date?
I've been in touch with the shop where I bought the key
 
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I've got an appointment on Friday with the Roland expert at the store where I bought the Keytar from - he's going to show me how best to convert the files. Thanks to all of you for your help !
 

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