- Unmarked = MIDI is intended to loop. In orchestral performance, the full melody would be played through twice, from beginning to end.
- * = MIDI is complete in one movement. In orchestral performance, the full melody would be played through once, from beginning to end.
If you're listening to these midis on OPL3 FM Synthesis from your sound card, then you are not hearing the music the same way it was recorded. All these pieces are symphonic works (like with a full orchestra). If you're not hearing flutes, violins, timpani and harps, you're not hearing what I composed. To hear the music the same way I recorded it, what you need is a program called a soft synth. If you have Windows, you have a wide variety of choices available to you - Yamaha XG (the top-of-the-line model, the SY-XG50, is about $40 and has a 90-day 'trial' period), Roland GS (the industry standard, it runs about $60), and even the one I use, WinGroove (also the cheapest, at $20). If you have a Mac, you have far fewer choices, but don't despair! The Roland GS has a Mac version. And yes, for those of you who are totally broke, there is a freeware soft-synth out there - but I can't really reccomend it.
If you recently upgraded to AOL 5.0 (or installed Quicktime or Apple Quicktime) and now I can't hear any midis at all, click here for help.