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Start the Windows Sound Recorder

Since you already have your MIDI file prepared, now it is time to think about recording the music as it plays. To do this, you can use a utility called "Sound Recorder." It comes with Windows operating systems. Typically, click on your "Start" button, select "Programs," "Accessories," "Entertainment," and then "Sound Recorder." Your screen might look something like this:

Start Sound Recorder

When you click on the Sound Recorder, it should open the application in a fairly small window that looks like this:

Sound Recorder Application

As simple as it looks, this is the tool that will let you make a digital recording of your MIDI file. Browse through the menu options and glance at the help file to get acquainted. It has more features than we will use in these "How To" pages.

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