I started charting vocals using Reaper and watching the "Making RB3 Customs: Charting Vocals" video that C3 has on their website. I will start off by saying I made the mistake of skipping the first few steps like generating silence tempo mapping etc. yes I know its important but I really wanted to chart some vocals using my Korg Chromatic Tuner then see how it was looking on the Xbox THEN go back start all over with doing tempo mapping and such. Key is I want to see how my MIDI file looks on the xbox and put my MIDI file into Magma after hitting a few roadblocks with trying to understand how CON files are made.
Since C3's video tutorial of Magma doesn't cover how to Build the song I've been kinda winging it, at the moment in Magma I have:
1. My MIDI file loaded into the Game Data section which only contains a PART VOCALS Track.
2. In the Audio section of Magma I have EVERYTHING checked off except for Vocals/SOLO/HARMONY 1 Dry Vocals since the song Im wanting to see how it looks only has a Part Vocals MIDI file.
3. In the Audio section of Magma next to the VOCALS box I just put the mp3 of the song Im working on in that box and seems to accept it just fine BUT in the box below it however (the SOLO/HARMONY 1 Dry Vocals box) I tried doing the same and I get a message saying "Dry vocals tracks sample rate must be 16kHz". I have no idea what that means but I guessed that it meant it needed some amount of silence, so since the mp3 is already accepted in Magma as well as the MIDI file that came from Reaper (not counting it telling me it has no tempo map) I figured hey maybe I can record a few minutes of silence from my phone and put that mp3 in the SOLO/HARMONY 1 Dry Vocals box since the mp3 that goes with the custom seems to be working in the Vocals box (It plays the song just fine when I hit the play button in Magma). So now I have a recording of silence for about a minute .wav file in the SOLO/HARMONY 1 Dry Vocals box, but now I have a message saying "File does not seem to be a valid .wav
So now I hit another roadblock. So Is there anyway anyone can please help me with how I can see how it looks playing my custom on the xbox so far without me having to start over in Reaper and generate silence at the beginning of my song? If there isn't a way without starting over that's fine I just need to know, because obviously if I NEED silence within Reaper before my mp3 starts its gonna mess up where my vocals pitched parts that I charted are being sung and Id have to pitch each word Ive done so far all over again. Which again is okay...… But is there ANY other way that I can see how the MIDI file looks on the xbox so far???????? Please let me know(Yes I know Its going to be a CON file after Magma stops giving me these error messages)