How To Make Music Animation Machine Videos To Upload To YouTube
The title of this page is a little misleading.
For one thing, the way I myself make the videos I post on YouTube (on the smalin channel) involves using software tools that either expensive (Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, Matlab, Microsoft Developer Studio, etc.) or that aren't available to the general public (custom software that I wrote), so I'm not going to be telling you how to duplicate my process (and, trust me, nobody in their right mind would want to anyway).
Furthermore, although other people have used the freeware version of my Music Animation Machine software (MAMPlayer) to make videos, I haven't done this myself, so I don't know the actual details of what they do.
That said, here are the steps, as best I understand them:
Where to Get MIDI Files
If you are a musician and have the right hardware and software, you can made your own MIDI files; otherwise, you'll have to get them from somewhere else, such as:
How to Generate an MP3 File from a MIDI File
This can be done in, for example, Cubase.
How to Capture MAMPlayer Graphics
These programs can be used to capture MAMPlayer graphics:
How to Assemble a Movie
There are lots of tools for assembling audio and video files into a movie; the only one I know about at the moment is this:
Get Help From Others
On this page there's a list of videos people have made using the MAMPlayer. You might try asking them how they did it (and, if you learn something, drop me a note, and I'll add the how-to idea here).
If there are parts of this process that you understand better that I do (which would not be surprising, since all I know is what's in the list of steps), or have suggestions for software other than what I've mentioned, please create a web page or a YouTube video with more detail, and I'll included a pointer to it here. Or, if it's something simple that I can add to this page, send me a note