Karaoke files seem to be of two basic types - .KAR and mp3+G files
Which type are you ripping from? What are you hoping to rip? What do you want to do with what you have ripped?
.KAR is already a midi file based system - so what you hear HAS to be generated by a SYNTHESISER, a chip inside the player or a Synthesiser connected (and responding to) whatever is "Playing" the file.
Probably - the midi data can be isolated/extracted and used with any sequencer and connected synthesiser, where you can alter the voices being played/change the key/change the tempo etc as you like.
The mp3-G files are different, inasmuch as the .mp3 is AUDIO.
In the case of Karaoke - it will be the SONG that you hear . . .
I guess the "G" component is the Lyric content.
Audio is NOT MIDI.
MIDI is a series of instructions telling an attached Synthesiser:
Which notes to play and how long they are When to play them How loud How soft What voice to use and various other things.
We probably need to know more precisely what you are trying to do to be much more help
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How do I combine/add harmonies downloaded from Karioki files to Midi files? Is there a quick easy way of doing this?
Welcome to the MIDI tutorials forum.
Chris (aka Parametric) has done a pretty good job explaining this.
It depends what kind of Karaoke file it is. Does the file name include, at the end, ".kar" or ".mp3"? If it's .kar then, essentially, it's a MIDI file with lyric data added to it, and extra notes can be added to the file to provide harmonies where needed.
Another question though is "how do you want to add harmonies?" Are you trying to add harmonies to your voice by using a piece of hardware known as a harmoniser, or are you trying to add harmonies into the file itself to be played back by the attached sound module? In short, as Chris has already said, you need to be a little more explicit in your question.
Many soloist, one man band, singers do use harmonisers, e.g. models made by T.C. Electronics, which take note data from a MIDI file as it plays and produce a backing group sound of three or four singers. Is that what you're looking for? If so then the karaoke files you use must be MIDI based rather than mp3.
If you are trying to add harmonies to an mp3 file then the process is extremely difficult as there is no "note data" to work upon, nor a way to add harmony note data, again as Chris says, it's just an audio file, and a compressed one too.
Please come back with some more info. for us and we'll see what we can do to help.