Opening a MIDI FIle or Karaoke File Already on Your System
The central feature of Musician is that it can import MIDI and Karaoke files from the Internet, or from another music software program, and transcribe them into music notation with amazing accuracy.
A MIDI file usually has a .mid file name extension.
A Karaoke file is a special type of MIDI file, which has a lyrics staff normally intended to be displayed as text without notes. A Karaoke file usually has a .kar file name extension. Most Karaoke playing programs display only the lyrics; but Musician displays both the lyrics and the notes. Since a Karaoke is technically only a special type of MIDI file, this Musician documentation will sometimes use the terminology MIDI file to refer to both MIDI and Karaoke file.