converting MP3 to MIDI?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Shadowspirit6, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Shadowspirit6 macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2006
    hello, i was just wondering is there is an application that converts MP3 files to MIDI files,ive been trying to find some but i had no luck. or is it even possible to convert MP3 to MIDI?
  2. lostless macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    It is impossible to convert a mp3 to MIDI. Mp3s are actual copies (compressed lossy) of actual sound waves. Real sound. MIDI contains no sound at all. All it contains is a text file that has: what BPM, what note is being played, how hard the note is played, how long the note is played, and what instrument is being played. No actual audio is contained. A midi file can sound very different depending on what play back device is playing it. This is do to every midi device containing different samples.
  3. Shadowspirit6 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2006
  4. MacMan100 macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2007
    Actually, it is possible to convert from MP3 to MIDI. It is extremely difficult, and will result in major quality loss. I do not know from experience. I read it from the web.

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