MP3 to music notation software?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by geeman, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. geeman macrumors regular

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    Total N00b question, folks. Is there such a thing as an app that will take in an MP3 file of a piano solo and convert it to musical notation?

    I've got a piece of music that I'd love to learn to play, however it's never been published as sheet music.

    Cheers.
     
  2. motulist macrumors 601

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    As of today, that's impossible unless the music is monophonic (i.e. no chords, just single notes playing at any time, like a horn). And even for monophonic music, the results are much less than great. Audio technology is just now almost at the point where it's able to analyze the notes that make up a chord, but no commercial product does it yet.
     
  3. geeman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I've tried an app called "Transcribe!" which purports to do what I'm after, but it's a pretty hit-and-miss process.

    Oh well, looks like I'll have to give up on this one.
     
  4. Loge macrumors 68020

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  5. motulist macrumors 601

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    That's exactly what I was referring to when I said "Audio technology is just now almost at the point where it's able to analyze the notes that make up a chord, but no commercial product does it yet."
     
  6. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Didn't one of the sequencer have a function to convert audio to MIDI?

    It's a small step from MIDI to notation, even in Logic, and Sibelius makes it even easier.

    Just a though, I might have misunderstood a random comment.
     

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