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Can you convert mp3 to museScore file
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November 30, 2014 - 4:37 pm
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I have this tune floating around in my head, never had any sheetmusic (couldn't read it if I did) and figured I have a go at recording it. dazed

Anyone know of a file converter program that takes played music and converts it into something MuseScore can write the sheetmusic for? I know it'll do a MiDi file but I wanted to try it with this electric stuff, sounds totally different so didn't know if there was one out there.

I really haven't composed it completely yet but I just got a looper box and figured I'd have some fun before it got here. cheers

Only a minute long...I still hear voices of the violin in my head so I'll be finishing up the track in the next week or so, this is just a glimpse into a music mind. dunno

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Doing a quick search for "mp3 to midi converter", I see several.  I don 't know how well any of them work, though.  I usually use midi a bit differently, to record keystrokes and dynamics from my midi keyboard, so I don't have a lot of use for that sort of converter.

But looks like there's some free ones you can give a try.

I used to have a bit of software for guitar that would output midi from a standard electric guitar, but I didn't feel it worked well enough to use much.   It could only do single note melodies, no harmony/chords, and even then you had to play kinda slow.

That was years ago, though, and they likely have such things working better by now.  

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MP3 doesn't translate well to midi. Midi is synth music,which means it tells the computer the instrument and the notes to play and the computer synthesizes it. Think of it as the computer reading a score and reproducing it.

As for MP3, it's a digital, compressed form of sound waves compressed into a single track. It's hard to get different sounds from a single track and turn it into synth music.

There are programs that make it, but they are mostly terrible. Take a look in the .mid I attached, it's been "translated" from an MP3 to a .mid file. Here's the original:

The program I used is called "Intelliscore", btw. Since that is a quite simple song, I suggest you try to learn it by ear. :P

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Yep, that's pretty awesome. The Final Fantasy stuff is really pretty on a violin. I'll have to add that to the list of stuff to do.

I've already learned some of the tracks from F.F. V

Back to the original question, basically is there a converter out there anyone uses to "read" music from sound to make the sheetmusic from.

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For anyone into graphics and/or photography, here's analogy that I have in my head regarding midi vs. mp3:

I think of midi as being analogous to a vector graphic file (e.g. AI, EPS), whereas mp3 is analogous to a bitmap or raster image format (e.g. JPEG, TIFF, GIF).

The first contains a set of instructions that the computer uses to draw a graphic -- or play a tune -- while the second contains bits of data (usually captured with a device like a camera or recorder, though not always) that together represent the image or tune.

I was interested in the answer to this question because I didn't think it could be done, but it would be so useful if it could.

I would think that, like with scanning a printed document and using optical character recognition (OCR) to create an editable document, any such music recognition software would do best with a very simple -- say, only one instrument playing -- and very clear recording. You can get some pretty funny results using OCR when scanning a document that's not clear.

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Found this if anyone is interested. It not only converts a sound file but you can also input other formats and it will write the music which you can modify if you like or change as necessary. Pretty cool stuff. The only thing I don't like about it is that it saves your stuff to the "cloud" instead of on your computer.

 

http://scorecloud.com/

 

enjoy. hats_off

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