Re: [LAU] Audio to midi, finding notes from an mp3

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To: linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 9:24 am

Chris Cannam wrote:

>> There are a lot of programs that can turn audio recordings into MIDI

I knew it was a tricky problem before we began, but he really wanted to
find a solution to it, so we tried it. The one he eventually bought did
a good job of turning pitches into notes, but couldn't track melodies.
So each beat was a sheaf of tangled notes, with no way of telling which
note was supposed to be part of which melody. At least, without a lot of
intense listening while following the score - basically, the same amount
of effort and time it would have taken to transcribe by ear in the first
place ...

I had a roommate one summer who was in his fourth year at the Juliard
(sp?) Conservatory. I had him transcribe a tape for me, of a commercial
song with full string accompaniment. He got all the voices (solo and
backup singers), the ordinary instruments (guitars, piano, some other
solo instruments) and was happily transcribing *the full orchestral
arrangement* before he decided that I probably wasn't interested in
that! It took him less than two days of part time effort (he was working
full time work, plus the other normal parts of life like sleep). (He
also had perfect pitch - which quarter-inch audio cassettes do NOT have
- so he transcribed sustained notes complete with the tape's wow and
flutter ... )

An amazing talent. That is going completely unused as far as I know. He
graduated a couple of decades ago and works for a book publisher in San
Francisco, California ...

--
David
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[LAU] Audio to midi, finding notes from an mp3, Simon Williams, (Sun Sep 23, 1:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio to midi, finding notes from an mp3, Edgar Aichinger, (Fri Sep 28, 4:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio to midi, finding notes from an mp3, Matthias , (Sun Sep 23, 1:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio to midi, finding notes from an mp3, Danni Coy, (Wed Sep 26, 11:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio to midi, finding notes from an mp3, Paul Brossier, (Thu Sep 27, 5:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio to midi, finding notes from an mp3, Chris Cannam, (Mon Sep 24, 8:39 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio to midi, finding notes from an mp3, Sebastian Gutsfeld, (Fri Sep 28, 3:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio to midi, finding notes from an mp3, Paul Brossier, (Mon Oct 1, 10:37 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio to midi, finding notes from an mp3, david, (Tue Sep 25, 9:24 am)
Re: [LAU] Audio to midi, finding notes from an mp3, Charles Linart, (Mon Sep 24, 9:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] Audio to midi, finding notes from an mp3, Paul Coccoli, (Tue Sep 25, 1:31 am)