Sherry Crann (sherry)
Post Number: 1584
|Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 1:29 pm: || |
Notation does not offer an option to convert audio (MP3, WAV, or CD) to MIDI.
There are a ton of free MIDI files out on the Internet, however, and if the song you're after was popular in any way, someone somewhere has probably sequenced it. You can use our directory of MIDI file sites (http://www.notation.com/MidiFiles.htm) to find files easily, and these will convert readily into sheet music using Notation Musician or Notation Composer.
A few programs attempt to convert MP3 and WAV files to MIDI, but only do so for single melody voices or instruments, and can only do so with limited success. They often make mistakes in determining pitches. Also, they do not attempt to analyze the rhythms and tempo changes. Therefore, even if you do use one of these programs to convert an MP3 or WAV file to a MIDI file and then read the MIDI file into a Notation product, Notation will just make a mess out of the rhythms.
The above statement is not intended to criticize the attempts of earnest music software developers who have tackled the problem of converting MP3 and WAV to MIDI. Rather, the problem is just a difficult one to solve even for single melody voice or instruments. And experts are saying that the problem is nearly impossible to solve for MP3 and WAV files with multiple instrument (polyphonic) sound, such as a voice with guitar, a rock band, or orchestra.