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5 things the music industry doesn't want you to know. And what you can do about it.

You have many audio files on your computer, like mp3 or in iTunes or on CD.

  1. As a musician, you can't print sheet music from your files. Unless with much work and your time.
  2. You can't extract an change single instruments in a sequencer.
  3. You can't program your keyboard with your music
  4. You can't change single instruments and leave the rest like it is.
  5. You can't use your music as ring tones on simple cell phones that support only MIDI files.

You can't? Sure you can. Using the software that i listed below will help you. Those programs have different strengths and I describe the most important of them. You decide.

If you can't decide, have a look at WIDI first. According to my click statistics, WIDI WIDI is the most popular software.

Audio to MIDI Programs

Soooo many programs that can convert audio to MIDI. Which should I take?

positive negative drums

I give the secret away about the most important points to choose an audio to MIDI program. Every music we hear usually is polyphonic music. This means we hear several sounds at the same time. A program that you chose should recognize this polyphonic music. If a program fails to do so it is monophonic.

There are plenty of audo formats a program should understand. Some programs understand only one format, that maybe not much in use any more.

A program that is so flexible that it supports more than one operating systems, is marked positive.

You should download and check out a test version if that is possible.

Now you have all informations to make your own choice using the table below.

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Program Manufacturer Pitch recognition Infos
WIDI Recognition System (Professional) widisoft polyphonic runs on Windows
WIDI Recognition System (Standard) widisoft polyphonic runs on Windows.
WIDI Audio To MIDI VST Plugin (Windows Version) widisoft polyphonic runs on Windows. This software runs as VST Plugin and not standalone.
WIDI Audio To MIDI VST Plugin (MAC OS X Version) widisoft polyphonic runs on Mac OS X. This software runs as VST Plugin and not standalone.
WIDI Audio To MIDI Audio Unit (MAC OS X Version) widisoft polyphonic runs on Mac OS X. This software runs as Audio Unit and not standalone.
AKoff Music Composer AKoff Sound Labs polyphonic runs on Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT. Recognizes only Windows PCM (.WAV) sources.
Solo Explorer Recognisoft monophonic Runs on Windows 98 through XP.

Intelliscore Standard

Intelliscore Polyphonic

Intelliscore Ensemble

Innovative Music Systems, Inc monophonic
polyphonic
polyphonic
runs on Windows VistaXP/Me/98/95/2000/NT4. Intelliscore is avaliable as ensemble and polyphonic editions at different prices. Both read from Windows PCM (.WAV), MP3, WMA, and CD sources. Ensemble edition also supports creation of multi-track MIDI files from multiple instrument recordings.
Digital Ear Epinoisis Software monophonic runs on Windows XP/2000/Me/98/95/XP. It supports only Windows PCM (.WAV) sources
Audioscore Professional Neuratron monophonic runs on Windows 98/Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 SP6. Neuratron AudioScore MIDI Input requires Windows XP. Export to MIDI, MusicXML, NIFF and PhotoScore (.opt).
7Canaries Standard and Professional TallStick Software polyphonic runs on Win98/ME, Windows NT/2000/XP . The Program gets as input both compressed and uncompressed WAVE, MPEG Layer 1, 2 and 3 and CD tracks.
TS-AudioToMIDI TallStick Software polyphonic runs on Win98/ME, Windows NT/2000/XP . It works realtime. The Program gets as input both compressed and uncompressed WAVE, MPEG compressed sound with mpp, mp1, mp2 and mp3 extensions, MPEG Layer 1, 2 and 3 and CD tracks.
Melodyne cre8 Celemony polyphonic runs on Mac OS X and Windows XP.
Melodyne studio Celemony polyphonic runs on Mac OS X and Windows XP.
AmazingMIDI Tetsuya Araki polyphonic runs on Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003. It supports only Windows PCM (.WAV) sources.
Autoscore Wildcat Canyon Software monophonic runs on Macintosh and Windows 31, Windows 95 and Windows 98 and Apple Macintosh. There are three versions: Autoscore Deluxe, Autoscore Professional and Autoscore Studio.
t-rox Studio StarNotation polyphonic runs on Windows. t-rox Studio is integrated music recognition software and music printing software.
Logic Pro Apple polyphonic Text 'new' works with Mac OS X. Digital Audio Workstation and MIDI sequencer
TwelveKeys Music Transcription Software NCH Swift Sound Software polyphonic Unlike other programs on this page, this program is designed to assist musicians to transcribe music recordings. This is an honest approach.
TwelveKeys is one of NCHs Mp3 software programs for Windows 98-Vista. Edit, Mix, Burn & more. Download Today & receive 10-50% off normal pricing
DTM Drum-to-MIDI converter Plug-In massey plugins Drum works with Mac OS X and Windows. DTM is an AudioSuite plugin for Pro Tools
Drumagog Drum Replacer Plug-In Wave Machine Labs Drum works with Mac OS X and Windows.
capella wave kit capella polyphonic Text 'new' works with Windows.

The shortcut to your MIDI files

Well, maybe there are people who want to transform something to MIDI. Who cares? I want my MIDI files now. Simply and straight.

If this is your wish, and I understand that, you might have a look at this. It costs a few bucks and you don't have to care about this transforming stuff.

Sample formats to MIDI Programs

2MIDI

By Ian Luck runs on Windows (WIN32). Converts MOD and XM to MIDI.

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