MP3 to MIDI
April 9, 2005 11:10 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a program (freeware or shareware) that will convert an MP3 to MIDI for OS X?
posted by whatevrnvrmind to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
 
If the MP3 in question is polyphonic, what you're talking about is non-trivial, and may not exist. See here.

But look here for some monophonic audio-to-midi software.
posted by weston at 11:21 AM on April 9, 2005


Right now, I believe this isn't possible, and even if it becomes possible, MIDI would never be able to store every last little bit of sound in the MP3 (for example, it cannot record the lyrics).

It's a bit on the level of difficulty of "Is there a program that will take the Japanese audio on Godzilla and automatically create an accurate english set of subtitles for it?". Generally, no, not yet. :)
posted by shepd at 1:20 PM on April 9, 2005


you may also want to look here for a more detailed explanation of what shepd is talking about.
posted by scribblative at 1:38 PM on April 9, 2005


The program you are looking for is called a "transcribing musician". You can often hire them on Craig's List at a reasonable rate.
posted by b1tr0t at 10:02 PM on April 9, 2005


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