MP3 to MIDI

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  1. Guybrush

    Guybrush New Member

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    I know that it is possible for wav to midi, so i think it is posible for mp3 to, but you should have a voice-solo
  2. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    You obviously have no background whatsoever in the field of digital audio, because WAV>MIDI is severely flawed, and MP3>MIDI is impossible. What you have to do to get anything is to first convert the MP3 to WAV, and then convert the WAV to MIDI. For the file to sound ANYTHING like the original, the WAV must be monophonic to start out. So, forget about it.
  3. rdeol

    rdeol New Member

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    nothing works.. just forget it
  4. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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    You are showing a serious lack of understanding about midi and have the whole process back to front.

    Midi is a means of recording data about a musical performance (usually on a keyboard, but not exclusively). This data contains information about pitch, length, volume, etc - but it does not contain the actual sound. The actual sound is produced by one of several means, at which point in the chain the midi data stream starts to sound musical.

    Since everyone uses different means of sound generation, post production treatment and effects, the midi file itself is a very poor means of transferring a finished work around, as it will sound different to each person who plays it. When the finished mix has been arrived at, it is usual to 'render' the whole thing into a format which contains all this stuff - .wav, .mp3, or whatever floats your boat.

    So - the answer to your question is that you don't convert other formats to midi, you convert the midi to other formats.
  5. Travis

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    There maybe something out there that can use freq. analysis to convert a *very* simple MP3 (i.e. one note polyphony) to MIDI. But then, that wouldn't sound too good, so why bother.
  6. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    MP3 must first be decoded from its compressed format to WAV/RAW PCM before it can be manipulated in any manner. You can not edit MP3 files in the format it is in.
  7. afura

    afura New Member

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    it sounds really really bad
  8. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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  9. TreyDCrazy

    TreyDCrazy New Member

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    that would be cool if they could turn it into midis...it would be alot easier on midi sequencers
  10. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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    I don't understand. All it would really do is remove the little creativity that still exists.

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