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Converting Wav To Midi?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by James Pew, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. James Pew

    James Pew Guest

    I am trying to convert simple mono wav files into midi files for the purpose of importing into Score editing software such as Noteworthy composer or Vivaldi gold. The only midi files I seem to be capable of making are "Type 0" files. So far "Type 0" midi files seem to be incompatible with the various score editors I've tried out...They all ask for "Type 1" Midi files.

    Is there a way to convert from Type 0 to Type 1? Or does anyone know of score editing softaware that can handle Type 0 midi files?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. Ethan Winer

    Ethan Winer Active Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    New Milford, CT USA
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    > I am trying to convert simple mono wav files into midi files <

    It can't be done. At least not in any way that would be faster or easier than just entering all the notes manually.

  3. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Prince George, BC
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    isn't a midi file, data that actually triggers a midi sound mod? Isn't a wave file actually a sound file much like aiff? Two totally different files? Apples and oranges
  4. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Well, electronic tuners convert sounds into pitch data. Its primitive, but it actually functions. I suppose a simple mono file COULD be converted happily into a midi (though like Ethan says, I'd sooner do it manually). Screaming guitar licks simultenously with drum rolls from hell, though... No way any software could notate that.

    What kind of wav-to-midi interpreter are you using? I've never heard of any program that can only save Type-0 midis?

    Actually, you'd probably be better off manually notating the midi, in any case.
  5. clarkmurray

    clarkmurray Guest

    I've never tried this gizmo, but there are some adventurous souls out there making a serious attempt to convert wav to midi. Check out http://www.widisoft.com/.
  6. Erik Nygaard

    Erik Nygaard Guest

    Here's another one to claims to do wave -> midi.


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