How do I sing into a mic and have notes appear - software???

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by terence1212, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. terence1212

    terence1212 Guest

    I have a basic home Daw (Saffire LE + Audition) and am leaning to read/write music. I tried a program called Music Masterworks to convert my live voice into notation, but it doesn't like the Saffire (only works with my onboard cheapo soundmax).

    Money's no object here - just want to get the job done but I'm a complete novice and don't even know what key words to google!. E.g. I use audition like a multitrack for live stuff and have no idea about loops etc (not really interested yet). Not even very sure what midi is.

    Help!

    Thanks in advance,
    Terence
     
  2. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Melodyne?
     
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Okay. I downloaded the free trial. Go to the Device/wave input and select Focusrite Saffire LE. That should do it. If it doesn't, I can't help you.

    BTW here's the link to the site:

    http://www.musicmasterworks.com/
     
  4. terence1212

    terence1212 Guest

    Thanks: I tried Melodyne, which I use for pitch correction. Two problems really - First, it only shows the treble clef I'm really a bass singer and it's nice when you are reading bass parts to use the same satndard format.
    Second, I actually want to transcribe some original stuff by singing it and end up with a real document that can print. I can't see how to do that with Melodyne.
     
  5. terence1212

    terence1212 Guest

    Thanks heuseph - That's what's so weird. When I go to Device/ Wave input the only option I get is "Default audio Windows device". Even when the saffire is set to the Windows default it doesn't work. I get a windows error "Tuner has encountered a problem and needs to close". What's Tuner?!

    Never had this prob with any other DAWs etc. The Saffire LE always shows up as a souce option...

    mmm.

    Thanks anyway.
     
  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Just buy a pc mic and use that for now. This is just for composition right now anyway right? It's not your main daw. I know it's no help but it's a temp solution anyway.


    Just curious. Are you using Vista?
     
  7. terence1212

    terence1212 Guest

    Very true - I have one in a box somewhere...may just do that.
     
  8. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't a midi'ed piano track produce the desired result?

    You say you aren't familiar with MIDI, but it is an invaluable tool and not that difficult to implement for a simple piano in/computer out setup.Assuming, of course, your computer hardware will accommodate this setup.
     

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