Audio - midi - tab - notation

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by oli12345, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. oli12345

    oli12345 Guest

    I need a program that will allow me to record
    into it (audio) then it come out in midi, or just
    straight to guitar tab or notation.

  2. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    Welcome to the forums, oli12345.

    In order to do what you want, you will need a pitch to midi converter installed in your axe. There is a hexaphonic pickup, which is basically a pickup for each individual string that allows the companion hardware to recognize/analyze what you are playing and convert it to midi data.

    Then, just about any notation software will work.

    Hope this helps. :D

    edited for coherence by Tommy P. on 4/24/04
  3. Dr_Simon

    Dr_Simon Guest

    Logic pro 7 will do this.

    I wouldn't try shredding but it will certainly convert audio to midi and output that as either tab or music notation
  4. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    Hello Doc, nice to see you around again. (y)

    Doc, I havn't worked with Logic 7, but I don't see how any audio to midi conversion software could possibly work with a polyphonic instrument such as guitar. With a single output from guitar, one would be limited to monophonic musical lines- therefore simple chording would not be recognized by the software...let alone shredding.

    Now contrarily, if each string has its separate signal going to its own channel with dedicated wave to midi conversion....then yes, it certainly would work, and is exactly how hardware based guitar synths operate.

    But if I'm wrong, please elaborate thanks,
    Tommy P.
  5. Dr_Simon

    Dr_Simon Guest

    Hey dude,

    I am also quite new to Logic and still finding my way out of the manual.

    I have just looked in the Logic manual and you are right, it will only do monophonic sounds, my bad !

    Logic will (in theory) do things like slower lead lines (though I think double stops will give it quite a headache).

    I have tried the audio to midi converter with simple bass (it was OK) and it sort of worked with a slapped bass though Id not put money on being able to recognize the original after the conversion !!!

    Trying to convert three or four finger tapping was a total disaster !!
  6. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    :cool: I think the conversion software would be able to recognize a waveform faster and more accurately if the harmonic partials of the vibrating string were filtered out. My Peterson strobe tuner recognizes pitch faster when I roll off the treble and pick the string in a softer but firm manner, so the same might apply to pitch to midi software.

    Hey, you could change the bridge saddles on that bass guitar to piezo's, then input to four channels processed with the conversion software for cheap synth thrills!


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