How to covert MP3 files to .Sib?

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How to covert MP3 files to .Sib?

Post by Rocky » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:42 am

Dear All,

Following is a list of option that strikes my mind; but I am not sure what to follow, please guide me on selecting one of the below process.

1. Covert MP3 to MIDI and further import MIDI to Sibelius
2. Manually listening to MP3 and write hand written composition in the manuscript and directly invoke scores in to Sibelius.

Or is there any plug-in that can help Sibelius to import MP3 as sheet music?

What would be the basic method to generate a MP3 file as a Sheet music in Sibelius format.

Any help would be grateful!


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Post by andyg » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:44 pm

Very often asked question. Do a quick search for more info.

option 1) some apps purport to be able to convert audio to MIDI. I've not found one that works, unless it's a well pitched, single note melody. Add in harmonies and multiple instruments and they go mad.
option 2) you need to perfect your aural skills and practice listening - a lot. It's not an easy task to split music into the various lines of music from multiple instruments. If our brains can't do it easily, what hope is there for computers! :D

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Post by Barock » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:47 pm

There's Audioscore, written by Neurotron (the Photoscore people) that purports to do the job. Presumably export direct to Sibelius would be possible too. No idea how good it would be, though, probably a bit hit and miss as usual.

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Post by andyg » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:36 pm

OK for a simple, monophonic line that's accurately played or sung.
I've still not seen a convincing live demo of mp3 to MIDI (or notation) conversion of real-world music.

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Post by panhero » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:42 pm

I've used audioscore and I had two minor issues and a major one.

1. The interface is absurd, and very complex, I hated it.
2. The free version is limited to 30 seconds

And the major one.
I ran a few songs, and on every one, it gave a similar result.
Everything on one staff, and many tied 128th, 256th, and even 512th notes.
It's absurd

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