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 Post subject: Notation software - from microphone input?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:13 am 
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I understand that PrintMusic, amongst others, will produce notation from microphone input. I'd be curious to know how accurate this is. Have used a MIDI keyboard to put things into notation, but my timing on keyboard (probably coupled with a poor interface) did not produce very satisfactory real-time notation.


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 Post subject: Re: Notation software - from microphone input?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:20 am 
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Jim, I tried using it (in PrintMusic) with the whistle through a function called MicNotater. The results were dismal. However, I figured that was more an indication of my playing than the program. It seemed to pick up more notes than I thought I was playing. Going from a midi to printed music works well. From live music ... not so well in my experience. A better player might have had better results. Trying it in a studio setting instead of at an office desk open to interruptions may also help. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Notation software - from microphone input?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:15 pm 
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Thanks for your response, Judy. After I posted this, I did a search for reviews. One person termed the mic notator feature "a joke;" another indicated that it would work only with fairly simple melodies. (So maybe don't be so quick to blame the quality of your playing. :)) My primary need would be with melodies which are quite syncopated and difficult for me to figure out the time notation. Perhaps this feature will be improved enough to really use it some time within the next 10 years.


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 Post subject: Re: Notation software - from microphone input?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:09 am 
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The new sibelius has a notation from microphone feature. Have not tried it as I don't have the money to upgrade at the moment from my current version. Also SONAR 8 my recording software has a feature in v-vocal that changes pitch to midi.


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