sheet music from cd

  bruno 23:06 07 Apr 2003
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A friend asked me to ask you....is there a program that enables you to convert the music from a CD into sheet music?

  Totally-braindead 00:10 08 Apr 2003

No

  Peverelli 00:30 08 Apr 2003

I might be proved wrong, but I very much doubt it. First of all the program would have to separate all the instruments and vocals into different tracks (anybody know of a program that can do that?). Then it would have to determine the pitch. This is not easy because even if you were to take 1/10th of a second slice of the music, you will find on an analyser the range of pitches go from about 20Hz to 20000Hz (the human singing voice is normally 100-600Hz), due to harmonics etc. So it would be fairly difficult to work out which note was actually being played.
If I am proved wrong, then I'd love to know the program that can do this.

  beeuuem 02:12 08 Apr 2003

This isn't quite what you want but it is the closest I have been able to find

click here

  Peverelli 10:47 08 Apr 2003

Good try, but that program only deals with midi files - which is a totally different thing. In fact most midi programs will lay out the score for you, at least on the screen.

  beeuuem 11:00 08 Apr 2003

I spoke, as ever, from the depths of ignorance.
Whatever else I may be, nobody has ever accused me of being musical!

  Peverelli 13:25 08 Apr 2003

:O)

  bruno 21:45 08 Apr 2003

Thank you all for your posts.At least I can tell him I tried!

  canard 23:16 08 Apr 2003

This will convert midi files into sheet music and is quite easy to use after a bit of fiddling.Some startling notation turns up but all can be adjusted. However the resultant sheet music is not so easy to read as bought music.
C:\my downloads\Notation Software, Inc\MidiNotate features.htm
Cant help with a WAV file converter.

  canard 23:18 08 Apr 2003

Drat the link came out wrong and anyway it's already on the list.

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