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Midi convertor
I want to convert wav or mp3 to mid

 11:46 am on Nov 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

I am looking to convert some of the music on my laptop into ringtones. I have software that can convert *.mid into a ringtone, however, all my music is in either .wav or .mp3. I can switch between them but I can't convert to .mid.

Is there any software (either free or free trial) that is easy to use and converts .wav or .mp3 to .mid?




 12:03 pm on Nov 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

I remember something about maybe 6 years ago (or longer) that "attempted" to do something like this, though it never really worked. There probably IS something out there, but I'd imagine that it's fairly expensive due to the fact that midi is, well, midi and MP3's and WAV's are "recordings". A program able to do such a conversion would be along the lines of "Voice Recognition Software" which is still something that has a long way to go in development.

True, VRS works okay now if you "seed" it with your own tones and inflections, but each user needs to supply their own "seed" to make it work for them. I'd suspect the same would be true for each song you tried to convert.

In the end, it'd likely be easier to learn to play the keyboard and make your own midi files from the sheet music.



 3:22 pm on Nov 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

The problem in coding a similar software, is poliphony.

Say you have a wav [or mp3 etc, anyway, a flat audio file].

How the prog can understand and split the various melodic-rhytmic lines [i.ex. voice, guitar, bass, drums],
and assign them to the virtual midi instrument? :)

That said, you can achieve a decent conversion [if the prog. exists he..] only with clear, pretty monophonic sound files
[ex. instrument-voice solo].

>>it'd likely be easier to learn to play the keyboard and make your own midi files<<
100% agreed :)



 3:30 pm on Nov 10, 2002 (gmt 0)


Thanks for you help guys.

cminblues, thanks. I didn't know how midi files were stored. I now do.


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