a *very* odd question especially for me.
klewellen at shellworld.net
Fri Jul 24 02:24:50 UTC 2015
Thanks. I may not need to involve midi. There is a discussion on the
Linux audio list about connecting electronic gear to machines...which I
need to read.
I am not a big fan of midi sound quality, but as you say manually
putting all the parts into lillypond may have its drawbacks.
I have been under the impression that abc notation comes with packages
that might a low the audio say one track at a time to be converted into
their program and thereby into sheep form.
Are you aware of this package?
lots of options though, which is what I hope.
On Fri, 24 Jul 2015, Peter Billam wrote:
> Greetings. Joel Roth wrote:
>> You can record and play music easily enough, however even if
>> you record your music as MIDI, it's not simple to transform
>> it into Lilypond code. ...
>> There are other notation languages for Linux,
> Like muscript, for example :-)
> with its associated midi2muscript utility:
> It should be possible to convert muscript into MusicXML
> and thence into lilypond.
>> however the problems in converting MIDI files to a score will be
>> similar. ... I see comments that it's a lot of trouble to the point
>> that it's easier to input manually.
> Yeah, mostly true, if that's an option;
> but sometimes the input is an improvisation.
> It's very cheap and easy in MIDI to improvise for an hour,
> record it, and then select the best minute to use in some score...
> MIDI-to-score is not too bad, relatively easy to tidy up; but it's
> still usually not practical to convert an _audio_ recording into
> score form algorithmically, especially with several instruments.
> You can try the aubio toolkit: aubionotes, aubioonset, aubiopitch,
> aubiotrack and so on. On debian that's the aubio-tools package.
> Regards, Peter Billam
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