302 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: May 5, 2013 6:36 AM by Jerome Krinock
I often want to engrave notation for for songs which the musicians I play with write, and play by ear. Just a monophonic melody line would be good enough. So I record them, and learn the song well enough that I can play it on my MIDI keyboard while listening to the recording. But I want to listen to the recording while I am playing, not the metronome click of a sequencer. This is because I haven't taken enough time to memorize the song. Currently, I memorize a few measures at a time. It's a pain.
I want to convert my playing into a MIDI file, with proper timing. I own Finale and Apple's MainStage, but don't own any sequencer app except the free GarageBand. I see three possible solutions to this problem…
However, in this video I don't see any evidence of timing detection or adjustments; it looks like it just plops the generated MIDI beats on top of whatever timing currently exists in the Logic Pro document. Further evidence is that, later in the video, I see measures beginning with eighth notes, lots of triplets, etc. Am I correct? If so, this feature would again be useless for my purpose of producing notation.
Is it true that the only app which will really do what I want is Melodyne?
 Another annoyance with WIDI is that it seems to arbitrarily create multiple tracks and put some notes in other tracks.
 It seems to me that, for software to detect my timing, I would need to tell it the time signature and approximate bpm of my piece, tell it about any pickup notes, and give it some quantization parameters. But this would be acceptable.