2688 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2011 8:57 AM by BigMacUser
That's because AIFF is an audio file; it is a recording of a performance. A MIDI file is a file containing notes and durations; it has no audio, and is like a score to be performed. So to go from a recording to a record of notes (i.e. printed music) is called transcription or dictation. Some software can do this, but usually produces errors. A competent musician can do it with their ears and staff paper.
Hmmmm ... yes, I agree. In my case I have a recording of a multi-piece band backing up 4 vocalists, and want to tease-out the vocal parts. Hard to separate all the instrumental and vocal "voicings"! Now, if I was able to get a good piece of the conversion done through software, I could possibly fill in the gaps through listening carefully ...
I did a bit of research, and see that there are a number of software products out there that claim to convert audio to midi, but I also see that reviewers report mixed results (as you've indicated in your reply). Does anyone have any experience with the following, or any others?:
... and then I just found this one: http://convert.software.informer.com/download-convert-aiff-to-midi-mac/
If you have any thoughts about any of the above, or other techniques or software that would do the job, I'm all ears!