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discombob
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vocal to MIDI converter

Post by discombob » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:55 am

Does anyone know of a nice VST-based vocal-to-MIDI converter I can use in Live to real-time pitch-analyze and convert my voice (the one that comes from my throat and into a microphone) into MIDI notes?

I guess I could just use a "guitar synth" to accomplish the same thing by plugging a microphone into it, but I was hoping for a software solution. As is the trend with many producers these days, I don't really want extra hardware in my travel bag.

Thanks for your suggestions!

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Post by Geezus » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:07 am

im pretty sure melodyne can do this

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Post by gomi » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:14 am

Geezus wrote:im pretty sure melodyne can do this
not in realtime.

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Post by ChiDJ » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:02 pm

I can't think of anything in real time.

Digital Performer lets you convert audio to midi. You sing in the mic and record, DP analyzes the audio and you can copy the notes into a midi channel and voila.

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Post by mikemc » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:02 pm

http://www.kvraudio.com/get/2109.html

This seems like it could be worth a try.

[edit] I tried this briefly, running output from a synth into it as audio, then running the midi output from the VST to another midi track. It works better with some tones than others, the evaluation mode is a little frustrating in the effort to figure out how well it works.

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Post by TheAnimal » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:53 pm

Very interesting question! I'm looking for a hardware for the same purpose.
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Post by pepezabala » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:09 pm

you can do that with max for live, hehe.

pyrolator did it.

check this out:

http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php? ... highlight=

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Post by discombob » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:12 am

Thanks for the replies. I'm on Windows XP, so I don't think I can use Pyrolator's files... they are distinctly mac osx. I even got some file-system errors upon extracting the files (invalid filenames).

Wouldn't this be just the coolest thing? I guess if I'm asking for it, someone out there is probably thinking the same and developing something. I actually have found some hardware devices, but they look pretty home-made and unreliable (with no reviews). I'll keep everyone posted if I come across a nice solution... please continue to do the same!

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Post by formatk » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:58 am

yeah seem to remember there's a max patch called bonk that can do this.
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Re: vocal to MIDI converter

Post by Tone Deft » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:13 pm

discombob wrote:I guess I could just use a "guitar synth" to accomplish the same thing by plugging a microphone into it
guitar synths don't work like that, unless you want to mount a guitar bridge directly to your vocal cords and replace them with steel strings.

interesting idea in general.
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Post by Machinate » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:54 pm

I do believe that TC Electronic has a "secret" product that actually does this... polyphonically even!
http://www.thomann.de/dk/tc_electronic_ ... guitar.htm
-slated as a guitar product for harmonizers, I reckon it'll work really well for a lot of things, actually.

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Post by Darwinist » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:06 pm

guitar synths don't work like that, unless you want to mount a guitar bridge directly to your vocal cords and replace them with steel strings.
That actually sounds kinda cool...

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Post by Tone Deft » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:11 pm

nice post machinate. not a bad solution at all.
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Post by Machinate » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:15 pm

Tone Deft wrote:nice post machinate. not a bad solution at all.
been eyeing that puppy for a while.... if anyone's going to do the polyphonic pitch detection, it'll be Eventide or TC at this point. Strange how they're so ahead of the curve compared to software?!?

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