Tools for guitar to midi...

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keefbaker
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Tools for guitar to midi...

Post by keefbaker » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:47 pm

Hi, are there any tools in Live (or max for live) to examine an audio part like a guitar part and turn it into midi information?

If there are a number of them, any idea as to which is the most accurate method?

Thanks guys! :)

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Re: Tools for guitar to midi...

Post by taffmonster » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:59 pm

Listen and manual entering ?
I've no idea but they used to make a midi pick up thingy. Its old and probably cheap on ebay these days

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Re: Tools for guitar to midi...

Post by keefbaker » Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:13 pm

I meant my own playing, so I know what the notes will be. I was just wondering if there was a fairly accurate way to get my own character as a player into a track without shelling out for one of those roland midi pickups.

I mean, Melodyne with it's DNA etc can certainly do it but I was wondering if there was something built in or made in MAX before I spend money on hardware or software.

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Re: Tools for guitar to midi...

Post by BlackMath » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:50 pm

keefbaker wrote:I meant my own playing, so I know what the notes will be. I was just wondering if there was a fairly accurate way to get my own character as a player into a track without shelling out for one of those roland midi pickups.

I mean, Melodyne with it's DNA etc can certainly do it but I was wondering if there was something built in or made in MAX before I spend money on hardware or software.
I use melodyne its fairly accurate but not real time
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Re: Tools for guitar to midi...

Post by Tone Deft » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:01 pm

the midi pickup stuff is incredibly fun and totally worth the money.

there's some user up in here who loves the Roland VG99 IIRC or a similar product.
http://www.rolandus.com/products/produc ... ductId=849

as for m4L stuff, search the archives, don't know of any.
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Re: Tools for guitar to midi...

Post by fcarroll » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:20 pm

i2M musicport .... simple and cheap

http://www.sonuus.com/products_i2m_mp.html
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Re: Tools for guitar to midi...

Post by masterblasterofdisaster » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:51 pm

fcarroll wrote:i2M musicport .... simple and cheap

http://www.sonuus.com/products_i2m_mp.html
Does this thing do a better job tracking than their B2M and G2M boxes?
By the first few review hits I get, it sounds like it. Fingers crossed, 'cos that would be cool...

It looks fun, but the OP should know it's only meant for tracking monophonic notes - hex pickups and something like a Roland VG-99 are needed to handle real time polyphony (or a guitar-like midi controller instrument would do it http://www.starrlabs.com/ ).

Melodyne sounds like a cool option, depending on what it is you're looking to achieve, but I'd want to be able to play with a particular sound in the moment (that I'm playing on bass or guitar).

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Re: Tools for guitar to midi...

Post by andydes » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:39 pm

I've been thinking about looking into this, but not got round to it. Supposed to be realtime and polyphonic, but I have no idea how good it is. Worth trying the demo though, I guess.

http://www.widisoft.com/english/widi-au ... i-vst.html

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