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Audio to Midi

Where is audio to midi?!? Digi, its 2009! You have a great program but sometimes I wonder... If we had this, we wouldn't have to buy Drumagog to replace live drum sounds. We'd do audio to midi, then use the new midi track with BFD or DFH Superior.

We could sing a bass line and then have XPand play it on the bass!


Submitted by 5 years ago

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  1. Table17 Merged

    I would love to see a REAL TIME pitch-to-midi RTAS plug-in. Something like a pitch-to-midi hardware unit, but as software in PT. It would hopefully allow an audio signal to generate midi information and appear as a midi source to record into a midi or instrument track.

    5 years ago
    1. Moderator

      This feature request has been merged with the larger Audio to MIDI thread. Please continue the discussion on this thread:


      5 years ago
  2. Studio Vision Pro pulled this one off. It would be great!

    5 years ago
  3. This hardly 'works' in for example logic..

    If you need it for drums - massey has a free, or very cheap plug for just this.


    5 years ago
  4. A major time saver and an unbelievable feature to be able to convert audio to midi not only for drums but also to able to hum, scat, or sing your bass lines or your melody lines and then convert to midi and trigger whatever sound options yu have.

    5 years ago
  5. svante74 Merged

    Today we have the tecnical possibilities to record a melody, and with some fixin&trixin change this tune to a miditrack. It would be cool if there where som kind of new kind a track that with NO workaround, DIRECTLY changed a tune that you record with your voice/guitar/flute to a miditrack that plays the tune/bassline or whatever with your chosed Software Synth. Imagine makin a whole song with only your voice/flute/guitar and no midikeyboard or other midi-instruments. So, give me; Audiotrack, Instrumenttrack & Humtrack.

    5 years ago
    1. neve73 Idea Submitter

      this is called "audio to midi" look it up and vote it up!

      5 years ago
    2. Yes, seems like this is similar to my post (# 246) as well, and I agree pitch-to-midi functionality would be fantastic feature. Search for "pitch-to-midi" to see the related post.

      5 years ago
    3. please make this. it would be the best. its just a great way for people to express themselves.

      4 years ago
  6. seems like this is similar to my post (# 246), and I agree this would be fantastic feature. My variation suggests that the conversion to midi be done in REAL TIME - there might be products out there that analyze a monophonic (ie - melody lines, not chords) audio track and spit out a midi track, but what's missing is REAL TIME pitch-to-midi translation... search for "pitch-to-midi" to see the related post.

    5 years ago
  7. philip.audio Merged

    Convert Audio To MIDI........Can You See The Possibilities?

    5 years ago
  8. Moderator

    I'd like to merge this request with:


    Please continue a discussion on that thread as I would like to know more about the workflows you would like to see.

    Thank you!

    -Bobby Lombardi

    5 years ago
  9. i miss this function

    3 years ago
    1. A production request? Come on guys this is Pro Tools. If you want to produce music go to Logic or Ableton!

      3 years ago
    2. Agree with this idea and the comments thus far. Completely !

      3 years ago
    3. that would be great!!!

      but if it helps, Waves Tune can do that... I know that it's not native, but try...works fine.. :)

      3 years ago
    4. I agree with the above comment. BTW... SVP Rocked!

      3 years ago
    5. What I would love to see is,

      When you import a audio that just has keyboards.

      It PT would analize the audio and convert the audio

      into midi and play the exact notes that the audio is playing.

      For example, if someone is trying to find what notes

      is playing in a audio, and the audio is a keyboards or some sort of melody.

      People can import the audio into PT and have PT analize it.

      PT would then lay out the notes exactly as its played in the audio.

      So if the audio is playing Chords, thn PT would place

      Chord notes in the midi lane.

      That tome would be an awesome feature of

      "Audio to Midi"

      3 years ago
    6. This was a feature in studio vision...like 13 years ago...come on pro tools.

      3 years ago
  10. Digi, it's 2011!!

    3 years ago
  11. It's one of the last real hurdles for Pro Tools that would make life so much easier. This would be a truly creative feature to allow vocalist to sing string, horn, bass lines...etc. converted to midi as well as of course being able to do drum replacement.

    3 years ago
  12. YOu want audio to midi to replace notes or even drum part?

    Take a gate that has a control over frequency, tune it to your snare .. for example, now each time that snare will play it will trigger the gate. With setting an audio wave that has an opposite phase that is triggered to play by the gate you will null your sound. And then by using sound replacer you will be able to have that same gate trigger up to 3 different sample library.. So it exists.. and this is just one of many many ways to do it.


    3 years ago
  13. Transfuser already has this technology. Not sure why it's so difficult to implement in PT.

    3 years ago
  14. Massey has this pretty nicely covered now with his latest Audiosuite plugin. Incredible for sample replacement.

    3 years ago
  15. For the PC, you can try this stand-alone software: Intelliscore Ensemble at http://www.intelliscore.net

    It claims to help convert drum mixdowns to midi.

    2 years ago
  16. Native Instruments offers a Reaktor plug-in called The Mouth that allows you to control MIDI devices with your sung notes.

    1 year ago
  17. For me, I've wanted a REAL TIME converter - just remembered that this is available: http://www.jamorigin.com so thought I'd let you all know that it might be just the ticket for playing soft synths WITHOUT a hex pickup.

    Here's a demo from last year, pretty cool:

    And check out this for chords ( from 0:47)

    Would be cool as an RTAS that works right inside PT, but for now, I'll download a demo of this jam origin product and see how well it works in stand alone mode for PT (since it is VST/AU only when in plug-in mode).

    1 year ago

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