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besson3c
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Jan 22, 2005, 09:46 PM
 
I'm assuming that Garageband only does real-time notation of your loops? It would be *astonisingly cool* if it notated your recorded tracks too, but I'm not sure this is technically possible?

Apple's pages on Garageband are not terribly clear about this.

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Jan 22, 2005, 10:35 PM
 
Just tested it and not only notated my recorded tracks, but when I figured out how to turn on notated view, it notated for me as I was playing. Very cool...

Edit: Demo movie of it working...
http://homepage.mac.com/william_wu/.Movies/gbdemo.mov (812k)
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Jan 23, 2005, 09:36 AM
 
Originally posted by besson3c:
I'm assuming that Garageband only does real-time notation of your loops? It would be *astonisingly cool* if it notated your recorded tracks too, but I'm not sure this is technically possible?
Are you talking about recorded AUDIO tracks or MIDI tracks?

MIDI tracks - should be no problem whatsoever. If notation support is in the program, it would be utterly pointless to do the live notation part (which is mostly just a gimmick, really) and then throw it out for existing tracks.

Audio tracks - only Melodyne can do this, and (so far) only on single-note lines. Automatic transcription from polyphonic (more-than-one-note) lines may likely never be possible reliably or sensibly at all.

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Jan 23, 2005, 12:14 PM
 
Originally posted by Spheric Harlot:
Are you talking about recorded AUDIO tracks or MIDI tracks?

MIDI tracks - should be no problem whatsoever. If notation support is in the program, it would be utterly pointless to do the live notation part (which is mostly just a gimmick, really) and then throw it out for existing tracks.

Audio tracks - only Melodyne can do this, and (so far) only on single-note lines. Automatic transcription from polyphonic (more-than-one-note) lines may likely never be possible reliably or sensibly at all.

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I was talking about audio tracks...

Can you tell me more about Melodyne? Is it commercial software? Hardware?
     
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Jan 27, 2005, 03:31 AM
 
Ganesha, that is actually a midi (software instrument) track that it is turning into notation for you. I think what they were asking is if it provided notation for a recorded guitar or vocals or something to that effect.

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Jan 27, 2005, 09:02 AM
 
Originally posted by besson3c:
I was talking about audio tracks...

Can you tell me more about Melodyne? Is it commercial software? Hardware?
http://www.celemony.com/melodyne/

It is commercial software, not cheap, and to my knowledge absolutely unique in its ability to handle audio as if it were MIDI data.

Single-note melody line sources only.

It is unlikely that MIDI-like manipulation - including automatic notation - of polyphonic audio will ever be possible.
     
   
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