Tutorial: Audio to MIDI – How to Transcribe an A capella w/ Just Your Ears! Pt 1: Music Foundations

Tutorial: Audio to MIDI - How to Transcribe an A capella w/ Just Your Ears! Pt 1: Music Foundations

More info: http://bit.ly/121zlHF In part one of this two-part video tutorial, Dubspot Music Foundations instructor Max Wild explains how to extract melodic c…

 

21 Comments

  1. Phil Perry says:

    It would be much easier to find out the key first, since then you can limit
    the possible notes to 7 instead of 12.

  2. Tallal Moshrif says:

    thank you very much amazing tutorial

  3. tjtube263 says:

    hey guys, how did you get hold of the acapella in the first place? also
    would you be inclined to share it?

    thanks.

  4. DrPastah says:

    This is an amazing tutorial; thank you very much Max!

  5. Hellfire Beats says:

    Nice tip!

  6. Rumba Chumba says:

    good work man, I’ve done this before, but I have use melodyne, if people
    can afford melodyne its a great tool for doing this

  7. 1CHRISSTYLES says:

    awesome explained showed me something i needed to break out in production &
    vocal techenic wow finaly understand method to use thanks for the tutorial

  8. LINNLchan7BAND says:

    ..nice vidtut, thanx.
    ..that might work well with bass lines,.. as well, for instance sing ba
    boom ba ba boom, in scat instead of words, plink a midi recording of rythm
    aligned as he shows and, then after you get the note rythm, velocity and
    durations and the rest times in between, the silent rythm too, so to speak,
    then you can add pitch and, other things as tweak velocity and or change
    some samples..and create a bass line.

    I do have a question though: ( I am not a pro- keyboardist but, I play and
    experiment with DAW vsti’s, with a MIDI KB, I come from a guitar musical
    background,)..if anyone has the time to explain:

    HOW DOES ONE ONCE YOU GET A NICE BASSLINE MIDI PATTERN, ( OR SAY A SAX
    LINE, IT MIGHT WORK TOO FROM AN OLD SOUL LP AT STAX? AND, OR YOU CHANGE IT
    VARY TO SOMETHING NEW AND ORGINAL VS, OUTRIGHT RIFF THAT IS SAME,..)…HOW
    DO YOU CONFIGURE ( MIDI MAP?) SO THAT WHEN YOU MIDI TRIGGER A PATTERN IN
    THE PIANO ROLL EDITOR IT WILL ASLO CHANGE IN THE SONG’S PROGRESSION, SAY:
    I-6M-4-5?..IT’S PROBABLY RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY FACE BUT I ONLY SEE TO DO
    THAT IN CERTAIN VST’S AND, DON’T YET KNOW HOW TO CONTROL IT AS A PATTERN
    LOOP BY KEYS. ( THERE MAY HAVE TO BE A COUPLE VARIATIONS IN A BASSLINE IF
    IT IS PLAYING IN A MINOR OR MAJOR KEY AND OR UNDER AN INTENDED TONIC BUT,
    .. I MEAN A SIMPLE MONOTONIC OR PENTATONIC MAJ MIN SCALE BASS RIFF.

    that is wordy but, i take a chance someone can decipher it and, refer me to
    a link to learn. thankyou, in advance anyone who does so. ( I couldn’t
    find it in my rtfml manual.)

    so, for instance if U use this method in this video, to transcribe a
    bassline, as say this sort of Duck Dunn one: 1 1 3b 4 ( in A: a a c d) how
    would you make your midi kb trigger it with one key so, you go to the 4th:
    D it will then play the same bassline at D not A?,..( in any standard DAW’s
    PR editor.) & by using only one key to trigger those 4 notes? ( on the
    different intended tonics on the progression as in my example: A than D
    back to A then a simple E E7 or something, the bassline synching in via
    MIDI By one key. )

    ( I am aware of arp gens as rpg8 ( or on some keyboards built in,)and
    thor’s own pattern, matrix but, I don’t mean those nor wav sample
    beatsliice loops but, the actual MIDI Pattern in a DAW PR editor. Nor, do I
    mean to just copy and paste it as block like FL Studio and, then have it
    play in the song mode as pattern pasted in, but, I mean so you can actually
    play that midi pattern, sequence it real time to either perform with it
    realtime on stage or at home &/or MIDI record with it. )…………if it
    is possible I think it is but,…not at that stage of education in MIDI
    stuff yet, sorry.)

    again, thanks for this video. 

  9. ChicoDaRave says:

    Oh man!
    I dont have tuned ears for this :(

  10. Grace Parhusip says:
  11. pilzy els says:

    EXCELLENT tutorial!
    Thanks for the knowledge.

  12. Canka Szenasi says:

    Music Name?

  13. HarlequinIsland says:

    Great tutorial, now i just need a good voice and a good ear!… lol,
    joking, well, kinda. No, really, great tutorial.

  14. Ale C says:

    Please , switch on subtitles ! 

  15. Electrotranqui says:

    Excelente Gracias!!!!!

  16. oTTo6MaTiK says:

    thanx a lot helped me out alot in different ways

  17. Shy Fox says:

    Well done on an awesome tutorial. Using the advice here would it be
    possible for me to transcribe my own acapella compositions? I’m only just
    starting out on keyboard but I’ve got some nice acapella bits that I really
    want to turn into songs. Guess Im asking if I could do that now or would I
    have to learn a bit of theory first? Sorry for being so long-winded. Thanks
    again for a great tutorial.

  18. Toon Souljah says:

    It’s all very cool but can someone tell me how this would be useful? Is it
    a common thing in tracks to have a piano follow every note from the singer?

  19. oTTo6MaTiK says:

    this is really helpful to create melodies in a way

  20. Perry Edwards says:

    This is AWESOME. Just sayin. Thanks a million.

  21. Anthony Blore says:

    This is genius. Such a simple technique, yet so accurate. Many thanks for
    giving this kind of know-how away for free.