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Ronna
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   Posted 2/6/2009 4:19 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Is it possible to create sheet music from a MPEG-4 Audio File? I have a recorded song that I would like to create a score and add more orchestrations to for live performance?
 
 
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   Posted 2/6/2009 4:27 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

Don't you mean MP3? MPEG-4 is a video encoding standard ...

... though, to be fair, MP3 actually comes from an earlier MPEG standard, specifically, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3!

Having said which, unless you music is monophonic (eg, a totally solo saxophone or somesuch), you're going to be stuck with using your ears to deconstruct it. No software yet exists that can "listen" to a musical ensemble and somehow dissect out the invididual parts.

The analogy which is frequently made, is that doing this would be a little like trying to create eggs, sugar and flour from a cake!

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   Posted 2/6/2009 5:22 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Although note that there is software that claims it can deconstruct the cake (musically speaking). When I last tried it out, the eggs still came out scrambled, to mix metaphors, so Brian's statement is still true.

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   Posted 2/6/2009 6:04 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Your best bet is either to obtain a score of the music and start from there.
if it is not too complex, you (or someone else) may be able to transcribe it by ear.

As music-making becomes increasingly automated, it's nice to know there are some things that still require a human effort! smilewinkgrin


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