Have had fascination over the idea to create music from just vocals and have tried sometimes using Melodyne. For me it has not been easy as the things that come up using my head instead of an instrument or sequencer have been far less interesting.
In the end maybe having an instrument at hand to just pick out the notes is easier.
Having said that and maybe leaving the impression of negativity over such an app like this…
I must say that I like it.
First on my mind was will it work, as there are other apps that have been trying their hands on note recognition but failed miserable. As anyone that tried these apps will tell you, that it is hard to use a garbled mess of random midi notes for anything.
Second was, will the app be used and not just occupying real estate on the phone/tablet?
Feel that yes there is definitively use for it. Maybe for me the first use is to quickly take out music that I am listening to without using an instrument and having the midi notes available for later. Or use the bassline off a song as a starting point etc.
And yes it actually works! It does find the hummed notes with accuracy and there is some heavy algorithms going on behind the scene as it takes some times to transform the audio into midi, but it works.
There is also the problem of latency that they solved by letting the app listen to the metronome and audio recordings and get adjusted.
I mention these concerns as they are the most important to know if anyone is interested in getting the app.
There is some setting up and trial and error but not too much and my biggest critique is that it only records two bars for each track but understandably it would be too heavy processing and waiting time otherwise. And for doing a bassline/melody/beat it works out fine.
Hopefully they maybe add a sequencer window that can be used for importing the midi and as such make longer tracks possible piece by piece.
Also feel that they should have a free version with maybe just one track and no saving or similar as even if it is not costing a fortune it is good to test it first just to know how well it performs on whatever device. But there is always possible to test it anyway and return it after an hour or two so it is not a big thing.
So it will be fun to see if I end up using this app or not but in either case I am happy that it is installed and having the possibilities that it offers.
P.s the sounds are General Midi but midi can be exported to use in other apps/programs.
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