Solo Explorer is a wav to midi conversion, automatic music transcription (recognition), and music notation software for Windows. It achieves high accuracy in extracting sequences of notes out of the audio records of solo performances.
Solo Explorer is designed as a complete wav to midi conversion environment. It offers the functionality you need to take a wav to midi conversion project from concept to completion in one package. You can open wav files or directly record your own solo performances. Once your wav file is ready, you can launch Solo Explorer's wav to midi conversion engine to convert your wav file to midi. Solo Explorer returns you a music score in a standard notation that can be played, edited, and saved. Though Solo Explorer has many features, it has straight-forward and easy-to-use interface.
1. Solo Explorer converts wav files to MIDI.
a. It captures pitch, loudness, and performance effects (vibrato, portamento, glissando) of your monophonic wav files as faithfully as possible (music analysis, music composition).
b. It extracts midi score out of your wav files with the highest accuracy available with today's technology (music composition, ethnomusicology research, music transcription and typesetting, interface for content-based music retrieval).
2. Solo Explorer can show if your voice or instrument is in tune (music training, instrument tuning).
3. Solo Explorer is a robust and accurate pitch extraction tool (music and speech analysis, speech synthesis, intonation research).
4. Solo Explorer lets you play and experiment with music.
5. Solo Explorer cannot handle polyphonic wav files (except for unison performances), i.e. audio that is a mixture of sounds coming from multiple sound sources.
Audio input features
· Windows PCM wav file input
· built-in audio recording
Wav to MIDI conversion and music transcription features
· pitch extraction
· pitch to midi conversion
· automatic music transcription
· integrated audio and MIDI player
· 3 different MIDI playback modes
· synchronous audio and MIDI playback
· looped playback
· selection of sound excerpts for playback
· 128 general MIDI voice (instrument) selection
· pitch track display
· music score display
· multiple file processing
Score editing features
· click and drag note editing
· selection of multiple notes for editing
· inserting, deleting, transposing notes
· changing note's properties
· changing clef and key signature
File output features
· saving transcription results
· saving pitch track as text
· saving "exact" MIDI file
· saving "real-length" MIDI file
· saving "quqntized" MIDI file
· saving music score as TeX file (for further typeseting with MusicTeX.)
Solo Explorer is the first music recognition tool that offers both wav to midi conversion and automatic music transcription features in one package. Besides straight-forward and easy-to-use interface Solo Explorer has many other advantages:
Automatic. Solo Explorer's wav to midi conversion engine is entirely automatic. You do not need to make any changes in conversion settings for two different pieces of music as Solo Explorer does this for you. Thus, you can convert hundreds of waw files by a single mouse click.
Voice friendly. Solo Explorer offers you unmatched accuracy in converting voice singing arbitrary lyrics. Though singing is the most natural way to enter the sound into a computer, the majority of existing wav to midi converters still have major problems with singing voice.
Accurate. Solo Explorer incorporates state-of-the art wav to midi conversion engine based on advanced digital signal processing and artificial intelligence techniques. We are the only ones that use quantitative measures and constantly monitor the accuracy of our wav to midi conversion engine. Solo Explorer makes one step beyond the usual transcription of music. Instead of simply converting the sounds that were actually performed it attempts to guess the intentions of the performer. This approach helps in transcribing highly mistuned performances.
Precise. The time resolution achieved by Solo Explorer is as high as 10 ms. Humans perceive notes only if their duration exceeds 40-50 ms. Frequency resolution achieved by Solo Explorer has no theoretical limits and is largely better than 2-5 cents that is the reported sensitivity of human ear.
Robust. Solo Explorer was tested in hostile recording environments. It appeared to be robust with respect to low-quality microphones, background noise and reverberation.
Fast. Though Solo Explorer is not a real-time wav to midi converter, it achieves average recognition speeds better than 20% of the realtime audio speed (Pentium II 300 MHz).
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