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Old 02-23-2024, 02:37 PM
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Default Audio to Midi Conversion Problem

I have Pro Tools Studio and Melodyne installed. I have a simple guitar riff on a audio track that I'm trying to convert to MIDI. When I drag the audio clip to a MIDI track, I choose the best conversion option that I think will work but once the conversion process starts, it just sits there. The conversion window opens but I've waited up to 20 minutes and it hasn't moved. I've tried a few other conversion settings but it's still not working. I have a reverb and gate plug-in on the guitar audio track and the gate is being side-chained by a kick drum track, in case that matters? Lastly, as a test, I tried converting a simple audio drum beat to MIDI and it worked almost instantly. Thanks in advance for any help / suggestions.
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Old 02-24-2024, 11:19 AM
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Default Re: Audio to Midi Conversion Problem

Hmmm, define "a simple guitar riff". If it is a distorted guitar, that might be the problem as distortion makes very tough for Melodyne(or any other program) to successfully analyze for pitch detection. In the future, you could record a DI version of the guitar to a muted audio track and that would give you a clean signal for pitch/timing detection(this is also a good method if you wish to adjust timing of a guitar part that will be recorded with a distorted/over-driven sound)
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Old 02-24-2024, 08:39 PM
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Default Re: Audio to Midi Conversion Problem

"Simple Guitar Riff" meaning it's a muted skank guitar riff on the upbeats like you hear in reggae / dub music. So it's not complicated at all. Not sustained notes, no huge distortion, nothing special. I will try to convert it in Ableton Live and see what happens. I feel like after 20 minutes of processing, the progress bar should move at least a little, to let me know it's working, but that's not the case. I've seen demo videos of someone converting a very complicated piano piece and it was able to detect the left hand notes from the right hand notes perfectly, even with all the piano sustain, so I know my guitar riff is super basic in this case....Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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