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importing songs from midi / printing songs

    Question

  • I created a song with another program, but now all I can find is the midi of the piano accompaniment.  Can Songsmith import this midi?  Can I print the finished product?

    Thanks in advance.

     

    Trent

    Saturday, August 13, 2011 10:10 PM

Answers

  • Stefan:

    Thanks for your interest in Songsmith.  Unfortunately this is not something we're working on.  If you're feeling like experimenting, there is a roundabout way you can do this.  Songsmith uses only a very coarse representation of pitch in each measure, so if you render the MIDI to audio, using any software or virtual instrument you like, you'll capture all of the information Songsmith needs to generate chords (and let you edit and explore those chords).  It won't really matter if you render it with a $1500 virtual violin or a freeware piano, pitch is pitch from Songsmith's perspective.

    Of course, Songsmith doesn't exactly support importing audio either, so I've only gotten you part of the way there. :) 

    But in this recent thread:

    https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/948c6f17-f49f-4ef5-8db8-1069c81b1005/stereo-mix?forum=songsmith

    ...and the older thread it refers to:

    https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9d6d090f-3510-42f4-9e3c-dc2f983f599f/chord-generation-migrated-from-communityresearchmicrosoftcom?forum=songsmith

    ...I discuss a few strategies for doing this.

    Sorry there's not a more direct way; this is not a core scenario for Songsmith, and we wanted to keep things simple for the interactive, voice-driven core application.  Hope that helps!  Good luck!

    -Dan from the Songsmith team


    Monday, February 16, 2015 7:23 PM
    Owner

All replies

  • Thanks for your interest in Songsmith!

    Songsmith does not print sheet music, and since it's a program for *creating* accompaniments, it doesn't import MIDI files; rather, you can *export* MIDI files from Songsmith to work with them further in other programs.

    Hope that helps!

    -Dan from the Songsmith Team

     

    Monday, October 24, 2011 5:58 PM
    Owner
  • Dear Dan

    Here many Years after, I'll put up the Question on more time... Have you done any progress in direction of being able to import a MIDI into Songsmith?

    It, would really heighten the program for some of us user who like to se some chord suggestion in our work...

    Kind Regards and soft music...

    - Stefan from Futti-Production
    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 1:51 PM
  • Stefan:

    Thanks for your interest in Songsmith.  Unfortunately this is not something we're working on.  If you're feeling like experimenting, there is a roundabout way you can do this.  Songsmith uses only a very coarse representation of pitch in each measure, so if you render the MIDI to audio, using any software or virtual instrument you like, you'll capture all of the information Songsmith needs to generate chords (and let you edit and explore those chords).  It won't really matter if you render it with a $1500 virtual violin or a freeware piano, pitch is pitch from Songsmith's perspective.

    Of course, Songsmith doesn't exactly support importing audio either, so I've only gotten you part of the way there. :) 

    But in this recent thread:

    https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/948c6f17-f49f-4ef5-8db8-1069c81b1005/stereo-mix?forum=songsmith

    ...and the older thread it refers to:

    https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9d6d090f-3510-42f4-9e3c-dc2f983f599f/chord-generation-migrated-from-communityresearchmicrosoftcom?forum=songsmith

    ...I discuss a few strategies for doing this.

    Sorry there's not a more direct way; this is not a core scenario for Songsmith, and we wanted to keep things simple for the interactive, voice-driven core application.  Hope that helps!  Good luck!

    -Dan from the Songsmith team


    Monday, February 16, 2015 7:23 PM
    Owner