Re: speech to MIDI vs AIDI

Subject: Re: speech to MIDI vs AIDI
From: Kevin Austin (
Date: Mon Sep 19 2005 - 21:44:02 EDT

At 21:19 -0400 2005/09/19, Morgan Sutherland wrote:
>MIDI is a bit like doing open-heart
> > surgery with a pickax.
>Is that a modern art piece yet?

MIDI, per se, has almost nothing (or even less) to do with sound. It
provides a protocol for a digital interface between "musical
instruments". Hmmm, an interesting concept, the "a-musical

As I tried to imply, regarding 'sound' (per se), MIDI is pretty
crude, and from my reading over the years, many people on this use
MIDI with a full understanding of what it can and cannot do.

I think what was being asked for was a pitch-extraction device, of
which there are a number in the form of software, and a Google of --
pitch extraction software -- will yield much information. For my own
uses, I prefer a particular firmware device that I have spent years
trying to improve.



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