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    computer assist write/play music

    Good morning, I am a member of a choral society in a small farming community in Canada. I am looking for an application that will allow me to input music and have it play back what has been written.

    If you know of such an application, I would be delighted to hear about it.

    Thank you.

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    Hallo Kathleen and welcome to the forum.

    I am sorry I can not help with this problem but you are sure to find someone here who can

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    Hi Kathleen, there are a number of applications to do this, at various levels of cost and complexity.

    When you say "input music" are you referring to a score or to say an MP3, WAV or MIDI file?

    A recent addition is a free one, Musescore, not used it so can't comment

    http://musescore.org/

    Others include Sibelius, Finalé, & Noteworthy,

    The following site is a review of features of the "top ten", don't know how they judge that, so many different feature/price mixes.

    http://music-notation-software-revie...enreviews.com/

    I use Finalé Songwriter, (upgraded from Finalé Notepad.)

    http://www.finalemusic.com/default.aspx

    Others here use some of the other apps.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Hi Kathleen,

    Mike mentions Noteworthy Composer above. I can vouch for this particular application as I have been using it for the past 7 years. For my initial investment of $39 (USD) and the upgrade this year to the newest version, $10 (USD), this program does satisfies all my needs for composing/editing/engraving, and being able to import midi files and converting those to score.

    Sibelius and Finale are very excellent apps ... it depends on what one's needs are.
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    I'm now hunting for a free (or very cheap),WAV and/or MP3 to MIDI converter.

    Getting a bit hacked off with "full featured free trial" versions that only allow you to save about 10 or 15 seconds, how the heck can you evaluate on such a short clip?
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Mike ... check out NCH site.
    It's located in Australia and I use (and bought the licensed copy) for several apps.
    I think the freebees are pretty fully functional.
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    Hi Lars, their app will cope with MIDI to MP3 or WAV, but not the other way, so far about the only half decent wav/MP3 to MIDI is Intelliscore, at $99 or $139, depenmding which version you want.

    I did find one freeby, converted an 8 minute track, the resultant MIDI is hardly recognisable as the same piece, it will probably take at least a day to edit it to a somewhere near recognisable work.

    (Mind you it could probably generate some good variations on La Follia.)
    Cheers MIKE.

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