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Re: MIDI to sheet music

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: MIDI to sheet music
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 17:02:26 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> I don't think that midi2ly is the problem. Midi files are not ment to
> generate printed music. And esp. MIDI files with an acceptable sound
> use a lot of tricks which look funny when converted back to printable
> music. I found e.g. a MIDI-file of BWV1006 (Partita for violin solo
> in E) whose first movement (Prelude) starts with a lot of 1/16th.
> These 1/16th were distributed on more than one MIDI track (channel?)
> improving the sound. But how should a MIDI to sheet music converter
> detect that these tracks belong to one line of music?

the biggest problem is timing. Human-generated MIDI files have very
irregular timing, and it is difficult to detect beats and the
difference between 16th and 8th triplets automatically.

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