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  • looking for magic software that can transbscribe my playing?

    I am wondering if there is software out there, where I can input my recording from TD25, and it transcribes it into a chart. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I really am just starting with edrums (and all the peripherals around them). It's just that I am rather slow in writing notes. So I would like to play something and then see what it looks like...

    Question is of course how such a software would handle inaccuracies, would it autocorrect? or ask me what I intended to play? or put that beat on the 7th 32th note becaue I played it there - as opposed to the quarter note - where it belongs...

    Any thoughts?

  • #2
    I was wondering the same thing. I am actively using MuseScore, for example, but have not (yet) connected the drums as the MIDI input. I see that the software does support the option. If you do try it out, please report your experience! It is an Open Source project so should require relatively little effort in acquiring and testing. (Except that my drums are far from the PC)

    Links: keyboard MIDI input,
    Now that I've seen the video above, it seems a bit cumbersome as manual selection of the note length is required. That's not very convenient when playing drums but at least all the notes are there.
    Last edited by alensiljak; 11-29-16, 06:04 AM.
    TD-11 + TD-4 with a few pads and cymbals.


    • #3

      You need a sequencer and/or some music notation software. Many choices - just find one you like, that works with your computer and budget - I normally use Cakewalk. Record into the sequencer over MIDI. The "auto-correct" thing is called quantization (well, it's not really auto-correct...)
      *** Never buy a module without MIDI IN ***
      Yamaha & Roland modules. DTX,TM-2, EC-10m, SP-404. Multi12. TrapKat. ControlPad. Wavedrum. Handsonic. Dynacord RhythmStick. MPC. Paiste 2002/Signatures. Cajons. Djembes. Darbuka. Windsynth. MIDI Bass. Tenori-on. Loads o' synth modules. And...a uke or three.


      • #4
        these programs that 'notate' what you play on the fly don't work satisfactory.. imo..
        even when you play with a click.. most -or all- have problems with 'rests' ..understanding triplets, sixtuplets.. or any 'tuplet'
        you can record it in midi ofcourse, then you have 'piano' notation.. letting this translate into 'drum' notation won't get you
        'anything' readable.. this takes a lot of 'self editing' 'grouping' and then .. why wouldn't you write something down yourself.. ?
        this program can teach you to read drum notation up to 32nd notes in a matter of weeks.. just by working with it..
        and then you can read/ write yourself (albeit 'monophonic' drum notation, not poly beams) ..but i'd check it out.. still pretty cool....
        Last edited by Ericdrumz; 11-29-16, 08:11 AM.
        kit pic and tracks TD20-diy Gronor drums Zilbian cymbals


        • #5
          thanks for the advices, I'll start diggin'


          • #6
            Try it's affordable and works well. You'll need to buy the Pro version. I'm not sure if it runs on Macs.


            • #7
              Logic Pro X does this. Once the midi notes are in, it will transcribe the notes into musical notation.Not sure how accurate it is though, since I can't read music.


              • #8
                I use Cubase and do the same. Needs to be pro version. Quantise and a lot of editing to get a good transcribe though
                Roland TD30 module on TD20 kit SD3 with various kits. Pearl Masters Kit, Yamaha 9000RC original natural wood finish. Cymbals from Zildgian Pasite and Sabian. Loads of percussion bits. Cubase and Wavelab always current versions.