Crossposting from Rengar Cute Kitty.
[..] I threw a song into an auto-transcription program and spent the weekend trying to clean up the results despite having no real idea what I'm doing. You see, I have no sense of music theory, nor can I read notes, so leaning on robot crutches and other people's music is the best I can do for now. :'D
Oh, don't ask about the instrument choice... I have yet to hear a MIDI instrument that doesn't make my eyes water.
This program (costs $40 USD, I bought it) is really neat. Uses neural nets to calculate the absolute notes of the melody, percussion, bass, accompaniments, what-have-you, and spits out 500% unplayable sheet music that looks something like this:
So it's up to you to add and excise notes, which is still a non-trivial amount of work, since complex scores can be straight up garbled. It's fun, though! One thing I've found is that I need way fewer notes than I think. When it comes to MIDIs at least, it's easy for the sound to get crowded.
Part 2: mmm.mp3 This one was tough. And long (almost 5 minutes). Bad combo.
If I make enough of these, I may eventually have a little garbage album.