midi to niff conversion

midi to niff conversion

Post by Raymond Ro » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 01:16:02


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Hi,
I am looking for a program that inputs midi-files and outputs those files as NIFF.
Any editing in between is not mandatory. Just simply input and output (or import/export).
I've looked already at Sharpeye and other so called scanning programs.
But I don't like them.

In fact it is a bit silly to convert midi to a kind of notation format (say BMP) and scan them internally.

Thanks in advance,

Raymond


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called scanning programs.<BR>But I don't like them. <BR><BR>In fact it is a bit
silly to convert midi to a kind of notation format (say BMP) and scan them
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midi to niff conversion

Post by Brian Grai » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 13:32:34

On Tue, 2 Mar 2004 17:16:02 +0100, Raymond Robijns < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



But since midi doesn't carry any kind of notation information, how would a
program automatically and correctly determine, for instance, that it
should generate an Eb symbol instead of a D# symbol, or even an Fbb for
that matter.

Regards,
Brian
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midi to niff conversion

Post by Raymond Ro » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 18:21:47

Hi Brian,
to clear things up.
I have Band-in-a-Box. You can printout the scores on LP but also output as
BMP files (or JPG). Those BMP files can be input into another program, say
SharpEye, to make (internal scan) NIFF files. Those NIFF files I want to
import into another program to really print them (Mozart Virtuoso). Only and
only because Mozart prints them better and the editing is clear to me. I
don't have Sibelius, Finale or other programs.

What I have to do is the following: Band-in-a-Box (or Powertools:same sort
of program and from the same makers as Biab) reads the Midifile I have. The
score on the screen looks neat, but the output as BMP not.

I have to enlarge those individual BMP files 3 times in order to get a
decent recognition of the OCR program SharpEye. SharpEye can read those
files, thus only after I have enlarged the input, and export NIFF files. The
NIFF files are imported into Mozart, some editing is done and voila the
score is there on paper.

I wondered if there was a program to skip to step: midi->bmp->niff and
reduce it to midi->niff. I am aware of the fact that there are some flaws,
as you stated Eb instead of D#, but that should be the editing part in
Mozart. Yes, Mozart can import Midifiles, but the analysis and results
aren't to my liking (that's is the only flaw in Mozart).

As I see from the reactions, also in other newsgroups, there isn't such a
program.
Thank you for your response,

Raymond


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midi to niff conversion

Post by Serge Stod » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 19:43:21

I have Band In A Box 2004 (prints chord charts OK for me)
I have Finale and Sibelius for notation. If I need to import a file
in any of those from BIAB I would save it as .mid file import it
and than just click on "Respell accidentals" on any place they
are wrong. Much easier than editing any picture file.

But I am not familiar with Mozart Virtuoso, but there must be the
way to import .mid file in it.
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midi to niff conversion

Post by Guenter Na » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 22:29:12


Smartscore 3 features tell that it is able to import midi files and
export niff:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

I don't know if it produces better results than Mozart (didn't try any
of them).
Try demo from http://www.yqcomputer.com/