Music to notes

Music to notes


Easily find the note in a song, and accelerate your learning of playing a song. Sound Sight listens using your microphone and plots the pitches that it hears to the common musical staff.


** Description **
This app used to be called Music 2 Notes now has changed to Sound Sight.

As you scroll down the lower pitches are shown, as you scroll up, higher pitches are shown. Roughly In the middle is the human voice.

Notes are represented by a green line. Which slides left on the staff. A green line on A4 means that your phone hears a sound with a pitch that you will play on a musical instrument as A4. A blue line means it is a sharp (#). The more green/blue the louder the pitch and the more invisible the quieter the pitch is heard.

*** Full paid version now available at ***
Sound Sight
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.valeonom.soundsight

* It has saving/loading.
* up to date improvements & bug fixes
* Ad free

** Use Cases **
You can use it to practice playing an instrument if you know how to read notes, but will not tell you if its a sharp or flat that you are playing unless you are ambitious enough to master matrix mode of Sound Sight (See limitation 6).

Find out the composition of pitches that make up your voice

Find out the note of that song you are trying to master (see limitation 6 & 2)

If you master matrix mode, you can tune your instrument (see limitation 2)

** Limitations **
There are some limitation I would like to address so you will not get disappointed.

1 - Most forms of music that you listen to everyday have lots of notes being played at the same time. And seeing it all in one screen will be difficult to try and master the tune of 1 particular instrument.

2 - Some instruments like guitar, are not easily computed and you will not see anything useful. The best detected instruments are soft like the flute, recorder, violin and etc... Like wise a song with many instruments will not work very well. A song with around 3 instruments will work fine.

3 - This is very processor bound application, and the weakest device M2NC has been tested on is HTC Legend which has a cpu of 600 MHz ARM 11 processor. If you have an older device its best not to get this app. M2NC has been heavily optimized to be smooth on devices as old as HTC however its already reaching such devices processing capability (IE on the edge of what the CPU can handle)

4 - Microphone quality is a large factor in display of musical notes.

5 - It may not always be so easy to calibrate using the 2 sliders at the top, away from external noise. See calibrating section for info.

6 - Sharp and Flat notes are detected but not shown in this version. In a later version perhaps different colors for sharp and flat will be represented. However the algorithms used are tuned to those frequencies. There is a matrix mode where you can see all frequencies that are not shown in staff mode.

7 - There is no recording/playback functionality. This and other features will be included in the paid version.


Aside from these limitations its a fun toy. From a technical stand point its tuned and optimized for standard musical note frequencies where A4 = 440 hz.

Discussions
http://reddit.com/r/valeonom

Recent changes:
v2.2
- Bug fixes

v2.1
- Bug fixes
- improved noise

v2.0
- Improved Play Back & Recording.
- Notes do not disapear on playback anymore
- other bug fixes & improvements
- Name change from Music 2 Notes to Sound Sight
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Free
65
3.3
User ratings
190
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
5858 kb
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About Music to notes
Easily find the note in a song, and accelerate your learning of playing a song. Sound Sight listens using your microphone and plots the pitches that it hears to the common musical staff.


** Description **
This app used to be called Music 2 Notes now has changed to Sound Sight.

As you scroll down the lower pitches are shown, as you scroll up, higher pitches are shown. Roughly In the middle is the human voice.

Notes are represented by a green line. Which slides left on the staff. A green line on A4 means that your phone hears a sound with a pitch that you will play on a musical instrument as A4. A blue line means it is a sharp (#). The more green/blue the louder the pitch and the more invisible the quieter the pitch is heard.

*** Full paid version now available at ***
Sound Sight
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.valeonom.soundsight

* It has saving/loading.
* up to date improvements & bug fixes
* Ad free

** Use Cases **
You can use it to practice playing an instrument if you know how to read notes, but will not tell you if its a sharp or flat that you are playing unless you are ambitious enough to master matrix mode of Sound Sight (See limitation 6).

Find out the composition of pitches that make up your voice

Find out the note of that song you are trying to master (see limitation 6 & 2)

If you master matrix mode, you can tune your instrument (see limitation 2)

** Limitations **
There are some limitation I would like to address so you will not get disappointed.

1 - Most forms of music that you listen to everyday have lots of notes being played at the same time. And seeing it all in one screen will be difficult to try and master the tune of 1 particular instrument.

2 - Some instruments like guitar, are not easily computed and you will not see anything useful. The best detected instruments are soft like the flute, recorder, violin and etc... Like wise a song with many instruments will not work very well. A song with around 3 instruments will work fine.

3 - This is very processor bound application, and the weakest device M2NC has been tested on is HTC Legend which has a cpu of 600 MHz ARM 11 processor. If you have an older device its best not to get this app. M2NC has been heavily optimized to be smooth on devices as old as HTC however its already reaching such devices processing capability (IE on the edge of what the CPU can handle)

4 - Microphone quality is a large factor in display of musical notes.

5 - It may not always be so easy to calibrate using the 2 sliders at the top, away from external noise. See calibrating section for info.

6 - Sharp and Flat notes are detected but not shown in this version. In a later version perhaps different colors for sharp and flat will be represented. However the algorithms used are tuned to those frequencies. There is a matrix mode where you can see all frequencies that are not shown in staff mode.

7 - There is no recording/playback functionality. This and other features will be included in the paid version.


Aside from these limitations its a fun toy. From a technical stand point its tuned and optimized for standard musical note frequencies where A4 = 440 hz.

Discussions
http://reddit.com/r/valeonom

Recent changes:
v2.2
- Bug fixes

v2.1
- Bug fixes
- improved noise

v2.0
- Improved Play Back & Recording.
- Notes do not disapear on playback anymore
- other bug fixes & improvements
- Name change from Music 2 Notes to Sound Sight
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 1, 2015
Great start This has the bones of a great app. It just needs some refinement. The two problems I see right now are that the synthesized playback is too quiet, and there's no way to zoom in on the captured data. Showing 5 or 6 octaves doesn't help. Letting me zoom in to read what's there easily would.
A Google User
Jul 26, 2015
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A Google User
Jul 25, 2015
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A Google User
Jun 3, 2015
Kay Not bad,it will be a good tool
A Google User
May 30, 2015
Works like crap Skips notes, those that are recognized are out of tempo. I understand that music recognition is a difficult task but this tool is not usable.