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How To Convert Audio To Midi using Logic Pro

Updated on June 10, 2015
From Sample Library Review Tutorial
From Sample Library Review Tutorial | Source

Converting Audio to Midi in 4 Steps

Logic Pro X from apple is an extremely powerful program with so many amazing features. On eof the often overlooked yet revolutionary features is the Flex Time feature.

Flex Time allows you to manipulate source audio in several different way that have often been thought of as ways you would manipulate midi information.

And inside the Flex Time options menu is the key to what we are here to learn today: Convert Audio to Midi!

In order to convert audio to MIDI you must have a Logic session open and an audio file loaded onto a track. From there it only takes 5 easy steps to create midi data information from your audio source.

4 Easy Steps from Audio to Midi

How To Convert Audio To Midi

  1. Select Your Audio Track
  2. Open the Audio track view
  3. Turn on Flex Time
  4. Select Flex Pitch from the Flex Time Menu
  5. Select "Create Midi from Pitch" in the EDIT pull down menu.

Watch the video walk through here

Step 1 Select Your Audio Track

Screen capture from the video tutorial
Screen capture from the video tutorial | Source

Step 2 Open The Audio Track View


Step 3 Turn on Flex Time


Step 4 Select Flex Pitch

I know the screen capture says step 5 but this is really step 4!
I know the screen capture says step 5 but this is really step 4! | Source

Step 5 Create Midi from Pitch

Click on the "Edit" drop down menu. Scroll all the way down to "Create Midi From Pitch Data"

Step 5 Create Midi from Pitch


Converted Audio is now a Midi Channel

Logic has created a new track with your midi data.

It loads the "Classic Electric Piano" instrument by default but you can now use the track or midi data with any midi track or instrument.

Convert Anything!

There are numerous possibilities that can be done with technique. I originally heard the "Music By Birds" composition on a this Sample Library Reviews web page.

I have posted it below so you can check out the final music that was made from the original video.

Using Audio to Midi to Create "Music By Birds"


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