How to Convert MP3 Songs to MIDI

By Randall Shatto

Converting MP3 songs to the MIDI format is important. This is allows the MP3 file to become smaller. You can then use the conversion for websites or ringtones. Some individuals may also have a library of MIDI files. If you cannot find a MIDI file of the MP3s you have, you can simply convert the song. IntelliScore Ensemble ($130) and WIDI Recognition System Standard ($100) convert MP3 songs to the MIDI format. All prices are as of 2009. Download and setup one of these applications. Other programs may be available to convert MP3 songs to the MIDI format.

IntelliScore Ensemble

Step 1

Load the application. A "New Project -- Wizards" window opens.

Step 2

Select the "My Music is Recorded as an MP3" circle. Press, "Next." Click the "File" icon. Then select your MP3 song from your drive. Press "Open" and "Next."

Step 3

Select the "I Do Not Know" circle. Then press "Next" twice. Click the "Easy" option. Select the "Next" button and press "Finish." The program will automatically convert your MP3 to MIDI.

WIDI Recognition System Standard

Step 1

Start the WIDI program. The WIDI wizard will appear. Select the "Transcribe Pre-Recorded MP3" circle option. Push the "Next" button.

Step 2

Click the "Browse" button. Locate the MP3 song from your drive. Select "Open." Then click the "Next" button.

Step 3

Choose any recognition preset. This option allows you to decide on the different sound such as drums, vocal or piano. Use different recognition sounds to obtain the best quality for your MP3 to MIDI conversion. To keep as default, press the "Next" button. Wait until the MP3 song processes, roughly 10 minutes.

Step 4

Press "Accept" on the "Composition Analysis" window. Then select the "Close" tab and "Finish."

Step 5

Click the "Disk" icon at the top to save the new MIDI file.

Tips & Warnings

  • The trial versions of the applications may have limitations. However, you can listen to a sample of your MP3 song conversion.