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Learning from MP3s

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by christle, Dec 20, 2003.


  1. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    I am curious as to what method you are using when learning from MP3's. Do you sit at the computer and learn the song, use an MP3 player, or have an MP3 capable stereo?

    The reason I ask is for the first time I have to decide how to best approach learning from this medium. Up until now I have always had the CD's to learn from. And after looking at a variety of options for playing MP3s I wanted to figure out what was best for me as I learn new material.

    Dan
     
  2. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    bump

    Surely someone has some advice on what works best for them. This question may appear stupid to some but I want to make an informed purchase.

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    My advice is using Winamp (2) in combination with a timestretching (slowing a song down without changing the pitch) and a A-B repeat plugin.
     
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    since I have neither MP3 player nor MP3 enabled stereo.... at the computer wins by default.

    but I do record audio CDs of the mp3s while learning tunes for bands as well.

    I prefer learning tunes from MP3 or CD via winamp as I can just 'Click' back to phrases over and over as I figure the tracks out. Plus I plug my bass into the computer and use headphones, it helps me pickout the lines easier.
     
  5. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    A few hours ago I plugged my practice amp next to my computer for just that purpose. If absolutely necessary, websites can be brought up instantly for last resort tablature and whatnot.

    I always used to practice with the sterio in the room with my rig from burned CDs, but it's more of a hassle and doesn't prove as helpful.

    JMX, can you recommend a good place for downloading those plugins?
     
  6. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Thanks guys. I really appreciate the help. I think you may have saved me some good money (more to spend on the bass :))

    Dan
     
  7. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    I convert the mp3's into .wav files.
    Use a plugin to isolate the bass.
    Convert the isolated bass .wav file into a
    midi file. Transfer the midi file into Midisoft
    and print out the sheet music.

    Dead on, every time.
     
  8. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    That's cool. More than I want at the moment. But very cool. Thanks FB.

    Dan
     
  9. UnsungZeros

    UnsungZeros The only winning move is not to play.

    Mind telling me what you use to isolate the bass and what you use to convert the .wav to .mid?
     
  10. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    Most .wav editors have EQ and Bass Pass.

    I use Pro Tools for 'reverse engineering'

    Manipulation is somewhat of an art.

    Have Bass processed by both Band Pass and
    EQ, also have file cleaned up.

    Whatever is on the .wav file will be on the midi.
    Sometimes you have to pick through it.

    Convert .wav to .mid: free version -Intelliscore

    I use an old bought copy of Midisoft Studio 4.0

    you can try: Midisoft Shareware
     
  11. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany

    You can find them directly @ http://www.winamp.com/plugins/