About  Creative Detectors
Creative Detectors
PO Box  395
Clearlake, CA
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For over a decade, Creative Detectors of California has designed software applications that have helped musicians and
graphic artists explore new ideas through our unique detection technology.

Creative Detectors designed PitchScope
Navigator, a software application which can automatically transcribe musical
instrument solos from MP3 music files upon your computer, and also created HueScope
PhotoStrator, which can create
watercolor illustrations from your photos and hand-drawn sketches. Creative Detectors is a software company dedicated to
designing educational and creativity software for both adults and children alike.

Whether your interest is music or illustration, there is a free software application that you can try in evaluating our retail software.
PitchScope Applications were originally designed to help musicians
figure out and write down the notes in a recording of a musical instrument's solo,
such as a solo from a saxophone or an electric guitar.

PitchScope applications, like
PitchScope Navigator and PitchScope Player are a
type of music analysis software that is designed to detect the most dominant pitch
(a musical note) at any given moment in time within a MP3 or WAV music file.
Navigator and Player are designed to work on musical instrument solos, and is not
really intended to detect the pitch of a human voice. They can not detect multiple
simultaneous notes, but will resort to just finding the loudest pitch at any given
moment in time.

Pitch detection upon
polyphonic recordings (multiple instruments playing at once)
has long been a major puzzle for audio research scientists. While this detection
problem has not been fully solved, PitchScope products can make accurate note
detections in many circumstances. Harmonically dense instruments like electric
guitars, saxophones, blues harmonicas, clarinets, will allow note detection better
than harmonically sparse instruments, such as a flute.

PitchScope products allow you to
automatically transcribe in realtime the notes of
an instrumental solo within a MP3 music file.
Detection Software for Artistic Creativity.
HueScope Applications were originally developed
as a way for watercolor artists to quickly experiment with
different color combinations, as they plan a color scheme
for watercolor painting.

PhotoStrator and HueScope Separator work by
detecting target colors within a digital photo. Up to nineteen
target colors can be selected in detecting multiple
sequential color separations which mimic the colors of a
watercolor painting. The result of color detection is a group
of translucent colored regions which overlay upon one
another during render, blending their colors for a final

If a contour sketch in pencil, charcoal, or ink is desired, the
apps can also detect outlines. Hand-drawn outlines that are
scanned can also be loaded into
PhotoStrator and
combined into your final illustration. Outlines can also be
drawn with a mouse or a graphics tablet, like a Watcom
digital drawing graphics tablet.
After detection creates a Notelist, the notes are then displayed in a graphic editor where they can be modified and/or played back for easy
learning at various Slowed-down Play Speeds, which play the music more slowly while maintaining the instrument's original pitch.
Transcribed Notelists can be printed out, edited, and saved and/or reloaded from your hard drive.  
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