|Free Note Detecting Shareware for your MP3 music files.
PitchScope Player is a free shareware application designed to demonstrate some of the pitch detecting and automatic music
transcription capabilities of our flagship audio product, PitchScope Navigator.
PitchScope Player is much more than a MP3 player -- it can also do realtime note detection while you listen. The newly detected notes are
animated upon a colored circular display while your Windows Midi Synthesizer simultaneously plays the detected notes along with the music.
Player is designed to work on musical instrument solos, and is not really intended to detect the pitch of the human voice. PitchScope Player
is a type of educational software and is simple enough to use for children 6 years and older.
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To use this software, your Windows PC should have:
- A microprocessor running faster than 750 MHz
- At least 256 MB of RAM
- A graphics display of at least 256 colors
- Direct X, Version 4.0 or later
- Microsoft Windows 98, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
- A sound chip or sound card
Player Software Download
Press the blue "Download Player" Button above to read PitchScope
Player's download instructions, and then receive the free installation
file so that you can use it on your PC.
Though Player can not create notelist files, it can load and play
Notelist files. Only PitchScope Navigator and PitchScope 1.0 can
create Notelist files.
Applications like PitchScope Navigator can save the spontaneously
detected notes to a Notelist file which can later be reloaded to
Navigator or Player, or shared with other users on the Internet.
Since PitchScope Player is a shareware application, Navigator
users who wish to distribute their Notelist Transcription Files upon
the Internet can legally distribute PitchScope Player as a listening
device for those Notelists, as long as they abide by the shareware
License Agreement for PitchScope Player.
A Freely Distributable Playing Device for
PitchScope products were originally designed to help musicians
instrument's solo, such as a solo from a saxophone or an electric
PitchScope Player is 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. Player is
designed to work on musical instrument solos, and is not really
intended to detect the pitch of a human voice. It can not detect
multiple simultaneous notes, but will resort to just finding the
loudest pitch at any given moment in time.
To have Player do note detection, all the user needs to do is load a
MP3 file and push the Play Button. While the music plays, the
Realtime Note Detector finds notes and plays them through
Windows built-in midi synthesizer.
Doing good note detection requires that the user carefully adjust
the Note Detection Controls at the right. This is similar to how one
might adjust the focus on a telescope to get the best possible
Instrument Choices for Midi Synthesizer.
Nothing is needed other than Microsoft Windows, in order to use
Player. Windows comes with a free, built-in, Midi Synthesizer which
can play the notes that the Realtime Note Detector finds.
While the music is playing the, users can quickly pick from 96
different Midi Instruments of Windows by clicking on the Midi
Instrument spin control. In the case below, the current musical
instrument is set to "Percussive organ" which sounds similar to a
Hammond organ's percussion effect.
Unlike Player, PitchScope Navigator can also access external midi
devices that you have connected to your computer.
Animation of Playing Notes.
To help users follow the music, Player comes with an animation
device called the Revolver, which resembles the face of a clock,
but instead of having numbers for the hours, it has the notes'
letter-names for the 12 pitches in an octave. As the music plays,
the currently detected midi note lights up at that note's position on
As a new song plays, Player will attempt to calculate the Musical
Note of the new Musical Key displayed in the bottom-most position
of the Revolver Animation's circle of notes (Example: If the song is
in the key of 'C', after about a minute you will see the Revolver
Animation change its configuration and place the 'C' note at the
bottom of its circle).
Automatic Note Detection in Realtime.