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IntelliScore functions:
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Convert WAVE to MIDI using intelliScore for music notation, finding chord names, music transcription, live performance and making a multi-track MIDI score from multi-instrument audio files.

IntelliScore is the world's only multi-instrument,
multi-drum WAVE to MIDI converter.

Now includes Score Builder and Lead Sheet Creator


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 Feature Comparison  System Requirements

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IntelliScore can convert

Compose MIDI music simply by singing or playing any instrument.

  • Do you want to use your analog instrument as a MIDI controller but don't want to pay for an expensive MIDI pickup?

  • Have you ever been struck in a great moment of inspiration and recorded a great new idea for a song or a hot new lick, but now can't remember what notes you played?

  • Are you a music teacher who needs an easier way to write down a practice sequence for your student?

  • Do you have a recording of a drum solo and you want to see what you played?

  • Or, are you a music copyist who is looking for a quicker alternative to playing an audio recording of a song over and over to pick out the notes and write them down?

Electronic equipment and computer software have long been available to record music in the form of a MIDI file so it could later be automatically converted into notation, played back using the sounds in your sound card or MIDI-enabled musical instruments, edited in a sequencer, or used on Web pages as a space-saving alternative to audio files. The catch is that the music has to be entered by hand or "played in" on a MIDI-enabled instrument, so you have to know how to play the song in order to create the MIDI file.

A few products have been developed that allow you to sing or play a single non-MIDI instrument, determine the notes you played, and write them to a MIDI file or control another instrument. The catch here, of course, is that these products can only convert songs containing a single instrument or played monophonically -- one note at a time. That's fine if you sing solo or play a solo on an instrument such as a flute or horn.

However, most prerecorded WAVE and other music files contain several instruments playing polyphonically. Attempts have been made over the last several years to create an automatic music conversion system that converts multi-instrument polyphonic WAVE to MIDI, for example:

  • Chords
  • Music played by a group of people such as a band or orchestra
  • One person playing an instrument that produces more than one note at a time, such as a guitar or piano
  • Recordings of non-pitched instruments, such as drums

Unfortunately, this dream has proved to be elusive. If you wanted multi-instrument WAVE and other files to be converted to MIDI, you simply had no alternative but to succumb to the often tedious and time-consuming task of picking out all the notes yourself, time that could be better spent on more creative endeavors.

Finally, the result of a spark of a dream and many years of research, Innovative Music Systems, Inc. has created the world's first and only software capable of multi-instrument, polyphonic AAC to MIDI and WAVE to MIDI conversion. IntelliScore WAVE to MIDI converter comes in two editions:

  • Ensemble Edition: WAVE to MIDI converter incorporating Innovative Music Systems' breakthrough multiple-instrument conversion technology. IntelliScore Ensemble is the only product in the world that can listen to a musical audio file comprised of several different instruments including drums and convert it to a file containing the notes and drums played, broken down by instrument. It can also convert a percussion recording comprised of several different drums to a multi-drum MIDI file, not merely find the beats and trigger a single drum as other products do. For more information, read the full Ensemble Edition MP3 to Score Frequently Asked Questions.  IntelliScore Ensemble also works on single-instrument music, played polyphonically or monophonically.

  • Polyphonic Edition: All the great features of the Ensemble Edition, except it is limited to converting single-instrument WAVE and other audio files to MIDI, played polyphonically or monophonically and without percussion. This bargain priced edition is perfect if you work with single-instrument music.

For answers to common questions, visit our audio to notation FAQ page.
Check out what musicians have said about intelliScore on our review page.
Learn more about converting MP3 to MIDI and other audio formats.
View our audio to midi tutorial videos.


Convert audio to MIDI in 3 steps:

  1. Simply copy a recording of guitar, voice, etc. into the computer from an existing audio file (such as WAVE or AAC), an audio CD, a tape recording or other audio source. You can also record directly into intelliScore. The music can even contain several notes at the same time, such as chords, and several instruments!

  2. Follow the instructions in the easy to use wizard. IntelliScore music conversion software helps transcribe your WAVE to MIDI file, ready for cleanup through a sequencer.

  3. Then, open the MIDI file in the included Anvil Studio or your favorite sequencer or notation program to: Play it... Notate or tab it... Print it**... Transpose it... Change individual notes... Switch or mute instruments... It's now a MIDI file -- you can do whatever you want with it.

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Convert live audio to MIDI in 3 steps:

  1. Select one of the predefined instrument templates or create your own with the easy-to-use wizard.

  2. Connect your instrument or a microphone to the input on your computer and set the recording volume level.

  3. Begin singing or playing your instrument. You are now controlling your synthesizer or recording into your sequencer in near realtime. You can even play several notes at once, such as chords!

** Printing from included Anvil Studio requires purchase of optional Print Sheet accessory.

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Uses for intelliScore

  • Prerecorded music. Helps you figure out the notes, chords, and key present in prerecorded WAVE or other audio files and CDs, especially when you don't know (or don't remember) how to play it. In conjunction with sequencer or notation software such as the included Anvil Studio, you can view and edit notation and guitar tablature from the generated MIDI files.

  • Analog instruments. Use your analog musical instrument as a near realtime MIDI controller or record directly into sequencers. Effects such as pitch bend, vibrato, brightness, tremolo, and portamento are faithfully recreated on those instrument tracks that are monophonic.

  • Do the impossible. After converting WAVE to MIDI, you can do things that can be impossible with audio files, such as changing individual notes and swapping or muting individual instruments.

  • Build a score. Build a multi-track MIDI score one track at a time by singing or playing a non-MIDI instrument directly into intelliScore while listening to the existing tracks.

  • Chord names and key. IntelliScore suggests complementing chord names from a set of 144 different chords based on the notes in your WAVE or other music files, as well as the overall key, and writes this information to generated MIDI files. It also displays detected chord names in real time mode.

  • Drummers too. IntelliScore Ensemble can convert percussion to a multi-drum MIDI file.

  • Create lead sheets. Helps isolate the lead instrument or singing part from stereophonic WAVE or other audio files and writes it to a MIDI file along with detected chord names. Just add lyrics within your sequencer.

  • Tune your instrument. Tune your guitar or bass guitar using the visual pitch indicator in live performance mode.

  • Remove vocals. Helps remove vocals from stereophonic WAVE or other files for karaoke singing.

  • Ringtones. You can use MIDI files generated by intelliScore to create your own custom ringtones for your cell phone.

  • Save space. Share your ideas with others via the Internet. MIDI files improve download time and save space compared to WAVE and other audio files. Top of Page

Feature Comparison

The table below compares the capabilities of the two editions of intelliScore to help you decide which edition is right for you. Simply click on any feature to learn more about it.

IntelliScore Ensemble

IntelliScore Polyphonic

Multiple instruments Update


Drum recognition Update


Score Builder New  
Lead Sheet Creator New  

Vocal removal


Stereo separation


CD support

WAVE, MP3, WMA, AAC & AIFF support

Conversion results window Update

Tempo and meter detection

Instrument tuners

Project Wizard

Expression capture
Chord name detection
Key detection
MIDI files suitable for editing & notation

Multiple files

Synchronous playback Update

Native 64-bit engine New

Available in boxed & download versions
Free email support
Live conversion
View notation or tab & edit MIDI

Automatic tuning

Note duration names New

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Screen Shots

IntelliScore MP3 to MIDI Converter: Ensemble Editor - click to enlarge
Ensemble Editor
(Ensemble Edition only)
IntelliScore MP3 to MIDI Converter: Drum Kit Editor - click to enlarge
Drum Kit Editor
(Ensemble Edition only)
IntelliScore MP3 to MIDI Converter: New Project Wizard - click to enlarge
New Project Wizard
IntelliScore MP3 to MIDI Converter: Real Time Control Panel - click to enlarge
Real Time Control Panel
IntelliScore MP3 to MIDI Converter: Conversion Results Window - click to enlarge
Conversion Results
IntelliScore MP3 to MIDI Converter: Audio Recorder - click to enlarge
Audio Recorder
(Master MIDI File - Ensemble Edition only)
IntelliScore MP3 to MIDI Converter: Direct CD Transfer - click to enlarge
Direct CD Transfer
IntelliScore MP3 to MIDI Converter: SyncPlayer - click to enlarge

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System Requirements



1 GHz or faster processor (Works on a Macintosh in conjunction with Windows running under Boot Camp, VirtualBox, Parallels Desktop or Fusion.)

Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista (32-bit and 64-bit, not S or RT) with 2 GB of RAM, or Windows XP (32-bit) with 512 MB of RAM

Sound card

Speakers or earphones

Mouse or compatible pointing device


Sequencer and/or notation software to edit MIDI files and see the notes and/or tablature, such as the included Anvil Studio

LoopBe1 free virtual MIDI driver

MIDI interface and MIDI instrument to play MIDI data

CD-ROM drive to install the boxed version of the program and/or play audio CDs
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