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Master Pitch Range, Pitch Tab
User Level: Basic, Advanced
MIDI File Usage: Playback, Notate

Normally, you should try to restrict the pitch range to the smallest possible range that contains all notes present in the audio file, but not beyond.  This will improve both conversion speed and accuracy.  You can use the Auto Detect feature to help set this range.  You can in theory specify a pitch range from C0 up to G10 (MIDI note numbers 0 through 127, if the sample rate of the audio file is 44100 Hz), assuming Middle C is C5 (MIDI note number 60), but we don't recommend it.  A larger range also requires more memory.  For comparison, a piano has a pitch range of A1 to C9.  The default range changes based on the range of the Audio Instrument you select.  Generally, a 4 octave range is sufficient.  Be especially careful not to set the Low note too high; if the created MIDI file contains many wrong notes, try lowering the Low note by an octave.  (If you have the Ensemble Edition of intelliScore and you are using an ensemble that contains multiple pitch ranges, the pitch range on the Pitch tab sets the overall range; pitches outside the overall range are ignored even if one or more of the ensembles pitch ranges include them.  The pitch range on the Pitch tab is duplicated as the Master Pitch Range in the Ensemble Editor; changes to one affect the other.)  You can specify the pitch range by using the slider, or by typing the note value in the High and Low boxes.  To set the low note using the slider, drag the slider knob down to the desired value.  The value you select is displayed in the Low box.  To set the high note, drag the slider knob up to the desired value while pressing the <SHIFT> key.  The value you select is displayed in the High box.

The first example has a pitch range of E5 - G5.  The second example has a pitch range of E5 - E6.