Contents - Index

What's New

Version 8.1 incorporates new tools that further our mission of helping you be more productive and have more fun making music.  Explore what the new intelliScore has to offer:
  • Drums in ensembles.  IntelliScore can now listen to a recording containing pitched instruments and percussion together and convert it to a multi-track MIDI file containing multiple instruments and multiple drums (Ensemble Edition only).  Helps pick out the percussion part from multi-instrument recordings. Previously intelliScore's drum recognition capability was limited to working with solo percussion mix downs.
  • Score Builder.  Build a multi-track MIDI score one track at a time by singing or playing a non-MIDI instrument (Ensemble Edition only). First record your playing of a single instrument into intelliScore. After intelliScore converts that track to MIDI, you can record a second instrument track while listening to the first MIDI track playing back. IntelliScore converts the second track to MIDI and combines it with the first track. In this way you can build up to a 16-track MIDI recording. Similar to a 16-track MIDI recorder, except that you record using a non-MIDI instrument or your voice.
  • Lead Sheet Creator.  Helps detect the lead part from a multi-instrument audio recording and create a MIDI file containing this lead along with detected chord names (Ensemble Edition only). Assists with about 80% of modern music, depending on how the music was recorded. When combined with lyrics, a lead sheet is the form of document used to describe a song for copyright purposes.
  • Suggests complementary chord names.  Record a melody, and intelliScore will write suggested complementing chord names (from a list of 144 chord names) to the MIDI file.
  • Native 64-bit engine.  Conversion is twice as fast if your computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows 8, 7, or Vista. Still fully functional on 32-bit versions of XP, Windows 8, 7, and Vista.
  • Faster & more accurate monophonic conversion.  Errors are now greatly reduced when your music is monophonic (one note at a time). Monophonic recognition is also 3 times as fast when in real time mode.
  • Mute individual instruments.  If your audio contains several instruments but you only want some of them, you can now mute individual instruments within the Ensemble Editor so that those instrument tracks do not appear in the MIDI (Ensemble Edition only).
  • Integrated volume/balance control.  If your computer is running Windows XP, the control in the SyncPlayer adjusts the balance between the audio and MIDI playback volumes. For Windows 8, 7, and Vista, it adjusts the combined volume.
  • Note duration names.  From the Options window, you can now choose between American or British note duration names.

    IntelliScore still offers these powerful features introduced in earlier versions:
  • Multiple instruments.  The Ensemble Edition can listen to a musical audio file comprised of several different instruments and convert it to a MIDI file containing the notes played, broken down by instrument.  IntelliScore actually listens to the sound of each note and attempts to identify which instrument or set of instruments produced that note.  No other product in the world can do this.
  • Drum recognition.  The Ensemble Edition can listen to a percussion track comprised of several different drums and convert it to a multi-drum MIDI file.  Unlike other products that merely find the beats in recorded audio and trigger a single drum, intelliScore actually listens to the sound of each drum hit and attempts to identify which drum(s) produced each hit.  No other product in the world can do this.  Several predefined drum kits are included, plus you can create your own.
  • Project Wizard.  IntelliScore steps you through the process of preparing intelliScore to generate MIDI files and is designed to help you achieve the most accurate conversion results in the shortest amount of time.
  • Conversion results window.  After intelliScore converts your audio file to MIDI, intelliScore tells you the major or minor key, the overall tuning, estimated tempo, and estimated meter (time signature) of your music.  From there you can conveniently perform one or more common actions: play your original audio file and the MIDI file together in the SyncPlayer, open the MIDI file in your MIDI editor/notation software, convert again using detected/adjusted settings, modify or save your project settings, or in the Ensemble Edition add another MIDI track using the Score Builder.
  • Real time mode.  Control a MIDI-enabled instrument or your computer's sound card in near real-time while you play an acoustic instrument.  In conjunction with loop back software such as LoopBe1, you can record MIDI directly into a sequencer while you play your acoustic instrument.  Use one of intelliScore's predefined instrument templates, or easily create your own.
  • Stereo processing. In addition to its ability to process each stereo track separately, the Ensemble Edition can help remove instruments from stereophonic audio recordings at the position in the stereo image that you specify. For example, intelliScore can help remove vocals to create karaoke MIDI files.
  • CD transfer.  IntelliScore easily transfers music from an audio CD directly into intelliScore without any loss in audio quality and without setting recording levels.
  • Notation and MIDI editing. Edit the generated MIDI files and convert them to notation using the included award-winning Anvil Studio software.
  • Key identification.  IntelliScore estimates the overall key implied by the notes in your audio file.
  • Pitch, volume, and brightness tracking.  IntelliScore tracks individual pitch bend, loudness, and timbre changes for every monophonic instrument channel, faithfully recreating effects such as pitch bend, vibrato, tremolo, and portamento.
  • Tempo tracking. IntelliScore writes continuous changes in tempo to the generated MIDI file, thus capturing effects such as rubato, ritardando, accelerando, and fermatas to more closely preserve your music's natural rhythmic quality.
  • Automatic tuning.  IntelliScore detects out of tune instruments and compensates accordingly.
  • Easy recording.  You can record your music directly into intelliScore so there is no need to create an audio file first.  The real-time record level meter helps you record your audio at the optimum level the first time.  Eliminates guesswork relating to setting proper recording levels.
  • Synchronous playback.  Following conversion, intelliScore's SyncPlay feature can play back your original audio file and the generated MIDI file at the same time. Easily compare your files to evaluate the results of your project settings.
  • Instrument tuners.  Tune your guitar or bass guitar using the visual pitch indicator in real time mode.
  • Multiple files.  If you have several similar audio files, intelliScore can convert all of them to MIDI files at one time without requiring you to duplicate the conversion settings separately.
  • Many audio file formats supported.  IntelliScore supports all audio file sample rates, above 44100 Hz, down to 11025 Hz, or anywhere in between.  It supports WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC, AIFF, and live audio at 8/16/24/32-bit resolution, and monaural or stereophonic. AAC and AIFF audio files are commonly used on Apple products such as Macs, iTunes, iPods, and QuickTime. IntelliScore automatically determines distortion and volume levels of audio files to help ensure the best conversions.
  • Live audio & MIDI device testing.  Easily confirms devices are set up correctly for real time mode.