There’s more to it than simply possessing super powers. To be an X-Man means possessing a strength of will — of self identity — that nothing can subvert. For better or worse, being an X-Man means not merely being born a mutant… but a hero.

How To Convert PDF Sheet Music Into MIDI Files

I often turn PDF sheet music (or my handwritten music scores) into MIDI files so I can edit them. Whenever I have a Beethoven Symphony that I want to redo or something, then I scan the score into my computer as a PDF, convert it to MIDI, and get to work. Who wants to re-input it using a MIDI keyboard - not me!

I tried Photoscore (from Avid/Sibelius). It sucks. Don’t waste your time or money.

I tried Smartscore X. It sucks. Don’t waste your time or money.

In fact, I tried them all. Every single software is buggy, inaccurate, slow, and not what I was looking for.

Enter PDF To Music PRO. So simple and accurate I was laughing: scan, convert to MIDI, export to notation software. Done.

It’s available in both Free and Pro versions.

Note: I’m not getting paid for this. I just wish someone had told me about this product sooner. Over the years it’s the only one of dozens I’ve tried that actually work effortlessly.

Update #1: To clarify: you can take PDF sheet music created from any music program and turn them into MIDI files. What you cannot do is take a handwritten piece of music and scan it, I only work digitally, so this is perfect for me.

Update #2: There is no “free” version of this program. The free version is a trial (although it seemed to last indefinitely in my testing). PDFtoMusic is US $49, whereas PDFtoMusic Pro is US $199 and provides improved recognition and MusicXML export.

anonymous asked:

Kids these days with their obsessive use of technology and their coding with arduino boards and learning how to use xml files along with taking engineering classes in high school, that generation is going down hill.

And making indie video games that tackle political topics and learning more complex math at earlier stages I know right

Thomas Edison was a (thieving) witch, burn tech with fire

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