Notes to users of previous versions
If you have used a previous version of intelliScore, you may notice some changes in version 8.1 related to MIDI channels, drum recognition, and stereo processing, as described below:
IntelliScore now automatically selects MIDI channels. Therefore there are no longer settings for it in the Ensemble Editor or the MIDI tab in the Project Editor.
If you have the Ensemble Edition of intelliScore, on the Pitch tab of the Project Editor you can choose between a Polyphony level and Drums only. (Before version 8.1, the Drums only option was labeled Drum recognition or Beat detect.) If your music contains both pitched instruments and percussion, select Polyphony. You can specify both the pitched and percussion instruments in the Ensemble Editor. If you select Drums only, on the MIDI tab of the Project Editor you can specify whether or not you know which drums comprise the original audio. If you do not know which drums comprise the original audio, intelliScore will perform beat detection as in prior versions and assign all the beats to a single drum. If you do know what drums comprise the original audio, intelliScore will attempt to identify the different drums and create a multi-drum MIDI file according to the Drum Kit you specify.
If you have the Polyphonic Edition of intelliScore, the options Mix, Remove, and Isolate have been removed from the Audio tab in the Project Editor - the left and right stereo channels are always mixed. The Beat detect option has been removed from the Pitch tab. If your audio contains a drum solo and you want to know what drums are playing, consider upgrading to intelliScore Ensemble Edition. IntelliScore Ensemble is the only product in the world that can listen to audio comprised of several different drums and convert it to a MIDI file indicating the drums played. The Ensemble Edition actually listens to the sound of each drum hit and attempts to identify which drum(s) produced each sound.
Several internal updates have been applied to improve program stability. As a result, version 8.1 is no longer fully functional under versions of Windows prior to XP.
If you have used a version of intelliScore prior to version 7, you may notice some changes in version 7. Here is a summary of the most significant differences:
The Patch Map Editor has been replaced with the Ensemble Editor. Although they appear similar, the two function very differently behind the scenes. Prior versions of intelliScore could assign each detected note to a MIDI channel based on its pitch and position in the stereo image. If a note fell into two or more pitch ranges, the same note would be assigned to multiple MIDI channels. The ensemble version, however, actually listens to the sound of each note and attempts to identify which instrument(s) produced that note.
(If you have the Polyphonic Edition of intelliScore, the Patch Map Editor has been removed. All the notes played by all the different instruments in your audio will be assigned to one MIDI channel. If your audio contains multiple instruments, consider upgrading to intelliScore Ensemble Edition. IntelliScore Ensemble is the only product in the world that can listen to audio comprised of several different instruments and convert it to a MIDI file containing the notes played, broken down by instrument. The Ensemble Edition actually listens to the sound of each note and attempts to identify which instrument(s) produced that note.)
The Edit Audio and Edit MIDI buttons have been removed from the main window. These functions have been moved to the newly enhanced SyncPlayer. After creating or loading a project, click the right arrow in the toolbar to open the SyncPlayer. From there, select the audio/MIDI file pair you want to edit from the list. Then, click either the sine wave button to open the audio file in your audio editor, or click the musical notes button to open the MIDI file in your MIDI file editor.
MIDI auto-name function removed from the Project Editor. Due to the new multiple audio file processing capability, all the MIDI files are automatically assigned a name and folder based on the name and folder of the original audio. You can edit the name of the MIDI file by selecting it from the list and clicking the folder button.