VST plugin for polyphonic Automated Music Transcription version 1.10
for Windows and MAC OS X

  1. What is new
  2. Introduction
  3. Features
  4. Description
  5. System Requirements
  6. Installation
  7. License
  8. Other things

Copyright WIDISOFT, 1998-2006

1. What is new

Version 1.10:
- Chord detection added (experimental).
- New logic and controls for recording MIDI files.
- Interface improvements.
- Added workarounds for compatibility with Ableton Live.
- VST engine upgraded to version 2.4.

Version 1.05:
- Improved writing to MIDI files.
- Mac OS X: Bug with entering Registration Code fixed.
- Mac OS X: Several critical bugs fixed.
- Mac OS X: Compatible with Mac OS X 10.3.9 and later

Version 1.04 (Mac OS X only):
- Compatibility with Mac OS X 10.2.8 and later.

Version 1.02:
- First commercial release.
- Output to MIDI Out devices is added.
- Output to MIDI File is added.
- Compatibility with some hosts is improved.
- MAC OS X version is also available.

Version 0.99c:
- Expiration date moved further.

Version 0.99b:
- Improved compatibility with some hosts.

2. Introduction

WIDI Audio To MIDI VST Plugin allows to recognize polyphonic Audio tracks into MIDI data.
With WIDI VST Plugin you can: More information about Audio to MIDI Conversion and complete list of features are available in the help file.

WIDI Audio To MIDI VST Plugin utilizes VST technology, and can be used with almost any VST host, such as Steinberg Cubase, Cakewalk Sonar, Plogue Bidule, Ableton Live and others. WIDI VST Plugin cannot be used as a stand-alone application, there is other software from WIDISOFT that does Audio To MIDI conversion directly.

For using WIDI VST Plugin with applications that support Direct X plugins only, see help file.

WIDI Audio To MIDI VST Plugin is available for Windows and Mac OS X.

3. Features

4. Description

WIDI Audio To MIDI VST is a realtime Audio to MIDI conversion plugin for various Windows and MacOS X VST hosts. The plugin receives input from an audio channel and performs realtime music recognition. Resulting MIDI events are then sent to the host's MIDI channel, MIDI Out Device or recorded to build-in MIDI recorder.
Detected notes, signal spectrum and recognized chords are displayed in the plugin window. Polyphony and sensitivity of recognition algorithm can be set up to obtain better recognition quality. The velocity of output notes is constant and can be controlled with a slider.

See included help file for detailed usage reference.

5. System Requirements

WIDI Audio To MIDI VST plugin requires the following:


Processor Pentium III (566 MHz- recommended)
Physical memory 128Mb
Drive space 4 Mb
Operating system Windows 98/ME, Windows NT/2000/XP
Required software Windows VST Host, such as Cubase, Cakewalk Sonar 4 or other.


Processor G4
Physical memory 128Mb
Drive space 4 Mb
Operating system MAC OS X 10.3.9 or later
Required software MAC OS X VST Host, such as Cubase

6. Installation


To install WIDI Audio To MIDI VST, use Start->Run menu to run widi_a2m_vst.exe or double-click on the file and then follow the setup instructions. Plug-in must be installed into one of your VST Plugin folders, depending on the VST Host. The installer searches for default VST folder only.

To uninstall, use a standard Windows uninstall procedure (Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs->WIDI Audio To MIDI VST Plugin) and then follow the instructions.


To install, launch widi_audio2midi_vst.pkg in Finder and follow the instructions.

To uninstall, remove widi_audio2midi.vst from your /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST directory.

7. License

WIDI VST Plugin is a "try-before-buy" software. In the unregistered version, MIDI output is muted for 15 seconds every 15 seconds. See license.txt for details.

7. Other things

Please, inform us about bugs and your ideas on how to improve the Plugin. Feedback form is located here

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