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Dubspot’s Max Wild explains how to extract melodic content from an acapella vocal in Ableton Live.

One of the most exciting improvements in Live 9 is the Convert Audio to MIDI feature. This easy-to-use function opens new creative possibilities for working with audio recordings by enabling users to extract MIDI notes from an audio file. In this tutorial, Max Wild takes this concept a step further and demonstrates how to transcribe an acapella by ear. By looking at the rhythms and pitches separately, he demonstrates a practical method for re-creating vocal melodies in your productions.