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How to Turn Audio Files and YouTube Videos into MusicXML

This article will show you, how to convert and turn Audio Files and YouTube videos into MusicXML with the different Klangio Apps.

Continue reading or watch the YouTube video:

Step 1: Choose a Klangio App #

Step 2: Upload the Audio File or Paste in a YouTube Link #

The drag-and-drop box of the transcription apps or paste in a YouTube link.
The drag-and-drop box of the transcription apps or paste in a YouTube link.
Melody Scanner: Click on the Green Plus and select "File Upload" or "YouTube to Sheet"
Melody Scanner: Click on the Green Plus and select “File Upload” or “YouTube to Sheet”
The Piano2Notes Mobile App
Click on “YouTube” or “Audio-File”

Now follow the transcription process of the app. Simply drag and drop the audio file into the dedicated box or paste in a YouTube link of music.

Step 3: Transcribe the Audio File #

The Additional Information window for transcribing music with the Klangio Apps.
The additional information window of Piano2Notes

Simply follow through the dialog windows to transcribe the audio file. You can learn more about the additional settings in this guide.

Step 4: View the Transcription and Download the MIDI File #

A Klangio demo transcription with Piano2Notes.
The transcribed audio in the transcription viewer.
The export formats of the Klangio Apps.
Click on “Downlaod” and then on “Export PDF”

You can now see your transcription in the transcription viewer. In the top right corner of the transcription, you have the option to download the transcription in different formats. Choose “Export MusicXML”. If needed, start a full transcription.

Step 5: Open the MusicXML File #

In contrast to a Sheet Music PDF, a MusicXML file is editable with composing software like MuseScore, Finale and Sibelius. Check out this guide on how to open MusicXML files with composing software.

Feel free to write questions in the comments about how to turn audio and YouTube into MusicXML files. I’m happy to help!

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Updated on May 27, 2024