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Cool Audio Stuff’s Music Transcriber [SMART 100, 2015]

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This SMART 100 profile and the information it contains is a duplication of content submitted by the applicant during the entry process. As a function of entry, applicants were required to declare that all details are factually correct, do not infringe on another’s intellectual property and are not unlawful, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, obscene, or otherwise objectionable. Some profiles have been edited for reasons of space and clarity.

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1. THE BEGINNING

This innovation initially came to life when…

The inventor, Matthew Brown wanted to spend less time tediously transcribing music compositions and more time composing with his orchestra, and stage and jazz bands.

Music transcription, the process of noting down musical notes, is a time consuming process. Matt found it frustrating having to spend so much time trying to find the right notes. A two to three minute piece of music for a 30-piece orchestra could easily take 30 hours to notate by hand and then type into a computer.

2. WHAT & HOW

The purpose of this innovation is to…

…make it easier and faster for musicians, composers and arrangers to compose and transcribe sheet music.

It does this by…

…using a digital signal processor. This involves a program receiving an input such as sound waves from a musical source. This program converts the sound waves into a digital format which is seen by the user as the transcribed sheet music.

3. PURPOSE & BENEFITS

This innovation improves on what came before because…

It can transcribe up to six simultaneous notes with 90 per cent accuracy. Previous transcription technology cannot even transcribe half this number of notes accurately.

Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include…

…drastically reducing the time needed to transcribe music from several hours to several minutes or seconds. This will mean that composing and arranging music can be done faster. It can also aid music students in learning music pitch.

4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

In the past, this problem was solved by…

...transcribing music by ear and noting the notes by hands. This is a very time consuming process. Your average 3-4 minute song can take several hours to fully transcribe.

There is automatic transcription technology currently available but they are inaccurate and cannot transcribe as many notes simultaneously as our algorithm.

Its predecessors/competitors include…

Our main direct competitors that translate music into notes are Scorecloud and Chordify. Competitors that offer a degree of transcription include Garageband and Sibelius. Websites that already offer sheet music for songs include guitartabs, Youtube and ultimatetabs.

5. TARGET MARKET

It is made for…

…musicians, composers and arrangers.

It would be particularly useful for musicians who are still learning how to recognise notes by ear. This is because they can use the algorithm to hear notes being played, guess the note and find out from the output given by the algorithm.

Composers and arrangers can use this algorithm to quickly transcribe large amounts of music quickly and accurately. It can also help budding musicians learn music.

It is available for sale through…

…our website coolaudiostuff.com.

Our marketing strategy is to…

…first reach out to musicians in universities and other educational institutions.

We are also planning to talk to professional musicians and composers to evangelise the web app and (down the track) mobile app. Once we have a core following, we aim to get mass market appeal by using targeted ads.

FINE PRINT: This SMART 100 profile and the information it contains is a duplication of content submitted by the applicant during the entry process. As a function of entry, applicants were required to declare that all details are factually correct, do not infringe on another’s intellectual property and are not unlawful, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, obscene, or otherwise objectionable. Some profiles have been edited for reasons of space and clarity.

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