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I'm making an automatic music transcription system for singing so that you can convert your voice to midi. To train the system, I need WAVs of singing that are perfectly synched to midi files.

Does anyone have any suggestions of the best way to get this training set?

One thought was to take a midi file and then use it to produce vocalese. However, I don't know where I might find good samples. This obviously isn't as good as true singing, but could at least serve as a simple baseline.

Another option would be to find some pre-recorded monophonic singing for which midi is available and then using dynamic time warping to sync them. Again, I would need to find a source for this.

closed as off-topic by Todd Wilcox, MattPutnam, Richard, Dom Apr 30 '18 at 23:35

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  • Sorry, we don't talk about equipment or software recommendations here. – Todd Wilcox Apr 30 '18 at 20:24
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    May I suggest editing your question to be a little less equipment-recommendationy? Perhaps just ask for ways to obtain a training data set? Otherwise your question may be closed as off-topic. – endorph Apr 30 '18 at 21:21
  • I reworded it so that it was asking for how I might obtain a training set. Is this not less equipment recommendationy enough? – Luke Apr 30 '18 at 23:55
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    @Luke It appears that it was closed because it asks for off-site resources. I'd recommend heading to chat and seeing if you can clarify this understanding. – endorph May 1 '18 at 2:03
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    By using any one of several widely available music-to-midi conversion software packages? – Todd Wilcox May 1 '18 at 16:13