You have lots of sheet music files and need to digitalize them. Wondering how to convert sheet music/PDF to MIDI? You can use music scanning software or use a PDF to MIDI converter.

This post will teach you how to convert sheet music/PDF to MIDI in different ways. (To change the audio format, try MiniTool Video Converter.)

Convert Sheet Music to MIDI

Here are two scanning music software to directly convert sheet music to MIDI – PlayScore and ScanScore.

PlayScore (Paid)

PlayScore is an excellent music scanning software available for Android and iOS. It supports converting paper music scores into MIDI format, and PDF to MIDI. To do sheet music to MIDI conversions, you need to upgrade the free version to the pro version.

Below are the steps on how to scan sheet music and convert it to MIDI.

Step 1. Download and install PlayScore on your phone.

Step 2. Open the PlayScore app and tap on the camera icon in the lower right corner to take a photo of a page.

Step 3. Select the multiple pages of paper music you want to convert and export as MIDI.

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ScanScore (Paid)

Another software to convert sheet music to MIDI is ScanScore. It can convert music scores to MIDI and MusicXML format and allows you to open them with some music composition and notation software such as MuseScore, Sibelius, Notion, Capella, and others for further processing. It’s compatible with Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.

Here’s how to convert sheet music to MIDI on the mobile phone.

Step 1. Download and install the ScanScore app.

Step 2. Launch it and choose the Import from app option to digitalize the music sheet.

Step 3. Then use the correction tool to correct scanning mistakes.

Step 4. Click the export button to convert the file to MIDI.

Convert PDF to MIDI

If you want to convert PDF to MIDI, you can use MuseScore and PDFtoMusic.

MuseScore (Free)

MuseScore is a free music motion software that lets you convert PDF to MIDI and MIDI to sheet music. It supports importing and exporting MIDI and compressed/uncompressed MusicXML files.

Take the following steps to convert PDF to MIDI with MuseScore.

Step 1. Open the MuseScore app after you install it on your computer.

Step 2. Click the File button in the upper left corner. From the drop-down menu, choose the Import PDF option.

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Step 3. Then you need to sign in to MuseScore.

Step 4. Tap on Select PDF file to upload the digital music sheet and MuseScore will convert it to a project file. Download the project file from the website.

Step 5. Go back to the main window of the MuseScore and press the “Ctrl+O” to import the downloaded project file.

Step 6. Head to File > Export and select the MIDI format. Finally, click on Export to save the file in MIDI format.

PDFtoMusic (Paid)

PDFtoMusic can be used as a PDF to MIDI converter to convert PDF files to MIDI. This software runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Here’s how:

Step 1. Run PDFtoMusic after the installation.

Step 2. Open the PDF file with PDFtoMusic.

Step 3. After scanning through the PDF file, tap on File > Export and choose the MIDI option.

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Whether you want to convert sheet music to MIDI or PDF to MIDI. This post will always satisfy your needs!

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