Free Audio To MIDI Synth Controller, Dodo MIDI

Dodo MIDI is a free voice to MIDI plugin that detects incoming audio, which can be voice or musical instruments, and translates it into MIDI that you can use to control any MIDI synth.

Here’s what the developer has to say about it:

“What sets it apart from all the other audio to MIDI software packages available, is that it really works incredibly well and is extremely useful as a live musical instrument! For the first time, you can play (almost) any synthesizer or sampler just by using your voice, with imperceptible latency, and exceedingly accurate control over legato, slides and articulation.”

The above video demonstrates how to get started with the plugin. The following video demonstrates how to set it up to control a MIDI instrument:

Dodo MIDI is available now as a free download for both macOS & Windows.


6 thoughts on “Free Audio To MIDI Synth Controller, Dodo MIDI

  1. This is a clever approach to fast & realistic monophonic audio-to-midi. I.e.,use one instance to generate pitch bend based on input pitch, and a second to control amplitude.

    His singing examples were fairly pure tones (not a sine, but not super buzzy) so perhaps it was less of a challenge to translate. I look forward to seeing how well it does with bass. Low notes are often a challenge for tracking speed.

    Perhaps in a subsequent “pro” version, there’ll be some pitch “gravity” type control that will allow you to minimize wobble in some ways.

    Oh, and it’s free! NICE!

      1. I was imagining that there could be several options for a “transfer curve” (?) between the pitch analysis and the output pitch bend. In one option, it is linear (as it is now), in another option, it would have “soft” (rounded steps) such that there’s more gravity toward quantized pitches– but not “snapped”, more like bent. And another option that is just a fully stepped hard auto-tone. I suppose ideally you could have a knob to morph between those extremes. And also ideally you could have some tuning maps.

    1. Using the tool you linked, I tested the Mac package installer for Dodo MIDI and the developer’s website URL and both came up squeaky-clean. Nothing malicious on the Mac side. I wonder why you got the opposite result.

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