After being required to make multiple compositions during music class and finding that the process of converting a song to a recorded piece was tedious and led to the piece inevitably being changed, we decided we wanted to make a simpler and more accurate way of recording a composition.
What it does
ComposR allows anybody to easily create musical compositions by simply playing their piece. Rhythm, pitch and tempo are defined by the user’s playing.
How we built it
ComposR is written in Python, with the UI using Pygame. Fourier Transform, a function that separates a waveform into multiple sines and cosines, was used to convert the audio into a specific not that could be documented on the staff.
Challenges we ran into
Narrowing down exactly what to do and maintaining a realistic goal was definitely a challenge, as the idea certainly changed drastically throughout the day as we realised what we could and could not do given the time constraints.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We learned how to work with audio and exactly how audio can be represented and used in regards to programming.
What we learned
ComposR taught us to maintain realistic expectations of what we can finish in a short period of time, and also taught us how to compartmentalize and assign different roles amongst members of a group. We also learned how to work with audio, as previously stated.
What's next for ComposR
To make the project better as a whole