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With Logic Audio, you can create a midi track that acts as a sync file and also draws a midi note in Singa.

1.) Edit the lyrics of the song as instructed above

2.) Open a Logic session where you download a sung version on one track and a karaoke mix on another track.

3.) Create a midi track and play each note of the lead melody.

The midi track does not have to be super accurate, but it should follow the notes and rhythm of the melody. Once you’re done clear all the extra information: SysEx, Control, Program, Modulation, Pitch Bend, etc. Event list is an excellent tool for this.

4.) Add a corresponding syllable or sound to each note. To do this, switch to Score view of the MIDI region, open Part Box from the inspector, click on the ’A’ icon and select LYRIC. Now you can use the pencil tool to add a lyric syllable under any note. Don’t worry about aligning the lines perfectly, this will not affect performance in any way. Once you’ve typed in one syllable, you can use the Tab key to easily jump into the next note. Remember to add a space at the end of the last syllable of each word.

Note! It is important that each note has a corresponding syllable of text. Finally, you can check from the Event list that there’s exactly the same amount of notes and syllables.

5.) To create line breaks, insert ” //” (a space and two slashes) at the end of the last syllable of each line.

6.) To reiterate, each note needs to have a corresponding syllable. However, if a word or a syllable needs to be stretched over a longer legato phrase, creative solutions may be necessary. If the word has enough letters, you can divide it approximately one letter per note to keep things visually coherent, but if this approach is not possible, focus on the dominant vowel and duplicate it over several notes, dividing them with hyphens. For example, ”love” stretched over six notes would look like this: ”lo-o-o-o-o-ove”, or when divided, ”lo-”, ”o-”, ”o-”, ”o-”, ”o-”, ”ove”.

7.) In duets, create separate tracks for the corresponding singers and name them “MALE”, “FEMALE” or “BOTH”. The latter option is for instances where both singers are singing simultaneously. Only a single stem is needed, so don’t do harmonies on the MIDI tracks.

8.) When a MIDI track is complete, merge it into one region and sync its left corner with the audio files. Repeat the process for every track in duets. If there are tempo variations in the Logic session, use SMPTE-lock before exporting the tracks. To export, select the region(s) and click File -> Export -> Selection as MIDI File, or use the keyboard shortcut alt + cmd + E.

9.) Export the separate sync audio files and send all files with the requested metadata to luca@singa.com.

A midi track will not work if it has a different number of notes and syllables, so be careful when syncing text with Logic!

Check the instructions for Windows softwares from here!

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