midomi is a Symbian mobile phone application and I must say, it’s a really innovative idea. It must have happened with you that you remember the theme or the tune of the song, but you don’t remember the actual words. With this application called midomi, you can just hum your tune and this little tool will the do the rest and find the closest match to your request.
Moreover you can also search your favourite music online just by singing or humming in your phone. What this application basically does is that breaks down the voice samples into digital signals which are further processed by using the techniques of DSP (Digital Signal Processing). So it doesn’t matter if your accent is good or bad, what actually matters is the pattern of your singing.
It would be surely stupid of you expect 100% accuracy from this client and the midomi servers as it’s just not possible when it has such insufficient data to work with. Practically speaking, you will get somewhere around 50% accuracy and the best part is that this application automatically searches and remembers the Wi-Fi points. Just to let you know about your voice scale, there is a visual baron the screen which tells you if you are going too loud or too mild.
For best results you should give an input of atleast 10 seconds and the more you sing, better is the match and better results you get. It takes around 10 seconds to display the results and they are displayed in decreasing order of the match. You can also get a match of the video song on the mobile version of YouTube. As a final note, I would say it’s a more of a fun application rather than an application with some serious utility.
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