Open Minecraft Note Block Studio is a open source continuation of Minecraft Note Block studio, created by David Norgren. Because he stopped development on Minecraft Note Block studio, I asked him if I could make it open source, which he allowed.
Compose note block music
Create remakes of your favorite songs or original compositions in a user-friendly interface, without having to worry about redstone or Minecraft's 2 octave limit. You can even add your own instruments!
Convert MIDI files into note blocks
Not a musical genius? Don't worry! The internet is full of music in the MIDI format, available in all kinds of music and all sorts of artists. Just make a quick Google search for your favorite song and open it in the program!
Export your creations as datapack
You can also export your song as a datapack, This way you don't need any other 3rd party tools and you also don't need any (note) blocks!
Here's how it works:
1. Place the datapack folder inside the datapacks folder of your world
2. Rejoin the world, or type /reload
3. Play your song with
/function (your song name):play Thanks to the power of commands, you can also pause and stop songs while
listening to them, by using: /function (your song name):pause /function (your song name):stop
Export your creations a to schematic file
Once you have finished a song or imported one from a MIDI file, you can easily import it into your Minecraft world using Schematic files, with the help of programs such as MCEdit.
Edit songs made in Minecraft
Have you built a song in Minecraft that you want to edit? Well, you can do that too! Just select the space that your song is in and export it as a Schematic, again, using MCEdit. You can then open the Schematic in the Minecraft Note Block Studio!
Save your song as a MP3 file
You can also export your song as a MP3 file that you can then share, use in a video or remix.
All this and much more for a stunning price of $0.00!
The Minecraft Note Block Studio is a music editor for Minecraft, where no redstone knowledge is required to be able to create complex note block songs for your Minecraft world. No longer will you have to struggle with redstone, repeaters and clocks to get the right timing and sound,
the Minecraft Note Block Studio does all of that tiresome stuff for you! But that doesn't necessarily take away all the
challenge in composing a great note block song.
Q: How do I run this on a Mac? A: This program is currently not Mac compatible. However, some people have managed to run this using Crossover and Wine, but I cannot guarantee that it will run as smoothly as on Windows.
Q: What Minecraft version is this for? A: Version 3.3.5 is targeted towards Minecraft 1.13.2 and earlier.
Q: Can I open a .mp3 or .wav file and convert that into note blocks? A: .mp3s and .wavs are actual audio, while the note blocks, much like .mid files are nothing but instructions, telling the computer where notes are played, their pitch and instrument. No software can convert actual audio to instructions properly, due to the differences between the formats. If you want to convert a well known song, there's a chance somebody may have manually translated it into MIDI already, in which case you can try doing a Google search for your song in the MIDI format and then import that. If that fails and if you are really desperate, there exists MP3->MIDI converters, but the results are often disappointing for the reasons mentioned above.
Q: How do I use this program? A: The tutorial videos, found here cover the main features of the program. Additional, non-official tutorial videos made by the community are available in a few languages, such as German, French and Czech and can be found in the list above.
Q: What's with the tempo restriction? A: In Minecraft, redstone updates at a rate of 10 times per second,
where each update is a "tick". There is no way to change this value (without a mod of course.)
In the Note Block Studio, the tempo of the song must be either 10, 5 or 2.5 ticks per second in order for it to be imported into
Minecraft at its original playback speed.
When exporting as a datapack, additional values are allowed, like 20, 6.66, 4, 3.33 and 2.86.
This is because when you export your creation as a datapack, you aren't converting to actual
Note Blocks, but to commands, and these aren't restricted to redstone update rate.
Q: When I import a .mid file, it sounds terrible! A: Due to the variety of the MIDI format,
the MIDI importer is far from perfect. This feature is really just meant to give you a foundation for your song, so the result may need some
tweaks and editing before you are satisfied. There are many tools for modifying note blocks in the Note Block Studio, such as selecting many
note blocks at once, lowering their pitch/octave and even changing their instrument.