A review of four leading optical music recognition, or “music scanning” apps, and how they work with music notation software: PlayScore 2, ScanScore, PhotoScore Ultimate, and SmartScore 64 Professional Edition. Plus links to sample files from each app that you can download and test yourself.
MakeMusic pulls PDF importing and scanning from Finale in response to concerns
After a week where a PDF importing feature unexpectedly ignited a firestorm on social media, MakeMusic decided to pull the feature — and all scanning capabilities — from future versions of Finale.
Finale’s new importing feature should be welcomed, not scorned
Finale’s recently announced PDF-importing feature does not spell doom for composers, despite what you may have otherwise heard.
Neuratron releases PhotoScore 8, including NotateMe for desktops
Neuratron has released PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate 8, an upgrade to its music scanning and recognition software that brings the NotateMe handwriting app to the desktop for the first time.
A look at using NotateMe with built-in PhotoScore technology
NotateMe, the music handwriting app for mobile devices, can now take photos of your music and interpret them. Learn how it works with an eye on its place in the history of music notation software.
NotateMe, the music handwriting app, is upgraded to version 2
NotateMe 2 sees major improvements in handwriting recognition, MusicXML import, speed, editing, entering notes, playback, layout, education, and workflow.
NotateMe music handwriting app out of beta; v. 1.0 released
NotateMe, a music handwriting app by Neuratron Ltd, was released earlier this week as version 1.0, having spent two months in a public beta period. We first covered the release of the NotateMe beta in October. Neuratron is the maker of the AudioScore transcription software and PhotoScore music scanning software, and the handwritten music recognition engine […]
Neuratron releases music handwriting app for mobile devices
A new music handwriting app called NotateMe has been released by Neuratron Ltd. Neuratron is the veritable maker of the AudioScore transcription software and PhotoScore music scanning software, and its lite versions of the software have come bundled with Sibelius’s recent versions. NotateMe is a brand new app designed to recognize a user’s handwritten manuscript […]
New plug-in: Add Interval
Plug-in guru Bob Zawalich has added a new plug-in, Add Interval, that fills a void in Sibelius’s abilities to manipulate notes by interval. Currently, one can add notes above existing notes, but only by diatonic intervals. It’s also possible to transpose by chromatic interval, but then one loses the original notes (in other words, there […]
Hit’n’Mix is making some noise
Martin Dawe is the mastermind behind PhotoScore and AudioScore, the music scanning and audio transcription software used by thousands of Sibelius users around the world. His latest product is called Hit’N’Mix, and it’s designed to break down audio into its component parts so that it can be played with, manipulated and recombined. This past weekend, […]