ScanScore is available!
From now on you can download the new sheet music recognition software from our website. ScanScore Melody is a simple and unbeatably cheap program version for simple songs with one staff. With ScanScore Ensemble you can scan up to four staves at once, for example a choir ensemble. A professional version for scanning large orchestra scores will be released soon.
Scanning notes with ScanScore is easy
Script for the introductory video
The first thing you‘ll see when starting ScanScore are three buttons. “Import PDF or image files”. “Use a scanner to scan in scores”. Or, “use the app ScanScore Capture to take photos of scores”. The app is available from Google Play or the iOS App Store.
The ScanScore interface is split into two parts. On the left, you see the original image. On the right, there is the edit screen with the recognized score. The sidebar on the left shows an overview of all the scanned pages.
To correct recognition mistakes, ScanScore offers a lot of intuitive options. They hide which are hidden beneath the six generic icons on the upper right side.
If a measure is incomplete, ScanScore will highlight that measure with a purple dashed line. If there are too many notes in a measure, it will be highlighted with a light blue line. The number on the end of the line indicates which voice the line refers to.
In our example, the sixteenth notes have been represented as eighth notes. To correct this mistake, drag a rectangle across the notes and click the “sixteenth note“ symbol from the notes palette. All notes inside the rectangle are now turned into sixteenth notes. The dashed line below the measure disappears.
To zoom in and out, hold the Control key while scrolling with the mouse wheel. In this measure, the grace notes are missing. To add them, choose the respective note value first, and then the grace note symbol. After that, add the notes with a simple mouse click.
Deleting elements is just as easy. You can either use the eraser tool from the ScanScore toolbar, or select the element you wish to eliminate, and press the Delete key on your keyboard.
In this measure, a trill is missing. To place any symbol on a note, first select the note first and then click the symbol in the respective palette.
The playback function helps you spot all recognition mistakes in your score.
In the last line, some of the dynamic marks are missing. To add a crescendo fork, for example, first, select it first from its input palette. After that, Then, insert it by dragging it along the notes.
When working with large scores, it makes sense it’s a good idea to save your corrections in a ScanScore document. This option is found in the File menu, or you can simply press “Control S” on your keyboard. Open a document with “Control O”. When everything is you’re ready, export your notes to a MusicXML file. This file format can be opened by all standard scoring editors.
ScanScore is available now from scan-score.com. ScanScore Melody is the most simple and affordable edition for one-staff systems. ScanScore Ensemble scans in four-part scores, as needed for a choir or quartet. ScanScore Professional will be available soon. A free trial version, including all ScanScore features, is available now at scan-score.com.
ScanScore Professional offers unlimited scanning, as well as some additional bonus features on top!