Experiences with ScanScore anyone?

• May 11, 2019 - 16:08

Does anyone of you know ScanScore? Is it worth the money? I just received a $20 voucher for it, but I don't know if it's a good deal. The product demo looks nice and it seems to do the job. But in the demo you can't export, so I don't know if it would work with musescore. https://scan-score.com/en/


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If you do decide to buy it, let us know how you get on. I assume from the name that it is music OCR that creates MXL from visually scanning a sheet, yes? And yes if it will export MXL or XML, MuseScore can import that, with varying degrees of success. I googled it: It looks like they have tiered pricing from 29 Euro to 149 Euro. I couldn't find a list of features that you get for each of those prices. So it's something I'll keep my eye on.

In reply to by tixrus

I went ahead and tried it! My favorite feature is that it allows you to edit the scores once they're scanned in. So I can fix any mistakes before exporting. (And yes, it exports just fine! Works okay with musescore.) The big difference between the tiers is the number of staves you can do at once.

Don't bother, I just tried it and like every other music scanning OCR program I've tried it only gets you about 80% there. There are always errors to correct after scanning. Unfortunately the last 20% is very time consuming and in the end you can do it faster by manually transcribing the music into your favorite music notation program.

In reply to by Jdtrumpeter

Hello
I'm not so sure about that. I also tested different MusicOCR programs (Audiveris, Smartscore and Photoscore)
After many tests my choice was Photoscore for which I bought the full version, five years ago, for 269 €!!!!
As you say "it" leaves mistakes but once well mastered I think it saves time for those like me who don't play the piano and therefore can't use the midi keyboard input connected.
But that's just my opinion:)
That said, the 392 scores I published on MuseScore were made using this technique.

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