OMR Scanning PDF to MIDI or MusicXML?

• Jan 21, 2024 - 17:55

I have to prepare some rehearsal tracks for SATB choir.
There was a good discussion about five years ago on this:

Has there been any update? There seems to have been recent improvements with ML applied to OMR.

I tried MuseScore with the PDF of the Kyrie from the Standford Mass in G.,Op.46(Stanford,_Charles_Villiers)
It gave a few blank pages then some scattered notes. Not usable at all.

Others I have seen mentioned are:
Neuratron photoscore
PlayScore 2
Audiveris (OSS)
Musitek smartscore-pro

I don't mind paying as long as I get a free trial so I can run the Stanford on it, and it does enough pages so I know one isn't a fluke.


In reply to by probeirne

This is a terrible scan of a, no doubt, worse original. I made a PDF of your image and ran it through PhotoScore. I had to do major changes to almost every measure. I left some notes out for speed sake, and produced the result attached.
I'm not sure any software can save this. If I get a chance, I'll try to run it through Audiveris.

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Kyrie page 1.mscz 34.65 KB

In reply to by obeirnepr

Unfortunately, I don't think this is going to work. You could have entered this by hand by now. It really needs to be almost perfect to work right. The only reason the one PhotoScore produced was because it is possible to correct things before committing to xml. It took quite a bit of time to do that. Not really worth it.

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