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Is there such a thing as OCR for music?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 26, 2019 02:22AM
I have some copies of a copy of a copy of...some music in standard notation.

Is there something I can use to scan this and clean up all the garbage that has accumulated on this hand me down?
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Re: Is there such a thing as OCR for music?
Posted by: Joseph C.
Date: October 26, 2019 07:46AM
[www.neuratron.com]

YMMV- I had a license to this software but ended up re-entering the music manually often.
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Re: Is there such a thing as OCR for music?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: October 26, 2019 08:32AM
Cubase

I know it would import music and then print the score. That was like 2 decades ago.




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Re: Is there such a thing as OCR for music?
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 26, 2019 08:34AM
that is quite expensive... I hope they have a trial version.

Anyway, if one wanted to write or edit some music, what software would you use?

Thanks
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Re: Is there such a thing as OCR for music?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: October 26, 2019 08:44AM
30 day Cubase Trial




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Re: Is there such a thing as OCR for music?
Posted by: BernDog
Date: October 26, 2019 10:25AM
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space-time
that is quite expensive... I hope they have a trial version.

Anyway, if one wanted to write or edit some music, what software would you use?

Thanks

Finale used to (likely still does) have some OCR software bundled with it. Any time I tried it, I spent as much time fixing the results as I would if I had just entered it myself from scratch.

That said, Finale is the “standard” for music notation right now. Sibeleus was (arguably) on par for many years, but the software was sold and left to rot.

Short of Finale, there’s a watered down version called Notepad, as well as several online solutions. Those solutions may fit your needs, depending on what you need to do.
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Re: Is there such a thing as OCR for music?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 26, 2019 10:27AM
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Joseph C.
[www.neuratron.com]

YMMV- I had a license to this software but ended up re-entering the music manually often.

The "lite" version of that software has a reasonable price, but it's missing a lot of capabilities that I need such as reading slurs, triplets, grace notes, repeats, etc.
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Re: Is there such a thing as OCR for music?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 26, 2019 10:31AM
There is a freeware music creation software called MuseScore, but it's complicated, and I still haven't figured out how to do something simple such as beam a couple of eighth notes together!

In any case, what I'm currently looking for is OCR software for music.
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Re: Is there such a thing as OCR for music?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: October 26, 2019 11:34AM
A lot of scan software will clean up images-despeckle, etc. might becwort a try.
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Re: Is there such a thing as OCR for music?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: October 26, 2019 03:41PM
I have no experience with it but here's an iOS app that's inexpensive:
[apps.apple.com]

and info on various scanning solutions:
[www.musicrepo.com]



JoeM
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