Update for 2019:
ScanScore is launched!
This year has seen the long-anticipated release of ScanScore, and, in November, the release of ScanScore 2…
Please note: ScanScore replaces FORTE Scan. And working with new detection algorithms, ScanScore offers superior and excellent scan results.
With it you can:
- Scan sheet music with your smartphone, tablet or a conventional scanner
- Import PDFs and picture files
- Use the integrated music editor and easy-to-use correction tools to correct mistakes
- Export scores as XML files to FORTE notation software for further editing
For more information, please visit the ScanScore website.
Original Post: Here Comes FORTE Scan – Scan and Transpose Your Sheet Music
Scan your sheet music quickly and easily by taking a picture with your smartphone and… FORTE Scan will convert it so you can start editing immediately!
Perhaps you want to transpose your music. Or set up a playback of your choir part or even digitize your sheet music archive?
FORTE Scan can make this all so much easier, and we’ve been hard at work on this new scanning module to get it just right. The recognition is now better, the user interface friendlier, and best of all, your smartphone can now be your scanner!
Three ways to scan music with FORTE 8
- Use the conventional way using a printed original and a desktop scanner
- Import image files
- Quickly snap a picture with your smartphone or tablet using FORTE’s Scan App
The FORTE Scan app: Your mobile scanner
FORTE’s Scan App is available for Android and iOS devices. We’ll be releasing it on Monday, and you can download it for free.
When you synchronize your phone or tablet with your computer via a QR-Code, the pictures you take with the app are automatically loaded into FORTE’s Scan Module.
This works well when you’re on the road. When you get back to your computer later, you’ll find the pictures of the sheet music you took ready to select for scanning.
The new user interface: step-by-step to a flawless result
FORTE Scan guides you through the whole process.
First, the general parameters, like clef, key and meter are set.
Next, you’ll be asked about possible mistakes within the measures. If you find a wrong note, simply mark it.
Finally, FORTE makes suggestions about how to correct the measure. In very rare occurrences, none of the suggestions will be correct, and FORTE Scan will export an empty measure.
Opening your scan result in FORTE 8
Once FORTE Scan has read your score, you can open it in FORTE for further editing.
You will need to add some elements, such as dynamic markers, manually.
And you’ll also need to review the scan, checking and correcting any remaining small misreads.
The last steps are to add the title information and edit the layout according to your preferences… and your score is now complete.
Enjoy your newly digitized music!
So, what do you think? How do you like it? Which score will you digitize first?
We’re looking forward to your comments on our blog.