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capella-scan start

The small capella-scan version

Price: 68.00 US$ 

The "small" solution

Stop re-typing of sheet music!

capella-scan start can read and recognize printed originals - scanned or as PDF. If recognition errors appear, they can be corrected directly - all tools are available. Now you can listen to the recognized notes. You decide which voice will be exported as a sheet music file. You edit this single-voice file further in capella or in your preferred music notation software.

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What does "small" version mean?

"Small" versions usually do not have the full range of functions. For capella-scan start this means: You cannot export polyphonic scores.

If you are scanning a single voice, the "small" version is just right. For polyphonic works, you can listen to everything, but you have to choose one voice before exporting.

The recognition algorithm is the same in the "large" and the "small" version.

Who needs capella-scan start?

For the "small" version capella-scan start, there are basically two use cases:

  1. You want to scan, listen and study a score, but not export or edit it. For example, you want to study your part for a choir rehearsal.
  2. You want to scan and edit a single voice. Or you need only one voice from a score, which you want to edit further, e.g. transpose it to another key. For editing, you will need capella or another music notation software.

Here is how it works:

  • Scan sheet music or read a PDF. You can also use a digital photo.
  • Start the recognition with a mouse click. capella-scan start detects the score including notes, bar lines, accidentals, clefs, etc.
  • Texts are also recognized. You can make any necessary corrections yourself immediately.
  • You can listen to the recognized notes, even for polyphonic works.
  • Export a desired voice as a capella file (or MusicXML, MIDI) for further editing.

You open the monophonic file in the music notation program capella (capella can be purchased separately) and can now print it out. All editing options for the score are available to you: Transposition, changes, additions, rewriting and much more.

This is what capella-scan can do:

  • capella-scan start distinguishes between text objects such as headings, playing instructions and song texts, chord names or voice names. Everything is sorted correctly.
  • capella-scan start draws the recognized objects (notes etc.) directly into the scanned music sheet - in color! So you can find possible errors immediately. In addition, you can see in black and white in the export preview what will arrive in the target program.
  • capella-scan start plays the recognized notes directly. Even polyphonic music.
  • Thanks to the MusicXML or MIDI export, you can also use capella-scan start with your preferred music notation or sequencer program.
  • capella-scan start has an MP3 and Wave export. It will export the selected voice.

Eighth rest or smudge?

capella-scan start recognizes notes with pitches and lengths, rests and much more. But actually a software is unmusical. When is a dot on the sheet a note, when is it an eighth-note rest, or when is it simply a smudge? This is determined by a thorough plausibility check in the program.

Recognition limits

All details

Find here the functionality of capella-scan start compared to the "large" version:

Feature list

System requirements

Windows 10, 11
macOS (10.13 to 12)