Scan notes with text, open PDF, run recognition and edit in capella
Let capella-scan transform your sheet music quickly into a ringing score that is ready for editing and printing! capella-scan has put an end to the laborious task of typing out notes. At last, there is now a way of transposing printed notes and creating part extraction from a printed score without having to type out sheet music note-for-note.
capella-scan is the perfect addition to capella or your music notation program. capella-scan converts your printed music sheets into a capella or MusicXML file. Edit this file in capella or your preferred music notation program according to your ideas.
You already have the sheet music of a work that you want to practice or play, but you can't use it as is. Something has to be transposed, rearranged, simplified, changed, shortened, supplemented or edited in some other way. Maybe you just need one part from a score. Perhaps you want to combine several parts into one score. In all of these cases, you could type the music with your music notation program before further processing - or better yet, scan it with capella-scan.
By opening the scanned file in capella notation software (available separately), you can print the file to your specifications. You will find that all the notation program's score editing functions are available for editing your new file. You can, of course, also produce part extraction or change the notes yourself - there are no editing restrictions whatsoever.
Music recognition programs have to work very hard when several voices appear in a single line. In actual fact, this is the point where many of the other programs on the market reach their limitations. Yet capella-scan has been developed to accomplish its task even when faced with these difficult situations. Drawing on its excellent voice management system, capella-scan analyses and establishes the right connections and assigns all notes to their correct vertical and horizontal positions.
capella-scan contains a module for text recognition, so that lyrics, headings, footnotes and other text objects are recognized at the same time. Dictionaries in various languages are used in the background to check whether what is recognized is plausible.
capella-scan can recognize pitch and pitch length, rests, accidentals, keys, key signature and time signature. It also recognizes brackets and curly braces, distances between staves, slurs, ties, repeat boxes, articulation signs, staff size, cue notes and much more. Note recognition is a very demanding process that requires software to accomplish something that in principle is only possible with human experience. When is an undefined mark on the music sheet a note, an eighth rest or simply a smudge?
Facts: capella-scan - an overview
Windows 10, 11
macOS (10.13 to 12)