Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?

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Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?

Post by pianowillbebach » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:13 am

I've been using scanscore as a sheet music scanner for a few months now, and I love it. I scan in my music, then export to Finale. They've released a new version (https://scan-score.com/en/2019/11/21/sc ... available/) and I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on if its worth it to upgrade. It says it recognizes chord names and lyrics now, which sounds great. Also can transpose in the app. Let me know your thoughts!

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Re: Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?

Post by miker » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:48 am

If you’re happy with it as it is, then the new version will probably be better. I can’t speak directly about it, though, because I use SmartScore.
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Re: Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?

Post by ebiggs1 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:34 pm

i use Smartscore X2 Pro which already does what the upgrade you are considering. Perhaps a change in software is a better idea.
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Re: Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?

Post by BuonTempi » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:39 am

The OP has posted this identical post (changing the name of the app he imports into) on a number of other forums, as he also did when he 'discovered' the software earlier this year.

https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewto ... 6&t=174459

https://musescore.org/en/node/297930

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22pian ... voucher%22

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Post by miker » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:06 pm

Nice catch, BT.
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Re: Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?

Post by motet » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:52 pm

Ugh.

Hasn't been back since posting the above, so not looking for advice. So, ScanScore spam. Wasting our time.

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Re: Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?

Post by MikeHalloran » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:46 pm

pianowillbebach wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:13 am
... It says it recognizes chord names and lyrics now, which sounds great. Also can transpose in the app. Let me know your thoughts!
So it’s catching up to SmartScore Pro from 2012. Wow ... i guess.

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