This is another aggregating effort of mine, a kind of blogging I have little respect for and I feel should be cordoned off to a category that won't pollute the main feed.
I just found this recently and am so blown away I had to share. They make other sheet music software that's looks fantastic, too. Also check out:
http://www.sibelius.com/home/index_flash.html Sibelius is unique in having an iPad app
AudioScore Ultimate is the full-featured version of the
Transcribe CDs and MP3s
With AudioScore Ultimate 7, you can open a CD track or MP3 file and transcribe it to a score. The software employs the most intelligent technology available today to convert up to 16 instruments or notes at a time into multiple staves, with up to four voices per staff.
After transcribing your music, you can send it directly to Sibelius or save it as a MusicXML, NIFF, or MIDI file for use in most other music programs. You can also print a professional-quality score directly from AudioScore.
Enhanced audio recognition engine–new in AudioScore Ultimate 7
Version 7 now features a significantly enhanced audio recognition engine, and more accurate transcription with improved barline determination and note recognition. You’ll also experience improved sound quality when you play back individual notes within the original recording. There’s an Instrument recognition and Instruments pane for quickly allocating notes to instruments—plus a clearer and more straightforward transcription process.
View, edit, and play back nuanced performances
AudioScore Ultimate 7 enables you to view, play, and edit the most intricate nuances of a performance—such as the subtle changes in pitch, volume, and timing.
You can also produce new versions of music using MIDI instruments—you choose which ones. AudioScore analyzes the original music in great detail, and plays it back with tremendous realism. Open one of your favorite songs and enjoy hearing it performed by a brass band or string quartet.
- Styles ranging from solo and chamber music to jazz and pop
- A wide range of music performed by non-percussion instruments
- All pitches ranging from F0 to C8
- Notes from chords that even the ear cannot distinguish
- Moderate sustain or reverb
- Triplets, duplets, key signatures, and clefs
- Pitch and volume changes at a resolution of 0.01 secs
- Instrument audio characteristics for chromatic visualization
Perform directly into Sibelius with a mic
With AudioScore Ultimate, you can create musical scores by singing or playing into your computer using only a microphone—no prior musical knowledge required.
AudioScore Ultimate provides instant graphical feedback about the pitch of your performance over time, so you can see mistakes and make adjustments while performing. Train to sing and play more accurately in tune and immediately see the improvements on screen. There’s even a built-in metronome if you need it.