Create scores from a variety of sources

Polyphonic Transcription

AudioScore Ultimate is the full-featured version of the
AudioScore Lite
audio transcription software included with Sibelius 7.

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.


UltraSound

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.

 

Create a printable score

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.


AudioScore recognizes:

  • 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
AudioScore also transcribes notes and rests as short as a 32nd note

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.

Convert MIDI files to scores

Open MIDI files in AudioScore Ultimate to automatically create high-quality, printable scores.

Create scores by hand—no expertise needed

AudioScore Ultimate can “serve” you a set of notes, which you can quickly split, join, resize, and adjust pitch, purely on a performance level—no worrying about rests and technicalities such as the key signature, accidentals, augmentation dots, beaming, ties, etc.

System Requirements


Windows

  • IBM-compatible Pentium IV (or equivalent AMD processor) or higher PC with at least 1 GB RAM
  • Intel dual- or quad-core 2.66 GHz is recommended for best performance
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
  • DirectX version 8.1 or higher must be installed for recording from your microphone/sound card
  • At least 200 MB available hard disk space (even more is recommended)
  • (Optional) A microphone connected to your computer's microphone input or USB port

Mac

  • Apple Macintosh Intel with Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with at least 1 GB RAM
  • Intel dual- or quad-core 2.66 GHz or better recommended for best performance
  • At least 200 MB available hard disk space (even more is recommended)
  • Apple Preview or Adobe Reader 6.0 or later for viewing AudioScore’s PDF help
  • (Optional) A microphone connected to your computer's microphone input or USB port

If you plan to use AudioScore Ultimate with Sibelius 7, please see Sibelius 7 system requirements