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5 reasons why music transcription software doesn’t work

Why does music transcription software not work as expected? Today we’re going to save you money, time, and headaches when it comes to transcribing sheet music.

Getting sheet music transcribed is necessary.

Using music transcription software is… a large, frustrating mistake.

If you have tried it already: we know how you feel.

If you haven’t: don’t even bother!

We have the solution for this: today we’re going to save you money, time, and headaches when it comes to transcribing sheet music.

 

– Here’s why shouldn’t use music transcription software.

1. It is not accurate

Even the simplest melody can’t be captured with a transcription software.

Why?

Music is imperfect. If it has been recorded by a human performer, it can’t be understood by any software accurately.

In order to have an accurate transcription, you need the trained ear of a great musician who’s able to deeply and carefully listen to the music and to tell apart the different notesrhythmsarticulations and dynamicsthat create a song.

Here’s a real-life example of what you get when you give it a try:

2. It doesn’t capture polyphony

Music tends to be polyphonic, right?

Try and think of how a music transcription software is going to be able to identify and separate the different instruments or the different voices there are in a song.

Let’s go even further: what about piano sheet music transcriptions?

3. You will spend more time amending than starting from scratch

Let’s say you pay for a music transcription software, try it out, and get the results above.

Then what?

We’ve tried it too. We’ve got frustrated. We’ve been there: we know how it feels.

Don’t even try to manually amend the outcome of the software: it will take ages.

It will be faster to start from scratch or get in touch with a transcriber that can help you out.

4. It transcribes poorly; it arranges even worse

Music Transcription Software - Impossible sheet music

Got a really simple monophonic melody that you need to put into sheet music?

Fine, you can use any transcription software out there.

Got anything more complex than that? It’s not going to happen with music transcription software.

Let’s say you like a pop song played with five different instruments: voice, guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums.

But you play the piano. And you need a piano solo arrangement.

 

Music transcription software can’t do these tasks at all. No orchestral reductions, no guitar tabs, no chord symbols, no lyrics, pretty much nothing that you’ll be in the need of.

 

5. It doesn’t understand your problem

Ever tried speaking to Siri? Not an easy thing!

Let’s be honest:

You will hardly ever be able to tell exactly what you need to a robot. If you hire a professional transcriber, you can tell them what your requirements are and get a 100% customizable sheet music.

Stop wasting your money and time with useless software and unreliable sites: drop us an email and try a transcription service created by musicians for musicians.

Best customer service around!

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