What’s the process of scanning my music into Soundslice?
For step-by-step details on how it works, see here.
What sorts of notation does the system support?
The “bones” of music — pitches, rhythms, rests, barlines — are well supported. For current limitations while we’re in beta, see here.
How long does importing take?
Generally a minute per page, but it could be faster or slower depending on the specific music.
Does this support drums/percussion?
Yes. We detect percussion clefs, along with various types of noteheads that are commonly used in percussion music. Read more here.
What file formats does this support?
JPG, PNG and PDF. If you want to use a more esoteric image format, put it into a PDF and upload that PDF.
Does this support both vector PDFs and non-vector PDFs?
Yes. It doesn’t matter whether your PDF uses vectors (as generated by modern notation software) or is effectively a photograph. Either way is cool.
How long can my PDFs be?
During our beta period, we’re limiting the processing to 25 pages. When you upload a PDF, you can select which specific pages to scan.
After I scan, can I export into some other program?
Yes. You can export as MusicXML, which is readable by all modern music notation software.
What happens if the system makes mistakes?
You can use our built-in notation editor to make any fixes as needed. We’ll display the original image below, for easy cross-referencing.
What does “beta” mean?
It means it’s still a work in progress — but we’ve deemed it useful enough for many people’s purposes. We’ll remove the beta designation once the system supports a larger variety of music.