What notation software does MR. Delcamp use?

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Olarte

What notation software does MR. Delcamp use?

Post by Olarte » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:45 pm

Does anyone know what type of Notation software Mr. Delcamp uses?

Right now I'm using musedit and like it a lot.

I was also looking to scan PDF files for use on musedit but all the scan to Music packages seem a bit too expensive.

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Re: What notation software does MR. Delcamp use?

Post by Azalais » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:35 pm

I think that he uses Finale, but I'm not certain which version it is now.

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Re: What notation software does MR. Delcamp use?

Post by David » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:10 am

Yes, it is Finale. There's a free version available, called Notepad.

There have been several threads on Notation software that might be worth visiting as well, try here first & then maybe search on Finale, Sibelius, etc.
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Re: What notation software does MR. Delcamp use?

Post by Chris Davis » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:54 am

Kampret wrote:Yes, it is Finale. There's a free version available, called Notepad.

There have been several threads on Notation software that might be worth visiting as well, try here first & then maybe search on Finale, Sibelius, etc.
Notepad isn't free anymore! At least the latest version isn't. $10 or something like that.

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Re: What notation software does MR. Delcamp use?

Post by astumori » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:21 pm

Actually it is free, you can download it off their web site, and they give you a software key. Also you can download the newest or the older versions.

cheers

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Re: What notation software does MR. Delcamp use?

Post by astumori » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:26 pm

I am incorrect! My apologies. Just a 2 months ago it was free, and now it is not. Only finale reader is. At any rate you could use lilypond it is free and open source.

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Re: What notation software does MR. Delcamp use?

Post by Olarte » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:55 pm

I was actually curious more than anything else. I like the output of the Delcamp scores.

However I invested in Musedit at 59$ US you can't go wrong. It has a bit of a learning curve but that is because it's so versatile and it is specifically geared towards Guitar.

It comes with a 290 page manual and the author is very responsive to questions, & support. :D

I was also looking to scan printed music into a format that could be used to edit with musedit etc... but the scans of the demos I tried scoresmart, etc... were very inacurate and the programs quite pricey! :|

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Re: What notation software does MR. Delcamp use?

Post by pogmoor » Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:22 pm

olarte wrote:I was also looking to scan printed music into a format that could be used to edit with musedit etc... but the scans of the demos I tried scoresmart, etc... were very inacurate and the programs quite pricey!
PhotoScore 5 is pretty good, but pricey. There is also an open source music scanning program, Audiveris https://audiveris.dev.java.net/. I don't know how good this is, but for free I guess it's worth a try.
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Re: What notation software does MR. Delcamp use?

Post by Olarte » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:35 pm

pogmoor wrote:
There is also an open source music scanning program, Audiveris https://audiveris.dev.java.net/. I don't know how good this is, but for free I guess it's worth a try.
Thanks, I tried audiveris and like the others, though it does a pretty bad job of importing all the notes correctly. I guess it's a good start (free too) then it would need heavy manual editing... certainly not at the level of regular OCR software.

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Re: What notation software does MR. Delcamp use?

Post by KevinCollins » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:54 pm

Yes, M. Delcamp uses Finale. It is the gold standard in music composition. Another way to go is Sibelius, I haven't tried it but it produces nice scores.

Re scanning, after trying the 'free solutions', I finally gave up and recently got Smartscore (Songbook Edition). It is expensive and required that I upgrade to Finale 2009 to import from xml, more money. But it means I am free to import any public domain pdf (piano, for example) and reduce it for guitar. I have also imported and transposed music from other instruments (like duets from the violin, clarinet, etc. and easy piano music, too) that I made into editions for my students.

I am still getting used to Smartscore but it is clean and simple to use. I have to break a hundred page book into about four pieces. I can take twelve separate documents (like Mozart 12 duets KV487) and scan them into one document, too. I seems to be very powerful in terms of manipulating documents.

Smartscore starts by converting the .pdf file into a .tif image file. It 'recognizes' the notation and creates an .enf file. It will then save the .enf to .xml and automatically open it in Finale where I save it to one of the Finale formats. The .xml conversion seems to work okay.

If you have a pdf you want to convert, send me a PM and we can try it out.

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