What are the best programs that turn audio into sheet music?

asked by Antonio De Sario
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    #1Akoff Music Composer

    Akoff Music Composer

    Akoff Music Composer is a software offered by Akoff Sound Labs. It is a tool for recording music and transcribing it into a music sheet. Audio files can be saved in MIDI format for further processing. Comes with a free trial period.



    $39- Free trial available

    Jonathan Reed
    Written on October 8, 2018
    "akoff sound labs hit the home run with this software, really useful when it comes to trying to record the notes you play when exploring musical styles. At least now if i accidentally create something that sounds good ill be able to recreate it using the music sheet provided by the music composer. "
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    MuseScore is a free open-source cross-platform music notation software. It supports notations for piano, guitar, and even bands, orchestras and other forms of music.  

    Windows, Mac


    Ernesto Gálvez
    Written on October 8, 2018
    "Muse score has helped me create accurate notations for my piano lessons for my two daughters. really happy with this suggestion. thank you."
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    Notion is an easy-to-use music creation tool where you can sync your music files across multiple devices. It has also been featured in various Apple campaigns including the 2014 YourVerse television commercials and has won several awards.


    iOS, Mac

    $14.99- with in-app purchases

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    AnthemScore is a software for automatic music transcription. It is a program that transcribes audio files like MP3 and WAV into sheet music that can be saved into different file formats like PDF, MIDI or musicXML. 


    Windows, Mac

    $39- Free trial available

    Michelle Chapman
    Written on October 8, 2018
    "lifesaver for a self-taught musician like me. can't imagine how my old man learned how to play his favorite songs without this software. he must have spent thousands of hours just trying to tab one song. Sheesh."
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    #5MagicScore AudioScore

    MagicScore AudioScore

    AudioScore is one of the notation software offered by MusicScore. The software notates any music track in MP3 file or a CD and transcribes the notes into sheet music. The file can be saved in different formats for post-processing.


    Windows, Mac

    $249- Free trial available

    Evelyn Lynch
    Written on October 8, 2018
    "Magiscore AudioScore is a must have software if you really want to take creating music into the next level. the software really accurately notates whatever i play so i can try and play it later."
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    ScoreCloud is a music notation software created by Doremir Music Research AB. It supports most instruments, including voice. It has a free limited version but is also offered at two other paid versions.


    Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

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    Finale is a music notation software for Mac and Windows. It allows users to create, edit, audition, print, and publish the widest variety of musical scores. Lastly, it also lets users decide on the quality of their musical scoring after every rehearsal.


    Mac, Windows

    $99- Free trial available

    Shreya Sengupta
    Written on October 8, 2018
    "best one in here. really has all i am looking for,m a little pricey, but worth every penny. "
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    Frettable is an easy-to-use platform which will automatically transcribe instrument recordings into sheet music and tabs using your device whether online or offline. It also can provide you the music sheet within seconds. 


    Web, iOS, Android


    Kyle Presca
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "Frettable transcribes single instrument recordings to MIDI and sheet music. Recordings can be live from within their app or you can upload audio files to their website for transcription. Currently handles piano, guitar, vocals, brass, and woodwinds. I've tried several of these over the years and this one is the best I've found so far."


Best What are the best programs that turn audio into sheet music
1Akoff Music ComposerSoftware 8 Paid
2MuseScoreSoftware 7 Free
3NotionApps 4 Paid
4AnthemScoreSoftware 4 Paid
5MagicScore AudioScoreSoftware 4 Paid
6ScoreCloudSoftware 3 Free
7FinaleSoftware 0 Paid
8FrettableApps 0 Free

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