Stockholm-based DoReMIR Music Research recently launched ScoreCloud, an integrated cloud-based music notation program for computers and iOS devices. Designed for ease-of-use and online sharing, ScoreCloud has the ability to transcribe monophonic audio input from your device’s built-in mic. As you sing or play an instrument, the notes show up on a music staff. From there, you can edit your piece using the provided toolset, then export or share your work via email and social media (Facebook, Twitter), as well as sync your scores between platforms.
Two versions are available—ScoreCloud Express for iOS (free; requires an Internet connection) and ScoreCloud Studio (Mac/Win), which has a tiered pricing scheme: ScoreCloud Studio Silver (free) lets you save 50 songs online; Gold ($4/month) offers unlimited online storage; Platinum ($7/month) allows you store your work onor offline.
The Studio version includes an onscreen keyboard and accepts MIDI input for note entry, offers the ability to re-record a part or overdub a new voice, and can export PDF, MusicXML, MIDI, or mp3 files. Overall, the editing tools are kept relatively simple and concise, and a contextual help window is there for assistance. Look for a full review in an upcoming issue.