Neuratron PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate 8 (ESD) - Counterpoint

Neuratron PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate 8 (ESD)

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Neuratron PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate 8 (ESD)


More than 26 years of experience in recognition technologies have enabled us to design and create the formidable OmniScore²™ dual-engine recognition system, incredibly making PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate over 99.5% accurate on most PDFs and originals!

PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate picks out virtually every detail and even recognizes 4 and 6 line guitar tablature, 1, 2 and 3 line percussion staves. Send music directly to Sibelius, or save MusicXML for importing into Finale, Dorico and other editors.

Ease-of-use has been a central design aim right from the start, and with automatic scanning and recognition, plus licensed Sibelius-style editing interfaces, PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate even becomes fun and exciting to use!

PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate reads virtually all markings in printed music, and most in handwritten music, including (handwritten capabilities highlighted in bold) :

Key Features

  • 5-line staves (normal and small), 4- and 6- line guitar staves, 1-, 2- and 3-line percussion staves
  • Notes, chords (including stem direction, beams & flags) and rests (including multi-rests) in up to 4 voices per staff
  • Appoggiaturas (grace notes), cue-sized and cross-staff notes
  • Accidentals and articulation marks
  • Clefs, key signatures, time signatures
  • Tuplets/triplets
  • The format of the page, including the page size, staff size, margins, and where systems end
  • Slurs, ties and hairpins
  • Text including lyrics, dynamics, fingerings, instrument names, tempo and technique markings
  • Guitar chord diagrams
  • Various other markings such as codas, segnos, ornaments, pedal markings and repeat endings
  • 64 staves per page
  • 400 pages per score

Once the music has been PhotoScored with Ultimate you can...

  • Extract parts
  • Reformat the score
  • Transpose
  • Print out
  • Playback (using Espressivo™ technology licensed from Avid for astonishing realism!) - Guitar chord diagrams/frames are not played back, although guitar tablature staves are.
  • Send directly to Sibelius
  • Save as a MusicXML file and open in Finale, Dorico, MuseScore, Notion or another music notation program
  • Save as a MIDI file and open in a DAW such as Pro Tools, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Studio One or Cubase
  • Save as a WAV (Windows) or AIFF (macOS) file for burning to CD or converting to MP3
  • Save as a PDF for publishing (macOS - use Print to PDF)
  • Use the performance mode to easily read music off the screen whilst you are performing


Our NotateMe music handwriting app has been a huge success for tablets & phones, the pioneering technology being used on 100,000s of devices worldwide.

By popular demand, we integrated NotateMe into PhotoScore, which means the composer in you can now handwrite scores on your Windows or Mac OS X tablet/laptop!

It is specially optimized to work with Microsoft Surface, but also works with other stylus devices or a mouse/trackpad.

Once you have completed writing a score, you tap a button to automatically convert it into a fully formatted score which can then be played back, exported to Sibelius, saved as MusicXML, PDF and so on, just like any scanned score!

It is even possible to convert scanned pages and PDFs to handwritten scores, to make them editable in this way.


  • OmniScore²™ dual-engine recognition system: Yes
  • NotateMe handwritten music entry: Yes
  • Handwritten score recognition: Yes
  • Opens PDF files: Yes
  • Plays back: Yes
  • Sends scores directly to Sibelius: Yes
  • Saves MusicXML, MIDI and PhotoScore files for opening in Finale, Dorico and other editors: Yes
  • Saves WAV/AIFF audio files (also for burning to CD): Yes
  • Reads slurs and ties: Yes
  • Reads hairpins and dynamics: Yes
  • Reads text (lyrics, title etc) in 120 different languages (including bold, italic, etc.): Yes
  • Reads articulation marks: Yes
  • Reads triplets and other tuplets: Yes
  • Reads grace notes and cue notes: Yes
  • Reads cross-staff notes and beams: Yes
  • Reads guitar chord diagrams: Yes
  • Reads 4- and 6-string guitar tab: Yes
  • Reads 1-, 2- and 3- line percussion staves: Yes
  • Reads double and repeat barlines: Yes
  • Reads repeat endings, Coda and Segno: Yes
  • Reads ornaments and pedal markings: Yes
  • Accidental types: 7
  • Clef types: 8
  • Shortest note value: 128th
  • Maximum voices per staff: 4
  • Maximum staves per page: 64
  • Maximum pages per score: 400
  • Maximum dots per note/rest: 3
  • Reads the length of irregular bars: Yes
  • Transposes: Yes
  • Prints scores: Yes
  • Automatic scanning and reading after scanning (removes the hard work of choosing scanner settings): Yes no
  • Playback with astonishing realism using Espressivo™ feature licensed from Avid Sibelius: Yes



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