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TURN ANY SONG INTO SHEET MUSIC

Melody Scanner is the most powerful Generative AI to automatically transcribe your favorite songs to sheet music.

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One Tool – Countless Possibilities!

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Record, upload or paste in a YouTube link of piano music.

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Klangio AI listens to your music and transcribes it automatically.

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View, edit and download your notes as Sheet Music, MIDI and MusicXML.

Scores have already been created using Melody Scanner!
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Arrangement Mode

Turn Songs into Piano Arrangements that match your playing difficulty.

Lead Sheet Mode

Get Melody and Chords transcribed for your instrument.

Universal Mode

Transcribe all hearable notes from a music recording.

Melody Scanner works for you.

Choose your own Workflow

Record your Music

Bring your own compositions to paper in the easiest way possible. Generate scores by recording your playing.​

Upload Audio Files

Upload MP3, WAV, or any recording of music to turn them into notes. Access all your pieces from any device with the Klangio songbook.

Import YouTube videos​

No audio recording at hand? No problem! Simply paste in a YouTube link, to automatically generate sheet music from a video.

Review and Edit your Notes.

We offer a variety of notation formats to display your transcribed notes. Review and edit your piece directly in the browser or the app as:

Sheet Music

Edit notes and measures within your Score, just like any composition software, directly in your browser.

Pianoroll

Sheet Music is not your thing? No worries! Pianorolls are easier to read and to play along to if you’re not familiar with classical notation.

Guitar TABs

Guitar TABs are the most common form of notation for all kinds of guitars, and of course, also included in the Klangio Apps.

Download various Formats

Finally, export your piece in different formats for you to share and edit in the software of your choice.

pdf format
PDF of Sheet Music & Guitar TABs
musicxml format
MusicXML
midi format
MIDI
guitar pro format
GuitarPro

Supported instruments

Our engineers develop handcrafted algorithms for every supported instrument. This passion combined with our research in artificial intelligence makes Melody Scanner a powerful tool and leads to great transcription results. Currently only solo instruments are supported, no bands or orchestras.

Piano

The piano mode is the most mature analysis mode. Polyphony, velocity, hand separation; our algorithm is up to 86% accurate.

Guitar

The guitar is a very versatile instrument. Our algorithm is trained on a large corpus of guitar labeled acoustic guitar songs.

Flute

If you are playing flute, you will be very lucky with Melody Scanner. The flute mode is even able to separate flute notes from background music.

Violin

A classical instrument not always coming alone. But when it does, Melody Scanner will be able to transcribe the played notes confidentally.

Saxophone

Melody Scanner provides the easiest way to transcribe Jazz saxophone improvisations to sheet music.

Bass

Transcribe the Bass notes of your favorite songs. The results can also be displayed as four string bass tabs.

Singing

Compose new songs with your voice. Let Melody Scanner be your pen and paper.

Chords

Are you interested in the chords of your favorite pieces? Melody Scanner can handle this.

Smart tools support you creating your score.

In recent years significant advances have been made in artificial intelligence. We took some insights and invented smart tools which make everyday life easier for you as a musician.

Smart score editing

Melody Scanner is capable of applying music theory. Hence it can assist you transposing scores or help you labeling the chords.

Pricing

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  • Sheets limited to 40 bars
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Download Melody Scanner

You can use Melody Scanner without download in your browser:

Or download the smartphone app on your Android or IOS device and also make recordings directly through the microphone:

FAQs with Chris from Klangio

Hey there! 

I’m Chris from Klangio, and here to help with answers to the frequently asked questions about the Klangio Apps. 

You can also Check out our YouTube Channel for more videos about the apps and all the fun things you can do with Music Transcriptions 🙂

About Melody Scanner

Melody Scanner is your #1 platform for generative music scores. It lets you create Piano Arrangements and extract Lead Sheets from Pop Songs and transcribe singled out instruments. All you need is an audio file or a YouTube link, and you’re ready to get creative with Melody Scanner!

  • Lead Sheet and Arrangement Mode: Basically ANY song! Although some genre work better than others, especially Pop. But why not try out different genre and songs yourself? Nothing to loose with the free demos!

 

  • Transcription Mode: Only Songs that contain nothing but the mentioned Instrument.

 

If you’ve ever tried to recreate a complex piece of music with numerous instruments by yourself, you know the challenges. But there is a solution: piano arrangements. Piano arrangements are notations exclusively for the piano, offering a way to cover complex songs.

Creating your own arrangements, even for less popular or diverse genres, is possible with just a few clicks using Melody Scanner’s Arrangement Mode. Let’s dive into it.

Watch the YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjw2hNIamMA

  1. Getting Started with Melody Scanner: Head over to melodyscanner.com. Click on “Try it For Free” and log in your account or register.

  2. Songbook Overview: Once logged in, navigate to the songbook of your Melody Scanner account.

  3. Using Arrangement Mode: Hover over the green plus sign, click on “YouTube to Sheet,” and select the Arrangement Mode. Choose the difficulty level based on your preference – easy for melody only or full arrangement for chords and melody with both hands. Enter the song name or YouTube URL in the search bar. Click “Continue.”

  4. Generating the Arrangement: Melody Scanner’s AI models will quickly generate the piano arrangement from the YouTube song. Click on the generated song in the songbook to view the sheet and listen to the arrangement.

  5. Download and Play Along: If satisfied, download the sheet as a PDF or view it as a pianoroll for those who find sheet music challenging. Experiment with different songs, genres, and difficulty levels to find what works best for you.

  6. Edit Mode and Premium Features: Use the Edit Mode in the top left corner to delete or add notes, correcting errors or adding a personal touch. Consider exploring the premium version of Melody Scanner for additional features, including full sheet downloads and more formats like MIDI and MusicXML.

  7. Additional Transcription Options: Note that Klangio offers other apps on klang.io for transcribing specific instruments like piano, guitar, vocals, and drums.

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Ever struggled to figure out the melody and chords of a song on your own? Perhaps online resources haven’t been much help. If so, you’re in the right place! I’ll show you how to effortlessly get the melodies and chords of ANY song using Melody Scanner.

Watch the YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOYZig6hmhI

  1. Open Melody Scanner: First, open your browser and go to https://melodyscanner.com. Click on “Get Started for Free” and log in or create an account.
  2. Navigating the Songbook: In the songbook of Melody Scanner, you’ll see all your previously transcribed songs. Hover over the green plus, click on “YouTube to Sheet,” and choose the Lead Sheet Mode.
  3. Choosing Instrument and Song: In the Lead Sheet Mode, select the instrument you want the transcription for (e.g., piano). Search for the song you want the melody for.
  4. Adjusting Start and Stop Time: If there’s an intro you don’t want transcribed, use the sliders to crop the start and stop times. Click “Next.”
  5. Title and Composer Details: Edit the title and composer details, agree to terms, and click “Start.”
  6. AI Analysis: The AI model quickly analyzes and extracts the melody and chords.
  7. Viewing Results: Click on the song title to view the results. Play back the transcription by clicking on the sheet music and pressing space.
  8. Exporting and Sharing: Chords are noted above the melody. If you want chords in the sheet music, try the Arrangement Mode (refer to the video on the channel). If satisfied, click “Export” in the top right corner, choose PDF, and save, print, or share it. View the sheet as a pianoroll if preferred.
  9. Editing and Pro Version: Use the Edit Mode to make adjustments to individual notes. Explore the Pro version for the full score and additional download formats like MIDI and MusicXML.

Transcribing with Klangio

To transcribe means to turn music (as an audio signal) into notes (as symbolised information). In otherwords, it’s the process of listening to a Song and figuring out the notes by repedingly listening to it and writing them down by hand in the process.

Sounds tedious, right? That’s where the Klangio Apps come in! 

With the power of our AI Magic, we’re able to transcribe music for you within seconds into Sheet Music, MIDI, MusicXML and Guitar Pro Files. Since a perfect transcription should recreate the instructions for each Instrument played in a song, the accuracy of the Klangio transcription is dependent of various factors. Continue reading to find out more.

If you have an audio file on your computer that you’d like to transcribe into musical notes, follow these steps using our web app:

Watch the YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/D096zwZ4yF0

  1. Audio File Quality Check:
    • Ensure the recording quality is good.
    • Verify that the recording is dry, without excessive effects.
    • Confirm the playing is precise.
    • Make sure the recording features the right and singled-out instrument.
  2.  Choose Your Product: Open your browser and go to klang.io. Choose the product that suits your instrument:
    • Piano2Notes
    • Sing2Notes
    • Guitar2Tabs (including bass guitars)
  3.  Upload Your Recording: Drag and drop your recording into the designated box on the website. Provide a title, name the author, and accept the terms and conditions.
  4.  Optional Information: Add any additional information to enhance the transcription quality. For Guitar2Tabs users transcribing bass, select “bass guitar” under the instruments.
  5. Initiate Transcription: Click on “Transcribe.” In a matter of seconds, you’ll receive a demo transcription of your recording.
  6.  Playback and Options: Play back your transcription by clicking the play button. Navigate the timeline or click on individual notes to skip to specific points. Switch between the original audio and the transcribed audio.
  7.  Download and Share: Download the transcription as a PDF for printing or sharing. Copy the transcription link to share it via messenger.
  8.  Provide Feedback: Share your feedback on the quality of your transcription. Click on the rating section at the top and add a comment if desired.
  9.  Full Transcription: If satisfied with the initial 20 seconds, scroll down and click on “Transcribe Full Audio.”
  10.  Explore Additional Features: Access more features, such as downloading the transcription in different formats and the edit mode.

If you’re eager to record yourself playing and transcribe it instantly, our Klangio mobile apps are here to guide you through the process.

Watch the YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/slfdG2P67mk

  1. Download the App: Visit the App Store or Google Play and download the Klangio app that suits your instrument (Piano2Notes, Sing2Notes, or Guitar2Tabs). Search for “Klangio” or use the link in the description.
  2.  Log In or Create an Account: Open the app and log into your Klangio account, or create one if you haven’t already.
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  4. Recording Options: In the tabs below, choose to upload an audio file if you’ve recorded it already, or select the option to record directly with your phone.
  5. Recording Process: Place your phone close to your instrument. Click the record button and start playing after the countdown. Stop recording by pressing the button again.
  6. Quality Check: Listen back to your recording and assess:
    • Is the recording quality okay?
    • Ensure the built-in mic of smartphones is adequate.
    • If distorted, adjust the phone’s distance from your instrument.
    • Is the recording dry, without excessive effects?
    • Play precisely to ensure accurate transcription.
    • Use the right and singled-out instrument for the app.
  7.  Upload and Transcribe: Name your song and add details like playing style, key, tempo, and time signature. For Guitar2Tabs users transcribing bass, edit the instrument accordingly. Click “Upload Free” for a preview or proceed to a full transcription.
  8. Viewing Transcription: Wait for the transcription to be completed in the songbook. Tap on your song to view the piano sheet. Play back the transcription, adjust playback speeds, and switch between the original and transcribed audio.
  9. Download and Share: Download the PDF of the piano sheet in the top right corner. Share it with friends or print it out.
  10. Full Transcription: If satisfied with the preview, select your song, scroll down, and tap on “Transcribe Full Audio.” View the full sheet and access all export formats.
  11. Additional Features: Check out the video on different download formats in the playlist for a detailed explanation. Note that all your songs are available in the web version’s songbook, offering additional features like the edit mode.
  12. Feedback and Interaction: Share your feedback or suggest features through the app’s feedback tab.  We value your input and love to hear from you <3.
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If you’ve transcribed something with Klangio and wish to revisit those transcriptions, the Songbook feature in your Klangio account has you covered. 

Watch the YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/p0Ai6H-3xrs

  1. Accessing the Songbook: Log into your Klangio account. Click on the “Songbook” button at the top.

  2. Viewing Transcriptions: In the Songbook, you’ll find a list of all the songs you’ve transcribed. Click on the title of a song to view its transcription.

  3. Additional Songbook Features: At the top, there’s a section to transcribe new songs. Drag and drop an audio file or paste a YouTube link to transcribe. Use the search bar to quickly find previous transcriptions by typing in terms. The actions column offers options to download, rename, delete, or retranscribe a song.

  4. Editing Transcriptions: Edit additional information to enhance the quality of your transcriptions. Refund a full transcription if you’re unsatisfied or accidentally completed it, reclaiming your ticket for another attempt.

  5. Mobile App Integration: The mobile applications feature a synchronized Songbook. Log into the same account on both the web version and the apps to access your masterpieces across devices.

With these features, your transcriptions are easily accessible on both your PC and phone whenever you need them. 

Did you know that Klangio applications offer more export formats than just sheet music PDFs? Let’s explore these formats and what you can do with them.

Watch the YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/HrSdbNbr03A

 

  1. PDF Export: The most basic form is exporting as a PDF. Useful for printing or displaying directly on your device for reference while playing. Note: PDFs are static and cannot be edited.

  2. MIDI Export: Exporting as MIDI provides a digital representation of notes, commonly used in music production. Unlike PDFs, you’ll need a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) like Reaper to view and edit MIDI files. Edit notes, add or delete them, and play them back using virtual instruments loaded into the DAW.

    Regular MIDI vs. Unquantized MIDI:
    Regular MIDI is quantized, fitting notes into a fixed measurement for synchronization with a metronome during playback. Unquantized MIDI is raw, perfectly lining up with your original recording, even if the tempo changed during playing.
  3. MusicXML Export: MusicXML is displayed as sheet music but remains editable. View with music composition or notation software like MuseScore or Finale. Edit notes, add new ones, delete, and play back the song using virtual instruments.

  4. GuitarPro Project File (for Guitar2Tabs users): Specifically for Guitar2Tabs transcriptions, download a GuitarPro project. Similar to MusicXML but also displays TABs, a common notation for guitars. Use software like Guitar Pro or Tux Guitar for editing by dragging and dropping the file into the software.

  5. Editing Within Klangio: Did you know you can edit your Klangio transcriptions without external software? Check out the “There are Mistakes in my Transcription How can I fix them?”section below 😉

 

Feel free to explore these formats and find the one that best suits your needs.

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If you’ve just transcribed something but aren’t satisfied with the outcome, don’t worry—we’ve got several options to help improve your transcriptions. In this video, we’ll explore them all.

Watch the YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/3USZGwcq2JQ

  1. Check Recording Quality: First, double-check the recording quality by asking:
    • Is the recording dry without excessive effects?
    • Is the playing precise?
    • Is it a recording of the right and singled-out instrument?
    • If the answer is no to any of these questions, re-recording might be more effective than editing.

  2.  Retranscribing: The easiest fix is retranscribing: Go to your Songbook. Search for your song and click on “Retranscribe” in the action menu. Adjust key, time signature, mode, and more. Click “Transcribe” to see if the errors are fixed. Repeat as needed to find the best settings for your recording.

  3. Edit Mode: Another option is the Edit Mode: Click on the “Edit Mode” button in the top left corner of your transcription. Edit the sheet without transcribing again. Adjust song signatures or use the pickup to shift in-time notes. Revert changes or save once satisfied. 

  4. Feedback and Improvement: Let us know if you miss a feature in the Edit Mode—rate your transcription and write a comment to let us know! Your feedback, positive or negative, is crucial for our continuous improvement. We’re committed to enhancing the quality of our transcriptions, and your input is highly valued <3

  5. Download and Edit: Download your transcription as MIDI or MusicXML. Edit it in the software of your choice.

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Full Transcriptions

Demo transcriptions are completely free, since we know you like free stuff 😉

They come in pretty handy if you want to check the transcription quality of a song, need a little help with a short section that you can’t figure out transcribing by ear, or of course testing the apps in the first place. There are some limitations to the free transcriptions tho: No edit mode, download formats are limited to PDF and the song is limited to the first 30 seconds

With full transcriptions, on the other hand, you can experience the full potential of the Klangio apps! Sit back while our AI transcribes whole songs, which you can edit afterward and download in formats like MIDI (quantized and unquantized), musicXML and Guitar Pro Files. If you’re not happy with the results, you can re-transcribe (to add additional information to the song) or refund the ticket to try out a different song.

Each full transcription with a Klangio App requires a transcription ticket. You can either buy a single ticket when viewing a demo transcription, get a Gift card (for your loved ones or yourself) or of course use our Subscription Plans.

Glad to hear you’re into transcribing as much as we are! If you run into this issue, please try reloading the page or logging out and back into your account. If you still do not have access to your premium subscription after one day, please send a message to our support team so they can take a closer look at the issue. You can find the email below the FAQs section.

Yes you can!

If you’re planning to do so, make sure that you’re using the same Account on the Klangio Mobile App that you’re also using on the Klangio Browser Apps so, you can switch between them and enjoy the premium features on both platforms. Of course, using a Google Login works fine as well.

Don’t worry, you can refund any Full Transcription with just a couple clicks. Simply Log into your Klangio Account, open the songbook and click on “Refund” in the Actions Column of that song.

If you’re having trouble finding it, check out this video: https://youtu.be/p0Ai6H-3xrs?si=pg_8eaCR_CYX8Txk 

You can cancel your subscription at any time, by following these steps:

  1. Log into your account and click on the three bars in the top right corner of the page. Click on  “Account Info”, select your subscription and choose the cancel option.
  2. Your Subscription is now cancelled and will continue running until the end of the month/year (depending on your subscription). The exact date can be found under your account info as well.

Sad to see you go. We would really appreciate it if you can give us feedback on why you decide to cancel your subscription, so we can improve further 🙂

 

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