“Our Scorecerer Desktop and iPad apps offer the best way for musicians to manage their sheet music—to interact with it, write on it, and perform with it in a purposeful and convenient manner.”
Millwood, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2011
Now, managing and using digital sheet music portfolios on the road or stage is as easy as tapping on the screen of an Apple iPad.
Scorecerer, a desktop app from Deskew Technologies, enables users to scan their sheet music library quickly and easily into their computer and manage it with ease. An update this month to the free companion Scorecerer iPad app lets users for the first time make handwritten notations and highlights right on the screen to enhance their understanding and clarify difficult passages on the fly.
Once sync’d with the Desktop app, sheet music appearing on the iPad can be flipped back and forth by simply tapping on the screen or by using a Bluetooth pedal.
A quick, two-finger swipe down the iPad screen is all it takes to access a custom playlist. Tap on any song in the playlist, and the chosen song instantly appears on the screen. A two-finger tap zooms in and makes it possible to immediately start writing with one finger, while another two-finger tap returns the screen to normal view.
“It’s far more advantageous to convert existing sheet music into digital form instead of buying new songs online. This is largely because sheet music is notoriously inaccurate, and musicians are fond of scribbling notes to enhance their understanding of the piece,” said David Jameson, Deskew Technologies co-founder. “Our Scorecerer Desktop and iPad apps offer the best way for musicians to manage their sheet music—to interact with it, write on it, and perform with it in a purposeful and convenient manner.”
Unlike other digital sheet music products on the market, which seek to sell new versions of songs, Scorecerer’s advanced sheet music management system helps musicians effortlessly scan their hard copies of songs, songbooks, lead sheets, fake books and other collections into their desktop or laptop, which can then be imported to an iPad, Amazon Kindle DX e-reader and the Freehand Systems MusicPad Pro, making sheet music even more portable.
The desktop Scorecerer app, available for Mac OS X and Windows, streamlines the importation and storage of sheet music by automatically straightening out scanned pages and making them fit the screen. Thus, there’s no wasted space and no need to use an image editor.
Scorecerer even goes beyond paper scans and includes the ability to import PDFs produced by other music software that support notation editing, including DAWs such as Logic Pro and Digital Performer, as well as notation editors including Sibelius and Finale. It also simplifies the creation of playlists consisting of different song selections and it imports unencrypted Freehand Systems sheet music, which benefits people who bought the Freehand Systems’ MusicPad and have already scanned their sheet music.
Scorecerer for iPad comes with several built-in public domain songs so musicians can start experimenting with the app right away. Additional songs will be added in forthcoming updates. For more information about the Scorecerer Desktop and iPad App, please visit http://www.deskew.com.
About Deskew Technologies
Founded in 2009, Deskew Technologies, LLC creates products that enhance workflow productivity to save people time. With offices in the United States and Canada, the company develops Web, smart phone (Windows Phone 7, iOS, Android) and desktop applications for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.