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Pro Understands MIDI and audio input
In addition to being able to convert MIDI to sheet music, ScoreCloud can analyze single-instrument audio to derive music notation from that.
Pro Transcribes polyphonic audio to sheet music
Being able to transcribe an acoustic piano straight into sheet music is a time saver!
Pro Easy to use
Pro Web Player
You can share your scores through the ScoreCloud web page, and the web player is great! There is a voice mixer and you can even change the tempo and key of the songs witch is great for rehearsing.
Pro Import and export MIDI
Getting an automatic score from a MIDI file even when it doesn't have correct timing is very nice. And with MIDI export you can open the music in other music software like Logic or Ableton.
Pro Import and export MusicXML
Because you can import and export MusicXML you can transfer your scores from other notation programs into ScoreCloud, or create them in ScoreCloud and send MusicXML to friends or publishers that use MusicXML. Some editing is usually required when using MusicXML but that's true for any program.
Con Transcription not always precise
Although very impressive, the results aren't always 100 %. The easy-to-use editor helps this though.
Con Music font doesn't look as professional as competitors
Con No VST instruments
Playback in ScoreCloud is only with default MIDI sounds witch doesn't sound great. But it is good enough to work with and rehearse. You can attach audio performance or youtube video to the song and that helps when sharing songs.
Con Only the pro plan allows saving files locally
ScoreCloud service is tied to their servers to a degree where it's not possible to save files locally without a $19.99 / month subscription.