LiveScores combine the benefits of PDF, MusicXML and MIDI into the most advanced and interactive form of sheet music there is.
A whole new music reading experience.
LiveScores contain a MIDI layer which you can play and listen to.
With this multi-sensorial approach, you will learn faster and improve your sight-reading and audiation skills.
In one click, change the tempo of your piece, transpose the accompaniment, or remove your instrument from the mix to practice.
Feels good to be the Maestro, right?
Want to change a note or rearrange a piece? LiveScores are compatible with all notation software.
The MIDI layer can be used with your DAW for audio rendering and editing.
The technology behind LiveScores
A new kind of OMR
For the first time, we applied artificial intelligence and deep learning to Optical Music Recognition (OMR), for unprecedented results.
Trained on 100,000+ scores, Maestria understands classical notation better than any other OMR product. And the more you use it, the better it gets.
A huge leap forward for music technology.
Next generation tech
To develop Maestria, we worked for 2.5 years with top AI scientists from France, studied decades of academic research and improved on Google and Facebook technology.
Training Maestria required hundreds of thousands of scores. More than the total repertoire available in fact.
So we programmed a score generator that also wears out the results to resemble paper.
Maestria is based on deep-learning, so it learns from its mistakes and becomes more accurate with each new conversion.
The more you use it, the better it gets.
A bright future ahead
Maestria was trained with classical notation, but we won't stop there.
Soon, it will gain understanding of chord notation and lyrics, making it suited for guitarists and singers.
How to get LiveScores?
Choose a score
Use Newzik's built-in scanner and the camera of your iPhone to capture perfect PDF scans of paper scores.
PDFs can be directly converted to LiveScores in Newzik Web.
Start the conversion
In Newzik Web, open your chosen piece and click on the LiveScore button in the action panel.
Converting to LiveScore takes time: about a couple minutes per page. You can monitor your conversions in the LiveScore dashboard.
Enjoy the result
When your LiveScore is ready, it appears in your library and your LiveScore dashboard.
Open it, click on play, and enjoy the result in Newzik! Or export to your notation software or DAW for editing.
Frequently asked questions
Is there a limit as to how many pieces I can convert to LiveScores?
Newzik Pro and Newzik Education subscribers can convert up to 100 pages per month. You can check how many pages you have left in the LiveScore Dashboard. We plan to introduce ways to extend this limit in the future.
How long does it take to convert sheet music to LiveScore?
Converting PDF sheet music to LiveScores requires powerful Optical Music Recognition (OMR) algorithms and deep learning processes in order to get the best result possible. Depending on the number of pages and the complexity of your parts, the conversion process can take some time (up to a couple minutes per page). This process will become increasingly faster in the future.
What musical elements can be converted?
Most common musical elements can be converted thanks to Maestria's deep learning technology. We are continuously working on making more and more musical elements compatible, and you can find the updated list of compatible musical elements here.
I cannot convert my sheet music to LiveScore. Why?
If the number of pages of the part you are trying to convert exceeds the amount of LiveScore credits you own for the current month (maximum 100 pages per month), you will not be able to convert your sheet music to LiveScore.
It is not possible to convert licensed sheet music to LiveScores.
Please note that only Newzik subscribers (Pro, Education or Ensemble users) have access to this feature.
Can I convert to LiveScore from the Newzik app?
Absolutely. You can now convert your regular scores to LiveScores directly from the app.
The conversion was not accurate, how can I fix it?
First of all, rate the conversion to help us improve the technology. After a conversion in Newzik Web, you can rate it from 1 to 5 stars and provide written feedback. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also export the MusicXML version of your score to correct it in your notation software. You can do the same with the MIDI file and rework it in your DAW.
Consult our Knowledge Base or send us an email at email@example.com