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What are the different Download / Export Formats

If you’re curious about the different Formats that you can export from your Klangio transcription, then this article is just right for you: Let’s clarify, what all the different download and export formats are.

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Where to Download a Transcription

The download button in the songbook
The download formats available for Klangio transcriptions
The download button within the transcription

You can either download a transcription directly in the songbook, by while hovering over the actions menu of the transcription, or by clicking on the Download button in the top right corner of the transcription. Note that some transcription formats are only available with full transcriptions.

Let’s check out the different export formats.

Export PDF

Sheet Music of a Klangio Transcription exported as a PDF file.
A PDF export of a transcription

By exporting a PDF, you will download a file that contains the sheet music of the transcription. It can be opened with any browser or PDF readers like Adobe Reader. Note that these files are not editable.

Export MIDI and MIDI (unq.)

A MIDI file opened in a Pianoroll of a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)

One of the most common ways to store music as notes is in a format called MIDI, which is commonly used for music production. After downloading a MIDI file, you can open it in a Digital Audio Workstation to edit it. Note that MIDI and unquantized MIDI have slight differences.

Export MusicXML

A Transcription from Klangio, exported as MusicXML and opened in Sibelius.
A MusicXML export opened in Sibelius.

You can view MusicXML as a mix of MIDI and a Sheet Music PDF: It’s an editable notation like MIDI, but formatted as Sheet Music. You can open these files with music composition editors like MuseScore, Sibelius and Finale.

Export GP5

A Klangio Transcription, exported as a Guitar Pro file and opened in TuxGuitar.
A GP5 export opened in TuxGuitar

For Guitar2Tabs, there is an exclusive download format: a Guitar Pro file. These are quite similar to MusicXML, but are focused on displaying Guitar Tablature instead of sheet music. They can be opened with the Guitar Pro Editor or TuxGuitar.

Feel free to check out how to edit your transcription directly in the Klangio Apps instead of downloading it, and ask any questions about what the different download / export formats are in the comments below.

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Updated on April 3, 2024