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How To Use Melody Scanner’s Universal Mode

If you want to transcribe single instruments into their notation, you’ve come to the right place! In this step-by-step guide, I will show you how to use Melody Scanner’s Universal Mode.

What is the Universal Mode? #

Other than the Arrangement Mode and the Lead Sheet Mode, the Universal Mode can transcribe songs, that only contain one instrument. That is because the app will not generate a score that harmonizes with the song, but instead try to analyze it and create an accurate transcription for that specific instrument.

Before trying out the Universal Mode, check out the other Klangio apps. They have a higher accuracy at transcribing than the Universal Mode.

Step 1: Create a Melody Scanner Account #

Go to melodyscanner.com and click “Try it For Free” to sign up or log in.

The melody scanner homepage
Click on “GET STARTED FOR FREE” to log in or sign up.

Step 2: Open the Universal Mode #

In your Melody Scanner songbook, hover over the + icon and click “YouTube to Sheet.” Select the Universal Mode.

Hover over the green “+” and select “YouTube to Sheet”
Click on “Universal Mode”

Step 3: Choose Your Settings #

Next, select the instrument you want to generate a sheet for and click on “NEXT”. Now you can paste in a YouTube Link of a song, or search for it directly in the search bar.

Select either Piano, Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Violin, Flute or Saxophone.
Paste in a YouTube Link or search for a Song.

Step 4: Transcribe #

Melody Scanner’s AI will now create a transcription for the instrument you’ve selected. Within seconds, you will be presented with the notes of the generated transcription. If that’s all you need, you can export it as a PDF file.

The transcribed notes from Melody Scanner's Universal Mode
Review the Transcribed Notes
The different export formats of Melody Scanner
Click on “Download” and select “Export as PDF” to download the sheet music for free.

Step 5: Edit Your Lead Sheet (Premium) #

Use Edit Mode to tweak your transcription by adding or deleting notes. Upgrade to premium for unlimited downloads and MIDI/MusicXML formats.

Melody Scanner's Edit Mode
Use the Edit Mode to give the sheet your personal touch!
Upgrade to Melody Scanner Pro to unlock all download formats.
Click on “Download” and then on “Export as MIDI” to upgrade to the Premium version of Melody Scanner.

I hope that explains the basics of how to use Melody Scanner’s Universal mode. Feel free to ask anything in the comments below. I’m happy to help!

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Updated on May 21, 2024