QUOTE(gwyntdi-enw @ Mar 22 2012, 06:34 PM)
Finale theoretically has the ability to scan music, which can then be transposed. I, like many others, have rarely been able to get a "clean" copy this way. Corrections take so long it is quicker (with practice!) to do all the input at the computer and then transpose it.
Yes, you can do that with Sibelius too, but I suppose it depends how much of a bother it is to link it to your keyboard - mine usually isn't. It' s just as quick for me to type as to play and input note length changes, and I don't have to change "tasks" whenever I want to repeat or copy passages. But there are a few songs I used to do in school to which I've never written out the piano part exactly as I used to play it and I'm getting too lazy to recreate it from scratch, so they remain unpublished (if you call Score Exchange publishing)
When I was still in school we had a Yamaha DGX which would save as MIDI to a floppy disc (a device now only recognised by many as a save button
) which had the added advantage that if I was using auto accompaniment it would actually transcribe that to MIDI as well.
Alas none of my current very modest keyboards will save MIDI in that way (and I don't have a floppy drive now)
I don't want this enough to spend ??? on another keyboard just for that