How Does AnthemScore Compare With Other Software?

While automatic music transcription is a challenging problem, several programs exist that attempt to transcribe music, especially for simple songs like single instrument recordings. So, how do these programs compare in terms of accuracy? Below I show side-by-side results for 5 different transcription programs, including AnthemScore. I selected 11 short song segments that range from very simple to very challenging.

Program Price Trial/Demo Windows OS X Linux Notes
AnthemScore $29-$99 30 day trial Used version 3.4.0
Melodyne $99-$849 30 day trial Used MuseScore to convert from MIDI to MusicXML
intelliScore Ensemble $129 Demo Requires you to tap spacebar to the beat. Used MuseScore to convert from MIDI to MusicXML
AudioScore $250 Demo Used version 7 (didn't have a license for version 8, which is required to save files)
AmazingMIDI Free Free Used MuseScore to convert from MIDI to MusicXML

Original AnthemScore Melodyne intelliScore Ensemble AudioScore AmazingMIDI
Monophonic Synthesizer (Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Piano (Für Elise)

Alto Sax (Careless Whisper)

Piano (Demons)

Piano (Ballad from Waking Life)

Piano (Heart of Courage)

Reverberation (Almost a Whisper)

Vocal Instrumental (If We Hold On Together)

Vocal Instrumental (You've Got a Friend in Me)

Vocal Instrumental (Part of Your World)

Pop (Blank Space)