Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers, Chapter 5 - Scanning, with Guest Chris Russell (Season 2, Episode 5)

In place of a formal introduction, Chris and I launched straight into a discussion about our recording setups and how to successfully record using iOS devices*. Then we jump into over an hour of action packed information on scanning. Scanning documents. Scanning music. Scanning with scanners. Scanning with phones. OCRing text. Automatic handwriting recognition. Automatic music notation recognition. Doing it all on PCs, tablets, phones, you name it.

Christopher Russell is a middle school choral and general music educator, music technology in education expert, blogger, and podcaster. Click the links below to read about him.

Chris Russel

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Show Notes:

Misc

AirPods | Zencaster | flat.io | Newzik | Evernote | Notability | unRealBook | MMEA | AirTurn | PageFlip | From Paper to Pixels | Tony Vincent 

Recording Set Up

Audio Hijack | Ferrite | H4N | Blue Snowball | Audio Technica AT2020 USB

Hardware Scanners 

Fujitsu Scansnap | Canon 

Third Party Options

1dollarscan.com

Recommended Scanning Apps:

Scanner Pro | Scannable 

Music Scanning Apps

PhotoScore | SmartScore | PDFtoMusic Pro | NotateMe | Sheet Music Scanner

Other Scanning Apps:

Tiny Scanner iOS | Tiny Scanner Android | Genius Scan iOS | Genius Scan Android | JotNot Pro | forScore 

 *This discussion was eye opening for me and I am glad I tried recording into my iPad for this episode but I would like to note that ...

1) Ferrite's touch editing interface was cumbersome enough for me that I ended up just doing it all in Logic Pro

and

2) Something about this setup resulted in a bit of a distorted sound on my voice which I did my best to clean up but apologize for.