A new entry into the music notation software arena, MuseScore is an open source, free music editor that sports many nice features previously found only on commercial music notation products.
The Overture music notation system is another in a long line of lesser known but well designed music writing programs for the PC. Selling for around $250 the Overture system provides most of the same functionality and capabilities as Finale or Sibelius but does so in a lighter, somewhat easier to use package. Is it worth the $250 price tag? Read on to find out.
There are dozens of different music notation programs available these days. Some are very feature rich with an equally robust price tag. Then there is Mozart, a veteran music writing program that has been around for many years now but continues to improve while maintaining a reasonable price tag. Is Mozart a good match for your music writing needs? Read on to find out the pros and cons of this solid music notation system.
For those who are looking for a very simple, barebones music notation program Crescendo from NCH Software might just be what you need. It doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles but it does what it says it should, and it works great on interactive whiteboards or Windows based tablets. To top it all of it is also free!
Sibelius 7 continues its tradition as a very robust, feature packed music notation system for the PC and Mac. Many would say that it has always been more user friendly than its competitors, but Sibelius 7 brings to the performance some new additions that some might think threaten to upset the cart. Is Sibelius 7 worth the price of admission?
This review of Finale 2012 assumes that if you are already using Finale or Sibelius you will probably be staying with those products. Instead this review will focus on the new user who has not yet made up their mind on which music notation software program to go with. Since the entry costs of Finale 2012 for a new purchase are so high, it makes sense to know if the program makes sense for your particular situation. Read on to find out whether Finale 2012 is the right choice for you.
Although Maestro Composer may not be one of the most well known music notation programs on the market it has many positive features in its corner that make it worth taking a closer look. Some of the things like very simple entry of notes and quick access to almost any marking that a composer might want or need to use are just some of the basic things that get you started. Other bonuses like a very intuitive help system and multiple ways to import, export, and publish the music you write are icing on the cake when you notice the program's fairly low price tag. So what are the pros and cons of Maestro Composer and who is it best suited to be used by? Let's take a closer look.
Scorio is a free and web based notation software including a scores library of more than 3,000 music sheets. Every musician can write, print or share his own music online free of charge. The music editor supports musicXML format so that musicXML files can be imported, re-worked in scorio and exported again if wanted. A forum and two iPad applications complete the portfolio of scorio.com. The Music Notator App allows musicians to write their music on the go. The Music Case App transposes partitions or creates new page breaks at one touch.
Finale 2011 brings with it a smattering of new and improved features, mostly focused on the areas of fonts, lyrics, and staff management.Â After seeing the changes first hand we will try to answer the question, is it really worth it to upgrade to Finale 2011?