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Sound can be generated using a large variety of methods, depending on the desired result. When it comes to music, the computer has become both a powerful processing unit, as well as an instrument, with tools that let you create songs only using the keyboard and mouse. In a more specialized manner, MuseScore offers a different approach on creation, putting emphasis on staves and notes, rather than sliders and knobs.
Well-organized, comprehensive design
Regardless of your experience with music creation applications, getting acquainted with features is not something to worry about. With an intuitive design and quickly accessible functions, the application is sure to get you up and running in the blink of an eye.
Get inspired by others and share your creations
As an alternative to directly rushing into discovering functions by yourself, you can take you time and load several example, or even use a side panel to quickly connect to an online community where you can download new songs, and when you feel ready upload your own creations.
In terms of creation, the only limit is your imagination. With the possibility to create an unlimited number of staves, make use of every note, custom instruments, breaths and pauses, key and time signatures, possibilities are endless.
Multiple supported file formats
In addition to the large variety of instruments and even a few visual customization options, the application has yet another major advantage. Export options are abundant and provide a great deal of flexibility, with supported formats ranging from the application's specific project type, MID, WAV, FLAC, OGG, to PDF and PNG for processing the page layout.
Visual and technical customization options
Multiple projects can be worked at a time, with clever support for tabs. What's more, customization also plays an important role, as mentioned above, various style options being at your disposal. In addition to making visual adjustments, technical details regarding notes and behavior, as well as the number of lines your stave haves can be altered.
To end with
All things considered, we can safely state that MuseScore is a powerful music studio dedicated for users of all experience levels. Support for a decent number of formats gives you the possibility to make use of the final result in more ways, while freedom to customize nearly all aspects lifts all limits of creating music the old-fashioned way, namely with notes and staves.
* WYSIWYG editing
* Wizard Setup functions
* Unlimited number of staves
* 4 voices (or parts) per staff
* Easy and fast note entry with mouse, keyboard or MIDI
* Import and export Music XML
* Automatic note head positioning
* Drum notation included
* Cross Staff beaming ability
* Unlimited time and key changes
* Pickup note measure supported
* Slur editing
* Unlimited Lyrics
* Unlimited Chord names
* Grace Notes
* Part extraction
* Plugins are supported!
* Midi/XML/PNG Export
* Mixer function
* Soundfont capable
* Partial interpretation of Expressions and repeatsWhats New:
December 27th, 2018
Automatic placement - potential collisions between elements are detected and resolved automatically, allowing you to easily create great-looking scores with little need for manual adjustment
Improved parts facility - link parts to specific voices within a staff
System dividers - automatically generate dividers between systems.
Staff type changes - change staff size, number of lines, and other properties mid-score
Temporary and cutaway staves - staves may appear and disappear as needed, including the ability to have empty measures be completely invisible
MuseJazz font - give all elements in your scores a handwritten appearance
Named noteheads - automatically display pitch names in noteheads using a variety of different naming schemes
Tours - get online help automatically as you need it
Timeline - navigate using a graphical overview of the music structure of your score that shows rehearsal marks, changes of tempo, key, and time signature, etc.
Score comparison tool - easily view differences between versions of a score
Single page mode - vertically scrolling view of your score
Improved Inspector - control more element properties and set style defaults directly from the Inspector window, including new above/below placement settings
Palette search - enter a search term to quickly find any symbol
Timewise note input and editing - insert and deletes notes and rests within measures, automatically shifting subsequent music forwards or backwards
Next/previous element - Alt+Right/Left shortcuts to navigate through each element of your score
Auto-update - no longer necessary to download and install new versions from musescore.org
Improved Mixer - mute individual voices, collapse channels into a single column, assign MIDI ports and channels
Improved Piano Roll Editor - easier control of the playback parameters of each note in your score
Redesigned Play Panel - docked within main window