Kimberly Clemens replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"A lot of people have mentioned a lot of programs. I am a fan of Musescore http://musescore.org/ this is what I use and a lot of my friends use. Some of them have been Sibelius fans for years but once they started using Musescore they never went…"
Dec 19, 2011
Simon Godden replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"I wouldn't agree that the scores printed out by Sibelius are that much superior to Finale at all.  I'm extremely happy with the style of print, and much prefer it to the scores printed by Notion (which I believe are similar to Sibelius.
I've posted…"
Dec 15, 2011
Jack Pickett replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"I am going to pitch in and mention Logic. At @£400 (and a 4gb RAM Mac to run it on) it is not the cheapest option by but by far the best value and a pretty solid notation system out the box + more sounds than you can wave a stick at for putting your…"
Dec 15, 2011
Spiros Makris replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"finale and sibelius is what you are looking for.
personally I use finale, because that is what I got used to, and learning a new program all over again is such a pain. But I think the scores printed out of sibelius are much superior to those from…"
Dec 14, 2011
Felix Weber replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"I just purchased Notion 3 and I'm very happy with it.  You can run Notion 3 as a slave to Ableton and other software sequencers, too. (http://www.notionmusic.com)

I think there are indeed wav to midi converters (Logic has one built in, and Melodyne…"
Dec 13, 2011
Simon Godden replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"I have to agree with Adrian.  I've not used Sibelius, but I have used Notion, which is very user friendly, and it produces a half decent audio recording (for a notation package, nothing like a decent sequencer like Cubase, Logic etc).  However,…"
Dec 13, 2011
Adrian Allan replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"It has to be Finale or Sibelius.
The arguments over which is better rage on and on - and have occupied so many threads.
Most discussions tend to conclude that Finale can do more, but Sibelius is more user-friendly."
Dec 13, 2011
Michael Staff replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"I've heard good things about Finale although I use Sibelius and love it. It can do just about anything and the newer versions even have a feature to record an audio file once the score is notated."
Dec 13, 2011
Michael T replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"That's for sure! Basically, the software has yet to be invented that allows a person to produce printed music without that person having an extensive knowledge of notation. Who would trust it to be accurate? Even when I have played a part into a…"
Dec 10, 2011
Andrew Gleibman replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"Yes, many instruments now have MIDI outputs for inserting into a computer, so (I think) it is impractical to convert audio to MIDI; it is better to aply MIDI-featured instruments.
You should know, however, that MIDI generally is not a human-readable…"
Dec 10, 2011
Michael T replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"That seems like a very complicated way of doing things!
What kind of band do you play in? Not a concert band I presume, unless you play all those woodwind and brass instruments!! If you're talking guitars, basses, keyboards and drums that's…"
Dec 10, 2011
Simon Godden replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"I'm not in a band, but if you can a midi file out of Melodyne, buy Finale and you can do anything with it. Jay Toul said:
thanks, Melodyne is close to what I was looking for - something to translate the individual track/instrument.  My goal is too…"
Dec 10, 2011
Jay Toul replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"thanks, Melodyne is close to what I was looking for - something to translate the individual track/instrument.  My goal is too play and record each instrument myself and then be able translate to a midi, so I can then automatically document each…"
Dec 10, 2011
Simon Godden replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"Well, considering what's been achieved in the last 20 years, maybe you're right.  I'm looking forward to the day when I can go to Vienna, enter a time machine and travel back to 1825 and give Schubert some penicillin for his syphillis."
Dec 7, 2011
Adrian Allan replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"It is amazing how far Melodyne has actually got with transposing polyphonic and homphonic (chords) into midi that can be manipulated. Have you seen the demos, Simon? It really is getting closer to the point where scores can be made from CDs. Not…"
Dec 7, 2011
Michael T replied to Jay Toul's discussion which is the best score/notating software to use?
"As I said above - you can do it but on the individual parts, flute, violin etc...not the whole texture.
Instead of building a time machine, however, why not practice notating the parts the old fashioned way, by ear!  
Oh and btw, it is possible to…"
Dec 7, 2011
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