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  • MuseScore

  • MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Linux, Windows and Mac.

    tags: Portable arranging composing composition full-score
  • Sibelius

  • Sibelius is the world’s best-selling music notation software, trusted by top composers, publishers, and students alike. With Sibelius 7.5, you can express, accelerate, and promote your creativity in more ways than ever before, enabling you to deliver beautiful, professional scores faster and share audio and video versions of your work—with stunningly realistic musical phrasing—to make your talent stand out from the crowd. It’s the fastest, smartest, easiest way to write music for live performance, film and television, media entertainment, or in the classroom. »

    tags: music-production notation scorewriting
  • LilyPond

  • GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving. One of LilyPonds major goals is to produce scores that are engraved with traditional layout rules, reflecting the era when scores were engraved by hand. It uses a simple text notation for music input, which LilyPond interprets and processes in a series of stages. In the final stage, music notation is output to PDF (via PostScript) or other graphical formats, such as SVG or PNG. LilyPond also has the facility to generate MIDI files that correspond to the music notation output. »

    tags: audio-editor midi-composer music-editor music-production notation
  • Finale

  • Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for multiple tracks and very specific tweaking of instrument sounds for each track.

    tags: music-notation scorewriting
  • Dorico

  • Next-generation 64-bit scoring software for OS X and Windows, designed by musicians for musicians Beautiful engraved output with unrivaled attention to detail Flexible note input and powerful editing, including ability to insert and change duration of existing notes Streamlined, single window interface puts every tool at your fingertips

    tags: score-editor scorewriting music-scores
  • MagicScore

  • MagicScore is an easy and powerful music notation and composition software. MagicScore is the smart choice for musicians, composers, arrangers, teachers, students, choirs, ensembles and songwriters. Moreover, the prices of our products are really low.

    tags: midi music-production midi-composer music-composing
  • MusicDisruption

  • There are plenty of sites taking music to the internet, providing new ways of discovering the same songs we hear all day on the radio. MusicDisruption is doing the opposite, giving the internet back to musicians and music lovers. MusicDisruption is the only place to discover new musicians and be discovered yourself, to remix songs and let others remix yours ... to truly connect and collaborate with music lovers around the world.

    tags: digital-audio-workstation midi-sequencer music-discovery music-production online-collaboration
  • capella melody trainer

  • capella melody trainer listens while you are rehearsing! Inexact notes are a thing of the past: Somebody is listening while you are rehearsing, shows quietly but uncompromisingly where you did wrong, knows what you did well and never complains… Isn’t this the trainer you always dreamed of?!

    tags: music-production karaoke sheet-music practice score
  • capella playAlong

  • Take your own church choir home with you or play every solo to a large orchestral accompaniment!

    tags: music-production karaoke sheet-music karaoke-player playback
  • capella-scan

  • Dispatch re-typing of sheet music to a nuisance of the past! Let capella-scan transform your sheet music quickly into a ringing score that is ready for editing and printing. capella-scan has put an end to the laborious task of typing out notes. At last, there is now a way of transposing printed notes and creating part extraction from a printed score without having to type out sheet music note-for-note. capella-scan has been developed to recognize notes including bar lines, accidentals, clefs etc. as well as text, and to transform sheet music into capella files. The entire process takes only a few seconds. »

    tags: music-production sheet-music score-editor scorewriting scan-image
  • tonica fugata

  • The first software worldwide for compositions, canons, fugues.You know what it's like: Only an hour to go until choir practice and you had intended to compose a four-part harmony for your choir to sing... You have to do composition homework or a tricky analysis? tonica fugata does this work for you in a matter of seconds! tonica fugata composes four-part harmonies, canons, preludes, partita, fugues, Jazz standards, pop songs and realizes figured bass. While other programs try to delude users into thinking they are gifted composers with a primitive automatic accompaniment, tonica fugata uses a totally different approach: Based on neural networks, tonica fugata is actually able to compose in the style of the old masters. tonica fugata will solve the same task in different ways. You will be surprised! »

    tags: music-production sheet-music score-editor composing composer
  • Overture

  • Sonic Scores Overture is a powerful score editor and music composition software.

    tags: midi music-production score-editor vst-host
  • Pizzicato

  • Pizzicato is a music software to write and print your sheet music, but also to arrange and compose your own music or even learn music and music composition.

    tags: music-production music-notation learning-music