Music Notation Software

Discussion in 'Computer Corner' started by SamHayday, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. SamHayday

    SamHayday Member

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    Hey, all!

    I've been looking around for quite a while but I havn't found any good yet affordable music notation software... has anyone got any suggestions? :D
     
  2. James Yelland

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    Take a look at this:

    http://www.braeburn.co.uk/mp.htm

    I find it to be very user friendly and the tutorials are very informal. And it's British.
     
  3. SamHayday

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    Thanks I'll have a look at it but it looks good :tup
     
  4. SamHayday

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    Hmmph... that's weird... it keeps on freezing on me.
     
  5. David Mann

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    I use PrintMusic! by Finale, does 95% of what I want to do, good brass band templates and MIDI input.
     
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  7. SamHayday

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    Yeah I have the trial of Noteworthy and I dont seem to like it... its not the capabilities or anything, I just don't like the interface.
     
  8. RonBarnes

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    Sibelius......................................... (particularly student/teacher versions)
     
  10. mikelyons

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    Except the student version isn't worth diddly! Most of the most useful features are missing.

    Go for the educational version. If you are in school or college you can get it much cheaper and still have all the functionality.
     
  11. SamHayday

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    Ok...

    I've just been on the Sibelius website and there were four notation products:

    Sibelius 5 Professional
    Sibelius Student
    G7
    Photoscore Ultimate

    Sibelius 5 costs £595 so let's forget about that for now, Student looks only slightly better than Finale Notepad which is free to download, G7 is for guitarists and Photoscore is for scanning music.

    But, as Sibelius 5 is all new, I'm assuming the Sibelius 1-4 are cheaper but I can't find them on their website. (Looks confused)
     
  12. SamHayday

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    Ahhhhh!

    I just looked at the videos of Sib 5 on their site and it looks so good I think I might cry! I'm gonna have to find £500 behind the sofa.
     
  13. mikelyons

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    If you go for the educational (not student) version, you can get it for about 300, rather than 500. There should be a link on the site to educational pricing. I would have put a link, but the Sibelius site seems to be down at the moment.
     
  14. tootnbuzz

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    Sibelius is the real thing. Don't be fooled by imitators!!
     
  15. SamHayday

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  16. SamHayday

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    Oh right it says US orders only ... nm
     
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  18. SamHayday

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    Yh I know ... that's what I said.
     
  19. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

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    I've never used sib5, but work off Sib3 at the moment, and that does pretty well everything I need. Very user friendly once sussed too.

    You can probably pick up an older version of sibelius for a few pennies if you look in the right place. Mine was £20 and a pint of beer to a mate who'd just upgraded to sib4.
     
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