NoteAbilityPro is a feature-rich OS X app that enables you to generate beautiful music scores quickly and accurately, to listen to your score through MIDI synthesizers or built-in audio devices.
NoteAbility combines both musical intelligence and graphical flexibility in a direct and intuitive graphical user interface.
Notate anything from simple melodies to complex avant garde orchestral music, play the score on your MIDI synthesizer or using Quicktime Musical Instruments and print a publishable copy of your score on any OS-X compatible printer.
NoteAbilityPro was designed to be as natural as possible for the composer or arranger to use.
NoteAbilityPro is page-oriented in design, and emphasizes flexible graphical control of music images, intelligent automation of notational syntax, WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) display and an accessible and a direct user interface.
Here are some key features of "NoteAbility Pro":
· Complete set of standard and extended music images (including graphical versions of most images that can be placed anywhere on the page).
· A wide variety of entry methods including mouse, on-screen keyboard, MIDI step time, MIDI real time and QuickScrawl (gesture recognition).
· No limits on score size, image size, number of staves, rhythmic complexity, chord complexity, beaming, tuplet groupings, etc.
· On-screen inspector for modifying the attributes of images and altering the layout of your score.
· Selection options include shift-selection and selection across multiple pages for efficient editing of your score.
· Drag and drop TIFF or PDF graphics from a library of custom images.
· Extensive import and export options.
· Automatic part extraction.
· Playback through MIDI and/or QuickTime.
· Complete on-line help (HTML and PDF).
· Unlimited number of pages per document
· Unlimited page size (width and height)
· User-specified margins
· Up to 40 systems per page
· Up to 40 staves per system
· Up to 16 measures per system (expandable after setup)
· Standard clefs (treble, alto, tenor, bass, soprano, treble-tenor, octave-bass, percussion)
· Variable number of lines in staff (1 - 6)
· Staff type (number of lines) may change at any location
· Staff segments may be hidden at any location
· Standard key signatures
· All time signatures from 1/1 to 32/32 plus complex time signatures (eg. 1/4 3/8)
· Standard and custom braces on each system (including nested braces)
· Standard & custom barlines on each system
· Staff labels (right or left justified in any font & font size)
· Automatic addition of pages as needed
· Document display from 25% to 1000%
· Adjustable page size
· Any Macintosh computer capable of running the OS-X operating system. This includes all Macs with a G3, G4, or better processor.
· At least 128 MBytes of RAM.
· At least 100 Mbytes of free disk space.
· Any Mac OS X compatible printer (using USB, Appletalk or on a network).
· Any Mac OS X compatible USB Midi interface (optional).
· Registration screen at startup.
· You are not allowed to save files, copy or export in certain formats, and printing is restricted to the first page only.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
Two new graphics tools were added to the Image Palette to enable you to add freehand line graphics or freehand curve graphics:
· The Freehand graphics tools can be used to draw a connected series of lines or curves. To draw a freehand graphic, begin by clicking the mouse and dragging. Each time you want a change in the line direction, click the mouse again and when you are finished creating your graphic image, double-click the mouse button to complete the image. Each time the mouse button is clicked, a control point will be added to your image. There can be up to 32 control points added in a freehand graphic image.
· Freehand graphics drawn with the Freehand Line and Freehand Curve tools
· The control points of the Freehand graphics objects are shown below -- each of these control points can be altered.
· Two menu items were added to the Graphics Pane pull-down menu so that you can close a selected freehand graphic image (i.e.
· join the beginning and ending points) and set them to be filled ...