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GUEST,pavane Tech: What would YOU like music software to do (32) RE: Tech: What would YOU like music software to do 21 Jan 04


Thank you for your wish-list!

1: Unlikely, it is a lot of work for a very unusual circumstance

2: I never intended HARMONY to be a scoring package - there are many programs out there which can take the output abc and display it beautifully (especially now HARMONY can write multi-voice abc).
The score display is best regarded as a draft mode.

3: Experiments on this are being done elsewhere, e.g. by Mr Red. Live music to score conversion, (e.g. wav to MIDI) is a very complex problem.

4: HARMONY does change from bass to treble and vice versa automatically, but only in one of the available display modes, and if you uncheck the Display Leger lines option.

5: This is one of the problems with your point 3. HARMONY will import simple MIDI and attempt to make sense of it, but must take notice of timing changes. (You could always delete them from the score later?)

6: Agreed. Making a HELP system is very labour-intensive, and the result is difficult to test. I am still a long way from ensuring that every relevant phrase is indexed in the HARMONY help file, particularly because it was added at a late stage. Releases up to 3.0 didn't have ANY help!

My current development priorities (not in order) are

a) Capture MIDI directly to score from a MIDI input device, e.g. keyboard. Related to your point 3.

b) Add tablature for strings

c) Provide a note style editor

but this may change if I get other requests

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