MagicScore Maestro is the fastest way to compose music and create print-ready music notation. Enter musical notes quickly using optimized tools or by playing your USB-MIDI keyboard or controller. Easily edit your score with powerful music notation tools that let you place individual notes, brackets, bar lines, clefs, articulations, and other symbols precisely where you want them. Transpose entire scores or individual instrument parts with just a few clicks. Insert comments, links, and other elements throughout your score. MagicScore Maestro includes standard music notation symbols plus drum/percussion notation, guitar notation (tablature), and chord diagrams.
Listen to instrument parts and arrangements with MIDI instrument sounds to help you write for everything from solo piano to full orchestra. You can also import .sf2 instruments! Mix the score down to an MP3 and share it with others. Output your compositions as clean, easy-to-read music notation files for creating engraver quality prints or save them in popular formats for publishing to the web or other applications. MagicScore Maestro is an incredible value in music notation software, giving you features found in notation software costing 3 to 4 times more!
Easy and Versatile Note Entry
Enter notes using Quick Input mode, the Chord Builder tool, or an extended tool palette of musical notes and symbols. You can also use a MIDI keyboard (or other MIDI controller) to easily record notes in either step or real time. Stuck on the bus without an instrument? Don’t let that stop you from writing. The notation software includes a virtual piano to let you input notes and rests. Guitar chord features include entering guitar chords from a user-extensible chord library and the ability for chord patterns to be saved as templates.
Powerful Music Notation Software Tools
Each individual element in a score can be edited and moved wherever the composer desires. The Notes and Symbols Palette makes it easy to the enter notes, clefs, keys, rests, tab, and all the symbols required to create professional music notation. To speed up note entry you can combine entering a note along with its style, semitone, microtone, tremolo, triplet, and other symbols in one stroke. There is even a microtonal editor that allows you to create music notation for pitches in microtonal steps. For ease of use, frequently used symbols can be maximized. Hot Keys are available to quickly switch between modes for adding different types of music notation symbols to your score, plus you can design and save your own library of notation symbols. Guitar notation includes symbol and playback support for bends, hammer-ons/pull-offs, vibrato and other techniques. Users can also add custom instruments and tunings. Also it’s easy to switch between guitar tab notation and standard music notation views and to mix the two music notation styles in one document.
Hear It As You Write It
MagicScore Maestro lets you access a full range of band and orchestral MIDI instrument sounds, so you can listen to your score as you create it. Also you can import Sound Font files (.sf2) to gain access to even more instrument sounds. Use the piano roll-style Playback Editor to fine-tune how notes are played via MIDI. Plus a drum map editor is included to simplify assigning notes to MIDI percussion sounds.
Publish Your Music for Print or the Web
Complete scores and/or individual parts can be printed out or exported as PDFs. Export pages as JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, or WMF for easy publishing in other applications. Use the “Copy as Picture” feature to select portions of the score and save as image files to share. You can also export individual parts or your entire composition in WAV or MP3 audio format to share the audio rendition of your work.
- Supported OS: [Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP]
- Processor: 1 Ghz CPU
- RAM: 1 GB RAM
- Hard Disk: 50 MB HDD
- Video Card: Video Card
- Additional Requirements: 800 X 600 Display (recommended 1024 X768 or higher)
- Recommended Processor: 2 Ghz CPU
- Recommended RAM: 2 GB RAM
Input notes quickly via the extensive Note/Symbol Tool Palette, a virtual piano or guitar, Chord Builder, or your MIDI device
Extensive score creation and editing tools, unheard of in this price range, let you place notes and symbols exactly where you want them to make great-looking scores. You even get the piano roll-style Playback Editor for optimizing MIDI playback
Full control of page layout including text orientation and symbol placements
Listen to scores using the built-in library of MIDI instrument sounds and/or 3rd party Sound Fonts (SF2) instruments
Print, preview, or export scores as PDF, BMP, JPEG, and GIF to publish your music via print or the web. Import/export MIDI and Music XML files for exchanging with other music applications