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Clares Rhapsody II

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1992
Software for Archimedes

If you're looking for computer scorewriting, Rhapsody could be what you need - as well as helping to save the Archimedes from musical oblivion. Ian Waugh gets to know Clare and Archie.

Coda Music Finale

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1988
Software for the Apple Macintosh

Possibly the most sophisticated and powerful scorewriting program to date comes from American company Coda. Bob O'Donnell keeps the score.

Composers Pen

Review | Micro Music, Feb 1990

Paul Freeman gets composing with this notation package for the Amstrad

Copyist III

Review | Micro Music, Apr/May 1989

Scorewriting packages are becoming more and more popular Clive Grace looks at Dr T's top of the range offering

Digigram Proscore

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1991
Software for the Atari ST

The elite of ST scorewriting software is C-Lab's Notator and Steinberg's Cubase; their prices reflect this status. Ian Waugh makes the French connection and finds a cost-effective alternative.

Dr T Copyist

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1987
Software for IBM PC and Atari ST

Music transcription comes to Atari ST and IBM PC computers with this new program. Chris Many finds out if it does a better job than the human hand.

Dr T's Copyist Apprentice

Review | Music Technology, Aug 1990
Software for the Amiga

Dr T's programmers probably sieep as often as rust. Ian Waugh boots up the latest version of the successful Copyist scorewriting program - and finds that it's running on his Amiga.

Dr.T's Copyist

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1990
Music Transcription Program

Writing out full scores and individual parts for fellow musicians used to be a slavish occupation for a skilled select few. Now, with the benefit of low cost computers and music transcription programs like this one from DR.T, almost anyone can produce professional results that don't cost the earth. Amanda Stuart explores.

Finale - Part 1

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989
The best music program ever?

Part 1: In the States, Coda's Finale has been hailed as the "the most exciting use of the Apple Macintosh to date" and "the most powerful, most intelligent, most flexible music software available today". In this lengthy two-part review, Kendall Wrightson cuts through the hype to discover whether the claims are fact or fiction.

HB Engraver

Review | Music Technology, Jul 1989
Macintosh Notation Software

Desktop music publishing becomes a serious proposition with this sophisticated notation software for the Apple Mac. Dan Goldstein notates his way around the dots.

Hybrid Arts EZ-Score Plus

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1988
Software for the Atari ST

The first of a series of scoring programs for the Atari ST. Aaron Hollas checks out its extensive editing facilities and its compatibility with the company's sequencing programs.

Mark of the Unicorn Professional Composer

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1986
Software for Apple Macintosh

Our resident Mac user Martin Russ steps his way enthusiastically through two of the best written software packages for the Apple Macintosh computer [in this part] - 'Professional Composer', a music transcription program.

MOTU Professional Composer

Review | Music Technology, Jul 1992
Macintosh Scorewriting Software

One of the leaders of the Mac Pack is Mark Of The Unicorn's Professional Composer. Ian Waugh reports on the latest version of one of the leading Macintosh scorewriters.

Music Publisher

Review | Micro Music, Feb 1990

Eddy Roberts takes a look at this notation package

Musigraph

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1988
Software for the Atari ST

Tired of using pencil and paper to write out your music? Fancy a hi-tech fix for your next composition? Ian Waugh scores a line (or five) with a new graphics-based music notation package from French company SARO.

Passport Designs Encore

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1991
Atari ST Software

Already proven on the Macintosh, Passport's popular scorewriting program makes the transition to the humble ST. Ian Waugh likes the score and goes back for more.

Passport Designs' Encore

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1990
Software for Apple Macintosh

Passport's Encore Mac scorewriting software aims to optimise music entry, playback and printing in one program. Mike Collins checks out the dots and the dot matrix.

Passport Required?

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Aug 1985
Passport MIDI/4, Polywriter

Two new software packages

Quickscore Deluxe

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1993
Score writer for the PC

Settling scores on the PC

Run DMCS

Review | Micro Music, Aug/Sep 1989

Clive Grace writes a few notes on this sequencer for the Amiga and the Mac

SongWright IV

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1989
Software for IBM PC and compatibles

As scorewriting software increases in popularity, it increases in variety - if you're using an IBM PC and you're on a tight budget, Songwright could be for you. Ian Waugh scores the wright stuff.

Songwriter

Review | Micro Music, Apr/May 1989

Ian Waugh examines a package for the PC that should please all who come into contact with musos from the "old school"

Steinberg Masterscore II

Review | Music Technology, Aug 1992
Atari ST Software

The ST's final score?

Take Control

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1989
Music Publisher

Aimed at the professional scorewriter, this scorewriting program for the Atari ST goes a long way towards making complex scores easy to handle. Ian Waugh goes public.

 

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