MIDI-Connections Light 6.2.1

MIDI Connections Light is the small version of MIDI Connections Score. The structure and operation of the editors is identical to the score. The functionality is however somewhat reduced.

You will find demos of the latest programme version under Download/Demos. The documentation can also be PDFdownloaded as PDF.

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Sheet music and scores:

For music students, choirs, or brass bands, scores of up to 2 staves can be freely scaled and formatted on the score sheet in the notation of the MC-Score. In one stave, 8 different keys can be selected and up to four-voice polyphony can be displayed. Over 150 articulation-, arrangement- and auxiliary -symbols as well as your own text blocks can be used on the sheet music.

Individual voices are read out with a click from scores. These individual voices can then be transposed or formatted as desired. Therefore, the single line of a score can be generated in different keys and tonalities as a separate notation excerpt. The score and the different single lines remain in the same file and have the same notation basis. Changes in the notation material in the score simultaneously change the corresponding note in the corresponding single lines.

The combination of notation and MIDI sequencer makes it easy to convert MIDI files into sheet music. You can select the tracks of the MIDI file to be displayed on the sheet, then the desired key and the MIDI file track. If the file already contains text and chords, these can be inserted and positioned as desired. Of course, missing or incorrect texts and chords in the sheet can be adapted or re-entered.

Drum notation:

Creating drum notation is child's play in the sequencer using the Drum Editor. Your own or pre-prepared standard drum maps (notation assignment table) automatically convert the patterns from the Drum Editor into the correct drum notation.

Edit MIDI files:

As already mentioned, MIDI files can be displayed as sheet music with one click. The MIDI sequencer is the actual source of information for the note display. If you change something in the MIDI sequencer, the note display also changes. If the notation is changed, the data in the MIDI sequencer will also change. Additionally, when a loaded MIDI song is edited in the notation, it remains a MIDI song that can be saved as a MIDI file. No MIDI data will be lost unless they are changed or deleted.
The MIDI sequencer recognizes SMF/XF chords, karaoke text, time signature and key, which are stored in a MIDI file. All notes, chords, texts, controllers, ProgrammeChange, PitchBend or Syex messages can be changed, added or deleted in the various editors. The Multi-Grid, Drum-Grid, Event editor and the notation are available for this purpose.

Tracks and parts:

A volume scroller and a mute, boost and solo button are available for each MIDI track. The master volume scroller adjusts the volume of the individual tracks as a percentage. An extensive device library simplifies the swapping of sounds and voices of each track. Be it MIDI channels, reverb, panning, chorus, tempo, volume, or sound assignments, all of these can be done easily in the MIDI sequencer with its editors.

The individual tracks can be divided into parts (sections), divided and moved, copied or transposed. Working with parts allows for a fast "conversion" of existing pieces, which can be used as a basis for the notation or as a new MIDI file.

Tools:

The programme also includes unique tools that save the user a lot of work. The new Compressor function allows you to narrow down (from-to) velocity values of individual tracks or parts (sections). This is an interesting feature for many Mega Voice friends! If the chords are missing in a MIDI file, the Song Analyser can help; this calculates the chords according to the rules of harmony. Another tool is the guitar chord generator, which loads the corresponding chord symbols from a chord library by means of the chord symbols entered. (Avalable Only in MC-Score: The global fade-in/out function shows or hide one or all tracks. With the aid of these chords, individual voices can then be converted into polyphonic melodies using the harmoniser.)

The band part:

The band part of MIDI Connections contains a "five-man band" as a training partner. Choose from an abundance of 70 music styles, such as Swing, HipHop, Pop, Rock ... Whether you are a trumpeter, guitarist or pianist – it makes practicing fun! The band part only needs the "lead sheet", i.e. the chords of the piece and generates the appropriate accompaniment in the selected music style. The accompaniment created can be edited further in the sequencer. A melody can be entered or imported into the accompaniment generated and a complete MIDI song can be played on all MIDI file keyboards, computers or MIDI file players.

Notation Part:

  • up to 2 systems
  • score/single part splitter
  • score and single parts in one file
  • 8 different clefs
  • freely scalable note set
  • up to 4-voice note set
  • 150 articulation and arrangement symbols
  • accordeon register symbols
  • up to 6 verses (incl. karaoke text)
  • drum notation (gm drum map)
  • guitar chord library
  • piano symbol library
  • free-positionable text, symbols and graphics
  • graphic symbol import (jpg, bmp, ico, emf, wmf)
  • project expert for new templates
  • score and single part export as a pdf file
  • easy header and footer input
  • supports portrait and landscape formats
  • global margin und space definition
  • transposition over 4 octaves
  • user-selectable background
Tools:
  • hamony analyser (chord recognition)
  • guitar chords generator

MIDI-Sequencer:

  • 64-track MIDI-sequencer
  • track and global transposition
  • drum grid editor
  • piano editor
  • event editor
  • notation in the line view
  • mixer page
  • graphical controller editor
  • voice splitter (separator)
  • Compressor for Mega Voice
Accompaniment Generator Features:
  • 70 styles with up to 5 instrumentens
  • guitar pick-generator
Instrument Libary:
  • GM, GS and XG-compatible
  • freely defined MIDI-instruments
  • controller library
  • sysex administration
  • over 100 prepared MIDI-devices
MIDI-Files:
  • import und export with format 0 und 1
  • saves karaoke text and chords
  • XF-chord import and export
General Functions:
  • favorites
  • Internal song management with search function
  • guitar expert (external program)
  • programmable shortcuts
  • adjustable screen layout
  • multisong
  • simple load dialogue
System Requirements:
  • operating system XP, Vista, Win7, Win8 or Win10
  • installed MIDI-playback

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