MIDI-Connections Score 6.2.1

With MIDI-Connections Score you get a comprehensive package for creating and editing notation and MIDI files. The programme is a combination of a notation programme and a MIDI sequencer programme. This combination makes it possible to perform the most diverse work on creating music in the simplest and fastest way. Be it printed scores, sheet music or playable MIDI sequences, you can combine the various editors for your work.

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Sheet music and scores:

For music students, choirs, or brass bands, scores of up to 64 staves can be freely scaled and formatted on the score sheet in the notation of the MC-Score. In one stave, 14 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. With self-created drum maps, individual percussion instruments such as Congas can be easily converted into notes.

Tablature for Harmonica and Swiss accordion:

C-Score includes extensive tools to create and edit the tablature for the harmonica and the Swiss accordion. Treble clef notes that have already been created can also be displayed as a tablature with the change of key. The missing pull-push and shift-row information are then assigned to the individual notes or entire note groups. In a file, the same notes can be created as a tablature excerpt and can be created as an excerpt for trumpet or clarinet.

The harmonic accompaniment generator is a useful tool. This generator creates the corresponding tones of the selected harmonica by means of the chord / bass annotation entered. You can see the tablature melody with chord / bass annotation in the notation and hear the whole thing played like a harmonica.

With the LIMEX-, OKL-MIDI or a Swiss accordion, all necessary information can be imported for a correct tablature. Push/pull, shift row and bass/chord annotations are automatically generated. Music publishers such as Musikverlag Knöpferl write their music books with MIDI Connections Score.

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! Or the global fade-in/out function to show or hide one or all tracks. If the chords are missing in a MIDI file, the Song Analyser can help; this calculates the chords according to the rules of harmony. With the aid of these chords, individual voices can then be converted into polyphonic melodies using the harmoniser. Another tool is the guitar chord generator, which loads the corresponding chord symbols from a chord library by means of the chord symbols entered.

Tablature and fingering annotation:

Guitarists, bass players and other string instrumentalists prefer to read notes in the tablature rather than in the notation. Entered notes can be displayed as a tablature in almost any tuned stringed instruments. It is possible to select definable tonalities freely between 1-8-strings. In order to display notes in the desired position, each note can be assigned a string offset. A series of Bendig symbols can be freely positioned to the tablature or the notes.

The valve/slide generator is a big help for brass players. With this generator, the fingerings for the selected instrument are automatically calculated. For the trombone, the numbers 1 to 7, for trumpets the corresponding key combination such as 1 3 or 0. The valve/slide generator can also provide the notes with "only” their names or the Noldi Tobler-developed harmonica annotation. Thanks to this extension, the notes of his courses are quickly and precisely supplemented by the blow/suction symbols of the harmonica.

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.

Edit Yamaha Styles:

There’s also something for Yamaha-style owners. The MIDI sequencer recognizes Yamaha styles with their CASM data. The MIDI sequencer can be used to change the volume and swap sounds. The integrated CASM editor allows you to edit the individual records of Yamaha styles.

Notation Part:

  • up to 64 systems
  • score/single part splitter
  • score and single parts in one file
  • 14 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)
  • user-defined drum maps
  • guitar chord library
  • automatic tabulatour for 1-8 strings
  • 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 emf or 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)
  • voice harmoniser (voice generator)
  • guitar chords generator
  • valve and slide generators for tp/tb
  • note annotation generator (freely selectable)
  • harmonika generator
  • CASM Yamaha-style-editor

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
  • pitch bend tool (curve selection, resolution..)
  • fade-in/out-generator
  • 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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