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
You will find demos of the latest programme version under Download/Demos. The documentation can also be PDFdownloaded as PDF.
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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.
Individual voices are read out with a click from scores. These individual
voices can then be transposed or formatted as desired.
The combination of notation and MIDI-Sequencer makes it easy to convert
MIDI-Files into sheet music.
MC-Score includes extensive tools to create and edit the tablature for the
harmonica and the Swiss accordion.
Thanks to the 21 harmonica and Schwyzerörgeli templates (harmonica maps),
the correct tablature representation can be created directly on the sheet of music.
The functions also allow a quick rewriting of treble clef notes into the correct tablature notation.
A virtual keyboard can be displayed in the line view of the notation. The virtual
keyboard simplifies and speeds up the input of harmonica fingerings.
A powerful tool is the harmonica accompaniment generator. This generator immediately
creates the corresponding notes of the selected harmonica based on the entered chord/bass label.
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.
The global transpose "shifts" the whole song with all note excerpts into a new key. The piece will then also sound in the new key. The chord notation is also transposed.
Transposing voices only transposes the notation. However, when the piece is played, the base key still sounds.
Each note extract can be transposed for any instrument. The range of +/- 24 semitones makes it possible to write notes for e.g. Bb, Eb or F instrument.
In the sequencer view of MC-Score, parts or tracks can be transposed as desired. In doing so, the notes are shifted to the new pitch.
Creating drum notes is a breeze using the Drum Editor in the sequencer.
Where which drum instrument should be displayed in the notation is determined by a selected drum map.
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.
There are 14 tablature settings predefined. However, additional custom
tablature types can be defined and applied.
MIDI-Connections Score/Light/Free is not only a notation program but also a MIDI-Sequencer.
A song in progress is always a MIDI-Song. The MIDI-Sequencer is the basis from which
the different scores and single voices of a piece are derived. If something is changed
in the notation, this also changes the database in the MIDI-Sequencer. So a change in the
MIDI-Sequencer also has an effect in the notation view.
For each MIDI track there is a volume control, mute, boost and solo button.
The master volume knob adjusts the volume of each track by percentage.
The individual tracks can be divided into Parts (sections) and moved, copied or transposed. Working with parts allows a quick "rebuilding" of existing tracks, which can be used as a basis for notation or as a new MIDI file.
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!
With the integrated Stylemaker also the preinstalled Styles were produced.
Styles can be derived from existing styles or created from scratch.
As already described, MIDI files (*.mid files) can be displayed as sheet music with one click
and do not lose any MIDI data.
The program also contains unique tools that save the user a lot of work.
A great help for brass players is the valve/pull generator. This generator
automatically calculates the fingerings for the selected instrument. The
valve/pull generator can also "only" label the notes with their names or
the harmonica labeling developed by Noldi Tobler.
With the Grafic-Expert almost arbitrarily designed graphic objects can be
defined and subsequently used in the notation.
The GuitarExpert is an external program to manage guitar or ukulele symbols.
Any number of libraries can be created.
In order to listen to a music program, the computer must be connected to
sound devices. The sound device is usually the PC internal sound generator.
But external synthesizers or MIDI expanders can also be used. The device
library can be adapted to such MIDI-Expanders.