MC Musiceditor - free music notation software
MC Musiceditor is free/open source (GPLv2) music notation software (Windows). It has been developed with only one purpose: to make life of musicians easier when making scores. This results in a userfriendly editor which makes professional scores without requiring specific knowledge (other than musical basics)! In short: MC Musiceditor is the easiest way to write, refine, hear and print professional scores.
MC Musiceditor uses a modification of the ABC-language which was invented by Chris Walshaw. The ABC language is simple to use and can create music scores from basic melodies to a complex symphony score. Our modification of the ABC-language makes it, in our opinion, all easier (why? Part 1 - Part 2).
For the convenience of ABC-users, MC Musiceditor 6.0.9 and later is a hybrid version: you can use the MC Musiceditor for MCM-code (default) and ABC-code! The trigger is L:mcm_default. If found, the code will be interpreted as MCM. If L: value doesn't equal to 'mcm_default', the code will be interpreted as ABC.
Why should you use MC Musiceditor?
- It is very easy to use
- It has a very fast note-entry: you can make a score very quick (well, at least as fast as typing a text in your texteditor)
- The scriptbased editor enables you to manipulate data with a great ease
- It has an external previewer, that refreshes itself constantly. So you see what you have composed!
- The sheet music (PDF) is of a high quality (Example: Magnificat (2004) of Reinier Maliepaard)
- The software is donateware, so free to use and free of charge. But users are encouraged to make a small monetary donation (about 1,50 euro): see the donate buttons left.
- Note entry by mouse clicks, keyboard short cuts or just typing
- Chord entry by mouse clicks
- Export to PDF
- Export to Midi
- Pitch manipulations (transpose, pitch converter)
- Format functions (score, midi)
- File functions (rename, merge)