MaxScore for Live

    Apr 20 2011 | 9:53 am
    We are proud to announce MaxScore for Live.
    MaxScore for Live brings music notation to Ableton Live and is part of the current MaxScore release.
    Download the files from
    and read the instructions carefully.
    In addition, you will need a JMSL license (30 days free, request an extension if you need more time to test), and a music font (current support is for the Maestro music font only; if you have Finale or Finale Notepad installed you may already have the font).
    MaxScore for Live is currently in beta stage. We welcome your comments, suggestions and criticisms.
    Georg Hajdu and Nick Didkovsky

    • Apr 20 2011 | 2:28 pm
      George / Nick
      Thanks I have been waiting for this. Was too lazy to do it myself.
      I will provide feedback after I have played with it.
    • May 23 2011 | 9:45 pm
      We have uploaded version 0.2 of MaxScore. This version includes a super fast XML parser (kudos to Ádám Siska), support for text and various music fonts (Jazz and Opus included) and a brand new plugin system called Scorepions for easy extension of MasterScore's functionality via custom Max patches (think Finale plugins). Refer to for further information.
    • May 24 2011 | 12:27 am
      What's the price after the 30-day demo runs out?
    • May 24 2011 | 5:49 pm
      We are planning to offer a $49 MaxScore license. Ask Nick Didkovsky for an extension on the demo until we're ready to announce the new license.
    • May 24 2011 | 6:01 pm
      Excellent, thanks!
    • Jul 29 2011 | 1:08 am
      This is a preview of the upcoming graphics editor for MaxScore for Live. The editor will enable users to create extra articulations and expressions and store them in a library. They can be attached to notes, staves and/or measures and edited as groups. There are 14 basic shapes/elements to choose from which all can be colored and made transparent. Pictures can be resized and cropped. Graphics can also be exported as svg files.
      We are expecting to be done by mid-August.
    • Aug 23 2016 | 8:40 pm
      MaxScore 0.8 in the works
      We are working on a new version of MaxScore which we will begin to beta test shortly. This version will draw to a new canvas implementing the MGraphics drawing language, thereby kissing goodbye to the old canvas which was based on a 30-year old technology called QuickDraw. Users will appreciate the ability to display svg files, use Bezier curves as well as to transform (rotation and distortion) any graphics element, greatly enhancing the appearance of scores generated with MaxScore/LiveScore. The Picster editor was also improved in the meantime, now working in tandem with the MGraphics-based canvas. We are looking forward to great scores, be it purely graphical or hybrid.
    • May 16 2021 | 9:32 pm
      We would like to announce MaxScore 2.0. This version has a number of new features such as: - Proportional notation - Scrolling scores - Rendering to browsers and Jitter - Improved graphics - Expressions (attach messages to graphic element) - Staff styles and editors for tablature, clef designer, Bohlen-Pierce microtonality and percussion notation as well as hundreds of bug fixes and improvements. It also includes DJster and a JDK installer. Get the MaxScore installer from