One of the best ideas I;ve heard so far - and it was only a mention - is
MusicXML output from FTM. IWith MusicXML you can specify everything in a
musical score. Finale exports it and both Finale and Sibelius import.
Gary Lee Nelson
On 8 mai 06, at 23:23, Jean-Michel DARREMONT wrote:
> There are several objects developed by Peter Swinnen.
Peter already answered on this topic. The only problem is that his
great objects are Mac only (like mine, maybe PCs didn't reach Belgium
yet ;-), but we live in a multiplatform world now (but soon in a
processor monopoly one)!
JMSL is good for more advanced scores, and has a lot of very powerful
score-editing tools, as well as the ability to write your own
customized plugins. Since it's Java, it's naturally cross platform,
and the new edition has been tweaked to make it easy to integrate with
MaxMSP. It's got lots of cool features such as custom instruments that
adapt to dynamic name-spaces, so you can pass the same set of data to
different instruments and have it interpreted based on what the
instrument implements. It's got an exceptionally flexible transcriber
that is way more powerful than Finale, etc. (e.g. you can specify the
minimum number of notes for a tuplet, so a quintuplet can have only 2
notes in the grouping if you like, and you can specify preferred
While the score display is not on par with a professional notation
program in terms of screen appearance, the potential for algorithmic
editing far surpasses any other commercial products on the market.
Also, it exports MusicXML so you can always bring your score into
Finale, Sibelius, etc. for publishing.
It definitely depends on how much you need to do with scoring; for
short incipits, a max-based solution might be fine, but for heavier
stuff, JMSL is definitely worth a look.