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Knowledgebase : How to Use Notation Products
The Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth is disabled by default in version 3 of our products, but can be enabled upon customer request, and if it is present on your particular Windows 10 machine (the GS Wavetable is present in all previous versions of Windows). ...
How do I get the latest update to my version of Notation Musician or Notation Composer? Please note that versions prior to version 3 are no longer supported - please click here see our announcement [http://notation.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/...
You can create a desktop shortcut by doing the following on your Mac: 1. Open Finder by clicking the icon on the bottom far left of your screen. 2. In the Search field, type "composer.exe" (or "musician.exe") without the quotation marks, and be sure to c...
Dear Musicians, There are quite a few long-time customers who use and like the old software versions of Notation Software. For many years we have provided support back to very early versions of our software. However, due to the obsolescence of those pro...
Due to various issues, the MIDI File Directory is now part of a private website at www.beanfieldcastle.net/MIDI_Directory.html You may want to bookmark the page as the new "home" page for your Notation browser. To do this, you can use "Preferences...
Yes, there is a growing series of tutorial videos available at www.notation.com/TutorialVideos.php [1] Comments, questions, and suggestions are welcome! Links: ------ [1] http://www.notation-software.com/TutorialVideos.php
We are pleased to offer our software to Mac users with the version 3.0.2 release and following. For full details please see our page at www.notation.com/MAC.php
Yes, all Notation software products (Player, Musician, and Composer) are compatible with Windows 8 and earlier versions of Windows back to Windows XP.
For a full discussion of how to use VST instruments with Notation products, please see the many discussions in our Users Forum (www.notation.com/vb-forum/index.php), as well as the Tutorial Videos at www.notation.com/TutorialVideos.php . The basic ...
For a video tutorial about Transpositions, you can see our page at www.notation.com/TutorialVideos.php For "transposing a single staff", we'll need to differentiate between 3 different transposing operations that you can do: 1. "Transpose the key"...
Printable Acrobat PDF versions of the Notation Musician and Notation Composer Users Guides (documentation) are available for download, or for purchase of a bound paper copy. Please visit www.notation.com/Documentation.php [1] for details about our documen...
Notation Musician and Notation Composer offer many options for preparing piano parts from MIDI files: * If the piano part in the MIDI file is all in one staff (track), you can split that staff into right-hand (treble clef) and left-hand (bass clef) st...
All MidiNotate and Notation products save MIDI files in MIDI File Format Type 1. Some MIDI keyboards can read MIDI files saved on a floppy disk from your computer. Some MIDI keyboards expect the MIDI file to use MIDI File Format Type 0, rather than the Fo...
We have a tutorial video for this which you can view or download at www.notation.com/TutorialVideos.php There are also discussions in our User Forum (www.notation.com/vb-forum/index.php)- just search for "Garritan libraries" to find lots of good cha...
The Prepare Fake Book Lead Sheet command (in the Part menu) produces a single part with the melody, lyrics, and chord names. This command tries to automatically determine which song track has the melody, and which has the lyrics, before it merges the melo...
In Notation's File menu, there is a command named "Download MIDI Files From the Internet". If you have selected to use the Internal Browser, then this command should temporarily change Notation's window into an Internet browsing window. This Internet brow...
Please note that this FAQ is for customers of the original MidiNotate product. This issue has since been resolved for Notation products. MidiNotate's HARMONY_.TTF font file was incorrectly created with a "no embedding" property. For some PDF creation to...
There are many ways to add notes to a song using Notation Composer. You can add notes with the mouse, with your computer keyboard, or with a MIDI instrument connected to your computer. Please see the User's Guide (Help/User's Guide) in the section "Editin...
Notation Composer allows you to change the pitch of notes by selecting them (simply left-clicking on the note(s) you want to change), and then using the up/down arrow keys to move the note(s) to the desired pitch in half-step increments, or use Page Up/Do...
Version 3.0.2 of our software now has an option to save a PDF of your file. You can use File/Export...PDF to save a PDF copy of your file. For earlier versions of our software, it is easy to produce an Adobe PDF file version of a score prepared by Notat...
Notation products' Staff menu offers two commands: (1) Transpose Actual Pitches and (2) Transpose Instrument Key. The first command transposes all of pitches up or down-- both what you hear and what you see. The second command (Transpose Instrument Key)...
Many MIDI files (with a .mid file name extension) do not have lyrics. If there are not lyrics in the MIDI file, then there are no lyrics for Notation to display. All Karaoke files (with a .kar file name extension) do have lyrics. Notation will always disp...
You can copy an excerpt of the music score from a Notation product, and paste it into the document of another program, by following these steps: In Notation, go to the portion of the score you want to cut and paste. Resize and scroll the window as d...
The procedure is different, depending on what Internet browser you are using, and whether there is a MIDI player installed on your system. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer as the browser and no MIDI player is installed on your system: W...
No, Notation does not offer an option to convert audio (MP3, WAV, or CD) to MIDI. There is one company that seems to have solved the audio-to-MIDI problem.  Celemony's Melodyne Editor with Direct Note Access (DNA) technology is a promising new developm...
The NoteSoft file format is defined by Notation Software, Inc. A NoteSoft file has a Not file name extension. The contents of a NoteSoft file consist of the details of the notated score, integrated with the original MIDI data. The NoteSoft file also saves...
Notation products can convert MIDI files, format 0 or format 1, into notated scores. MIDI files have a Mid file name extension. Notation can convert Karaoke (.kar) files into notated scores. Notation can also read a NoteSoft file, which has a .not f...
Notation products offer many ways to reduce the number of pages in a printed score: If the score shows parts for instruments other than the one you for which you wish to print its part, then use the Part "drop list" to select just your instrument pa...
Notation products automatically produce single-instrument Parts for each staff that contains music notes. To quickly see any of these, use the convenient Part "drop list" in the main menu bar to view and select any single-staff part in the file.
Different people have different preferences for how to learn to use software, the main distinction being whether they prefer to read documentation, view videos (available in the Users Forum at http://www.notation.com/vb-forum/forumdisplay.php?f=2856) or...
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