Why the notation editor is so important

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Why the notation editor is so important

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MusE's notation editor is IMHO the feature which sets it apart from other DAWs and sequencers.

No other FLOSS program with music notation support in my experience has audio capabilities as advanced as MusE's.

While other DAWs offer excellent audio (Ardour) and MIDI sequencing (LMMS, Qtractor, Zrythm), MusE is the only one which also offers a notation editor.

These are only my thoughts, of course, which I just wanted to share :D
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I have never used it, but if it works, I am sure that I will.

I recently (for the first time in my life) scored some music for flute and clarinet, and I did that by hand, even though the music partly was already recorded in MusE. Maybe MusE can already do this? I have to check it out!

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oscillator wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 9:25 am I have never used it, but if it works, I am sure that I will.

I recently (for the first time in my life) scored some music for flute and clarinet, and I did that by hand, even though the music partly was already recorded in MusE. Maybe MusE can already do this? I have to check it out!

Thanks for reminding me, @Basslint!
I have to thank you because before our collaboration I did not really take MusE into consideration - as a guitar player, Ardour felt simply too comfortable! Then I thought, MusE 4 recently came out, why I don't give it a try? And went on their issue tracker to find a very pleasant and welcoming environment! So much that I'm already trying to contribute to MusE.
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Basslint wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 10:24 am I have to thank you because before our collaboration I did not really take MusE into consideration - as a guitar player, Ardour felt simply too comfortable! Then I thought, MusE 4 recently came out, why I don't give it a try? And went on their issue tracker to find a very pleasant and welcoming environment! So much that I'm already trying to contribute to MusE.
That is great in so many ways! :)

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Basslint wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 9:03 am MusE is the only one which also offers a notation editor.
and what about Rosegarden? It has all those features as well I suppose? (But I feel more confortable with MusE!)
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garvalf wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:05 pm and what about Rosegarden? It has all those features as well I suppose? (But I feel more confortable with MusE!)
Rosegarden does not try to be a DAW, sadly. If they did, they would implement LV2 at the very least. :?
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Re: Why the notation editor is so important

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It's important to me because I have often had sheet music to play on midi.
I can read music, but not fluently, I don't sight read - so being able to copy onto a music stave is so useful.
Ok, I could do it in Musescore and import it, but I don't have to !
Also, I love that you can drag the note length on the stave - I've not seen that feature in any other app with a stave editor.
MusE has become my go-to sequencer because it does everything I need. I like LMMS because it's simple, just works without any complicated setup, and has lots of built-in stuff. Also like the beat-bassline editor - but there are limitations I don't have with MusE. Eg no drum editor, no stave input.
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