Xenon Labs have released version 2.3 of Symphony Pro – their music notation editor for the iPad. The update includes a number of new features and bug fixes.
Symphony Pro is a complete music notation editor for the iPad that allows you to quickly write and play back music wherever you and your iPad go.
Open up one of your saved compositions, or begin with a blank page, and you’re ready to start writing. You can also import MusicXML, MIDI, ABC, Symphony files, and even scanned music sheet downloaded from the web, opened from other apps such as Mail and Safari, or from the device via iTunes File Sharing.
Select a note length and then tap anywhere on the score to add a note. Use the 88-key virtual keyboard or a Core MIDI compatible keyboard to rapidly enter a series of notes or chords. You can use the recording tool to play in phrases in real-time.
Symphony Pro supports a wide range of notational elements, including dynamics, arpeggios, trills, accelerandos, glissandos, staccatos, tuplets, time and key signature changes, alternate endings, double bar-lines, and repeats. You can create and edit chord symbols and lyrics easily using the iPad’s standard keyboard.
When you’re done composing, you can export your piece as a MusicXML, MIDI, PDF, MP3, AAC, or Symphony file to iTunes or e-mail. You can also quickly save a screenshot of each page in your score to Photos.
Symphony Pro is great for working on pieces while you’re away from your workstation. It’s an invaluable tool for instructors, since it allows you to write out a part and have it immediately played back. It also works well as a sketchpad and sheet music viewer for musicians.
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