|See What's New in MidiNotate Version 4.0!
Use MidiNotate to practice singing or playing your instrument for a section of a song. Set up a section of the song to repeat a specified number of times, with an optionally increasing tempo, and with pauses between each repeat.
Play Along With Your MIDI Keyboard or Controller
While MidiNotate is playing a song, practice or jam along with your MIDI keyboard, MIDI guitar, or other MIDI controller. You can specify the instrument sound for your performance.
Option to Compress or Stretch Spacing
A new Font Size and Spacing option lets you compress or stretch the layout of objects in the score. By compressing the spacing you can fit more measures on a page, without causing any overlaps of notes.
Create Fake Book Lead Sheet from MIDI File
Quickly prepare a fake book lead sheet from a MIDI file with one command that automatically analyzes the MIDI file to find the lyrics and melody, and determine the chords. The result is a single part with melody, lyrics and chord names. If you are a pianist or guitarist who plays from fake book lead sheets, you'll love this option.
Replace Written-Out Repeats in MIDI Files with Repeat Signs
MIDI files cannot include repeat marks, so repeats must be written-out in MIDI files. This is fine for playback, but is potentially inconvenient for printing scores produced from MIDI files. MidiNotate 4.0 now offers a set of options that let you: delete the repeated section of a song; add repeats marks; add endings ("1", "2", etc.); and insert barlines in the middle of a measure if the repeat starts or ends in the middle of a measure. Using these options, you can print the score and parts with fewer pages, because the repeats are no longer written out. Yet, you will still hear MidiNotate play back the repeats and endings as notated!
Add and Edit Lyrics With Ease
If your MIDI file is missing lyrics, or if your MIDI file editing program lacks a good lyric editing feature, MidiNotate 4.0 makes it easier than ever to add and edit lyrics in MIDI files, including multiple line verses.
Add and Edit Rehearsal Marks
Your band or choir members will appreciate that you can now add rehearsal marks to a score and include them in the printed instrument parts. But if you do not have a band or a choir, you'll still find it convenient to add rehearsal marks to the score and use them to specify sections of the song that you practice using the above described Practice Loops feature.
Edit Barline Styles
Change the style of any barline to single, double, dotted, end-of-song, start-repeat, or end-repeat.
Transcription Using Jazz/Swing Rhythm Style
A new option recognizes swing rhythms that would be normally notated as this:
and instead displays them like this:
Jazz musicians have been asking for this feature, and now they have it!
Print Selected Range of Measures
Previous versions of MidiNotate let you print selected pages and instrument parts; but now MidiNotate also lets you view and print a selected range of measures of the score.
More than 150 Links to MIDI File Web Sites
Use MidiNotate's built-in Internet Browser to find and automatically download, unzip, and convert to sheet music any number of MIDI and Karaoke files from the Internet. To help you find these files, we have in effect built into MidiNotate an extensive list of web sites providing free, high-quality, non-copyrighted MIDI files. You have immediate, convenient access to 10,000's of MIDI files. We provide a well-written review of each MIDI file site; and we constantly add to the list, and keep current entries up-to-date. MidiNotate makes it as easy as possible to find MIDI files and convert them to sheet music!
Improved Support for MIDI Soundcards and Devices
The MIDI Device Configuration window has been completely redesigned and simplified. This new design makes it particularly easy to configure MidiNotate for external MIDI devices, such as MIDI keyboards and sound modules.
Improved Arrangement of Menus and Palettes
Last, but not least, MidiNotate 4.0 offers an even more intuitive arrangement of menus and palettes that will immediately feel comfortable to you. The menus and palettes unobtrusively help you to learn keyboard shortcuts, which enable you to even more quickly navigate through the score and edit the notation