Hi John I remember talking about this on MidiMart when it was active. I had got a free version (everything has to be free with me) and you expressed an interest in it back then. It came with one of those discs from a computer mag. I used to use it quite a lot for notation, but unfortunately with the advent of W7, it ceased to work, as did many of my other programs (sorely missed). I just went for a looksee at Mozart and it's a bit too expensive for me. I use MuseScore now. It's adequate enough, although it does have a couple of drawbacks which will hopefully be ironed out in the future. I also mentioned Anvil Studio (free) and you checked it out and gave that a thumbs up as well. As always, Take care, Bri
Hi Brian, Yes, sometime back now wasn't it! I bought Mozart when it was version 9 and a bit cheaper than it is today at version 11. It really doesn't need upgrading for the tasks I use it for. However, much the same can be done from directly within the notation window of XGworks but it doesn't handle the more complex notation tasks as well as a 'proper' notation program. Anvil isn't bad and does most of what one needs to in MIDI but somehow I can't get along with the interface. One called Sekaiju (from Japan) is another new one on the block and works pretty well. But, for me, nothing has yet surpassed XGworks for working in MIDI. It certainly has it's drawbacks and is nothing like e.g. Sonar 7 or Cubase with their wealth of audio and MIDI capabilities. Reaper, now on version 4, is becoming quite a strong contender, but I don't think has notation in it yet. XGworks offers notation, piano roll, guitar Tab, an event list as well as being able to record and embed audio files for playback, and has a nice simple old fashioned interface, not too cluttered. Granted it's focussed towards XG file creation but I use it all the time for my creations using virtual instruments.