The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20729   Message #252163
Posted By: M. Ted (inactive)
05-Jul-00 - 10:59 AM
Thread Name: Music to Midi programme
Subject: RE: Music to Midi programme
Lucius, I use Mac, and I am currently running System 8.6--I am hesitant to jump up, because I regularly open things that were written in programs for System 7.0 and earlier, and every upgrade seems to make some function or even a whole program un-useable.

I have been using Overture for a while, (since May 4, to be exact) although just to generate lead sheets from midi files(I am still in the process of setting up my office again, so I can't use my MIDI keyboard, so I just do keypad entries) I don't like the way the staff looks as much as I liked the Finale staff (I can change it, but haven't really had time to fool with it yet) but the notation doesn't need much work at all--

The thing that makes me sick, is that I have gone back and turned MIDI pieces that I have written into Overture Scores that required basically no work to be playable, and it is stuff that I spent many hours cleaning up after converting to Finale, years ago, when it was first written.

I tried Sibelius a while ago, and probably still have it somewhere--I had some sort of techical problem with it, though I don't remember what(may have been running a PPC version on a 68k machine) but I do remember that it at least looked like it would be fun to use (Not a small point,remember, I was using Finale a lot at the time).

I has been a while since I have done any serious work, and I am in the process of getting ready to do a couple of big projects, so I will be remediating my tech skills, and getting up to date on the technology fairly soon (I hope!!)--

Then, I will start to have a sense of what I can manage and what I can't--