Finale, was Re: [linux-audio-user] NoteEdit-2.5.0 : Octaviation (va-lines)
cannam at all-day-breakfast.com
Sat Mar 13 09:40:19 EST 2004
On Friday 12 Mar 2004 10:22 pm, Mikhail Ramendik wrote:
> Actually, there seems to be a general contention among many Linux
> developers that non-WYSIWYG solutions produce better results
> (notably Lilypond).
> The big problem I see here is that many of these developers (with
> the notable exception of Joerg Anders who is present here) are more
> of the "programmer" type and do not understand traditional
That seems a peculiar statement, unless you're just commenting that a
programmer is unlikely to be a "traditional" musician. If you read
the interview I just posted at linuxmusician.com with the Lilypond
developers, it's pretty clear that they not only think about what
musicians and composers need, but are themselves active classical
musicians. And also they do appear to acknowledge that Lilypond is
not a program that's intended to be directly usable for composition.
The difficulty with something like Finale is that it tries to blur the
line: it's a score typesetting tool, but it looks like a
compositional tool. That makes it rather suboptimal for both, but if
you are a composer who wants to edit score as score and then be able
to typeset it, and you want to do that in a single program, then you
do seem to need something rather like it.
> I would need line
> wrapping (so that more than one line of previously entered notes
> would be visible)
fwiw, Rosegarden-4 does continuous page (one infinitely tall
screen-width page) and multiple page (WYSIWYG) score editing as well
as its linear left-right scrolling layout. It doesn't support as
many notational bits and bobs as NoteEdit though.
> and certain neat automation (notably beams)
What do you mean by automation?
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