I always check out what Sean has to say. MusEdit looks very promising and, as soon as it is ported to Mac, I will definitely try it.
MusEdit will probably be ported to the Mac about the time that hell freezes over. I have this from the guy who programmed it. It was built on a Windows Midi toolkit and won't port without re-writing, I think is the deal. But I for one am curious to know if anybody has used it successfully on the Mac with one of the Windows on the Mac second layer programs, or on Wine.
I see that MusEdit is in the Amiga file format, a venerable and respected name. The Amiga is a great machine for sound and graphics, we had one at our community TV station for titling, it is probably still in use.
I think this is a misunderstanding. MusEdit is and always was a Windows program since it came out in '97. I'd be very surprised to hear that it ever ran on the Amiga. Or perhaps that was a little funny dig at its archaic properties? and I have no such subtle sense of humor? MusEdit just recently got upgraded again, by the way. When you buy it you get lifetime free upgrades.
KevinCollins wrote:If Sean says it's okay, it must be okay. Kevin
It is, however, not only OK, but from my POV a wonderful program and mostly a delight to work with, aside from a few little quirks that I have learned to work around. However, it's a nerd's program and is neither for "intuitive" types or for anybody who doesn't know notation well, because it has no clever provisions to protect the occasional chimpanzee user from writing meaningless nonsense or to make them appear intelligent by producing its own notation. Yes, it will translate TAB to notation, but you still have to be able to proofread it. One thing it doesn't do is make you put an instrument name in front of your first staff. "Guitar:" (duh.) There are very few cast-iron defaults - except that there is only one staff notation font. (For text you can use any font you have.)
Anybody who has MusEdit and has questions about how to do this or that can PM me.