QuickScore Elite How To

How to set the metronome

Getting Started   Tutorials  Manual  MIDI and Audio

Select the Metronome menu item from the Options menu when you want to change the settings for the audible metronome. The metronome can be used when you are playing or when you are recording. Normally it is used when you are recording.

The Metronome dialog appears when you select Metronome from the Options Menu. The Channel, Pitch and Velocity fields and Audition Metronome button refer to the note you will be using for the metronome. Select a note you like (usually a drum sound with a well-defined attack is good) and make sure it is as loud as you like it. The downbeat of each bar will be louder than the other beats and the velocity number you are setting refers to this note. The other beats are a little softer. Click on Audition Metronome to hear the note you have selected. Click on Audition Metronome again to silence it. The Count-in Beats field is used when you are recording. This is the number of beats you will hear before recording starts. Usually you will want to set this to a multiple of the number of beats in your bar.

Check the Metronome on Record option if you want to hear the metronome when you are recording. Normally this option is checked. Keep this option unchecked if you don't want to hear the metronome when you are recording. Click on the check box to check or uncheck the Metronome on Record option.

Check the Metronome on Play option if you want to hear the metronome when you are playing. Normally this option is not checked. Keep this option unchecked if you don't want to hear the metronome when you are playing. Click on the check box to check or uncheck the Metronome on Play option.

Once you have set the metronome the way you like, you should never have to set it again as long as you use QuickScore Elite.

How To

Play, record and synchronize
Open, save and print files and create tracks
Enter music
Edit Music
Format Music


Set MIDI input and output
Set the metronome
Change the sound for a track
Set the names for your instrument's patches (or programs)
Change the play/mute/solo status of a track
Set MIDI thru for your system

Open, save and print files and create tracks

Open a file
Save a file
Print a score
Print parts
Export a score
Enter a new track
Delete a track

Enter music

Enter notes with the mouse
Enter notes in step time
Enter triplets
Enter text
Enter lyrics
Enter a slur
Enter a crescendo
Enter a key signature
Enter a time signature
Enter a clef
Enter grace notes
Enter cue notes
Enter rests
Enter a chord symbol
Enter a tablature chord symbol
Enter a tied note
Enter a wave event
Enter a rehearsal mark
Enter titles
Enter track names
Enter different types of barlines
Enter drum tracks
Enter guitar tablature

Edit music

Change a note's pitch by semitones
Change the duration of a note
Change the enharmonic spelling of a note
Edit notes
Edit text
Edit lyrics
Edit a slur
Edit a crescendo
Insert empty space
Delete empty space
Copy sections of music
Quantize notes
Transpose notes
Change tempo
Change volume
Change note velocity

Format music

Space music
Space lyrics vertically
Space staves
Create a pickup measure
Display quarter note triplets
Make sure notes display with their entered durations
Split a track onto a treble and bass clef
Put notes in a split track on either the treble or the bass staff
Create cross-staff beaming
Change the vertical position of tablature chords
Change how barlines are connected in a score
Set braces and brackets
Change fonts for titles, lyrics, text or symbols
Change the display of bar numbering
Change the display of page numbering
Set bars of rest
Change the beat
Change the quantization with which music is displayed
Transpose the display of notes in a track
Change the way notes are grouped together
Change the number of bars per line
Change the number of staves per page
Change the way rests are displayed
Change the way ties are displayed
Change the direction of stems and beams
Display independent voices in a bar on the same staff
Change the display of drum notes

Play, record and synchronize

Record from another sequencer
Record with the MIDI mixer
Do punch recording
Record in step time
Record while tapping the beat
Synchronize with another sequencer as slave
Synchronize with another sequencer as master
Synchronize with a tape device


Record audio
Create a Wave file
Create an MP3 file

Create an audio CD
Add your score to a video or file soundtrack
Publish your score on the web
Use VST instruments
Use VST effects
Use ReWire
Use audio automation
Export an audio file using the Audio Mixer


Create a lead sheet
Create and print score paper
Select a sound bank on a GS Standard instrument
Check whether notes are within an instrument's range
See what events are in your tracks
Add composer notes to your composition
Create a score template
Load a score template
Create a new patch list