QuickScore Elite How To

How to record audio

Getting Started  Tutorials  Manual  MIDI and Audio

When recording audio, it is recommended that use a high-quality audio card or interface. Make sure a driver for the audio hardware is selected in the Audio Setup dialog under the Options menu and that all your audio recording equipment is functioning properly. It is recommended that you use as ASIO driver for your hardware, if one is available. You can monitor your audio input or inputs using the Input strip or strips in the Audio Mixer. If your audio hardware offers direct monitoring, you may choose to mute the input strips in the Audio Mixer and monitor directly from the hardware.

Select the Audio Editor and make sure the cursor is set to the time you wish to start recording. Each track has a gray or red record button below the name and number. Enable the track or tracks on which you wish to record by clicking this button so that it turns red (red is enabled, gray is disabled).

Now the channel or channels to be recorded are shown in blue in the channel box to the right of the button. Click on the channel box to bring up a drop-down menu to select a single channel or pair of channels for recording.

Press the Record Audio button in the main control area, and the tracks enabled for recording will start recording. When you are finished recording, press the Stop button in the Tape Transport to stop recording. You will be asked to select a name for your recorded file or files. When you have chosen a file name, a file with your recorded audio will be inserted at the cursor position on each track enabled for recording. If more than one track is being recorded at once, the track number is appended at the end of the file name.

When you have finished, your recorded audio file or files will appear in each track in yellow on a gray background. The name of the audio file containing the audio data is written in blue. The beginning of the gray block shows the audio data’s start time and the length of the block shows the duration of the audio data.

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