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QuickScore Elite Level II 2015 Now Available

Save the configuration of your VST plugins at any time. Use Wasapi exclusive mode drivers for low-latency real-time recording. Enter and move your notes with more control using the guides that appear automatically to show you the position of the beats in your bar. Use shift-click and control-click editing regardless of which tool is selected to get your work done more quickly. Quickly zoom in and out in all editors with zoom buttons for more control than ever as you edit. Create more robust MusicXML files. (October 22, 2015)

QuickScore Elite Level II 2015 new features

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QuickScore Elite Level II 2014 Now Available

Easily position symbols and text outside the space reserved for notes. Automatically play Da Capo, Dal Segno, Da Capo al Fine, Da Capo al Coda, Dal Segno al Coda, Al Coda, Coda, Segno, Coda and beat repeat signs. Shift the timing of notes without changing the written position of the note. Indent the beginning or the end of any system. Print music containing changing instrumentations without showing empty staves, and completely hide tracks without notational data. sculpt better slurs and put in titles with added flexibility over positioning and fonts. (June 11, 2014)

QuickScore Elite Level II 2014 new features

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QuickScore Elite Level II 2013 Now Available

Record without a metronome and have QuickScore find the beats for you automatically, and even give you a tempo map. Transcribe notes and chords from polyphonic recordings, and align the tempo with the recording itself. Load high quality soundfonts of your choice with the FluidPlayer soundfont player and apply just the right amount of reverb with the QVerb reverb effect. You've got better access to all your VST plugins, especially multi-output synths, which now can have stereo effects on each output pair. Insert events in the Event List, move rehearsal marks vertically, and more! (January 22, 2013)

QuickScore Elite Level II 2013 new features

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Sion Software's QuickAudio 2.1 simplifies audio file editing

Sion Software has released QuickAudio 2.1, the latest version of their free audio editing program.

Now QuickAudio makes it easy to transfer a section of audio to a new file - just select, copy, choose a new file and paste. And now you can move the cursor with sample accuracy using the left and right arrow keys, updating the time display as you move. (November 8, 2012)

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QuickScore Elite Level II 2012 Now Available

The first thing you'll notice is how much of your music you can see at once. Edit as many bars as will fit on your screen or see multiple pages as they will be printed. You've also got the key information on each track at your fingertips instead of having to go to the Track Sheet and back every time you want to check something or change it. There are also some nice improvements to make it easier and faster to make arrangements. For example notes are automatically checked that they're in the correct range for the instrument they're being written for. Notes out of range are flagged in red if they can't be played or in green if they're outside the comfortable range. And you can now move music from track to track in one step using the Score Editor or the Song Editor. Not to mention that you can quickly change the playback rate for your entire piece without adjusting your tempo changes and save audio files using the latest Windows audio drivers without having to worry about what output line you're using. (February 16, 2012)

QuickScore Elite Level II 2012 new features

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QuickScore Elite Level II 2011 Now Available

The big news is the new GM soundfont and player, which provides a complete set of very realistic instrument sounds. But there's a lot more, from fast shape notes, a full set of handbell and percussion symbols, a new Song Editor which gives you a much more complete view of your overall composition, to support for quarter tones and microtones. (December 14, 2010)

QuickScore Elite Level II 2011 new features

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Copyist 9 Now Available music composition and notation software

A full set of handbell and percussion symbols has been added. Handbell symbols are in the Articulation Marks palette and percussion symbols are in the new Percussion palette. Jazz symbols have been moved to the Articulation Marks palette. (December 14, 2010)

Copyist 9 new features

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Sion Software has a new address

We've moved! Our new address is:

3777 Quesnel Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V6L 2W9 Canada (February 2, 2010)

QuickScore Elite Level II 2010 Now Available

QuickScore Elite Level II 2010 brings a lot more control over you score under your fingertips. Let your page fill your entire screen. Zoom your display to any size you want. Enter 128th notes, double dotted notes and any irregular tuplets you want with a few clicks of the mouse. Enter split beams and change the slant of any beam. Put in composite time signatures. Adjust the spacing between individual staves anywhere in the score with a click and a drag of your mouse. Change key signatures, time signatures, barlines and split staves directly on the score page. And that's just the beginning. (December 4, 2009)

Copyist 8 Now Available

Page Width view displays music with a width equal to the full window width, allowing a much more detailed view of your music than in regular (100%) view. Print Preview shows exactly how your page will be printed on your selected printer. (November 28, 2008)

QuickScore Elite Level II 2009 Now Available

QuickScore Elite Level II 2009 adds professional audio recording, mixing, playback and file exporting. There is now support for ReWire, audio automation, multiple simultaneous audio inputs and outputs, and professional sampling rates and sample sizes. And all audio paths in the new Audio Mixer are up to 8 channels wide, to easily accommodate such applications as 5:1 and 7:1 surround sound mixing. (November 28, 2008)

Copyist 7 Now Available

Enter and edit all new symbols in QuickScore Elite Level II 2008. Enter any graphic symbols and use them as custom symbols or even as custom note heads. Create 4 and 5 string tablature for instruments like banjo, ukulele, mandolin, bouzouki and pipa. You'll also find a wealth of new symbols, including a complete set of guitar symbols, new harp symbols, including harp pedal diagrams, and new woodwind, organ and jazz symbols. (October 29, 2007)

QuickScore Elite Level II 2008 Now Available

Generate complete accompaniments with a few mouse clicks from melodies or chord progressions. Enter any graphic symbols you can create and use them as custom symbols or even as custom note heads. Create 4 and 5 string tablature for instruments like banjo, ukulele, mandolin, bouzouki and pipa. You'll also find a wealth of new symbols, including a complete set of guitar symbols, new harp symbols, including harp pedal diagrams, and new woodwind, organ and jazz symbols. (October 29, 2007)

QuickScore Elite Level II 12.0 Now Available

For openers, we've given you a brand new way to enter music, up to 8 MIDI outs, chord names, guitar chords, dynamics, tempi and pedals that play, and faster formatting and symbol entry. Not to mention better-looking music. (December 20, 2006)

QuickScore Elite Level II 11.0 Now Available

QuickScore Elite Level II 11 gives you access to a whole new world of compositional and sound-creating possibilities. Now you can manipulate audio data in QuickScore's new audio editing window, and edit it in the integrated audio editing program QuickAudio. You can load VST plugins, giving you access to hundreds of audio effects, software synthesizers and MIDI effects in your compositions. You can import notes directly from audio files and we've made it easier to create and edit drum tracks with a new Drum Names pane in the Piano Roll Editor. (December 14, 2005)

QuickScore Elite Level II receives TopTenReviews 2005 Gold Award for Notation Software

We've received word that TopTenReviews has awarded QuickScore Elite Level II their 2005 Gold Award for notation software. Read the review here. (September 28, 2005)

Free MIDI Editions of QuickScore Elite and QuickScore Elite Level II Now Available

We've replaced our demos with two new free products to let you create, save, print and export music. 

The MIDI Editions of QuickScore Elite and QuckScore Elite Level II are identical to the production versions of the programs with the following exceptions:

  • You can save type 0 MIDI files.

  • You can print once per session.   
  • You can export TIFF, BMP or EMF files once per session.

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QuickScore Elite Level II 10.0 Now Available

QuickScore Elite Level II 10 expands your composition and notation horizons in many new ways. First of all you'll break new ground by having several files open at once, cutting and pasting between them at will. Saving your compositions as MP3 files allows you in one stroke to create professional-quality CDs which you can distribute as you please. Opening and saving MusicXML files allows you to exchange files between QuickScore and other music notation, scanning and analysis programs with virtually all the scoring information intact.

And of course entering and editing your music is faster and easier than ever. Entering perfect slurs and tuplet markings over notes is now a one-step operation. The same with editing adjustable symbols. Lyrics and accidentals automatically space themselves, intelligently avoiding overlaps. Print condensed scores complete with abbreviated track names and automatic system indentations with a few mouse clicks. (November 8, 2004)

QuickScore Elite Level II 9.0 Now Available

We’ve made composing and score publishing easier and faster than ever with QuickScore Elite Level II 9.0. We’ve made working in conjunction with our latest Copyist version 6.0 better and more seamless than ever. And we’ve paid attention to what you’ve been asking for in ease of editing, formatting and quality of printed output to give just a small overview of the new features you’ll see in this new release of the software that Electronic Musician named its Editors’ Choice for notation software in 1998 (again!). (July 7, 2003)

Copyist 6.0 Now Available

We’ve made some nice changes to Copyist in the last couple of years. It's gotten bigger and better. (July 7, 2003)

Copyist and QuickScore Elite available directly from Sion Software 

While we continue to develop products for Voyetra Turtle Beach, we are now able to again offer Copyist and QuickScore Elite directly as well. (April 23, 2003)

Sion Software signs development and marketing agreement with Voyetra Turtle Beach

Sion Software has signed a development and marketing agreement with Voyetra Turtle Beach of Yonkers, NY to provide Voyetra Turtle Beach with the rights to market QuickScore Elite and Copyist under Voyetra's own trade names. Sion Software will continue its involvement with these products in a development role.

Sion Software remains committed to developing the best music composition and notation software possible and we expect that combining our resources with those of Voyetra Turtle Beach will result in products that continue to improve and make your work easier and more satisfying. (October 1, 1999)

QuickScore Elite Level II 8.0 Now Available

We’ve broken new ground in converting written articulation marks and dynamics to playable trills, accents and volume changes. We’ve improved the interface to our latest Copyist version 5.0 considerably. And we’ve made improvements to printed output, score display and even added long filenames. (February 3, 1999)

Copyist 5.0 Now Available

We've made a lot of changes to Copyist in the last two years. We've made it easier, faster and more flexible, with new tools, new palettes, new views and a lot more. And we've made working in conjunction with our new QuickScore Elite Level II 8.0 a whole lot nicer. (February 3, 1999)

QuickScore Elite Level II receives Electronic Musician 1998 Editors' Choice award for Notation Software

We've received word from the editors of Electronic Musician magazine that QuickScore Elite Level II has been awarded the 1998 Editor's Choice award for notation software. See the January 1998 issue of Electronic Music magazine for details. (December 2, 1997)

QuickScore Elite Level II 7.0 Now Available

New features include digital audio recording, multi-track digital audio playback and loading of digital video clips directly into QuickScore. We haven't forgotten people who use QuickScore for creating lead sheets, choral arrangements or orchestral and band scores either. (October 14, 1997)

QuickScore Elite and Copyist Available Online

Thanks to an agreement with web commerce provider Digital River, it is now possible to order and download QuickScore Elite and Copyist directly from the web. For those who need instant delivery or who wish to avoid UPS or mail delivery costs, this service will be extremely welcome. (May 30, 1997)

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QuickScore Elite Available on NoteStation Retail Kiosks

Thanks to an agreement with MusicWriter, Inc., QuickScore Elite 5.1 and QuickScore Elite Level II are now available in more than 300 retail kiosks situated in music stores and Christian book stores throughout the United States and Canada. (May 30, 1997)

Copyist 4.0 for Windows Now Available

Copyist for Windows 4.0 provides you with all the tools you need for creating a score from the ground up, or for fine tuning a score created in QuickScore Deluxe, Professional or Elite.

Copyist treats notes, staves, clefs and other musical characters as graphical elements, and allows you the freedom to place elements on the page regardless of musical rules. This freedom allows you to easily create small excerpts to be included in work that is predominantly text, as well as very complex scores which are very difficult to create using software which must follow musical rules. (July 15, 1996)

QuickScore Elite 5.1 Now Available

QuickScore Elite 5.1 is available as an upgrade to registered users of QuickScore Elite 5.0. The cost is $15 + $1 shipping. Following are new QuickScore Elite 5.1 features and enhancements.

Improved appearance of your music. Stems and beams for notes above or below the staff are automatically set to the center of the staff. Beams are now always set on top of staff lines, never between the staff lines.

More Help. Context-sensitive help is now available from all dialogs by pressing the F1 key. When entering or editing adjustable symbols (slurs, crescendi, endings, etc.), you are prompted from the status line on how to proceed.

Import your QuickScore Elite scores into graphics and word processing programs. You can now save your scores as TIFF and BMP files. These files can be imported into popular graphics and word processing programs like Microsoft Word and Corel Draw and any of the hundreds of other programs that support these formats. (December 15, 1995)

Support and Marketing Provided by Sion Software

In November 1995, Sion Software, the developers of QuickScore Elite, took over support and marketing of QuickScore Elite from Dr. T's Music Software.

Sion Software will continue to provide technical support for users of QuickScore Deluxe, QuickScore Pro, QuickScore Elite and Copyist, whether they were purchased as Dr. T's products or Sion Software products.

The number for technical support and customer service is (604) 222-2454. (November 15, 1995)


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