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Many musicians scoff at notation programs’ ability to playback scores well, compared to a DAW. Since you’re developing a new program from scratch, you might take a look at an older program, Geniesoft’s Overture (no longer in operation). It was a notation program, but had a window in which you could graphically control things like velocity, volume, and make keyswitch changes, which made the program have DAW-like playback capabilities.
I beg to differ! Overture 4 is still in operation. In fact, Overture 5 is currently being tested (now under the name of Sonic Scores, previously Geniesoft). I am a proud collaborator of its design, development and testing.
I’m sure Daniel is well aware of Overture 4’s abilities and has taken its “DAW-like playback capabilities” into account. I too, look forward to Steinberg’s new creation.
I am appalled at how some people make totally incorrect statements like this. Overture 4 has been doing fine and as stated above, Overture 5 is near completion, and Overture 5 has many new DAW-like features that will bridge the gap between notation and sequencers.
Whomever the software developer for Steinberg may be, I wish that they would consider some sort of “module” or graphics-based application to consider making Schenkerian diagrams with a bit more ease than what is currently “out there” in the composition/notation software world. I must do Schenkerian diagrams for a dissertation and work for a publication for a professor, and under the current software format from companies like Sibelius, Finale, NoteFlight, etc., creating Schenker diagrams with any sort of ease or felicity is difficult and time-consuming at best. A Schenker diagram is more “graphics-based” than “time-based” as a composition would be, so more of an emphasis on the ease and use of graphics for these Schenker diagrams would need to be employed while developing the software. Please Mr or Mrs Future Developer out there, please keep in mind us music theorists in the future!