The powerful yet affordable music composition software for Microsoft Windows from Sion Software

Electronic Musician 1998 Editors' Choice for music notation software. Top Ten Reviews Gold Award 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

  Electronic Musician 1998 Editors' Choice for music notation software

"If I were building a MIDI sequencer, this is what it would look like... If your musical endeavors take you anywhere near musical scores and notation, I highly recommend it." - Electronic Musician

"...this program is a demon ... easy to use, attractive to look at, very stable and, for its power and price, a powerful bargain." - Audio Mechanica

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QuickScore Elite Level II is Sion Software's premier software for composing music - an elegant, integrated scoring, audio and sequencing program that Electronic Magazine awarded their 1998 Editors' Choice for notation software upon its debut and has won the Top Ten Reviews Gold Award for five years running.

Start faster right off the top with one of QuickScore's score templates. You've got Piano, Piano and Solo Instrument, Organ, Choir, Band, Orchestra and a bunch more. And if you need something you don't see, just set it up yourself and it's there for you to use from then on.

You'll find yourself quickly entering music using the mouse or playing music using the built-in virtual keyboard or your MIDI keyboard, guitar controller or other input device. With a microphone attached to your computer you can sing or play any instrument into QuickScore. Record and enter .WAV digital audio files, and extract notes from audio, either from the audio stream you are recording, or from .WAV files, either monophonically or polyphonically. Automatically generate accompaniments, harmony,  chord names or guitar chords with a few mouse clicks. Add volume, pan or any other controllers in real time using the built-in mixer. Or simply open any MIDI, MusicXML, NIFF or Guido file without worrying which scanning program, sequencer or notation program created it. 

Edit your music using your choice of Score, Piano Roll, Audio, Controller, Event List or Song Editors - all included and all fully integrated. Once you understand one editor, you automatically understand the others. And now you can edit your audio data down to the individual sample with the included QuickAudio audio editor.

Play high quality instrument sounds with the included FluidGM soundfont player. FluidGM uses the FluidSynth soundfont player engine and the Fluid R3 GM soundfont.

Use VST plugins to extend QuickScore's functionality in ways you never thought possible. You can load new virtual software synthesizers, drum kits and orchestral sounds not available on your sound card, and manipulate them in unbelievable ways. You can edit and morph your audio, and generate new MIDI or audio material to go with music you've already entered. Use the built-in audio mixer to build and organize your audio soundscape. Easily generate custom mixes, including stereo, 5:1 and 7:1 surround mixes.

Of course you can play your music using any sound card or MIDI interface that you've got on your Windows PC. 

And when you're done, print publication-quality scores using any Windows-compatible printer, export your scores to word processing, graphics or publishing software in vector or bitmap format, publish to the desktop or world wide web as PDF or JPEG, and create audio CDs, Wave and MP3 files and music soundtracks which you can incorporate into digital films, videos and games.

If you're looking for the heart of this software, you'll find it in the Score Editor. Unlike a lot of sequencers, we don't stop once the notes are down. You've got a complete set of clefs, including five-line and single-line drum clefs. Drop in a clef anywhere on a staff and the music automatically reformats to reflect the change. Same thing for time signature and key signature changes. There's a full compliment of musical symbols, including grace notes, slurs, chord names, guitar grids, figured bass symbols, and hundreds of others. You've got up to up to seven verses of lyrics that automatically center under their notes as you enter them, as well as eight different kinds of resizable block text, which you can put anywhere you want on the page. You can adjust the vertical spacing between staves to make room for extra lyrics, unusually low or high notes or instructions to performers, and you can change the spacing of notes by moving individual notes without affecting their timing, by choosing to use engraver spacing, or by having QuickScore do the job of spacing for you. You choose the average number of notes you'd like to see on a line and QuickScore does the rest, adjusting the number of bars per line and the width of each bar, on a bar-by-bar basis, based on the density of the music, for the bars that you specify or for your entire piece! With a few mouse clicks you set up the layout of braces and bracketing for each system. Same thing for drum notation. You set up the note head and staff position for each pitch and your drum tracks automatically notate the way you want them. And, of course, we let you put multiple independent voices on the same staff.

Cross-staff beaming? Split beaming? No problem. Adjustable split point in split tracks? QuickScore lets you put notes on the upper or lower staff of a split track regardless of whether the pitch is above or below middle C.

With QuickScore Elite Level II, you can quickly and easily produce 6, 5 and 4-string tablature notation with adjustable string tuning for guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, bouzouki, pipa, and other fretted instruments. Adjust the tuning and the fret numbers are adjusted automatically! Move and edit fret numbers with the same tools you use to edit any other notes or objects.

Add your own custom symbols and note heads. Put in graphics and scale, cut, copy, paste and move them like any other symbol.  

You can tell that QuickScore was designed with composers in mind by the little things. Like letting you proof your tracks for notes out of the range of the instruments for which you're writing. And automatic playback of repeats and first and second endings. Things like generating chords and guitar grids automatically from the notes you've already got in your tracks. When you've finished putting in the notes for your song, choose Generate Chords and it's all done for you. And of course you have control of the the playback of your chords and guitar grids. Extract the rhythm from any passage, save it and then apply it to another section of music. Or generate a complete accompaniment with appropriate instruments in any style ranging from Blues to Reggae to a Classical Guitar Quartet. All done in a few mouse clicks.

You're going to have to get your hands on the software to see all the stuff that's there. Believe me, it's a lot more than there's room to put down here. Download a demo or give us a call at 604-222-2454 for more information.

System requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 200 MB hard disk space
  • A Windows-compatible sound card or MIDI interface is optional.

Feature list overview

Editing: Up to 48 tracks · Editing windows include Score, Piano Roll, Controller, Audio, Event List, Song, Track Sheet, MIDI Mixer, Audio Mixer and Comments · Comprehensive set of standard editing commands in all editors including Cut, Copy, Paste, and Undo · Complete control over all MIDI events · Rich set of notation editing commands including transpose chromatically or in the key, adjust enharmonic note spellings, assign notes to different voices or staves, automatically set the duration of notes to fit musical passages and many more · Global graphic arranging options to cut and paste sections of songs · Intelligent edit filters · Loop editing.

Recording and Synchronization: Real-time and step-time recording or record while tapping tempo from MIDI keyboard · Multi-track digital audio recording at up to 192 Khz sampling rate and 24-bit resolution · MIDI from audio files · Real-time 16 channel MIDI mixer controls which respond to all MIDI controllers, including volume and velocity · Punch In/Out · SMPTE/MTC and Midi Clock synchronization · Optional automatic quantization of real-time recording · Input and controller filters for real-time recording.

Playback: Playback through MIDI, VSTi instruments and all popular sound cards · High-quality music font included · Scrolling playback with synchronized window display · Repeats, first and second endings, dynamics, pedal markings, articulations, tempo markings, quarter and microtones, chord names and tablature chords play · Interactively edit in full-score, single-track, piano-roll, song-overview, event-list or graphic controller formats as the music plays · Play standard WAVE digital audio files · Track Sheet to mute or solo tracks and change sounds.

Music Notation: Up to 48 staves · Independently adjust the characteristics of song title, track name, headers, footers, copyright information, 7 sets of lyrics, 8 sets of text, bar and page numbers · Consolidated rests · Engraver Spacing · Full user control over drum notation display · Full size or reduced size staves · User adjustable staff spacing, brace style, engraver spacing, adjustable staff indents, and templates for often used configurations · Selection of number of bars per line, time signatures and key signatures on a bar by bar basis · Change clefs at any position · Cross-stave beaming and free note grouping · Quarter tones and microtones · Adjust position of notes and bar lines, without altering MIDI data · 6, 5 and 4-string tablature notation for guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, bouzouki, pipa, etc. · Automatic accompaniment generation · Automatic chord and guitar grid generation · Import graphics · Full-page preview mode with zoom · High quality WYSIWYG TrueType music font included · High-quality printout on all Windows supported printers.

Musical Symbols: Complete set of musical symbols including groupings, fingerings, articulations, slurs, repeats, crescendos, decrescendos, dynamics, line, circle and box drawing · All standard clefs including 5-line and single-line percussion clefs · Grace notes and cue notes with automatic beaming · Configurable chord names, guitar chord grids and figured bass · 4 and 7 shape note system note heads, drum note heads and other nonstandard note heads · Custom note heads · Complete guitar and harp symbol set · Complete handbell and percussion symbol set · Notes in parentheses, brackets and carets · Custom symbols.

Importing and Exporting: Import and export standard MIDI files · Import and export MusicXML files · Import NIFF files · Import Wave files · Import BMP files · Export MP3 and Wave files · Export Copyist files · Export Tiff, BMP, EMF and EPS files.

Plugin architecture: Support for VST plugins including audio effects, software synthesizers and MIDI effects · Support for ReWire and Rewire instruments.  

Audio mixing: Mix up to 96 audio input and output channels · Up to 192 kHz sampling rate · Uses 32-bit floating point buffers · Audio automation · Adjustable audio paths for each audio input pair, VSTi instrument, audio track, Rewire input pair and master · Adjust gain and pan on each audio path · Up to 4 insert effects and 4 send effects available on each audio path · All audio paths may be up to 8 channels wide and accept plugins with up to 8 inputs and outputs · Assign any input channel to any output channel · Export audio at selectable sampling rates and bit depths.

Multimedia: Record and play back multiple tracks of digital audio · Synchronize with digitized movie clips for film scoring · Create audio CDs, MP3, Wave files and music soundtracks and incorporate them into digital films, videos and games. · Use DirectX or ASIO audio drivers.  

QuickScore Elite Level II version 2014 is $179.95.

Registered users of QuickScore can upgrade to QuickScore Elite Level II for $99.95.

Registered users of QuickScore or Copyist can upgrade to QuickScore Elite Level II 2014 and Copyist 9.0 for Windows at the same time for just $139.95.

Add PhotoScore Lite 5.5 when you purchase or upgrade QuickScore Elite Level II 2014 for only $20.

If you own a music composition or music notation software product from any other manufacturer, you qualify for our competitive upgrade offer. Simply send a page from the manual identifying the product you currently own and we will authorize you to purchase QuickScore Elite 2012 for just $49.95 or QuickScore Elite Level II 2014 for just $99.95.

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QuickScore Elite Level II 2014 new features

QuickScore Elite Level II 2014 features not in QuickScore Elite 2012

QuickScore Elite Level II 2014 is $179.95.

Registered users of QuickScore can upgrade to QuickScore Elite Level II 2014 for $99.95.

Registered users of QuickScore or Copyist can upgrade to QuickScore Elite Level II 2014 and Copyist 9.0 for Windows at the same time for just $139.95.

Add PhotoScore Lite 5.5 when you purchase or upgrade QuickScore Elite Level II 2014 for only $20.

If you own a music composition or music notation software product from any other manufacturer, you qualify for our competitive upgrade offer. Simply send a page from the manual identifying the product you currently own and we will authorize you to purchase QuickScore Elite 2012 for just $49.95 or QuickScore Elite Level II 2014 for just $99.95.

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Upgrades for Voyetra MusicWrite users

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QuickScore Elite 2012

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