QuickScore Elite How To

How to synchronize with a tape device

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To sync QuickScore Elite with a tape device, first make sure you have the right hardware. You will need a tape device that can be striped with SMPTE time code and a SMPTE to MIDI Time Code converter or a SMPTE to MIDI Clock converter. A SMPTE to Midi Time Code converter is much the preferred method. Before you record the tracks on your tape device make sure you record reliable SMPTE time code on one track of your tape. You should be able to do this using your SMPTE to MIDI converter. It is a good idea to start recording your tape tracks a little after the start of the SMPTE track, so that the converter can pick up the analog signal and send good quality digital MIDI Time Code by the time the tape tracks start.

If you are using MIDI Time Code, make sure both QuickScore Elite and the converter hardware are using the same SMPTE format. To set QuickScore Elite's SMPTE format, select the SMPTE dialog from the Options menu. You can also set the SMPTE time that QuickScore Elite will use as its starting point in the SMPTE dialog.

You will set up QuickScore Elite as the slave. Set the External Clock option in the Options menu. (Make sure it is checked.) Now start QuickScore Elite playing by pressing the space bar or clicking on the play button. It is not necessary to set the time to the start time of the tape device. QuickScore Elite will start when it receives either MIDI Time Code messages or MIDI Clock messages.

If the tape device is sending MIDI Time Code messages, QuickScore Elite will automatically go to the right time and play as soon as it receives MIDI Time code messages.

If the master device is sending MIDI Clock messages, QuickScore Elite will start playing from its current position, unless it is first sent a Song Position Pointer message. Upon receipt of a Song Position Pointer message, QuickScore Elite will cue to the point of the Song Position Pointer message. It is a good idea if sending MIDI Clock to first send a Song Position Pointer message, and wait a small interval (a few milliseconds at least) before sending the first MIDI Clock message, so that QuickScore Elite has a chance to cue properly.

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