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#15757 - 01/22/03 11:45 AM Music Writing Software / Equinox Interface
JR11 Offline
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Registered: 12/06/02
Posts: 10
Loc: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Please excuse what may seem like an elementary question here, but I am new to digital music, though I have been playing piano over 30 years.

I understand I can hook my Equinox Pro 88 to my PC, and with some software, play a song on the keyboard and generate the manuscript to be printed on the printer. For someone like me who has always just printed it out with pen & ink on manuscript sheets, this is a relevation, though I hear this capability has been out there for years.

Can someone please tell me what software I need, how to hook up the keyboard & PC, and what problems I may run into? I am anxious to get started NOW!!! Thanks


#15758 - 01/23/03 04:30 AM Re: Music Writing Software / Equinox Interface
HARP Offline
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Registered: 11/08/02
Posts: 8
Loc: England
for printing off music from a computer the best program to use is Sibalius. If you want to compose & Arrange - i would recommend Cubase VST or Logic - all three of these programs will work with your Equinox.


#15759 - 02/01/03 11:59 AM Re: Music Writing Software / Equinox Interface
PaulD Offline

Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 258
Loc: Eugene, OR
Sibalius is a GREAT program, but very spendy. If you are just getting started, I would suggest Print Music, by Finale'. Last I looked this software was well under $100.00 dollars. There are also free notation, and sequencing (freeware, Shareware) programs avilible via the net, that you could get your feet wet with before making an investment. Furthermore, I believe Steinberg Cubase and Calkwalk have trail version on their sites you can download.
Paul Davis


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