To insert very low or high pitched notes outside the staff area, you can press the Shift key while inserting the note.
In multi-voice staves or in a staff group, it's now possible to insert notes that continue the melody that has been written on the above or below staff (continuous input). It becomes easy to write a melody that switches between staves without having to fill with rests.
An option shows the rests in continuous input
New accidental notation: Old accidental cancellation
When importing a Karaoke MIDI file or a MusicXML file with lyrics, the algorithm for deciding on what language to use (for Virtual Singer) has been completely rethought. It is now much more accurate.
When inserting points in parameter curves, the Shift key enables to insert a "end of curve" point, that is detached from the following point. This enables to create discontinuous segments, or even isolated points.
New optional way to display flagged notes : flags are displayed as unconnected horizontal beams (Flamenco notation)
New ornaments : golpe (guitar body hit for flamenco), strumming up, strumming down
In the complete mixer, it's now possible to adjust volume or panning of all the select staves at once, by pressing the Alt key while a value is changed.
Now possible to hear the hovered notes on score
New kind of tablature for Kuntigui, a single-stringed African instrument
Pictures related to staves are now exported and imported in MusicXML
Harmony Assistant: A new "Voice meter" script lets you hear the beats and fractions of beats, counted by a human voice (German Auszählen)
Harmony Assistant: Two piano learning scripts enable to view and fix performer mistakes when playing a complete score, or to view the note names to be played step-by-step
Harmony Assistant: A "MIDI-Digital Sync" script helps computing very finely the audio output latency, and doing so synchronize Digital output with MIDI output
Harmony Assistant: When the compressed MusicXML format is used (.mxl), pictures that are embedded in the document are processed according to the mxl guidelines and recognised as such by music programs that manage pictures
Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: New powerful graphical functions ("Surface" object) enables to work on picture, and import or export them in various formats.
Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Quick help on the selected word in the script editor
Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Auto-completion of keywords, variable and function names in the script editor
Changing a measure width through the ruler handle now changes the next measure with in order not to alter the total width of the system. The previous way or managing measure width is still available by pressing the Ctrl (Windows/Linux) or Command (Macintosh) key while moving the handle.
In the French version, the term for "beaming" has been changed from "accroche" to "ligature"
Possible to beam eighth notes by groups of 4 in 4/4 time signature
When working on a note, the area on which beams are recomputed has been shrinked in order to impact as few notes as possible
The "end of printing after this bar" mark is now shifted when set to the end of tune and a new measure is inserted there.
Now possible to insert vertical lines objects with bracket ends
When while editing break symbols, a jump to a missing measure was set, an alert box could appear endlessly, making difficult to apply any change.
Better accuracy when clicking on a text with the dedicated mouse pointer
On the virtual keyboard, played note display is smoother and more in sync with audio. No note is forgotten, even when the audio output latency is high.
Play cursor can now switch smoothly between bars.
Notes outside pitch range (Edit > Search) are now located while taking transposing instruments into account. To make this search run properly with some instruments (e.g. clarinet), transposition has then to be set as expected.
Some items of the interface slightly overlapped.
Play cursor width can now be adjusted
Improvement in the appearance of drum grid staves. The various line widths can now be adjusted in the score appearance box
Improvement in the appearance of crescendo / decrescendo symbols when they cross over an end of line.
Rotation in degree of graphical objects related to the document, a staff or a symbol
When the mouse hovers an ornament, the ornament area as well as its owning note are shown.
Key signature changes are now aligned when a clef is invisible
When asking for loop playing and a play start mark is set, music restarts from the mark.
While editing, the Alt key switches temporarily in selection (lasso) mode
On scores that contained tempo changes and at least one not with an important negative delay, play could go off-sync
Key change at the first bar of a piece doesn't inster a double barline at the beginning anymore
Removed the inopportune alert box when cancelling export of a digital track area
Mouse wheel handling has been implemented in mixers and on the document itself: titles, text related to a staff, staff name, etc. Using the mouse wheel on a scroll bar, a slider or a knob will increase or decrease its value.
Text alignment mode can now be selected in manual chord line settings
When the user adjusts manually a slur symbol control handle, the "automatic adjust" setting is deactivated for this slur.
Dynamics now apply to all the staves in a multi-voice staff, even if the staff became multi-voice after the dynamics has been inserted
When some palettes were moved outside the screen bounds, they jumped back too far to the center of the screen
Virtual Singer palette has been redesigned. Icon positioning now occurs in perspective on the stage
When targets were present on an empty line, the staff was displayed even if "do not print empty staves" was turned on. Now, the staff isn't displayed anymore, but the target mark is
New tuplet display and editing. This can slightly change the appearance of existing scores.
Improvement in dynamics insertion accuracy
Now possible to insert dynamics and solme other kinds of objects in velocity edit mode
New default area for dynamics and tempi, that avoid areas that can't be accessed by the mouse
In page mode with small zoom, staff lines can go over the last barline on the right. We reduced this unwanted effect
MIDI playing and export of scores that contain panning curves made some instruments to be heard completely to the left
A more explict message is now displayed when trying to adjust the digital input an no audio input device has been selected
Removing th ebackground picture of the document windows doesn't affect the "complete mixer" and "user" palette backgrounds
All document templates have been changed in order to remove the play start mark
Space or carriage return characters are now allowed in the played bar list
Improvement of beam management over an invisible rest
Improvement of the Karaoke window, with cautionary clef and selection of staff display size
Gregorian notation: horizontal episemes are now managed (ancestor of the tenuto)
Default page header and footer of "Configuration > Global Setup> Print" are now used when importing an external file (e.g. MIDI file)
When processing stem direction, the reversible ornaments (e.g fermata) didn't always move to the right side of complex chords, and were losing the user adjustments
ABC Import: missing parenthesis in the imported text could freeze the program
MusicXML Import: staves with a different time signature are now automatically converted
MusicXML Import/Export: better calculation of the distance between a note and its ornaments
MusicXML Import/Export: general settings for score appearance are processed: stem width, staff line width, grace note size, etc.
Default tempo value when importing MusicXML has been changed from 120 to 80
MusicXML import and export have been improved, especially for the graphic position of pedal, dynamics, ottava, chord diagrams, text objects.
Above this, tempo change objects are now properly imported and exported
Improvement of automatic edit area positionning in scroll mode
Line width of inverted triangles in harmonica tablature wasn't properly managed
MusicXML import: break symbol text, ending bracket, beam, slur and tie widths now follow the staff scale
MusicXML import: ottava symbols could make note stems be abnormally long
MusicXML import: Better management of orphan ties
Harmony Assistant / MusicXML Export: Beams and clef change in the middle of a bar have been improved
Harmony Assistant / MusicXML Export: Management of staves that are not printed (for instance, when empty)
Harmony Assistant / MusicXML Export: Switched to MusicXML 2.0 format
Harmony Assistant / MusicXML Export: Better export of grace note accidentals
Harmony Assistant: street organ card printing didn't manage note delay. This could lead in wrong punch position when, for instance, the score had been made from a MIDI import
Harmony Assistant: lyrics can now be printed on street organ cards
Harmony Assistant: for each file collection in the jukebox, a delay between pieces can be specified
Harmony Assistant: Now possible to grab a staff that has been moved out of the screen bounds
Harmony Assistant: Better management of resizing and moving of free objects: now possible to work outsitde the page area
Harmony Assistant: When there is no staff in the document, the "Views" menu is inactive
Harmony Assistant / MyrScript : update of split text windows when stopping debugging has been improved.
Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: now possible to access the character set related to a staff
Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: The "Tablature for Wind Instrument" scripts has been amended to properly manage grace notes.
Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Improvement of Encore/MusicTime/Rhapsody/Compositeur import script
Windows: resizing of all the palettes have been rewritten, in order to manage the click & drag on any of the 4 palette edges.
Windows: the Enter key confirms alert boxes
Windows: In some window that enable to edit a multi-line text and that own a default button (e.g. document title edit) the Return key of the main keyboard inserts a line break in the text, while the Enter key of the keypad validates the box
Windows: general improvement in application stability
Linux: order of templated in the "new staff" box was random. They are now sorted in order to make the most frequently used staves appear first.
Linux: improvement of graphical accuracy when printing.
Fixed crash when clicking in the tempo staff margin in scroll mode, then selecting an option in the menu
Fixed problem when dragging objects from a discontinuous selection (Alt-click) to the next staff
Slider for selecting scale of graphics related to an ornament has been fixed in the note settings selection box
Fixed problems in list update
Fixed numbered parts display problems when the score starts by a text staff.
Fixed crash in break symbols edit box
Fixed display of octave change when clef is hidden
Fixed number of repeats display, at the end of a line
Flags of 128th notes didn't display when stem is downwards
Fixed change in staff area height, when moving the bar number line down
Fixed calculation of bar start symbols according to the score display settings.
Fixed behaviour of embedded text edior when moving the cursor while a selection is present.
Fixed brace display position on staff groups of one staff
Some MIDI Karaoke file export could crash or hang when some very long lyrics are present
When adding a staff to an empty score, the "Edit", "Delete" and "Duplicate" buttons were active. The "Delete" button crashed.
When defining a rule, it was difficult to enter "Do" (Latin notation) as a criterion for rule matching
Fixed problem in NoteWorthy import.
Fixed problem in editing grid drum staves
Fixed small graphical glitch in .ogg export box
Fixed a crash in MIDI export on files containing several hours of music
Fixed copy/paste problem on notes with double-stem
Fixed problem in slur digital adjustment
Better management of dynamics and multi-rests
Fixed problem in brace and bracket display when music is stopped
Display problem on frame and line between an ornament and its note when hovered
It was not possible to define a staff group (brace or bracket) that joins a regular staff and its tablature
The tuplet direction onversion didn't work on quarters and unbeamed eighths
Management of dynamics on volatile staves
Fixed display problem on document number of pages when ueing start page number offset
Fixed calculation of number of pages when reserved pages are present
Fixed minor problems in MIDI import, while processing illegal meta-events
Minor fixes in lists and some floating windows
Crash in Edit > Appearance > Colorise.
Possible crash in tablature calculation, when the user forced a cell number for the last note of the staff
Play start mark could be misplaced when creating a document that starts with an upbeat, or when inserting bars at the beginning of the document
Crash when a (de)crescendo symbol was overlapping the last barline of the score
Buffer overflow in Virtual Singer when the whole lyrics were written without any space or separator
Crash when closing the score appearance box
Fixed note stem display on harmonica tablatures
Fixed display of some notehead when staff scale is different from 1.
Search for note outside pitch range didn't work anymore
MusicXML import: several instances of buffer overflow could lead to unstable memory or crashes
MusicXML import: chord names in italian notation if the option is activated
Harmony Assistant: Wrong processing of line breaks when computing lyrics syllables width in engraver mode.
Harmony Assistant: Undoing an operation of printing scale change (page mode) didn't work properly
Harmony Assistant: Fixed a defect in vertical scroll bar manageùent when deleting lines in the script editor
Harmony Assistant: Fixed "Virtual Singer > Show lyrics phonetics" script
Harmony Assistant: Several scripts have been fixed in order to avoid unwanted program termination in rare cases
Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed string sunstitution problem that could make the Tabledit import crash
Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed text block indent in text editor
Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed font problem in log window
Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed window resizing problem
Windows: Problem when printing graphical object with alpha (transparency) layer
Windows: Fixed memory loss when managing low-latency MIDI echo
Linux: Crash when using some windows. The overall program stability has been improved.
Linux: Management of text including music symbols from another font than Stoccata has been fixed
Linux: Wrong management of fonts without gap between lines like "My Figured Bass"
Linux: A type of notehead disappeared when printing
Macintosh: Problem in rendering of some instruments from sound bases. This made some notes of the GMSE sound base sound out of tune, for instance E5 of the French accordion.
Macintosh: Fixed MIDI input init if the device is off when application is started
Macintosh / Harmony Assistant: Fixed display of picture free objects
Macintosh / Harmony Assistant: Fixed icons printing problem
Macintosh / Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed problem in GetPixel