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Xenon Labs Releases Music Notation App for iPad

January 7, 2011

Xenon Labs announced the release of its music notation app, Symphony Pro, exclusively for iPad. Symphony Pro is a powerful tool to create and playback multitrack compositions using standard musical notation. A wide range of notational elements are supported, and the import and export tools allow users to move their data around as they see fit.

In Symphony Pro, users begin by opening an existing composition, importing a file, or starting with a blank page. To add or edit notes they can either use the built-in keyboard or tap directly on the score. Once the user is ready to hear what their creation sounds like, they can begin playback from any position. The app also provides an export tool, which allows compositions to be exported as a MIDI, MP3, PDF, or one of a few of other formats suitable for editing the piece again later.

Other features include:

  • 95 instruments including a drum kit
  • Crescendos, ritardandos, staccatos, tuplets, time signature changes, repeats, and many other notational elements
  • Advanced editing tools, such as copy/paste and undo/redo
  • Up to six tracks and four voices per composition
  • Score displays in full screen, like sheet music, when the iPad is in portrait mode
  • Tracks can be viewed and edited one at a time, or all at once
  • Playback can be looped to refine specific measures
  • Built-in manual.

Symphony Pro is available for $12.99 in the U.S. App Store for the iPad. For more information, visit the Symphony Pro product page.

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