Mus2 is an easy to use and handy music software designed to help you notate microtonal works and music. The application comes with support for microtonal MIDI recording and playback options. It allows you to work with non-12-TET tunings and pitch systems, offering you full control over the lines and pitches.
New in Mus2
Microtonal MIDI recording
Improved instrument sound samples and better playback
Special navigation mode for Turkish music notation
Bar repeat signs
Ahenk (diapason) options for duplicating tunings and transposition in Holdrian commas
Adjustable MIDI pitch bend range
Metronome instrument options
Import symbols from vector graphics and music fonts into Mus2 to create your own accidentals. Not only can you easily adjust the layout and musical meaning of these symbols, you can also use them with notes and in key signatures just like any other accidental. For a quick start, Mus2 comes withquartertone symbols and accidentals used in Turkish classical and folk music.
Intonationally Correct Playback
Hear your score performed by sampled acoustic and electronic instruments in any tuning. Mus2 understands and plays back the articulations, ornaments, dynamic markings and other symbols in your score. The polyphony (number of simultaneous notes) limitation commonly found in other MIDI-based microtonal solutions does not exist in Mus2. When you do need the sound processing capabilities of other music software, simply export your score as a MIDI, Wave or AIFF file.
Microtonal MIDI RecordingNEW!
Connect a keyboard or any other MIDI-compatible instrument and record music in any tuning. You can create key mappings for your tunings to assign each key to an arbitrary pitch and, thanks to Mus2’s microtonal sampler, get real-time intonationally accurate playback. Once you’re done recording and editing with the built-in sequencer, simply copy the recorded passage and paste it onto a staff.
All the notation tools in Mus2 are in the toolstrip at the left edge of the screen. The toolstrip prevents visual clutter by showing the options that apply to the currently selected tool only. To add a symbol to the page, choose it from the toolstrip and click on the page–the symbol is automatically placed, and overall layout updated as necessary.