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This is a list of changes and fixes for the two programs for the last 10-15 years. For even older versions, please click here.

Harmony Assistant 9.6

Melody Assistant 7.6

March 2011- July 2013


The main new feature in this version is the embedding of the Kooplet music search engine.
Directly from Melody Assistant or Harmony Assistant, you can search the thousands of score files publicly available on the Internet (*) for a music pattern or a text excerpt.
On top of a music score editor, a huge music library is at your disposal.

(*) Usage rights for downloaded music files have to be checked from the original hosting site or from the score author. You must ensure that the score is free of right before any private or public use.


Harmony Assistant 9.6.3 - Melody Assistant 7.6.3

June-July 2013


New


  1. To insert very low or high pitched notes outside the staff area, you can press the Shift key while inserting the note.
  2. 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.
  3. An option shows the rests in continuous input
  4. New accidental notation: Old accidental cancellation
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. New optional way to display flagged notes : flags are displayed as unconnected horizontal beams (Flamenco notation)
  8. New ornaments : golpe (guitar body hit for flamenco), strumming up, strumming down
  9. 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.
  10. Now possible to hear the hovered notes on score
  11. New kind of tablature for Kuntigui, a single-stringed African instrument
  12. Pictures related to staves are now exported and imported in MusicXML
  13. Harmony Assistant: A new "Voice meter" script lets you hear the beats and fractions of beats, counted by a human voice (German Auszählen)
  14. 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
  15. Harmony Assistant: A "MIDI-Digital Sync" script helps computing very finely the audio output latency, and doing so synchronize Digital output with MIDI output
  16. 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
  17. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: New powerful graphical functions ("Surface" object) enables to work on picture, and import or export them in various formats.
  18. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Quick help on the selected word in the script editor
  19. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Auto-completion of keywords, variable and function names in the script editor

Improvements


  1. 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.
  2. In the French version, the term for "beaming" has been changed from "accroche" to "ligature"
  3. Possible to beam eighth notes by groups of 4 in 4/4 time signature
  4. When working on a note, the area on which beams are recomputed has been shrinked in order to impact as few notes as possible
  5. 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.
  6. Now possible to insert vertical lines objects with bracket ends
  7. 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.
  8. Better accuracy when clicking on a text with the dedicated mouse pointer
  9. 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.
  10. Play cursor can now switch smoothly between bars.
  11. 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.
  12. Some items of the interface slightly overlapped.
  13. Play cursor width can now be adjusted
  14. Improvement in the appearance of drum grid staves. The various line widths can now be adjusted in the score appearance box
  15. Improvement in the appearance of crescendo / decrescendo symbols when they cross over an end of line.
  16. Rotation in degree of graphical objects related to the document, a staff or a symbol
  17. When the mouse hovers an ornament, the ornament area as well as its owning note are shown.
  18. Key signature changes are now aligned when a clef is invisible
  19. When asking for loop playing and a play start mark is set, music restarts from the mark.
  20. While editing, the Alt key switches temporarily in selection (lasso) mode
  21. On scores that contained tempo changes and at least one not with an important negative delay, play could go off-sync
  22. Key change at the first bar of a piece doesn't inster a double barline at the beginning anymore
  23. Removed the inopportune alert box when cancelling export of a digital track area
  24. 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.
  25. Text alignment mode can now be selected in manual chord line settings
  26. When the user adjusts manually a slur symbol control handle, the "automatic adjust" setting is deactivated for this slur.
  27. 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
  28. When some palettes were moved outside the screen bounds, they jumped back too far to the center of the screen
  29. Virtual Singer palette has been redesigned. Icon positioning now occurs in perspective on the stage
  30. 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
  31. New tuplet display and editing. This can slightly change the appearance of existing scores.
  32. Improvement in dynamics insertion accuracy
  33. Now possible to insert dynamics and solme other kinds of objects in velocity edit mode
  34. New default area for dynamics and tempi, that avoid areas that can't be accessed by the mouse
  35. In page mode with small zoom, staff lines can go over the last barline on the right. We reduced this unwanted effect
  36. MIDI playing and export of scores that contain panning curves made some instruments to be heard completely to the left
  37. A more explict message is now displayed when trying to adjust the digital input an no audio input device has been selected
  38. Removing th ebackground picture of the document windows doesn't affect the "complete mixer" and "user" palette backgrounds
  39. All document templates have been changed in order to remove the play start mark
  40. Space or carriage return characters are now allowed in the played bar list
  41. Improvement of beam management over an invisible rest
  42. Improvement of the Karaoke window, with cautionary clef and selection of staff display size
  43. Gregorian notation: horizontal episemes are now managed (ancestor of the tenuto)
  44. Default page header and footer of "Configuration > Global Setup> Print" are now used when importing an external file (e.g. MIDI file)
  45. 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
  46. ABC Import: missing parenthesis in the imported text could freeze the program
  47. MusicXML Import: staves with a different time signature are now automatically converted
  48. MusicXML Import/Export: better calculation of the distance between a note and its ornaments
  49. MusicXML Import/Export: general settings for score appearance are processed: stem width, staff line width, grace note size, etc.
  50. Default tempo value when importing MusicXML has been changed from 120 to 80
  51. 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
  52. Improvement of automatic edit area positionning in scroll mode
  53. Line width of inverted triangles in harmonica tablature wasn't properly managed
  54. MusicXML import: break symbol text, ending bracket, beam, slur and tie widths now follow the staff scale
  55. MusicXML import: ottava symbols could make note stems be abnormally long
  56. MusicXML import: Better management of orphan ties
  57. Harmony Assistant / MusicXML Export: Beams and clef change in the middle of a bar have been improved
  58. Harmony Assistant / MusicXML Export: Management of staves that are not printed (for instance, when empty)
  59. Harmony Assistant / MusicXML Export: Switched to MusicXML 2.0 format
  60. Harmony Assistant / MusicXML Export: Better export of grace note accidentals
  61. 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
  62. Harmony Assistant: lyrics can now be printed on street organ cards
  63. Harmony Assistant: for each file collection in the jukebox, a delay between pieces can be specified
  64. Harmony Assistant: Now possible to grab a staff that has been moved out of the screen bounds
  65. Harmony Assistant: Better management of resizing and moving of free objects: now possible to work outsitde the page area
  66. Harmony Assistant: When there is no staff in the document, the "Views" menu is inactive
  67. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript : update of split text windows when stopping debugging has been improved.
  68. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: now possible to access the character set related to a staff
  69. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: The "Tablature for Wind Instrument" scripts has been amended to properly manage grace notes.
  70. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Improvement of Encore/MusicTime/Rhapsody/Compositeur import script
  71. Windows: resizing of all the palettes have been rewritten, in order to manage the click & drag on any of the 4 palette edges.
  72. Windows: the Enter key confirms alert boxes
  73. 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
  74. Windows: general improvement in application stability
  75. 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.
  76. Linux: improvement of graphical accuracy when printing.


Fixes


  1. Fixed crash when clicking in the tempo staff margin in scroll mode, then selecting an option in the menu
  2. Fixed problem when dragging objects from a discontinuous selection (Alt-click) to the next staff
  3. Slider for selecting scale of graphics related to an ornament has been fixed in the note settings selection box
  4. Fixed problems in list update
  5. Fixed numbered parts display problems when the score starts by a text staff.
  6. Fixed crash in break symbols edit box
  7. Fixed display of octave change when clef is hidden
  8. Fixed number of repeats display, at the end of a line
  9. Flags of 128th notes didn't display when stem is downwards
  10. Fixed change in staff area height, when moving the bar number line down
  11. Fixed calculation of bar start symbols according to the score display settings.
  12. Fixed behaviour of embedded text edior when moving the cursor while a selection is present.  
  13. Fixed brace display position on staff groups of one staff
  14. Some MIDI Karaoke file export could crash or hang when some very long lyrics are present
  15. When adding a staff to an empty score, the "Edit", "Delete" and "Duplicate" buttons were active. The "Delete" button crashed.
  16. When defining a rule, it was difficult to enter "Do" (Latin notation) as a criterion for rule matching
  17. Fixed problem in NoteWorthy import.
  18. Fixed problem in editing grid drum staves
  19. Fixed small graphical glitch in .ogg export box
  20. Fixed a crash in MIDI export on files containing several hours of music
  21. Fixed copy/paste problem on notes with double-stem
  22. Fixed problem in slur digital adjustment
  23. Better management of dynamics and multi-rests
  24. Fixed problem in brace and bracket display when music is stopped
  25. Display problem on frame and line between an ornament and its note when hovered
  26. It was not possible to define a staff group (brace or bracket) that joins a regular staff and its tablature
  27. The tuplet direction onversion didn't work on quarters and unbeamed eighths
  28. Management of dynamics on volatile staves
  29. Fixed display problem on document number of pages when ueing start page number offset
  30. Fixed calculation of number of pages when reserved pages are present
  31. Fixed minor problems in MIDI import, while processing illegal meta-events
  32. Minor fixes in lists and some floating windows
  33. Crash in Edit > Appearance > Colorise.
  34. Possible crash in tablature calculation, when the user forced a cell number for the last note of the staff
  35. 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
  36. Crash when a (de)crescendo symbol was overlapping the last barline of the score
  37. Buffer overflow in Virtual Singer when the whole lyrics were written without any space or separator
  38. Crash when closing the score appearance box
  39. Fixed note stem display on harmonica tablatures
  40. Fixed display of some notehead when staff scale is different from 1.
  41. Search for note outside pitch range didn't work anymore
  42. MusicXML import: several instances of buffer overflow could lead to unstable memory or crashes
  43. MusicXML import: chord names in italian notation if the option is activated
  44. Harmony Assistant: Wrong processing of line breaks when computing lyrics syllables width in engraver mode.
  45. Harmony Assistant: Undoing an operation of printing scale change (page mode) didn't work properly
  46. Harmony Assistant: Fixed a defect in vertical scroll bar manageùent when deleting lines in the script editor
  47. Harmony Assistant: Fixed "Virtual Singer > Show lyrics phonetics" script
  48. Harmony Assistant: Several scripts have been fixed in order to avoid unwanted program termination in rare cases
  49. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed string sunstitution problem that could make the Tabledit import crash
  50. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed text block indent in text editor
  51. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed font problem in log window
  52. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed window resizing problem
  53. Windows: Problem when printing graphical object with alpha (transparency) layer
  54. Windows: Fixed memory loss when managing low-latency MIDI echo
  55. Linux: Crash when using some windows. The overall program stability has been improved.
  56. Linux: Management of text including music symbols from another font than Stoccata has been fixed
  57. Linux: Wrong management of fonts without gap between lines like "My Figured Bass"
  58. Linux:  A type of notehead disappeared when printing
  59. 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.
  60. Macintosh: Fixed MIDI input init if the device is off when application is started
  61. Macintosh / Harmony Assistant: Fixed display of picture free objects
  62. Macintosh / Harmony Assistant: Fixed icons printing problem
  63. Macintosh / Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed problem in GetPixel


Minor versions


Harmony Assistant 9.6.3i / Melody Assistant 7.6.3i (October 2nd 2013)


Improvements
  1. Editing lyrics on a score without lyrics that only includes one staff will automatically add the lyrics line to that staff
  2. Macintosh: On Macs with a single-button mouse, Ctrl + Click is now equivanent to a right-click. (the "Shift" key now being used to insert/move object outside the staff area).
Fixes
  1. Some palettes could move away from the screen edges
  2. When unsuccessfully trying to tie two notes (different pitches, etc), an unwanted alert box was displayed
  3. Dutch interface text has been amended


Harmony Assistant 9.6.3h / Melody Assistant 7.6.3h (September 27th 2013)


Improvements

  1. Now possible to quickly activate or deactivate the frame around lyrics by right-clicking a lyrics cell
  2. Activation/deactivation of frame around lyrics can now be undone
  3. After having edited the staff lyrics, text is automatically formatted according to the syllables in the score
  4. Default height of triplet brackets has been reduced, in order to be graphically nicer. This default value can still be adjusted by double-clicking the 3:2 icon in the palette, then individually for each triplet by editing the note
  5. Height of triplet brackets can now be forced on a whole area through "Edit > Appearance > General"
  6. Harmony Assistant: "Track Export" script has been changed in order to manage file format that include staves (myr, mu3,xml)
Fixes
  1. Fixed problem in break symbol management
  2. Fixed problem in break symbol deletion
  3. Fixed translations in various languages
  4. Fixed offset in numbered part start, coda and segno at the beginning of a line with cautionary clef
  5. Fixed display of $B tag in page footer
  6. Fixed application freeze when editing ill-formatted lyrics
  7. Fixed a problem in styled text edit
  8. Fixed display problem on Virtual Keyboard
  9. Fixed possible crash when editing lyrics, when moving to previous cell
  10. In Virtual Singer, language couldn't be changed via the [!language] command when the document contained one measure.
  11. Melody Assistant:  Possible crash when loading a file created with Harmony Assistant that contains dynamics
  12. Harmony Assistant: In page mode, moving an object on a text staff could result in the object moving to another staff
  13. Harmony Assistant / MusicXML export: possible crash on split bars that contain lyrics
  14. Harmony Assistant: Fixed MUSL interface definition
  15. Harmony Assistant / Diatonic Accordion Tablature: Fixed mistake in notes played by left hand buttons in the "Diatonic G/C 3 rows" accordion definition
  16. Harmony Assistant / Diatonic Accordion Tablature: Fixed grace notes display
  17. Harmony Assistant / Diatonic Accordion Tablature: Fixed user-defined accordion editing
  18. Windows: it was impossible to open folders that contain accented characters when right-clicking on the document title bar
  19. Windows: Fixed graphical offset of palettes below the menu bar
  20. Windows: crash when prinnting pictures of less than 3 pixels wide
  21. Windows: fixed access to sound base by the low-latency synthesizer


Harmony Assistant 9.6.3g / Melody Assistant 7.6.3g (September 12th 2013)


Improvements

  1. When the selection range is played in loop, metronome pre-count can be played at each loop.
  2. A slur between two consecutive notes of same pitch (equivalent to a tie) didn't radjust graphically when changing its direction
  3. When inserting a slur between two consecutive notes of same pitch, its graphical appearence was slightly different from a "real" tie
  4. When saving a picture from a free object to a separate file, the file extension now matches the content of picture data
  5. Hierarchical lists (template selection, MUSL space): improvement and overall speed-up
  6. Now possibme to create parameter curves that contain discontinuous values, i.e. in which the parameter will take the required value, and keep it until a new value is encountered
  7. Management and appearance of parameter curves have been improved
  8. When inserting a dynamics in the bar margin (space between barline and first note), the dynamics could be not inserted at the required position
  9. Problem for selecting multiple objects on several staves using the Shift key
  10. Lyrics text file: the default file name is now built from the document and the staff name
  11. Compressed storage of pictures in the MusicXML format addition
  12. MusicXML Import: management of implicit lyrics line numbers
  13. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of file import from recent version of NoteWorthy (205).
  14. Harmony Assistant: improvement of the "MIDI > Echo Program Change" script in order to make the use of an external MIDI keyboard simpler
  15. Harmony Assistant: improvement of the "File > Export > Batch Export", by enabling to clone the source folder tree in the target folder
  16. Windows: The low-latency softsynth has been improved, in order to manage MIDI bank numbers
  17. Windows / Harmony Assistant: A setup file has been created in order to enable using the "Doremi" music font
  18. Windows: Specific alert that will tell the user that he didn't run a version of the program that matches his version of Windows.
  19. Windows: An alert saying that the program didn't close properly appeared just after having updated the program
Fixes
  1. Fixed a problem of memory deallocation when using dynamics
  2. The text of break symboles at end of bar could be shifted and truncated when displayed at the end of a line on printer (or in Harmony Assistant's page mode). 
  3. Fixed display of brackets on barlines
  4. Fixed problem on interface search (Help menu)
  5. Fixed memory problem in user palettes
  6. Fixed a problem of target staff selection after a real-time MIDI input, when the list needed a scroll bar
  7. Amendments on German version of the interface
  8. Amendments on Italian version of the interface
  9. MusicXML Import: Fixed a page layout difference for tablatures between the plugin/player and Harmony/Melody
  10. MusicXML Import: Fixed management of page lost margins, that generated discrepancies between page mode and printing
  11. MusicXML Import: Fixed chord line when the chord kind stored in MusicXML was unknown.
  12. MusicXML Import: Fixed crash when loading files that contain errors (created by an old version of Photoscore)
  13. Harmony Assistant: the picture of the 6-holes Native American flute was missing in "tablature for wind instruments" script.
  14. Harmony Assistant, MyrScript editor: Fixed a crash that could occur when creating dictionaries for autocompletion
  15. Harmony Assistant: Fixed display problem when using the "Maestro" music font
  16. Harmony Assistant: Fiexe a problem of key signature position when using some music fonts 
  17. Harmony Assistant: Possible computation errors in tablatures for accordion
  18. Harmony Assistant: Fixed display problems on some scripts
  19. Linux: menu bar is now displayed 25 pixels below in order to avoid overlapping the system barline
  20. Macintosh: Fixed a problem of user instrument export in .mu3 format

Harmony Assistant 9.6.3f / Melody Assistant 7.6.3f (July 30th 2013)


Fixes

  1. Fixed a crash in MIDI import
  2. Problem to grab margin control handles after the first page

Harmony Assistant 9.6.3e / Melody Assistant 7.6.3e (July 26th 2013)


Improvements

  1. When moving an object related to a staff, a visual spot shows the target staff.
  2. Now possible to grab objects related to a staff but located outside its area
  3. MIDI Import: microtonal pitch shift that are constant for a staff are now taken into account in the frequency parameter curve
  4. Kooplet search: Web sites that do not want direct download are now managed
  5. Better management of dot when displaying double-stem dotted eighths


Fixes

  1. Fixed a crash when editing MUSL space, when there are only folders (no file)
  2. Fixed an offset problem when copying/pasting regular drum staves
  3. Fixed possible crash when using headless notes
  4. Fixed note color when inserting a slur, using the hammer, etc.
  5. Fixed dashes display between syllables at end of bar
  6. Effect processors located on the left of the first note in a staff weren't considered
  7. Adjustment of some graphical elements in guitar tablatures
  8. Fixed palette magnetism.
  9. Harmony Assistant: Grid drum staves now follow engraver mode positionning


Harmony Assistant 9.6.3d / Melody Assistant 7.6.3d (July 3rd 2013)


Improvements

  1. When importing an MusicXML file, when several lines of lyrics are present and the number of repeats is not specified, the additional lines are not deleted anymore
  2. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: a new method enables to find automatically the appropriate language for lyrics on a staff. This method is now used in file import: Finale, Encore, etc.


Fixes

  1. A serious source of instability has been fixed on Windows. It could generate crashes, especially when opening various windows.
  2. About 400 small irregularities, that could cause more or less important instabilities, have been fixed in the program source code
  3. A problem in parameter curves management made them be applied by default to the whole score
  4. Harmony Assistant: Possible crash when moving cursor outside any staff area in page mode
  5. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: improvement of item info display in the script editor (clipping problem)
  6. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: source code was duplicated when editing dialogs and floating windows


Harmony Assistant 9.6.3c / Melody Assistant 7.6.3c (June 28th 2013)


Fixed

  1. In the time signature alternate display, when the field was left empty, "0" was displayed. Now, nothing appears.
  2. Better management of the "group eighths by 4" check box
  3. MusicXML Import: Fixed crash when importing some mis files
  4. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: When editing a source file, the text was duplicated
  5. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Possible crash in the TextWindow.Erase(...) function
  6. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed script for wind instruments fingering

Harmony Assistant 9.6.3c / Melody Assistant 7.6.3c (June 28th 2013)


Fixed

  1. In the time signature alternate display, when the field was left empty, "0" was displayed. Now, nothing appears.
  2. Better management of the "group eighths by 4" check box
  3. MusicXML Import: Fixed crash when importing some mis files
  4. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: When editing a source file, the text was duplicated
  5. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Possible crash in the TextWindow.Erase(...) function
  6. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed script for wind instruments fingering


Harmony Assistant 9.6.2 - Melody Assistant 7.6.2

January-May 2012


News

  1. Graphic objects (effects, free objects, graphics related to a staff, background) can now be in JPG, PNG, GIF or TIFF format
  2. Ornaments of type "Graphics" can now be related to notes
  3. Ornaments (or graphics) can be related to Clef objects
  4. Staves in a system can be joined by a vertical line on right side
  5. In the management of curves related to staves, the current curve can now be deleted quickly.
  6. Tablature computation on multi-voices staves.
  7. TAB export of multi-voices staves.
  8. New mode for applying staff appearance settings: "to all merged staves"
  9. New commands in the multi-voice staff management contextual menu
  10. Braces, ties and slurs are now drawn and printed as actual curves.
  11. Slur "tension" can be adjusted in order to make them more flat and their ends hooked.
  12. Fine management of lyrics positioning and masking: for each bar, it's now possible to insert or mask any line by right-clicking a cell.
  13. Windows & Linux : mouse pointer size can be adjusted.

Improvements


  1. A new setting in the staff appearance enables to tell whether the grace note stems are aligned on the staff center line
  2. Improvement in time signature and upbeat bar selection when creating a new document from a template.
  3. Better error management while opening files for writing.
  4. "Edit" menu items now follow selected object kind.
  5. Changing ghosts rests into rests now splits them according to beat
  6. Now possible to mask, on each staff, each kind of object (lyrics, text, graphics, dynamics...)
  7. Triplets made of notes with different slur directions are now properly grouped. This can change the appearance of previous scores.
  8. Better management of objects, notes an lyrics position when inserting or deleting bars, or when changing the time signature.
  9. New keyboard shortcuts: fast forward and rewind. This can be especially useful to those who rehearse a score using a footswitch.
  10. New management for the default document file name.
  11. The area-driven discontinuous selection now only applies to the selected parts in merged (multivoice) staves.
  12. MusicXML import/export: better management of ottava (8va,8vb, etc)
  13. Virtual Singer: management of note slurs and bend effects
  14. Harmony Assistant: In engraver mode, note position calculation has been sped up.
  15. Harmony Assistant: When forcing the number of bars per line, the automatic computation of bar width in engraver mode is deactivated.
  16. Harmony Assistant in page mode: improvement of document window maximize/minimize/restore management
  17. Linux version: Compatibility with Ubuntu 10.04 - 11.10, KUbuntu, XUbuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Mint 12, Fedora 15, Mandriva One 2011, OpenSuse 2.1, Debian 6.0.3.

Fixes


  1. Virtual Singer :  SAMPA Q in English.
  2. Audi sync problems could occur when the score contains both notes with negative delay and tempo changes
  3. Jump & target display on text staves.
  4. CMF export.
  5. Graphical objects dialog box: file import.
  6. Text formating while writing an email.
  7. Palette duplication while hide all /show all.
  8. Score file loading, as well as some editing operations, didn't work on very heavy staves (more than 32,000 symbols)
  9. Fixed appearance of curve over triplets
  10. Fixed ckef change problem on merged (multi-voice) staves
  11. Fixed vu-meter display on staff with lyrics when output is MIDI.
  12. Possible to deactivate the cautionary key signature display at end of line once activated
  13. In some cases, some objects were graphically misplaced when viewing the staff in the Karaoke window
  14. Multi-voice staves couldn't be properly duplicated
  15. Fixed digital track contextual menu.
  16. Fixed page setup problem when "score" object were used within a score.
  17. Harmony Assistant: Fixed MyrScript problems on staff merging
  18. Harmony Assistant: in engraver mode, display of tied notes connected by a special beam
  19. Macintosh, Linux: Fixed palette handling problem on multi-screens
  20. Windows: in some tutorials, squares appeared in text.


Minor versions


Harmony Assistant v9.6.2m / Melody Assistant v7.6.2m (May 29, 2012)


Improvements
  1. The "syringe" tool actions on rests have been extended. It's now possible to inject a dot or an ornament to a rest.
  2. Positioning of line between notehead and text in "rule text" ornament has been improved
  3. MusicXML Import: chord tags are now processed as staff-related chord line..
  4. Parameter curve editing: better display of curves usage status in the pop-up menu
  5. Better display of the target when inserting tempo changes: rests are now taken into account.
  6. New replacement patterns have been added in header and footer edit
Fixes
  1. Possible crash when a note that is involved in a slur or a special beam was replaced by a new note.
  2. Problem with accented characters in document template names.
  3. When editing lyrics text with a non-100% scale, some graphic updates were not properly performed
  4. In some scores that included complex tempo changes and a note with a negative delay, playing could go out of sync.
  5. Fixed parameter curve editing on a staff other than the first one.
  6. Harmony Assistant: Closing a split area of the score window while playing could produce a crash.
  7. Fixed display of some shape-note heads when scale is not 100%
  8. Minor fix in ABC export.
  9. Windows / Harmony Assistant:  problem with the "Test" button in the hardware settings window that opens when the application is started for the first time.
  10. Windows: when quitting the program, clicking "Cancel" in the warning box that asks for saving the document exited anyway (without saving). 
  11. MacOS: fixed access to alternate palette icons
  12. Linux: The "standard" font, used for displaying dialog boxes, could be wrongly detected, resulting in unreadable items


Harmony Assistant v9.6.2k / Melody Assistant v7.6.2k (May 15, 2012)


New
  1. Now possible to extract and export pictures that are used in free objects

Improvements
  1. Better sorting of fonts names in the text style palette.
  2. MusicXML import : management of multiple styles in Title/Composer/Remarks
  3. MusicXML import/export : better page settings, better positioning of text objects
  4. Windows : when selecting a font through a pop-up menu, they are sorted alphabetically
  5. Windows : MP3 export : Exported lyrics didn't show in Windows Media Player
Fixes
  1. Possible crash when making a change to the score while setting a special beam or a slur.
  2. In a score sung by Virtual Singer, when the music starting point was set to bar #1, the program ignored the selected repeat number.
  3. Fixed chord display in harmonica tablatures
  4. Small glitches in ABC import/export
  5. Merged staff curve edit in page mode : only the first and last staff could be edited
  6. Fixed accented user name in page footer
  7. Harmony Assistant : fixed MP3 export of drum staves with a lyrics line
  8. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript : changing chord line font or size didn't update graphically
  9. Windows: the digital output "Test" button in the hardware setup box didn't work.
  10. Mac OS : Fixed printing of very big embedded pictures
  11. Mac OS / Harmony Assistant / MyrScript : Fixed Graph.GetPixel.

Harmony Assistant v9.6.2j / Melody Assistant v7.6.2j (May 3, 2012)


Improvements
  1. When moving the middle point of an existing slur, movement will be limited in order to avoid too odd curves
  2. Editing curves on merged staves didn't work well
  3. When an audio device is not available, the box asking for adapting output to existing devices will appear less often
  4. Time signature display on tablatures has been redesigned
  5. Harmonica tablature calculation now manages grace notes (in no-symbol display mode)
  6. After updating the software, the box asking to clear the preferences won't appear anymore
  7. Importing staves from another document excluded the invisible staves
  8. Harmony Assistant: In MyrScript debugging, now possible to select variable and log window font.
Fixes
  1. Possible crash when working in page mode, especially when copying/pasting notes related to rules, in edit mode limited to one bar
  2. Saving graphical data from a staff-related object resulted in a corrupted file.
  3. In some cases, MP3 export could generate an empty file
  4. Crash on MP3 export from the digital audio data import window
  5. Harmony Assistant: Fixed crash when applying default tuning on tablatures
  6. Harmony Assistant / Myrscript: Possible crash when clicking the "stop" icon in step-by-step debugging
  7. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript / MacOS: Fixed a font problem on Macintosh in the AddOrnament function
  8. Windows: Some pictures inserted on score could appear on a black background when printing
  9. MacOS: Printing some BMP pictures could fail
  10. MacOS: 8-bits PICT display could be incorrect


Harmony Assistant v9.6.2i / Melody Assistant v7.6.2i (April 19 2012)


News

  1. Transparency management (alpha channel) for picture objects in GIF, PNG ... format
  2. New harmonica tablature display: hole number on two rows (draw/blow)
  3. Now possible to define Lydian tuning for diatonic harmonicas
Improvements
  1. New calculation of tempo object default size
  2. Better positioning of break symbol text at end of bar (DS, DC...)
  3. Better management of merged staves with priority tablature
  4. MP3 export: when several staves with lyrics are present, now possible to select which one to use
  5. MP3 export: Better compatibility of ID3 tags with Windows Media Player
  6. ABC import now manages ISO 8859 (Windows) and UTF-8 character encoding
  7. ABC export can be set up to generate either of these formats
Fixes
  1. Fixed control handle display when moving a dynamic in page mode
  2. Fixed cursor trail when inserting a tempo object
  3. Possible crashes when editing / loading tablatures
  4. Possible problems when using ornaments related to a clef
  5. Possible crashes when editing and adding picture objects
  6. Positioning and music duration problem when no break symbol is present and the list of played bars is fixed.
  7. Virtual Singer: problem in the singer language default value when not recognized
  8. Linux: impossible to print twice in a row from the preview window
  9. Harmony Assistant : possible crashes in Band In A Box file import


Harmony Assistant v9.6.2h / Melody Assistant v7.6.2h (March 28 2012)


News

  1. MP3 Export: lyrics can be exported in the MP3 file, as a full text or as synchronized lyrics
  2. MP3 import: synchronized lyrics or full text les paroles en texte complet ou syllabes synchronisées sont importées.
  3. Windows: now embedding a low latency software synthesizer, in order to provide echo for master MIDI keyboard input (Hardware configuration, "MIDI Echo" section)
Improvements
  1. A "patch" for "Grand Piano 1" and "Grand Piano 1 Soft" sounds of the GOLD 2 sound base has been included. Fix is therefore automatic.
  2. Detection of new versions of the program has been improved
  3. A graphic mark enables to locate the first note to which a dynamic applies.
  4. When inserting and moving (de)crescendo, ottava or smooth tempo change, notes that match the beginning and the end of the action are marked
  5. "Real-time" MIDI input: Midi echo device is set to the instrument of the selected staff
  6. Change in the order of the phonemes to be recorded in RealSinger to create a new voice
  7. MP3 export: Now possible to select the tag format:: old format, ID3 ISO 8859 or ID3 Unicode.
  8. When pasting notes with automatic beaming deactivated, original stem directions an beaming are preserved
  9. Some text operations have been sped up
  10. Accuracy improvement when inserting dynamics
  11. Improvement in tablature calculation on merged (multi-voice) staves
  12. When moving a text object in the staff margin that follows a multi-rest bar doesn't "break" the rest anymore.
  13. MusicXML Import/Export: processing of slurs used as ties.
  14. Harmony Assistant, MusicXML Export: change in the multi-rest bar export, in order to improve compatibility with other programs
  15. Harmony Assistant: When running the application, script browsing has been sped up.
  16. Harmony Assistant: Better display of script names in the keyboard shortcut map.
  17. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of the NoteWorthy import script
  18. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of the Finale import script (beaming and triplet problems).
  19. Harmony Assistant: Improvement and fixes in the "About scripts" summary
  20. Harmony Assistant: Now possible to change column width in the MyrScript variables window
  21. Windows/Linux: Double echo when inserting a note in step-by-step MIDI input has been removed
Fixes
  1. Possible crash when deleting bars that contains slurs or special beams
  2. Trills and some other ornaments could not play the right notes when last bar repeat symbols are present on the staff
  3. Possible crash in multi-voice tablature management
  4. Fixed position of break symbols (D.C, D.S) over multi-rest bars
  5. When deleting or inserting bars, some lyrics text styles could be altered.
  6. Fixed a problem in automatic dot positioning within a chord
  7. Crashes when moving a dynamic, text, line, graphic from a staff to another in scroll mode when displaying distances
  8. Fixed lyrics line count when unmasking lyric cells
  9. Fixed problem in masked lyric cells when loading a file
  10. Unmasking lyric cells could make an extra bar appear at the end of the piece
  11. Possible problems when displaying lyrics at the end of the score in page mode
  12. Fixed problem in Italian resources.
  13. Fixed a problem in default templates. 
  14. Fixed ABC import module (custom key signatures)
  15. Fixed resizing problems in symbol-related picture object
  16. Fixed a problem with the hammer tool
  17. Cosmetic problem of stem end over the beams
  18. Graphics color could be incorrect on printed page
  19. Fixed MusicXML import problems
  20. Fixed mouse pointer display when inserting some dynamics
  21. Fixed "Da segno", "Da coda" display when inserting.
  22. Possible file corruption when using digital tracks
  23. Several errors have been fixed in display and edit of styled text (containing font, size, color... changes)
  24. Some trills didn't play well when the staff contains previous bar repeat symbols.
  25. Possible crash when deleting bars if there were slurs or special beams over a barline
  26. Adjusting slurs on a priority tablature moved the slurs too far away from notes
  27. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export, null <backup> and <forward> could confuse some other programs.
  28. Harmony Assistant: Problems in keyboard note input when a document is split into several areas
  29. Harmony Assistant: Fixed display/edit of line number in the MyrScript manual
  30. Harmony Assistant: Fixed some interactive samples in the MyrScript manual
  31. Harmony Assistant: Fixed SAMPA extraction in MyrScript when there are language changes in the lyrics.
  32. Windows: problems in standard mouse pointer management (window resizing arrows)
  33. Mac OS X: Fixed MIDI output
  34. Linux: Fixed GetCapability
  35. Linux: Fixed filehandle overload

Harmony Assistant v9.6.2g / Melody Assistant v7.6.2g (February 15th 2012)


Improvements
  1. Improvement of accidental automatic positioning
  2. Improvement of automatic language recognition in Virtual Singer 
  3. Enlargement of the area on the left of the staff, that makes the score scroll when expanding the selection range with the mouse
  4. When syntax errors are present in multi-piece ABC files, the alert now appears only once.
  5. MIDI Import: improvement in GOLD base sound / MIDI program change matching.
  6. When inserting a dynamics, the Shift key deactivates the automatic magnetism to the previous dynamics line
  7. Internal management of file access paths have been sped up
  8. Windows: Mouse cursor zooming is now available in any display depth, in all Windows versions.
Fixes
  1. An extra measure could be added at the end when masking lyrics lines
  2. Editing lyrics (Staff > Edit lyrics) deleted the text styles
  3. Fixed lyrics position after some operations that change the score structure
  4. Possible problems when undoing the last command (Edit > Undo) when music is playing
  5. Fixed possible crashes when playing digital tracks or Virtual Singer
  6. Fixed possible crash when playing a Virtual Singer staff that contains characters impossible to sing
  7. Possible crash when forcing the default note stem direction of a staff
  8. Graphical fix: Ghost plots when moving a free object
  9. Graphical fix: Plots when inserting a crescendo
  10. Graphical fix: Missing parts when editing a styled text
  11. Fixed minor memory leaks
  12. Fixed a palette positioning problem in "magnetic" mode
  13. Fixed activity of staff-related chord line play mode when creating it
  14. Harmony Assistant, ETF import: fixed accented characters management, unbreakable spaces and rest triplets
  15. Harmony Assistant, Macintosh: fixed background of imported pictures
  16. Harmony Assistant: Possible crash when exporting a score that contains rules to MusicXML format
  17. MyrScript: Inserting pieces of text in a styled text could erase some following styles
  18. Macintosh: Fixed fretted instrument tuning file saving
  19. Linux: some document templates were missing

Harmony Assistant v9.6.2f / Melody Assistant v7.6.2f (February 1st 2012)


Improvements
  1. Now possible to insert the document creator's name in any new document default header or footer (<name> tag)
  2. Harmony Assistant: the NoteWorthy import now manages shape notes (Fasola)
  3. Harmony Assistant: the NoteWorthy import now manages staff grouping symbols (brackets and braces in the margin)
  4. In special text, a new separator, "/", enables to unbeam notes within a tuplet group.
Fixes
  1. Fixed an error in tablature calculation
  2. Fixed a problem in the display of the new $Q anf $Y commands from version 9.6.2d/7.6.2d
  3. Changing a tempo object value by right-clicking it might not work properly.
  4. When deleting bars, the lyrics following the delete point might be deleted
  5. Problem in handling and moving text ornaments when written using the Stoccata music font
  6. Background of lyrics text that is never played appeared in gray on printed page
  7. Offset between the stem and the notehead when using a symbol scale other than 100%
  8. Windows: problem when editing text in Stoccata music font

Harmony Assistant v9.6.2e / Melody Assistant v7.6.2e (January 23rd 2012)


Improvements
  1. Better sync between the sound and the pressed key on the Virtual Keyboard
  2. Some minor changes in harmonica tablatures
  3. Harmony Assistant: Improvement when forcing the number of pages, when the required value cannot be reached
  4. Harmony Assistant: The NoteWorthy import script now manages v2.5
  5. Windows: product version can now be seen in their installer's properties
Corrections
  1. In the music following box, pressing a key that is not available in the list could generate a crash.
  2. Loading or saving a file whose name starts with "-" inserted a separation line in the "Open recent" menu
  3. In karaoke mode, lyrics text did not appear
  4. When loading old files, the staff object masking option wasn't managed well
  5. The staccato dot could disappear at small scales
  6. Harmony Assistant: The "Cancel" button in the printing option box could generate a crash
  7. Harmony Assistant: On Windows, file names containing accented characters weren't managed well in the user Web space management (MUSL).
  8. Harmony Assistant Possible crashes when playing a score that only contains digital tracks
  9. Windows: Loading or saving a file with the ";" in its name made the application crash when opening the "Open recent" menu


Harmony Assistant v9.6.2d / Melody Assistant v7.6.2d (January 16, 2012)


Improvements
  1. Anti-aliasing for most of objects display (*)
  2. Document templates appearance has been improved
  3. New method for automatic language detection in Virtual Singer
  4. New management of multiple rests, more logical and more compact (*)
  5. In page header, page footer and free text, two new commands have been added:
    - $Q: page number, only displayed if more than one page in the document (no need to display "1" when there is only one page)
    - $Y: score creation year (for copyright)
  6. Better management of invisible key change (*).
  7. Harmony Assistant: New default display scale when creating a new document
Fixes
  1. Program could block when displaying complex tuplets
  2. Management of graphical objects containing a great number of Bezier curves
  3. Default font for chord grid, defined in global setup, is now used when creating a new document
  4. When adding lyrics to a staff, the lyrics line could be misplaced
  5. Possible crash in tablature creation
  6. Linux: Curve printing (slurs, braces...)
  7. Windows: display problem on "My xxx" fonts, provided with the software
  8. Windows: some palette icons, as well as some musical symbols (for instance dots) could disappear from screen at low scale.
(*) These improvements might change the appearance of scores created with previous versions of the software.

Harmony Assistant v9.6.2c / Melody Assistant v7.6.2c (January 3, 2011)


Fixes
  1. Fixed a problem of epidemic file corruption
  2. Fixed additional space for lyrics when applied to all staves
  3. Melody Assistant: Fixed default display scale for new documents
  4. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export: fixed conditional part (endings) export, as well as empy bars (rest) export.
  5. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript: copying a document now manages views
  6. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript: copying the selection is now configurable
  7. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript: fixed CreateFolder.
  8. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript: fixed a crash that affected the Instrument Group Generator script

Harmony Assistant 9.6.0 - Melody Assistant 7.6.0

March 2011

News

  1. Embedding of the Kooplet search engine (new icon in the "Edit tools" palette)
  2. In order to simplify the license management of our products, a new "Manage my licenses" option has appeared. On Windows, this option is available in the "?" menu, and on Macintosh in the application's menu.
  3. Harmony Assistant: Management and printing of tablatures for Zither
  4. New available keyboard shortcuts:
    - Tempo tool activation
    - Clef change activation
    - Time signature change activation
    - Key signature change activation
  5. Now possible to set a note split duration greater than its actual duration. The note then appears longer than the real duration.
  6. Possible to select the appearance of the eighth rest: "modern" look, as it appeared in the previous versions, and "ancient" look, in which it appears as an inverted sixteenth rest
  7. New symbol fonts, that can be used in any text input
  8. Harmony Assistant: New music fonts, new management of the font list for an easier use. Possible to set the font for a new document.

Improvements


  1. When a crescendo/decrescendo is inserted, it now matched what is shown on the mouse pointer.
  2. In the note duration change box, the default value is now the one selected in the palette.
  3. In order to avoid confusion, the note head shape selected in the "Note display tools" palette is no more memorized when exiting the program. It is now reset to the default value (round full head shape).
  4. For single-button mouse users, Ctrl+Click can be used instead of the long right click.
  5. When opened, the Jukebox window now fits the screen dimension.
  6. When changing the character size in the staff appearance, dynamics and text position is recalculated to fit the new staff height.
  7. Jukebox: the purely alphabetical sort has been replaced by an alpha/digit mixed sort
  8. Improvement of dotted notes management by the quantize algorithm.
  9. Holding the Shift key down while loading a file saved with an old version moves back the dynamics and tempo changes to their original position.
  10. MusicXML import: better management of empty lyrics (repeat the previous line)
  11. MusicXML import: New management of beamed tuplets.
  12. When importing a multi-score files in ABC format, it is now possible to listen to the tunes before selecting the one to load and edit.
  13. Virtual Singer: now possible to apply a semi-tone offset to the Virtual Singer voice.
  14. Harmony Assistant, Tabledit import: management of Dulcimer tablatures

Fixes


  1. Editing a symbol could ruin the page layout
  2. Fixed problem of slur handles grabbing.
  3. Fixed text ornament style edit when they are at their default value
  4. Fixed problem of slur move
  5. Fixed problem of stem size on guitar tablatures
  6. Fixed problem of beam display of a guitar tablature when an offset is required between the note and its stem.
  7. Search on the interface didn't include User Spaces
  8. Fixed problem of list update
  9. Fixed problem of child palettes opening from the master palette
  10. Fixed problem of key shortcuts in the virtual keyboard
  11. Fixed problem of zoomed user windows when loading
  12. Fixed minor problem in copy/paste
  13. Fixed problem of music playing from the album
  14. Fixed display problem in the chord line
  15. Fixed display problem of "barres" in some chord diagrams
  16. Fixed problem on "undo"
  17. Fixed crash in S3M import (index overflow)
  18. Fixed multi-staves ABC file export problem
  19. Fixed problem of note duration in ABC import
  20. Fixed overflow in MIDI import on some very special files
  21. Fixed "duplicate note with inverted stem" when several notes are selected.
  22. Fixed cursor appearance when inserting a crescendo/decrescendo.
  23. Fixed crash when forcing the played bar list to an empty list, when the score includes a digital track.
  24. Fixed problem when in accidental display on grace notes
  25. Fixed key signature display problem when the clef is hidden
  26. Fixed user keyboard shortcut saving.
  27. Harmony Assistant: Fixed problem of margin in GuitarPro import
  28. Harmony Assistant: Fixed problem on NoteWorthy import (dynamics)
  29. Harmony Assistant: Fixed Tabledit import
  30. Harmony Assistant: Fixed Finale import.
  31. Harmony Assistant, MusicXML import:  full-bar rests management was wrong, that could generate rests of uneven durations in non-empty bars
  32. Harmony Assistant: Fixed problem of accordion tablature calculation on grace notes.
  33. Harmony Assistant: Fixed problem in the MUSL space management. 
  34. Harmony Assistant: Fixed digital instrument group generation script.
  35. Harmony Assistant: Fixed problem in font setting on lyrics text script
  36. Macintosh: Fixed drag and drop problem 
  37. Macintosh: Fixed minor problem (cosmetic) on installer
  38. Macintosh: Fixed text rotation problem 
  39. Macintosh: Fixed relation between file extensions and our programs

Minor versions


Harmony Assistant v9.6.0c / Melody Assistant v7.6.0c (March 17, 2011)


New
  1. On Windows, implementation of a copy/paste menu from a mouse right-click on any editable field. On Macintosh, partial implementation, only on fields that edit a styled text.
Improvements
  1. Yamaha style file (.STY) import: better management of files that do not comply with the MIDI file specifications, save by a PSR S550.
  2. When adding a slur between two notes of same pitch, the graphical appearance of a tie is applied
Fixes
  1. Kooplet search: possible crash when clicking or double-clicking at the end of the result list
  2. Kooplet search: possible crash when  the Internet connection was unavailable
  3. Kooplet search: possible crash when playing the note pattern in its context
  4. If a negative pitch offset was set to a Virtual Singer voice, it became positive when loading the file.
  5. Fixed a problem when setting up the palette scale.
  6. Macintosh PPC: Fixed mail sending

Harmony Assistant v9.6.0d / Melody Assistant v7.6.0d (March 24, 2011)


Fixes
  1. Fixed graphical appearance slurs on consecutive notes of same pitch
  2. Kooplet search: better management of filenames that contain non-standard characters
  3. Fixed graphical glitches in keyboard shortcut editing
  4. Harmony Assistant, MusicXML import: some chords were incorrectly considered as arpeggiated.

Harmony Assistant v9.6.0f / Melody Assistant v7.6.0f (March 28, 2011)


Improvements
  1. In Harmony Assistant, when running an unregistered version, a button leads to the licence management panel.
Fixes
  1. The automatic slur setting was reset when double-clicking the slur to edit it
  2. Windows: some Internet accesses (tutorials, MyrScript manual...) didn't work properly


Greetings


Translation of the new features in the program interface:
Dutch: Roeland Bekker
German: Lutz Stalhofen
Italian: Pietro Cecchi
Japanese: Norio Kusumoto
Portuguese: Carlos Pinto de Oliveira
Spanish: Jose Alfredo Oliveira &  José Luís Blasco



Harmony Assistant 9.5

Melody Assistant 7.5

April 2010 - February 2011




The main new feature in this version is the Myriad User Score Library (MUSL)
A Web space to share music scores on line is offered to any user of the Harmony Assistant software. These scores can be viewed, played or printed by the visitors who have previously installed the Myriad plug-in, freeware.
You will publish your tunes easily in a few clicks directly from Harmony Assistant. A part of your user space is public and the other private, protected by a password.

News

  1. Direct access to MUSL from the application
  2. New MyrScript version. See MyrScript manual for all changes
  3. Fretted tab palette improvement. New display modes are provided. When the select cursor is on the score, the note is shown in the palette.
  4. Improvements on all import scripts.
  5. New script to hide all dynamics
  6. Palette sizes can be changed: Shift+Click on the title.
  7. In the "Virtual Keyboard", when the select cursor is on the score, the note is shown in the palette.
  8. Chord diagrams can be displayed in relative or absolute colors (Global Setup > Appearance)
     A new section in the manual explains this color notation.
  9. Real time MIDI input improvement
  10. MIDI file format improvement
  11. Stem direction computation improvement
  12. Note contexual menu: change note or group of notes to rest.
  13. Scroll mode: invisible rests are displayed in grey
  14. Free texts and free texts objects, tag $W provides a clickable URL
  15. Staff display mode : lyrics size can be adjusted to staff scale.
  16. Jukebox : total time spent on a document can be displayed
  17. Better display of chords names in chord grid.
  18. When staff scale is changed, dynamics position is adapted
  19. Alternate position in harmonica tab.
  20. In harmonica setup you can define extra holes.

Fixes


  1. Picture fine position
  2. Accordion tablatures
  3. Chord manual beaming
  4. Ties display
  5. Alternate position on tabs
  6. Ornaments display
  7. Selected note moving
  8. Metronome in digital export
  9. "Repeat previous bar" display
  10. Paper size is not displayed when control handles are hidden
  11. Windows position at start up
  12. TimeCode script

Minor versions

Harmony Assistant 9.5.0c / Melody Assistant 7.5.0c (April 19th 2010)


  1. Fixed extra rests that appeared while playing the score
  2. Fixed crash when using the virtual keyboard palette
  3. The "Use .myr extension instead of .mus" check box hadn't any effect (always considered as active)
  4. Two options weren't translated in Spanish in the "Internet" menu
  5. Fixed a problem of OMeR registration code management in Melody/Harmony
  6. Portuguese version of the interface has been completed (Thanks to Zeca)
  7. Text of the program interface in English have veen proofread and amended
  8. User sound selection problems have been fixed
  9. Harmony Assistant: Possible crash when pressing the backspace key on an empty password when accessing the MUSL space management
  10. Harmony Assistant: FIxed "Guitar & color" script
  11. Harmony Assistant: Changing a script text can now be undone through the "Actions" palette
  12. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of the "Input along pattern" script
  13. On Windows, important alert messages didn't appear in a box anymore, but on the MyrScript log window
  14. Windows: keyboard shortcut filenames couldn't include accented characters
  15. Windows 95,98,ME: it was impossible to run the program when the Unicode library (unicows) is installed

Harmony Assistant 9.5.0d / Melody Assistant 7.5.0d (May 4th 2010)


  1. Improvement in the way Virtual Singer performs melismas
  2. MU3 format export : some parts of the digital tracks could not be saved properly
  3. Fixed crash when splitting a staff according to rules
  4. Fixed stem sizes on guitar tablature
  5. Improvement in dot placement on rhythmic guitar tablatures
  6. The reduced sets of demonstration files provided with the Web version of Harmony/Melody has been amended
  7. Negative delays on notes are now properly performed
  8. MIDI Export: some note durations could slow down the export, or even lead to a crash
  9. Harmony Assistant: Finale import has been improved, in order to avoid that improper characters in text objects could disturb the score processing
  10. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of the "Input along pattern" script
  11. Harmony Assistant: Fixed the "guitar fingering" script (when no document is loaded)
  12. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export: stem sizes on secondary staves of a group (e.g. piano bass staff) were not properly saved
  13. Windows: when opening a contextual menu on ruler or staff, the mouse pointer had to be moved slightly before being able to select the first menu option
  14. Windows: Packed MusicXML export (.mxl) didn't work well
  15. Windows Vista/7: at the end of the install process, the system displayed an alert box, saying thet the program could not be properly installed
  16. Macintosh: Fixed Unicode fields input

Harmony Assistant 9.5.0e / Melody Assistant 7.5.0e (May 6th 2010)


  1. Fixed a problem in keyboard input on some dialog boxes (tempo change, break symbols...)
  2. The arpeggio mark is now played by default
  3. Harmony Assistant: improved arpeggio management in MusicXML import/export

Harmony Assistant 9.5.1 / Melody Assistant 7.5.1 (June 9th 2010)


New
  1. New layout for the virtual keyboard
  2. It is now possible to define the way tied rests are split.
  3. Harmony Assistant: A "draft" mode, with a selectable density, enables to save ink when printing scores (available from the print preview)
Improvements
  1. Default placement of the "previous bar repeat" symbol
  2. Better tolerance when recording RealSinger phonemes
  3. Key signature management when adding a staff on a score in concert key mode
  4. When the score is set up to display nothing (all bars excluded from printing), it is now impossible to switch to page mode after the alert.
  5. Better graphical update of the virtual keyboard after a change in its settings, and better management of very short notes.
  6. Better management of staff groups, insertion, deletion and move in the miscellaneous views
  7. Improvement of chord editing in the chord grid
  8. Forced chords in the chord grid are not recomputed when loading the file, only the note name is possibly adapted according to the latin/anglo-saxon notation
  9. Minimal thickness of the slurs on screen has been reduced in order to get a sharper rendering
  10. Performance improvement for multi-bar tied notes display, engraving mode positioning, and tied notes display in general.
  11. Better graphic adjustment of currently edited note marker on staves with lyrics
  12. Windows: the printing session name is now correct when the score name contains accented characters. This name appears in the Windows spooler, and is used as default file name by PDF pseudo-printers.
  13. Harmony Assistant: Fixed part list management, management of complex key signatures and upper mordent ornamement in ABC import/export.
  14. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of the NoteWorthy import module
  15. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of the Finale import module
Fixes
  1. Display problems on virtual keyboard
  2. Tuning display on guitar tablatures
  3. Moving notes on guitar tablatures when the "limit editing to one bar" mode is not active
  4. Fixed break symbols display
  5. Memory loss when using views
  6. Size of the scroll bars when opening a document
  7. Melisma display problems
  8. Many buffer overflow fixes when the staff name is very long.
  9. Fixed crash in the chord grid try, when the document contains no staff
  10. Fixed note durations in Virtual Singer, in quite rare cases
  11. Fixed display problem in chords made of tied notes of different durations
  12. An error in the custom harmonica tablature file structure could prevent proper reading of old files. The problem has been fixed, and the compatibility between versions restored
  13. Harmony Assistant: problem when defining a harmonica without any hole
  14. Harmony Assistant: "Microtonal accidentals" script
  15. Windows: fixed problems when selecting digital output low quality mode.

Harmony Assistant 9.5.1e / Melody Assistant 7.5.1e (June 17th 2010)


  1. Fixed problems in mixers
  2. Problem of stem direction in note edit window
  3. Adjustments in MusicXML import
  4. Item shifting in some languages in the print preview windows
  5. Fixed CMF import
  6. Bad positioning in score view when editing a note
  7. Harmony Assistant: fixed PackFile and UnpackFile MyrScript functions
  8. Harmony Assistant: fixed XMZ import
  9. Windows: Crash on non-MMX compatible processors
  10. Macintosh: possible error when extracting file lists


Harmony Assistant 9.4

Melody Assistant 7.4

April 2008 - March 2010



This version of Harmony Assistant (v9.4) and Melody Assistant (v7.4) introduces important new features and improvements. In particular, Harmony Assistant introduces the notion of "views". Views are a different way of displaying a same score, completely or partially. They enable to display and work on some staves only, and to select a different page setup in each view.
For instance, if your document contains a whole orchestral score (conductor score), you can define a view for each instrument in the orchestra so that each performer could receive only the sheet music that matches their instrument.

News

  1. To each document can be related a set of "views". A view is a different way of displaying the same score.
  2. Object types to be processed by "copy" and "delete" can be selected through the "Edit >Apply to..." menu option
  3. Grace notes can now form chords.
  4. Now possible to change the way notes are beamed inside a triplet group.
  5. New note attribute to display the dot at an alternate position.
  6. In the staff appearance, offset between lyrics lines can be defined.
  7. Tuplet brackets can be inverted, resized and moved finely
  8. The engraver mode has now an "enhanced" setting, with which scores are more readable and more compact (default)
  9. Automatic subdivision of the secondary beams, to group notes on beat fractions. Can be set up from the score appearance panel, "Notes" section.
  10. Tuplet brackets (or other symbol) can be inverted relatively to the stem direction. Vertical and horizontal distance between the symbol and the stem can be adjusted. The tuplet value can also be moved vertically.
  11. Secondary beam size can be limited (lines and beams in the staff appearance panel) (*)
  12. For each staff line, cautionary clef, key and time signature can be displayed at the end of the line. Printing mode that displays automatically changes at the end of lines has to be disabled.
  13. Inserting a note through a right click overrides the "limit editing to one bar" setting.
  14. Caption display for score targets.
  15. Quick creation/deletion of targets via the ruler contextual menu
  16. New printing mode, that can be toggled on or off in the global settings : hi-quality printout through a picture.
  17. New effects: drummer left and right hand, inverted bow
  18. In global setup, "Ornaments" section, the default positioning for each kind of ornament type can be set up. This setting will be applied to newly created ornaments while "default" mode is selected in the palette.
  19. Ornaments whose appearance changes according to their relative position to the note stem are automatically adapted if the ornament positioning is defined as "relative to the note stem". This behaviour can be switched of from the global setup, "Ornaments" section.
  20. Typeface for digital value of multiple rests and multiple repetitions can be changed from the document appearance settings.
  21. Software install in roaming mode
  22. New management of note Copy/Cut/Paste, in order to avoid staves to go out of sync.
  23. Objects kinds that will be managed by Copy/Paste can be selected through "Edit > Apply to" menu option.
  24. New settings in the score display: automatic slur calculation, tuplet bracket thickness, grace note slur thickness, font and style selection for displaying digital values in multi-rests and multi-repeats.
  25. Harmony: Right-clicking the "Action" palette icon enables to select in a list the kind of objects managed by Copy/Paste.
  26. Packed MusicXML (.mxl) format import
  27. Harmony: Packed MusicXML (.mxl) format export.
  28. Harmony: Fine position deletion can now be partial (selectable)
  29. Windows: new "Vista" skin for the graphical interface
  30. Harmony: In page mode, pages can now be displayed one above the other instead of side by side (Right-click on the document desktop).
  31. Harmony: Selection of object kinds on which "copy" and "erase" apply can be done through a right-click on the matching icon in the "Actions" palette.
  32. Harmony: New version of MyrScript, that includes and manages the new attributes.
  33. Linux: Wine is detected, and character fonts are selected accordingly.
(*) This can slightly change the appearance of existing scores that use this notation.

Improvements

  1. The engraver mode takes the parenthesis around accidentals into account. (*)
  2. In engraver mode, better management of notes that are displayed as several tied notes (*)
  3. In engraver mode, now possible to define the spacing for 32nd and 64th notes
  4. A grouping symbol (brace, bracket) can be put on a single staff.
  5. If a group that contains several staves is reduced locally to a unique staff (when "don't print empty staves" is active), we can specify that the grouping symbol is displayed anyway (grouping symbol contextual menu)
  6. When a lyrics line is left empty in order to repeat the previous line, the text style of this line is kept when generating the complete text for Karaoke.
  7. Copy/Paste notes: when "automatic beaming" is deactivated, only compute beams when necessary (pasting on a staff with a different clef than the original one)
  8. Text" free objects that include special text (music symbols...) now take the style information into account (*)
  9. The origin of a slur that links tied notes is now the first tied note, and the slur target us the last tied note (*)
  10. New window for editing grace notes, enabling to change their relative order.
  11. Improvement of drawing accuracy for curves (braces, slurs...)
  12. Better positioning for text effects attached to notes (*)
  13. Right-clicking an object opens a contextual menu for quick changes. This applies to clefs, keyt and time signatures, tuplets, dynamics, note accidentals.
  14. "Edit > Select > Object type" selects all the objects of the chosen kind within the selection area
  15. Right-clicking a slur enables to ask for the curve to avoid notes. Slurs can be computed to avoid notes, or effects related to notes, when a change is made to the document. This can be switched off globally through the "Options" menu, or for each slur by right-clicking it.
    Automatic calculation settings can be changed in the document appearance setup.
  16. Stem positioning for "+" noteheads (*)
  17. Possible to move finely text, chord diagrams, pictures, dynamics or effects through keyboard
  18. Right-clicking the chord grid enables to change quickly the chord value : all the chords already present in the grid are displayed
  19. Display order of note duration has been changed in "change duration"
  20. Staccato, staccatissimo, and other related effects: default settings have been changed
  21. Duration changed for notes in the selection range: better management of triplets
  22. New algorithm for automatic beaming, more limited to the area that changed
  23. New algorithm for automatic stem direction
  24. Graphical improvement for dotted slur (*)
  25. Clicks in the digital output related to the use of the "Chorus/Flanger" processor have been removed
  26. "Hammer On", "Pull-off", etc effects don't display over slurs anymore when marked as "invisible" (*)
  27. Engraver mode parameters are taken into account when displaying a digital track.
  28. Engraver mode parameters are taken into account when displaying chord line and lyrics line on an empty bar. (*)
  29. Master volume knob in the reduced mixer palette
  30. Better calculation of the space reserver to key signature when staves are hidden (*)
  31. More precise adjustment for tablature symbols
  32. Improvement of staff line positioning in EPS export
  33. Improvement of MusicXML import: default lyrics size, slur curvature
  34. Note velocity editing through parameter curves is now displayed as histograms instead of a contuinuous curve.
  35. Document templates have been graphically homogenized
  36. Margin settings are better maintained when inserting or deleting bars in a score.
  37. Moving a note within its fine area is now made through Alt Click again instead of Alt Shift Click
  38. In the User Interface, event loops that could consume 100% of CPU have been removed.
  39. New display for delay and pressure time curve (histogram)
  40. Harmony Assistant: in enhanced engraver mode, boundaries for the find position of the note have been improved
  41. Harmony Assistant: In page mode, ruler and staff-related mini-icons are now translucent
  42. Harmony Assistant: "Change lyrics style" script now processes lyrics on several lines
  43. Harmony Assistant: Instruments for the metronome are now properly created when a file is imported through a script
  44. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML export: Improvement of lyrics style export, invisible rests now properly processed, as well as chords made of notes of different duration.
  45. Windows: printing session name appearing in the Windows spool
  46. Windows: better management of fonts for languages displayed right to left
  47. Windows: new version of the installer
(*) This can slightly change the appearance of existing scores that use this notation.

Fixes

  1. Bar width in engraver mode when a "repeat the last two bars" symbol is present (*)
  2. "Printing options > Apply" sometimes hung
  3. Some break symbole or barlines at the end of a line could be "cropped" when printing
  4. Tied notes calculation now avoid to give triplets as far as possible.
  5. When changing key signature on a staff, hidden time signature changes sometimes unexpectedly reappeared.
  6. Wrong management of accidented notes that include grace notes, when transposing without changing graphical position
  7. Ghost rests management when inserting a "repeat two previous bars" symbol
  8. Virtual Singer: modulation after a syllable containing a punctuation mark is now silent.
  9. Virtual Singer voice calculation could not be interrupted on some very long scores
  10. Effects size on staves with non-standard character height (*)
  11. Copy/Paste of both notes and dynamics: the two kind of objects are now in sync when pasting.
  12. Clef change position when inserting it in the middle of an empty bar
  13. Stem direction are now recalculated when offsetting a group of notes up or down
  14. Stem direction calculation when changing the "concert key" state
  15. Size of the dots in the repeat start and repeat end barlines now depends on the staff size (*)
  16. Fixed display problems on merged staves, when the staves have a different scale.
  17. Harmony Assistant: Edit/Change/Move an "effect processor" object on a grid (accompaniment, rhythm) in page mode
  18. Lyrics positioning in Gregorian mode
  19. Copy/Paste of cross-staves special beams and slurs
  20. MIDI performance and export when grace notes are present on notes linked by a slur
  21. Calculation of number of pages when changing paper size in graphical export.
  22. Priority tablature and Banjo 5th string
  23. Grace note display in baroque Lute tablatures (*)
  24. Paper size in graphical export
  25. Fixed graphical problem when music is playing in scroll mode
  26. MusicXML Import: double-dotted notes are now processed properly
  27. MIDI export: fixed problem in MIDI Type 1 export, when several staves with different instruments share the same channel.
  28. Tenor clef display
  29. Invalid text could be entered in lyrics. Forbidden characrters are now filtered.
  30. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export: wrong clef position when the change occurred on an empty bar
  31. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export: invalid characters in lyrics are now filtered out.
  32. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export: default stem size
  33. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export: time and key signature manangement on upbeat bars
  34. Harmony Assistant: correction of "microtuned accidentals" script
  35. Harmony Assistant forWindows : MyrScript - Internet.DownloadFile(...) doesn't return the headers of the downloaded file anymore
  36. Harmony Assistant for Windows: MyrScript - OpenMovieFile now manages pathes that contain accented characters.
  37. Windows: Fixed crash when no printer was defined, then a new printer installed.
  38. Windows: Fixed problems of multiple copy printout under Vista
(*) This can slightly change the appearance of existing scores that use this notation.

Minor versions


Harmony Assistant 9.4.1 / Melody Assistant 7.4.1 (April 29th 2008)


  1. Harmony Assistant: Improvement in hidden time signature management when importing a Finale file
  2. Improvement in margin calculation when importing a MusicXML file
  3. Fixed accidental problem on note cursor when the staff begins with an accidented grace note.
  4. Digital track editing: in the list, the selected track is chosen by default
  5. Fixed part end marker display on multi-rest bar
  6. Fixed provlems in copy/paste of non-continuous note selection
  7. Fixed slur direction invertion through Edit > Appearance
  8. Note edit tab changes have been speeded up
  9. Fixed miscellaneous problems and crashes when notes with lyrics have been pasted on a staff without a lyrics line.
  10. Improvement in accuracy of the horizontal size of justified systems

Harmony Assistant 9.4.2 / Melody Assistant 7.4.2 (May 6th-7th 2008)


  1. Graphic issue after editing a note
  2. Fine positionning of part end marker
  3. Problem when a "repeat last bar" symbole was shifted and didn't match an exact bar start
  4. Editing a text effect related to a note through right click > Edit
  5. Wrong paste position whan the cursor was at the very end of a bar
  6. Cursor positioning problem when deleting notes with the Backspace key
  7. Paste problem when an invisible Tempo staff was present
  8. Rules edit: crash when selecting the effect to apply (Special button)
  9. Impossible to select the "note group" effects speed
  10. Possible crash when editing a tuplet related to the last notes of a staff
  11. Fixed key signature problem in ABC import
  12. Fixed memory issue when inserting a break symbol
  13. Fixed cursor display when adding a break symbol
  14. Harmony Assistant: Problem when deleting bars at the beginning of a view
  15. Harmony Assistant: Priint All Views could print several times the same view
  16. Melody Assistant: in some cases, wrong calculation of the number of bars after deleting some

Harmony Assistant 9.4.3 / Melody Assistant 7.4.3 (May 29th 2008)


  1. New: From the jukebox, management of .mya file format, enabling to store several scores into a single file, in order to be displayed later from the Myriad Plugin or Melody Player.
  2. New: compatibility of Harmony Assistant with most of the USB footswitchs (page turners).
  3. Improvement: When displaying distances in page mode with Harmony Assistant : added distance between staff baseline and lyrics line, distance between staff top line and chord line.
  4. Improvement: When a slur is used to notate a tie, its graphical settings (position, bending, ends) mimic a tie's.
  5. To open a note contextual menu when in "Add" (pencil) mode, the Alt key has to remain pressed while right-clicking on the notehead.
  6. Fixed: styled text problem in pahe header and footer
  7. Fixed: "Antialias symbols" option of the global setup didn't have any effect on the music symbols in scroll mode.
  8. Fixed problem in "undo" after editing notes
  9. Fixed item shifts in contextual help
  10. Fixed problem of bracket adjustment when a staff was unmerged in the staff group.
  11. Fixed problem of system justifying when a cautionary clef/key/time signature was present at the end of the line
  12. Fixed graphical problem: barline at the end of a line could disappear when this line ends with a multi-bar rest
  13. Fixed wrong positionning when pasting notes or moving the selection cursor.
  14. Fixed crash when decreasing the number of voices when music is playing
  15. Fixed graphical settings of a staff line when inserting new bars
  16. Fixed the printed view when using the "Printing options" button in the preview of a single view
  17. Fixed transitional graphic problem when exiting the note settings edit box
  18. Fixed crash when defining a displayed time signature of 0/0
  19. Fixed wrong management of forced stem direction in the staff display mode edit box
  20. Fixed problem in MIDI output/export: some staves beginning with a rest became mute.
  21. Harmony : Fixed crash when moving a chord grid cell edge in page mode.
  22. Windows 95/98/ME : fixed management of the Windows' clipboard content
  23.  Windows, roaming mode, fixed access path to the settings folder. If you installed in roaming mode and wish to keep your settings, copy the "Myriad" subfolder to "ACAMPREF\Myriad"

Harmony Assistant 9.4.4 / Melody Assistant 7.4.4 (July 4th 2008)


  1. New: diatonic/chromatic clusters, obtained by a slur between two notes in a same chord
  2. New: Slur performed as a piano slide on white keys: when starting on a black key, only plays black keys in the whole range
  3. Better positionning of the effect to avoid overlapping with staff lines
  4. MusicXML import: change in the way malformed or nested beams are managed: incomplete sequences are ignored instead of considering that their end is implied
  5. Presence and size of the triplet bracket when applying it through Edit > Action > Change duration
  6. Improvement of copy/paste when the selection range contains notes on a grid drum staff
  7. Improvement of the crash feedback / troubleshooting system through a new Web front-end
  8. Adding the clipboard content (Edit > Add) now also adds graphics, chord diagrams, dynamics and FX processors.
  9. Information window when running for the first time a script written by a user
  10. Fixed template names in Japanese
  11. Fixed confusion in staff names after having added a staff to the score
  12. After deselecting the last note in a discontinuous selection, "copy" and "cut" actions remained active. Using them generated a crash
  13. Crash when adding a new digital audio track to a document
  14. Possible crash when typing "$" in a page header or footer
  15. When adding a staff to a document, removed unwanted computation of abbreviated name for the first staff in each staff group.
  16. When editing "picture" free objects: if a file other than BMP or PICT was selected, the application could crash.
  17. Screen refresh problem in print preview as well as in the tutorial window.
  18. Complete mixer, in instrument positionning mode: problem when the composer name was styled.
  19. Virtual Singer voices were not recomputed when moving the play start marker. This didn't work when the marker was moved backwards.
  20. Crash when printing keyboard shortcuts and clicking "Options" from the preview.
  21. Harmony Assistant: Finale Import: fixed problem of text conversion on files generated by a Macintosh
  22. Harmony Assistant: In some cases, recomputing target names could duplicate targets
  23. Harmony Assistant: Music following window fixed and improved when resizing, using a keyboard shortcut...
  24. Harmony Assistant: fixed a graphic artefact when displaying the note cursor on screen in non-antialiased mode
  25. Harmony Assistant: Management of .mya files in the jukebox
  26. Harmony Assistant: Problem of positionning in engraver mode, especially for selection range on digital audio tracks
  27. Harmony Assistant: wrong view content when scroll mode was forced at document loading
  28. Harmony Assistant: A new script in the Virtual Singer section enable to make it sing in another language than the 10 currently implemented. This script adds the Bulgarian language (Cyrillic and latin transliteration), other languages should follow.
  29. Mac OS X: A line drawing problem has been fixed on Mac OS X 10.4 and PPC computers. This problem is due to a malfunction in the MAC OS QuickDraw module.
  30. Mac OS X: some printer drivers (including Brother) announced a resolution of 6000 dpi. This led to pages of more than 3 billions of pixels, and to serious page setup issues.
  31. Mac OS X: When several instances of the application were launched simultaneously, text written with the Stoccata font could display wrong.
  32. Windows: The drum pattern folder was not installed by the last versions
  33. Windows: memory usage lessening when printing through a hi-definition picture

Harmony Assistant 9.4.5 / Melody Assistant 7.4.5 (July 23rd 2008)


  1. A new command has been added to the lyrics text. [%rrvvbb] enables to define the background color for the bar lyrics cell.
  2. Pauses that fill a bar are now centered on the actual bar area, without considering the bar margins.
  3. Sound echo (positionning, moving, hammer click, etc) now take the rules into account to play the note
  4. Stem direction calculation for chords when editing a note (double-click on the notehead with the lasso) have been improved
  5. Virtual Singer didn't sing the grace notes, mordent, trills, slides, etc, when the note was a melisma. This has been improved.
  6. The character æ in Latin is now managed by Virtual Singer
  7. When using the "syringe" tool to change a note length, the selected note length is now shown near the mouse cursor.
  8. When editing views, their index is now displayed
  9. Fixed: problem of staff group name translation when adding staves
  10. Fasola (shape note) notation: dots for notes in a chord weren't vertically aligned
  11. Problems releated to view in multi-window have been fixed
  12. Fixed problem in copy/cut/erase/paste when the right edge of the selection range was located before a short note at the end of a bar.
  13. The new staves created to receive the result of a MIDI input always got the same name (Staff 1) and were sharing the same instrument.
  14. Fixed note duplication with inverted stem when the note stem was up.
  15. When a rule didn't change the instrument, for instance for a rule that added an audible ornament, the note echo when moving over the score crashed (Global setup > Echo)
  16. Harmony Assistant: Complex searches in the phonetic file have been implemented in the "Other languages" script
  17. Windows: The SToccata music font is now properly installed

Harmony Assistant 9.4.6 / Melody Assistant 7.4.6 (August 21st 2008)


  1. When trying a digital effect processor, now plays from the first written note after the beginning of the selection range
  2. When importing a stereo digital audio track switched to mono: panning of the digital track is now centered.
  3. MIDI Export: when some notes had negative delays (sound before the written time), the export generated a score that had a small delay at the beginning.
  4. MIDI Export/Play: the way of sending bank number has been changed (MSB then LSB) to comply to the MIDI guidelines
  5. Harmony Assistant: when creating a new drum pattern, if no drum instrument is present in the file, open a pattern from "Drum Bank/DefaultDrumPattern" instead of opening an empty score.
  6. New function for displaying and printing curves (braces, ties, slurs)
  7. FASOLA: Solmization with accidentals: management of key signatures and implied accidentals
  8. Fixed a memory problem when displaying a digital track in engraver mode
  9. The automatic update didn't manage alphabetical sub-versions (e.g : 9.4.5c)
  10. Crash when printing a "two previous bars" repeat symbol, when it hadn't been displayed before
  11. Crash in the voice overflow when the "play tools" palette was opened from the master palette
  12. Fixed guitar tablatures for some rare cases
  13. Up/Down by one degree: problem in the management of implied accidentals.
  14. Problem in management of the first note in the selection range, when it had a negative graphic offset
  15. Crashes when creating, editing or deleting targets on a score without staves.
  16. Digitall effect processor edit: crash when defining a flat LFO curve, when direction is reversed.
  17. Moving notes selected individually (discontinuous selection) didn't work well outside the first staff.
  18. Crash when restarting music through the "Pause" button after having deleted staves
  19. Possible crash when changing velocities into dynamics.
  20. MusicXML 2.0 import: Management of "volume", "pan", "blank-page" and the "page" attribute in  "credits"
  21. MusicXML Import/Export: Tablatures are now written and read properly
  22. MIDI Import: Problem when loading bank number MSB/LSB
  23. Fixed problem in NoteWorthy import.
  24. Harmony Assistant: when creating a drum pattern, drum instruments added automatically could be in "user" mode.
  25. Harmony Assistant: adjustments on the Finale import script
  26. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript : Fixed GetLyricsAtBar(), that deleted text style information. 
  27. Harmony Assistant: Trying an accompaniment from its selection box while music is playing could erase the first staff of the score.
  28. Harmony Assistant: Fixed problem in all the MyrScript floating palette, when a note was edited individually on the score (double-click on the notehead with the "lasso" tool)
  29. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript: The MIDI.RawPacket method didn't send the right data

Harmony Assistant 9.4.6c / Melody Assistant 7.4.6c (September 2nd 2008)


  1. Improvement in antialiased curve drawing. The drawing is now mathematically accurate.
  2. The "Voice" menu was available on staved of type "Text". The "Add voice" option generated a crash
  3. Very long delay when applying settings to the general display of selected notes
  4. Infinite loop when applying an action to the selection range on a staff with rules.
  5. Wrong calculation on rules related to the fundamental when the latter didn't start at the same time as the note.
  6. Wrong positioning when moving notes in discontinuous selection
  7. Notes with inverted heads appeared shifted on staff lines
  8. Fixed slur appearance between two consecutive notes (insertion and automatic adjustment)
  9. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Import: nested slur errors could display an alert. They are now silent.
  10. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Import: Possible overload of the time signature numerator
  11. Harmony Assistant: Fixed NoteWorthy import script

Harmony Assistant 9.4.6d / Melody Assistant 7.4.6d (October 14th 2008)


  1. MusicXML import: "Nested slurs" errors could display an alert that was difficult to get rid of.
  2. For several years, time signature change are not displayed on tablatures. This new version will display them when the related standard staff is hidden.
  3. In some cases, ghosts rests could be printed. It has been fixed.
  4. The "Voice" menu was available on "Text" staves, and the "Add voice" option crashed.
  5. Fixed a very long delay when applying settings to the global note appearance.
  6. Infinite loop when applying an action to the selection range on a staff with lyrics.
  7. Wrong calculation of rule related to fundamental when the fundamental doesn't start at the same time as the note.
  8. Wrong placement when moving notes from discontinuous selection
  9. Line shift for notes with inverted head.
  10. It was possible to override the numerator capacity in time signature while loading a MusicXML file.
  11. Crash when creating an empty (staffless) document, then adding a staff and clicking OK immediately.
  12. Crash when loading a RealSinger voice that contains an empty fragment.
  13. When creating a new document, name of the staves that have been added in "Change orchestra" and changed by the user are now preserved.
  14. Possible crash when editing a special beam
  15. When changing clef/key, the affected area now runs up to the next clef/key, even if it is a cautionary or recall marker
  16. Beam display problem in reversed special beams
  17. Virtual Singer: it wasn't possible to force the phonetics of a syllable that was not pronounced in the original language.
  18. Fixed GUI problems in dynamics/tempo object resizing
  19. Fixed melisma display problems when commands were included in the lyrics text.
  20. Improvement of TAB file import
  21. Infinite loop after editing a note when sung voice are played
  22. Harmony Assistant: New MyrScript method: Dialog.IsFrontFloatingWindow
  23. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript: Fixed stack overflow when event vector were called (e.g. MouseWheel)
  24. Harmony Assistant: New MyrScript value: Score.CurrentDisplayDpi to change score display scale.
  25. Harmony Assistant: New MyrScript methods: Score.EditComments, Staff.EditBarNumbering, Staff.EditLyrics, Staff.EditTablature.
  26. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export: crash when the score ended with non-printed bars, and a note overlaps these bars.
  27. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript: Score.Preserve() didn't preserve the views
  28. Harmony Assistant: it was impossible to create a view without staves.
  29. Harmony Assistant : Fixed crash in MyrScript: floating palettes were incompatible with adding a staff manually
  30. Harmony Assistant: Possible crash in engraver mode, when a tuplet was cut by a barline.
  31. Harmony Assistant: Minor fixes in the NoteWorthy import.
  32. Fixed contextual menu behaviour in accordion tablatures
  33. Windows: Better name extension added to the file name when exporting or saving as.
  34. Windows: Better management of copy/paste from/to third party applications

Harmony Assistant 9.4.6e / Melody Assistant 7.4.6e (October 22nd 2008)


  1. Fixed transposition problem when adding/changing a clef.
  2. Fixed crash when using the complete mixer that is opened through the master palerre
  3. Crash when clicking with the hammer on the last pixel of a lyrics or chord line located at the bottom of a staff area.
  4. Fixed minor graphic glitch in the placard when music is scrolling (page mode off)
  5. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of slur management in Finale import.
  6. Harmony Assistant: Noteworthy import, improvement of dashes and melismas
  7. Harmony Assistant:  MyrScript: fixed problem of FirstSelectedSymbol when adding a staff.
  8. Harmony Assistant:  MyrScript: added TitleColor value for dynamics.
  9. Harmony Assistant:  Fixed GetStringStyle (was varying according to the display scale)

Harmony Assistant 9.4.7 / Melody Assistant 7.4.7 (April 21st 2009)



New features


  1. A new mode, available in global setup, "Ornaments" section, enables to display an effect only once per chord, when the chord is built or changed.
  2. Harmony Assistant: New script: Notation > Colors > Colorize accidented notes
  3. New commands in text, page header and page footer: $A, document creation date, $U, document last change date
  4. In "score" free objects, the displayed view can now be defined. The matching values have been added to MyrScript

Improvements

  1. The program now loads faster
  2. Smaller delay before music starts to play
  3. Chord line/grid transposition, when chords are frozen, i.e. entered manually by the user:
    Better management of enhatmonucs, and management of the bass note (chords wih "/")
  4. Improvement of grace note detection while quantizing
  5. Improvement of slur positionning on priority tablatures
  6. Better vertical positionning of slurs on non-priority guitar tablatures
  7. In scroll mode, page starts are now shown by a thicker line than line starts
  8. Shape notes: square notehead appearance has been changed
  9. MIDI Export: MIDI time base has been optimized
  10. MIDI Import: Improvement of the graphical appearance of the result score
  11. MIDI Import: Automatic minimal quantize is applied only when necessary
  12. ABC Import: instruments are better managed
  13. "Mask palettes" and "Unmask palettes" keyboard shortcuts are now merged into "Mask/Unmask palettes"
  14. Default starting values of crescendi/decrescendi are now set according to the previous dynamics. Ending value is +/- 20% of the starting value.
  15. Default width of crescendi/decrescendi has been divided by two.
  16. Automatic computation of slur direction when building chords
  17. Improvement of display and positionning of Marcato.
  18. Improvement of ornament position when placed above or below the staff: noteheads are now avoided
  19. Homogeneisation of lyrics control handle between scroll mode and page mode.
  20. In scroll mode, ornaments related to the note and set to "invisible" are now shown in light gray (as in page mode)
  21. Protection against deleted folders when running the application
  22. Improvement of arrow ending lines display
  23. In the quick selection of chords in chord line, octaves and inversion are taken into account
  24. Better default position for fingering ornaments
  25. Minor graphic fix when moving free objects
  26. When a free object is locked, the mouse pointer shows a padlock.
  27. Virtual Singer: new management of words written uppercase: they are spelled only if each letter is followed by a dot. For instance, G.P.S. and NATO
  28. MusicXML import: drum staves that use the "unpitched" tag are now properly managed
  29. Harmony Assistant: Palette scripts included in user palettes close when clicking again on thier icon
  30. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of the Noteworthy import module
  31. Harmony Assistant: In some cases, it could be diffucult to edit the lyrics line by clicking on it.
  32. Windows: the MIDI input test is now more responsive
  33. Windows: Better keyboard management for characters available through Ctrl + Alt

Fixes

  1. Fixed a problem of Japanese staff names in the merged staves contextual menu
  2. Fixed lyrics text display and preview in the staff selector in Japanese
  3. When changing orchestra in the new score box, some names could be improperly translated
  4. Fixed problem of "Num Lock" key management. In some dialog boxes, pressing this key or using an external keypad could make the box close.
  5. Some score files containing digital tracks or RealSinger voices couldn't be loaded. This is fixed.
  6. Fixed Tempo objects selection.
  7. Fixed some sounds of the GMSE sound base
  8. Fixed problem in music scrolling when asking for playing music from the cursor
  9. Fixed possible crash with some staff templates
  10. Fixed keyboard shortcut for resetting palettes
  11. Fixed problem of copy/paste/add on digital tracks
  12. Fixed display problems on bar numbers
  13. Fixed note insertion on standard staff in priority tablature mode
  14. Fixed note insertion on tablature in non priority tablature mode
  15. BMP files drawn from top to bottom are now properly managed
  16. Text in MIDI export: an extra character was added at the end. It could confuse some MIDI/Karaoke players
  17. Fixed problem when erasing fine positions
  18. Fixed problem on target caption background
  19. Fixed problem in reverberation curve management
  20. Fixed miscellaneous problems when working in scroll mode on a bar located after the end of the score
  21. Fixed accidental color display problem in chords
  22. Hiding the bar on the left of the systems when staves are merged is now correct on screen
  23. ABC Export: fixed problem when title is styled
  24. ABC Export: fixed crash when some pieces of text were too long.
  25. ABC Import: fixed pronmem when the "/" character was part of a chord name. The default alignment of chords will be "left".
  26. Accented chord line names in mixer palettes
  27. Crash when searching a text for a word
  28. Fixed file name extension problem with .bak files
  29. Dutch interface has been amended
  30. Crash when pressing the Esc key while clicking the "new document" icon*
  31. Wrong paper size settings from "Preview > Options > Paper size"
  32. Problems when trying a note on the MIDI output from "Note Options" window.
  33. Possible crash when editing a rule that uses the default instrument
  34. Crash when editing an instrument related to a staff with rules, when the music stopped playing.
  35. Target icon could disappear in the ruler when the score contains views.
  36. When adjusting slurs placed on tied notes, an infinite loop (program frozen) could occur
  37. Dots on chords located out of the display area could still appear, aligned on the left edge of the document window
  38. When inserting a free object on an empty score, a crash could occur (more frequently on Windows)
  39. A crash could occur while editing the lyrics line, especially after a MusicXML import.
  40. Virtual Singer: the singer could be out of tune when singing some chords
  41. Melody Assistant: Fixed problem when play tools palette was rotated
  42. Melody Assistant: possible crash when using an accordion score template
  43. Harmony Assistant: Wrong scale bounding and possible crash when resizing the document window
  44. Harmony Assistant: Possible crash when adding a script to a user palette
  45. Harmony Assistant: Problems in Japanese script name translation
  46. Harmony Assistant: Fixed octave offset in chord grid contextual menu
  47. Harmony Assistant: preferences loading: the value for the delay in milliseconds of the 11th MIDI output wasn't properly read
  48. Harmony Assistant: Fixed pop-up menu in accordion tablatures
  49. Harmony Assistant: Fixed problem when editing rhythm matrix by right-click
  50. Harmony Assistant: Notepad 2000 file import is now functional
  51. Harmony Assistant: Fixed "Note names" script on merged staves
  52. Harmony Assistant: Fixed "Ossias" script. Selected bars were improperly managed
  53. Harmony Assistant: When editing views, the "Printing options" button was active even when no view is selected. Clicking this button could then make the program crash
  54. Harmony Assistant: Fixed a problem on the merged staves contextual menu when the staff name begins with "-"
  55. Windows: the printing task lost its name the second time "Print page" is clicked
  56. Windows: Workaround for a problem related to the Nuance PaperPort 11 PDF printer driver.  A malfunction in this driver made the application quit with the message "Can't find resource file 'Toccata.rsr'". The application now work around this problem, the device driver designer apparently not willing to fix it.
  57. Windows: possible crash when printing scores that embed black & white pictures


Harmony Assistant 9.3

Melody Assistant 7.3

April 2007



News

  1. MusicXML 1.1 import and export. The MusicXML format is now plainly and natively managed as a standard format in Harmony Assistant. MusicXML files can be imported through "File>Open", and exported through "File>Export>MusicXML"
    The MusicXML export is also available in Batch export and in the Web page generator, because Myriad Plug-in v5.3 now manages this format.
    Melody Assistant imports MusicXML files but cannot export them.
  2. Harmony Assistant: Export in packed MusicXML format (.xmz)
  3. Harmony Assistant and Melody Assistant: Import in packed MusicXML format (.xmz)

Improvements

  1. A "Repeat previous bar" symbol followed by a "Repeat two previous bars" is now properly played.
  2. Breve notehead vertical position has been adjusted.
  3. When lyrics line overlap the next staff, it is now still possible to edit them through the "Text" tool. Lasso and Pencil tools also apply.
  4. Improvement in 8va,8vb,15ma,15mb positionning relatively to the clef display scale
  5. Right-clicking a rest edits it
  6. "Edit>Appearance>General" enables to add/modify "text" effects
  7. Double-clicking the text style edit palette shrinks it to an icon
  8. Harmony Assistant: new version of the Encore import module

Fixes

  1. Empty staves deletion when the "allow multi-rest bars" mode is deactivated.
  2. In some cases, closing a window through the "Enter" key could erase the styled text field.
  3. Fixed inconsistencies when editing a text with a scale greater than 100%
  4. MP3 information text export
  5. Selection range playback when "repeat previous bar" symbols are present.
  6. "Low memory" message when moving an effect of null area
  7. "Repeat two last bars" symbol position in non-engraver mode
  8. Canceling on the play start marker when several levels of playback were present
  9. ABC import, crash on "x4" pattern
  10. Merged staves moving in Staff > Add staff
  11. Color problems (white notes when score is scrolling)
  12. Crash in the document template selector, when reducing the number of bars, then forcing the number of groups
  13. Targets are properly shifted when measures are deleted.
  14. Melody Assistant: key signature problems when loading files that had been saved by Harmony Assistant in "concert key" mode
  15. Harmony Assiststant: Crash in "scroll mode" when rotating staff titles that are not displayed in page mode
  16. Harmony Assiststant: no more choice of time signature when selecting a template with accompaniments
  17. Harmony Assiststant: Error in character strings comparisons in MyrScript
  18. Windows: Crash when importing some filed obtained through a TEF import. In conjunction with the HIPS protection of the Kerio/Sunbelt firewall, could lead to a blue screen.
  19. Windows: more or less frequent crash, when opening or using the file selector (bug in Windows XP)
  20. Macintosh: printing multiple copies
  21. MacTel: In some cases, an empty alert box appeared at program start
  22. MacTel: Crash when editing slur parameters
  23. MacTel: MIDI input
  24. MacTel: OMeR license registration


Harmony Assistant 9.2

Melody Assistant 7.2

June 2006


A new document wizard offers dozens of different score formats, to which you can add dozens of staff types.
The application now manages text in Unicode format, so that all languages can be written (Japanese, Russian, Chinese, etc.). Text are styled (font, size, face, color can be changed at any point) and can be displayed rotated.
The score graphical appearance can be adjusted finely.
Target marks can be inserted, and enable to come back quickly to a given edit position.
A new management of chord diagrams enables to create your own instrument tuning.

Here is the details of the new features :

News

  1. New document wizard for creating new scores, the user being able to add, remove or move staves to and from the predefined template
  2. Unicode characters management (Mac OS X and Windows).
  3. Concert key edit mode, in which transposing instruments appear untransposed (Options>Display transposed score)
  4. Styled text in title, composer name, remarks, text objects related to staves, text as free objects, song lyrics, page header and footer, note text effect, tempi, dynamics.
  5. Rotation angle for texts.
  6. Fine adjustment of score appearanceon a per-document basis ("Score> Display setup" menu) : lines and ledger lines thickness, key signature element spacing (distance between clef and key, key and time signature, accidentals in key, etc), barline appearance and thickness,  and display adjustments for notes, accidentals, dots,  effects, tie symbols, multi-rests, repeated bars, lyrics, tablature, etc...
  7. Accidentals in a chord automatically avoid overlapping
  8. Dot on an eighth avoid to overlap with the stem drawing.
  9. Edit Targets in the document, available through an icon in the placard (bottom-left area of the document window). Targets are created at the current selection position, and the user can quickly go to a target or play music from a given target (right-click on the play icon).
  10. Multiple user-defined palettes : up to 8 independent palettes.
  11. Chord diagrams are saved along with the document, their appearance remains constant whatever the user chord diagram database is.
  12. When defining a fretted instrument for calculating tablatures, the instrument can be used for displaying chord diagrams.
  13. Distances digital display for objects in page mode.
  14. New placard in page and scroll mode, enabling to go quickly to any page or bar number.
  15. A slur is displayed above unbreakable spaces in lyrics. This can be set up in the staff appearance box.
  16. Tilt, thickness and offset between beams can be set up in the staff appearance box, "Lines and beams" section.
  17. In the ruler, if the "physical" bar number is different from the score "logical" bar number, both are displayed.
  18. New kind of barline: "simple" kind, that enables for example to display the standard barline after a clef change.
  19. New appearance for slur, straight line.
  20. The arpeggio symbol can show the arpeggio direction. Its size can also be changed.
  21. Page header and footers can be not displayed on the document first page.
  22. Display scale when editing text in order to ease the job when font size is small
  23. List of bar numbers to be played can be forced in the break symbol edit box
  24. Management of file names that are long or contain non-occidental characters.
  25. Effects can be displayed according to the note stem direction.
  26. Reserved pages (defined in printing options). You can reserve a few pages at the beginning of the document, not counted in page numbering, on which free objects can be added.
  27. Symbol for repeating the two previous bars (.//.)
  28. Harmony Assistant: 12 simultaneous MIDI output (ports), enabling up to 192 channels
  29. MIDI Import/Export: management of multi-device MIDI files (more than 16 channels)
  30. First version for Intel based Macintosh computers
  31. The software interface can be searched for keywords (Help > Search).
  32. Automatic calculation of the document display scale when its window is resized (can be switched off from Global setup, "Screen" topic, or by holding the Shift key down)
  33. Individual selection of effect color.
  34. Now possible to define the default note stem direction for each staff: depending on the note pitch, always upward or always downward (Staves>Staff display mode>Staff lines)

Improvements

  1. Objects position on screen remains identical to the printed page, whatever the view scale is
  2. Improvement of score appearance on screen (antialiasing)
  3. Proportional scroll bars.
  4. Slur performance audio settings in "Edit>Appearance>General"
  5. Beam grouping pattern has been extended in order to manage all possible time signatures
  6. Resizeable trills
  7. Right-click on a slur to change its way of playing and display direction quickly
  8. The "muted note" effects is displayed on tablature without cell number.
  9. Barline or repeat barline within a bar. Deleting this symbols merge the two parts of the bar together again.
  10. Music start and end, repeat start and end barlines can be only graphical (no effect on score performance)
  11. In page mode when control handles are active, invisible rests are displayed in light gray.
  12. Virtual keyboard is now resizeable. Number of displayed octaves can be defined, and matching with keyboard shortcuts can be displayed.
  13. The "tuplet" mode deactivates when duration changes (can be activated in global setup, "Palettes" tab)
  14. Harmonica tablature: vertical position of numbers and symbols can be inverted
  15. Chromatic harmonica tablature: stem can be displayed as a circle around the hole number.
  16. Windows: new management for printers and screen display.
  17. Automatic alignment of dynamics, ottava, tempo, etc, when inserted on score.
  18. Mac OS X: management of HFSX formatted hard disks (case-sensitive)
  19. Mac OS: when importing a sound resource file, the resource to be imported can be selected when more than one.
  20. When one or several bars are inserted through Edit>Bars>Insert, it is possible to specify the tome signature of the inserted bars.
  21. Staff name area origin can be specified in order to ease name alignment
  22. Crescendo and decrescendo symbols can be substituted by a text.
  23. The $L pattern, in a dynamics caption, draws an horizontal dashed line to the right edge of the dynamics area.
  24. Windows: font smoothing mode for GUI can be selected (Global setup, "Theme" tab)
  25. MyrScript: tree view for arrays and structures in the MyrScript variable browser.
  26. Now possible to define default values for new tablatures.
  27. Chord grid is printed using a number of colums equal to 4 or multiple of 8.
  28. Grace notes are added at the right pitch (no need to edit them afterwards).
  29. Horizontal shift for grace note groups.
  30. Switching a document from page to scroll mode when automatic resizing is on doesn't show a useless vertical scroll bar anymore.
  31. Better appearance of beaming when tilt is big
  32. Virtual Singer: Now possible to write [xxx]yyy at the beginning of the staff to set the default syllable to be sung to xxx while yyy is displayed.
  33. The normalized digital export of an empty score now generates an empty digital audio file
  34. Icons dropped on user palettes are magnetized while the Command (Ctrl) key remains pressed
  35. Note heads are now perfectly centered vertically on staff and ledger lines.
  36. When a files uses a font that is not included in your system, the closest font is selected instead.
  37. Upbeat bar: now possible to select a duration that matches a double-dotted note.
  38. Masking a time signature change on an individual staff has been made easier (time signature tool in the "Clef" tool palette)
  39. Improved and completed Japanese version

Changes

If you update from a previous version of Harmony/Melody, here is a summary of changes.
  1. Graphical objects fine settings are no more defined for the whole application, but on a per document basis. The option is then moved from the global settings to the "Score" menu.
  2. Printing settings has been simplified: in the global setup, you just have to define the minimal horizontal and vertical line thickness for printer.
  3. Ghost rests display, accidentals on all octaves can now be set up independently for each document. It is therefore moved to "Score > Display setup"
  4. Path to the temporary files can now be changed from the "Path" tab of the global setup
  5. Change in default length for note stem : notes from half to sixteenth now have the same stem length.
  6. Change in appearance of 15ma and 15mb ottavi
  7. If, in a previous version, you entered text in a non-western font other Japanese (Arab, Russian, etc), they might not appear properly in the new version. The Unicode management should however ease your job in the future.
  8. Automatic beaming includes now triplet rests in groups of triplet notes.
  9. Break symbols other than barlines (Coda, Segno, numbered parts...) are now also displayed on "Text" staves.

Fixes

  1. Street organ card printing: the "Minimal distance between two punches" now works in "Vertical mirror" mode
  2. Dot size when note scale is different from 100%
  3. Time signature displayed as a reminder at the end of previous line.
  4. Harmonica tablature: symbol shift is now working.
  5. Virtual Singer: In Finnish, amendment for pronunciation of W, C and Z
  6. Crash fixed in special beam and slur management
  7. Possible crash when playing a note that contains many grace notes as well as a mordent or grupetto effect
  8. Panning position problem in MIDI output/export when a panning position curve is present.
  9. Harmony Assistant: Possible crash when using the "Follow played staves" and "Split chords" scripts
  10. Problem when playing very long notes (several whole notes tied with a slur symbol) with some instruments.
  11. "Note" cursor erasing when moving from one sub-window to another.
  12. Yamaha style file import through File>Import menu option
  13. Fixed sung notes in Fasola mode
  14. Fixed problem when creating a double-stem note in a chord
  15. Fixed problem when performing slurs in a staff that contains bar repeat symbols
  16. Fixed header in exported BMP files, that could make them unreadable with some drawing programs
  17. Fixed position of notes with invisible heads
  18. Fixed crash on some copy/paste operations on staves with rules (e.g. standard drum staves)
  19. In some cases, wrong count of multi-rest bars.
  20. Problem in staves fine positions after bar deletion
  21. Better transfer of staves fine positions from page mode to scroll mode
  22. Possible crash when bar margins are too important on a digital track
  23. Possible crash when exporting an empty staff as .MUX file from the trial version of Melody
  24. Unexpected results when selecting another tool while inserting a slur or a special beam
  25. Windows: fixed some case of staff lines disappearing from printed page when hidden bars are present in the score

Minor versions


Harmony Assistant v9.2.1 / Melody Assistant v7.2.1  - May 23rd 2006


The following items have been improved or fixed :
  1. Change in templates for joining barlines of staves included in a brace.
  2. Improvement of clef, key and time signature. The three items now behave independently from each other.
  3. Less antialiasing on horizontal lines.
  4. Text object related to the staff are justified again within their frame.
  5. When pasting a dynamics, the cursor doesn't jump anymore to the beginning of the score.
  6. Improvement of manual beaming, that affected the note just before the selection range.
  7. New version of the Germand manual.
  8. In non-antialiased mode, better positionning of staff lines.
  9. Text wrapping in the karaoke window area in order to avoid right overlapping.
  10. Better triplet group display in special text.
  11. Harmony Assistant: fixed accented character management in accompaniment and rhythm names. Names with accented characters that have been created using version 9.2.0 may not appear properly in the grid.
  12. Fixed problem in MIDI playing when forcing MIDI output at file load/import.
  13. Fixed: "display multi-repeat bars" doesn't activate "display multi-rest bars" anymore
  14. Fixed crash when stopping .msf file playing in automatic start mode.
  15. Fixed language change management in Virtual Singer
  16. Fixed problem in new document wizard
  17. MMPlug: chord diagram display when related to the chord line.
  18. MMPlug: title display when non-latin characters are used.
  19. Windows: fixed problem in MIDI device selection
  20. Windows: Japanese version of the file extension selector
  21. Windows 95,98,ME: fixed problems with some printer drivers
  22. MacTel: Fixed communication problems between Melody/Harmony and OMeR.
  23. Mac OS X: Fixed MIDI input deactivation.

Harmony Assistant v9.2.2 / Melody Assistant v7.2.2  - June 1st 2006


The following items have been improved or fixed :
  1. Fixed: hiding empty staves when "enable multi-rest bars" was deactivated
  2. Shorter delay when starting music
  3. Harmony: Problem of page setting change when starting to play some scores in engraved mode
  4. Harmony: More comprehensible alert message when applying a transposing instrument to a non-transposed score
  5. MacTel: Fixed empty alert display at startup in some cases.


Harmony Assistant 9.1

Melody Assistant 7.1

April-October 2005



This version of Harmony Assistant (v9.1) and Melody Assistant (v7.1) introduces some important new features like the independent positionning of staves within each group, an enhanced digital output quality, new graphical objects and the complete management of the new sounds of GOLD 2 sound database...

Harmony Assistant includes MyrScript v1.2.

Here is the detail of the new features:

News

  1. The play start mark includes the line number (if the part is repeated several times)
  2. For each system, the staff base line, lyrics position, chord line position, bar number position, tablature position, staff height, display of the miscellaneous lyrics lines, left position of each system and right position of each justified system can be adjusted.
    This enables to adjust on a system basis the staff height and item layout. This can only be performed in page mode. Melody users can change these settings from the print preview.
  3. Title, comments and author markers are displayed in page mode to help aligning these items while moved.
  4. Independent setting for ledger lines, note stems, barlines, break symbols, slurs, effects between screen and printing/export (Global setup)
  5. New management for staff groups. Number of groups is not limited. A group is enclosed in a bracket, a brace, an incomplete bracket, a bold line or nothing. The horizontal position of this symbol can be adjusted.
    Each group defines the way bar lines of the enclosed staves are connected: without connection, standard connection, Mensurstrich connection. A complete and abbreviated name is related to each group,  and position of these names can be adjusted finely.
      To add a group, click on the left of the system, outside the area of any object. To move horizontally a group symbol, click in its middle. To change the staves that are included in this symbol, click its ends. To edit group settings, click its symbol while pressing Shift key, or using the right mouse button. A tutorial explains this.
  6. New graphical object type: line. The matching tool is located in the "Miscellaneous tools" palette. A line can be plain, dotted, dashed or wavy. Its ends can be of different bracket shapes or arrows.
  7. Harmony. In split window mode, an option in the "Options" meny synchronizes all the sub-windows that display a scroll mode view.
  8. Harmony. New script for instrumentists: follow played staves
  9. New note head shape: hollow head.
  10. Now possible to play a few bars of metronome before music starts playing (Global setup)
  11. Digital instruments can now be made of up to four layers. These layers enable to select a different sound according to the played note velocity. If the velocity bounds for two layers are not consecutive, a cross-fade is performed.
  12. In instruments that use digital sounds, it is possible to give decay and release a partially logarithmic shape that can be adjusted from completely linear (0) to completely logarithmic (100)
  13. In instruments that use digital sounds, it is possible to start the sound decay only once the loop point is reached.
  14. New high-quality modes in the audio data calculation in order to reduce aliasing effects
  15. Lossless packing of digital tracks and custom digital instruments. This packing scheme is applied when the "Pack standard files" option is enabled in "Configuration>Global setup>Save"
  16. New setting for each grace note: velocity (power).
  17. "Display real duration" setting for rests. Such a rest will be always displayed using its real duration, even if the "pause fills the bar" mode is activated on the staff.
  18. Slur can be played by covering the piano white keys.
  19. Dynamics can be applied to all merged staves (default) or only to the staff that owns it.
  20. Possible to define whether a dynamic symbol is printed or not.
  21. "Midi import" section: check box to keep as is the MIDI sounds that do not belong to the GM2 standard (then they are switched to "user" mode)
  22. "Midi import" section: check box to keep as is the staff (track) names, as they are stored in the file.
  23. "Open Recent" menu: option to erase the menu content.
  24. Quick voice creation in a multi-voice staff through the voice menu. A tutorial explains this.
  25. Voice display using different colors (Edit>Multi-voice staves menu) A tutorial explains this.
  26. Quantizing: velocity taken into account on grace notes
  27. A click on the information icon of a sound in the GOLD sound base opens a Web pages that provides information about the instrument.
  28. Right-clicking (or Shift+left click) on most of the objects opens a menu that enables to edit this object (equivalent to a double-click)
  29. Dutch version of the program interface
  30. Harmony Assistant: Palette (Scripts>Notation>Miscellaneous>Accordion) to add accordion-specific symbols
  31. Harmony Assistant (Scripts>Digital Sounds>Clip restoration): script for rebuilding clipped data in a digital track.
  32. Harmony Assistant (Scripts>Digital Sounds>Generate Instrument Group): script for generating a custom digital instrument by mixing of several predefined sounds from  the current sound base
  33. Harmony Assistant (Scripts>Digital Sounds>Force parameters in digital sound): sets the parameters of all samples in a user-defined digital sound. It enables to change attack, decay, release time, logarithmic transitions, infinite loop, or decay after loop values without having to edit all the samples one by one.

Enhancements

  1. Management of melisma on rests
  2. Script editing: jump to function definition through the contextual menu.
  3. Offset between special beams and note stems can be adjusted (for tremolo). A tutorial explains this.
  4. Note setting editing: note moved through Ctrl+fleche and staff change.
  5. The maximum number of voices in digital output is now 512.
  6. Improvement in rendering of grace notes, trills, note groups (tremolo), note by note glissendo, grupetto, mordent: better timbre, layered instrument management, tempo change management...
  7. When clicked using the hammer tool or inserted on score, note velocity is taken into accound when playing echo.
  8. Windows: management of words by word movements, and keyboard selection range in text input areas. Processing of Ctrl+Ins as "Copy", Shift+Ins as "Paste" and Shift+Del as "Cut".
  9. Alignment selection for staff names that are written on several lines.
  10. Special patterns in text free objects.
  11. Virtual Singer: better timing of syllables sung on melisma.
  12. Now possible to define whether specific text is displayed in front of the tablature
  13. Now possible to insert symbols on regular staff in "Priority to tablature" mode
  14. New kind of free object: inverted bracket and brace
  15. Clef reminder at start of each line are now displayed in 100% scale, unless overriden by a "real" clef change at this bar.
  16. Better transposing of chord lines, especially in minor keys.
  17. Better transposing of notes when changing clef on a staff that includes hidden clef changes.
  18. Windows: When editing keyboard shortcuts, shortcuts that use the Alt key are forbidden
  19. Windows: in dialog boxes, jump to previous editable field through Shift+Tab

Changes

  1. Because staff group management has changed, the selection of staves to be printed is made through File>Printing options.
  2. Staff groups from older files are converted when loaded, and follow the "brace then bracket" order, which is more standard.
  3. By default, a trill starts from the altered note pitch, not by the pitch of the main note.

Fixes

  1. Mac OS X: crash when music stops playing in Quicktime output mode.
  2. Fixed crashes that could occur when printing embedded pictures in PICT (.pct) format.
  3. Fixed crash when the chord line contains a very long chord name and the chord diagrams are displayed or chords are played.
  4. Fixed problem in special text size (music symbols in a text object)
  5. Fixed freeze when performing operations on an empty digital track
  6. Fixed crash in rhythm editing
  7. "Liquescens" display in Grégorian notation
  8. Windows 95/98/ME Clef symbols appearing at end of line while printing
  9. Gregorian editing
  10. Parameters of multi-voice staves
  11. Fixed crash in user instrument edit: search for decay and release on an empty sample
  12. In the script editor, a click on the empty area at the top of the window ran the script.
  13. Crash when using $L (lyrics insert) in page header and footer.
  14. Windows: Crash when editing some text objects
  15. Wrong accidental on the first note when applying a diatonic pitch shift (+/- one degree)
  16. Triplet beaming problem on scores that include time signature changes
  17. Display problem on notes that are beamed to a tied note over a barline (wrong management of the previous bar right margin)
  18. Windows: problem when closing some dialog boxes by a click on the close box.
  19. Windows: problem for moving grace notes on score using the "Select" tool.

Minor Versions



Harmony 9.1.1/Melody 7.1.1


Improvements
  1. Windows: work around a malfunction of some printer drivers under Windows 95, 98 and ME: if a "ForceFPUMask.txt" file is present in the application install directory, then the program periodically resets the processor into a stable state.
Fixes
  1. Lyrics line finding on multi-voices staves when lines overlap.
  2. Bar numbering on multi-voice staves now always apply to the first merged staff.
  3. Caption for "semitone offset" keyboard shortcuts.
  4. Page setup: Better management of when there is not enough space on first page to display at least one staff.
  5. Barline junction when staves are hidden
  6. In some cases, the grouping symbol could apply to only one staff.
  7. Rendering of "Pull" effects after loading a file older than Harmony 9.0/Melody 7.0
  8. Slur rendering when the staff contains a bar repeat symbol (%)
  9. Automatic stem direction when a Bb note is inserted on middle line.
  10. Fixed intermittent problems when running the application, while another sound base than GOLD was used.

Harmony 9.1.2/Melody 7.1.2


Improvements
  1. Quick voice delete through the voice menu
  2. More time left to the system when music is playin in non-page mode without scrolling
Fixes
  1. Delete empty staves on multi-voice staves
  2. Management of delay before slur when loading files created before version 8.4 (Harmony)/6.4 (Melody)
  3. "Delay before slur" slider: unit is 256th of a quarter note instead of 100th of second, and it is now possible to set its value up to 1024 (whole note)
  4. ABC Import: fixed "buffer overflow" when title is very long, and removal of carriage returns when displaying titles in the list

Harmony 9.1.3/Melody 7.1.3


Fixes
  1. Minor problems fixed

Harmony 9.1.4/Melody 7.1.4


Improvement
s
  1. Better size of the preview window before a graphical export.
  2. Program stability improvement: development of a custom validation tool, that enabled to get rid of 45 potential crash sources.
  3. Harmony: New script (Scripts>Notation>Notes>Split on beat) that splits selected notes in order not to let them cross a beat (changes them into tied notes)

Fixes
  1. Fixed: Crash when playing an empty jukebox through the spacebar key
  2. Tablature computation when tuning is changed
  3. Slur performance on staves with rules
  4. Fixed: Problem when changing rule set
  5. Fixed: Wrong saving/loading of grace note velocity
  6. Harmony Assistant: Fixed: "Edit>Add" remained active when pasting in Album.
  7. Color and icon related to files in the Jukebox window.

Harmony 9.1.5/Melody 7.1.5


Improvements

  1. Windows: When editing some text, ghost characters could remain at end of line.
  2. Problem when displaying a jukebox list larger than 2050 items
  3. Harmony Assistant: Problem in page mode for viewing selection range on a digital track
Fixes
  1. Break symbol display on staves with priority to tablature
  2. Possible crash when using some sounds of the GMSE sound base
  3. Harmony Assistant: Fixed problems in script editor: breakpoints and scroll bar management
  4. Fixed crash in MSF import (OMeR files)
  5. Fixed problem of staff line thickness after printing
  6. Harmony Assistant : Possible crash when selecting a predefined drum pattern
  7. Harmony Assistant : Problem when changing instrument (accompaniment, drums, chords) while music is playing
  8. Saving digital tracks in a packed standard file: problem when the track contains empty areas.
  9. Possible crash when using Mensurstrich barlines on an invisible first staff.
  10. Myrscript : Fixed problem when writing parameters in a DigitalTrack object
  11. Problem for shifting edited text  through Pg Up and Pg Down keys (script edit)
  12. Possible crash when changing general tempo on a score that include a digital track
  13. Copy/paste of a pattern that contains special beams

Harmony 9.1.6/Melody 7.1.6


Improvements

  1. ABC Import and Export: slurs, ties, chord with different note duration, related text positionning.
  2. Contextual menu in print preview (right click) to delete fine position adjustements.
  3. When moving an object, the mouse shape shows whether the move is allowed.
  4. Mouse pointer shape in digital staff edit box
  5. Tablature calculation when switching from a regular staff to a priority tablature
Fixes
  1. Harmony: Changing staff chord line instrument when music is playing
  2. Harmony: Validating an accompaniment pattern when a voice (merged staves) has been added
  3. Harmony: Software exit when editing an Interface Composer element

Harmony 9.1.7/Melody 7.1.7 - July 11th 2005


Improvements

  1. "Don't print empty staves" manages time signature changes.
  2. Better management for identical and successive clef, key and time signature changes
  3. Preview of clefs, time and key signature in the related edit box.
  4. Invisible effects are displayed in gray (in page mode with displayed control handles)
  5. Now possible not to print some tempo, pedal or ottava objects.
  6. Rule generation/disposing delay when starting/stopping music has been reduced.
  7. Staccatissimo effect as a stretched dot (Kiel)
Fixes
  1. Unknown notes on "priority to tablature" staves are no more changed to rests.
  2. Barlines on "priority to tablature" staves wen regular staff is displayed.
  3. Breakpoint display in Myrscript on split windows.
  4. Problems when copying/pasting notes
  5. Problem when displaying notes tied over a barline (previous bar right margin improperly taken into account)
  6. GOLD sound base cache corruption problem (empty instrument list)
  7. In MIDI output, smooth slurs could be played as several separate notes.
  8. Problem in ABC format export

Harmony 9.1.8/Melody 7.1.8- September 2005


News
  1. It is now possible to "freeze" the fingering calculation, in a note basis, on non-priority tablatures. The note contextual menu (right click or Shift click) enables to do this. A "frozen" note won't be computed and will always keep the fingering that the user set.

    When a note is moved or inserted on the standard staff, its fingering is automatically computed. It's the same for transposition of pitch shifting.
    When a note is moved or inserted on the tablature part, it is automatically "frozen".

    A "frozen" note is displayed in a specific color (in scroll mode or in page mode when control handle are displayed). This color can be changed in the global setup, "Appearance" topic.

  2. Possible to specify that an end of line won't occur after a bar. This enables for instance not to break a bar that have been divided into two parts by a clef change.
Improvements
  1. "Shamisen" mode for tablature display
  2. Better positionning of objects in different scales
  3. Harmony : Import script for Encore, MusicTime and Rhapsody files
  4. Harmony : Import script GuitarPro files
  5. Harmony : Import script for NoteWorthy Composer files
  6. Harmony : Import via a script can be made directly from File>Open menu option (on Windows, also by drag and drop)
Fixes
  1. Repeat end and music end barlines are displayed on tablatures
  2. Brackets and braces display in some cases (hidden empty staves)
  3. Bar number display on multi-voice staves
  4. Joint barlines between staves are displayed on tablatures
  5. Windows: Fixed a problem on "Print" icon in some text edit boxes
  6. Windows: Fixed a problem while changing note duration of a non-continuous selection, in "limit to one bar" edit mode
  7. Windows: Fixed a problem of minimized windows restoration

Harmony 9.1.9/Melody 7.1.9- October 2005


News

  1. Harmony : Import for Finale® files: .mus and .etf format. The complete list of the file types that can be imported or exported is available here
  2. It is now possible to define, for each staff, the maximum angle (tilt) for beams. It ranges from 0 (always horizontal) to 100 (no constraint). This can be done through the "Staff lines" section of the staff display settings.
Improvements

  1. A slur symbol can now be made invisible by setting its width to 0
  2. When inserting or deleting bars, notes that are tied over the the insert point or delete area are taken into account
  3. Better positionning for objects when overlapping the bar start margin
  4. Time signature for the miscellaneous staves are now aligned
  5. Harmony: MyrScript floating palettes speeded up
  6. Harmony: Improvement in moving and resizing free objects
Fixes

  1. Reverb and Equalizer effect processors are now properly reset when music loops (continuous play)
  2. Fixed crash when playing a MIDI file from the jukebox or selecting a predefined drum pattern
  3. Fixed problem in showing lyrics when a lyric cell contains a very long text
  4. Fixed problems when using vertical mirror while music is playing
  5. Fixed display problem on name above chord diagram in the chord grid, when left-aligned
  6. No more change in size of the first bar when playing some pieces
  7. Fixed display problem of multi-rests at the end of a line
  8. Harmony: Fixed display problems of breakpoints in the script editor
  9. Windows: Fixed problem in page mode, preventing a proper update of the low and right area of document windows

Harmony Assistant 9.0

Melody Assistant 7.0

July-December 2004



This new major version of Harmony Assistant (v9.0) and Melody Assistant (v7.0) brings many new important features (more than 50 new options and 70 improvements) that enhance music editing and notation:
  • Special beaming, widely configurable
  • Slur and beam between notes belonging to different staves
  • Conditional dynamics: Tacets, Repeat and fade out, etc.
  • Staff lines masking: ossias, gap before coda, etc.
  • Fine tempo management
  • etc
User interface has been improved, with a new management of hierarchical lists, a new default icon set and the discontinuous selection of music symbols.

In Harmony Assistant, powerful scripts open new capabilities, like creating slideshows or movie soundtracks (Mac OS X), new tablatures for wind instruments like Xaphoon, automatic creation of tacet, ossia, "exotic" tuplets, microtonal accidentals...

Accompaniment management in Harmony Assistant has been rewritten, to become even more flexible and powerful. Used in conjunction with the Yamaha PSR style import, it grants access to a wide range of various styles.

This version is shipped with MyrScript v1 and Virtual Singer v3.

Here is the detail of the new features:

News

  1. Discontinuous symbol selection.The discontinuous selection enables now to select symbols individually, for example two notes among the four in a chord, all and only the rests in a bar, etc. A new chapter, in the manual, provide details on this.
  2. Movie management using MyrScript
  3. Scripts to import and export files using system codecs.
  4. Scripts to handle movies: adding a soundtrack to a movie, create slideshow with static images, adding lyric texts to a video (some features are not available on Windows version)
  5. New version of "Print conductor" script
  6. Vocoder Script (DATVOC item in democratic workshop)
  7. MIDI input is not stopped after end of music (CONTMIDIN item in democratic workshop)
  8. Selected notes can be shifted by one diatonic degree (one inter-line space) up or down. Matching keyboard shortcuts are also available.
  9. In tempo change object, note size can be changed.
  10. Harmony: option to split a standard drum staff in as many standard drum staves as there is used instruments.
  11. Special beaming. In addition to the regular beaming system, special beaming can be defined between two or more notes. Select the matching tool in the "Miscellaneous tools" palette, then click the stem top of the first note, then the stem top of the last note. Beam is drawn between these notes (You can also click the note heads instead).
    To set this beaming up, double-click the first note head, or the beam itself. The "Special beam" tab enables to define the number of beams to be displayed (first and second part), and the splitting ratio between these two parts, the beam thickness and spacing, as well as their direction or the way tuplets (triplets) are graphically grouped.
    This setting can be made for each special beam and is completely free: therefore the number of displayed beams may not reflect the actual note duration.
  12. Diagonal beaming of two distant notes, with opposite stem directions (DIAGHITCH item in the Democratic workshop)
  13. Slur and beaming of notes belonging to different staves. Slur and special beaming can be applied to notes that do not belong to the same staff (HITCHSTAVES and SLURSTAVES items of the Democratic Workshop)
  14. New setting in printing options: do not justify groups on the last page.
  15. Grace note setting: "do not display". It enables, for example, by adding an unplayed mordent effect and a text effect, to write accidented (sharp or flat) mordents (ACCMORDENT item of the Democratic Workshop), or any other variation. This ornament will be played through a set of hidden grace notes.
  16. Conditional dynamics, tacet (TACET item of the Democratic Workshop), Repeat and fade (REPFAD item of the Democratic Workshop)
  17. Dynamics: The displayed text can be changed.  
  18. A new parameter in clef change makes the staff lines become invisible. It enables to create ossias and blank spaces before coda parts for example.
  19. Tempo object setting: for smooth tempo changes, variation curve can be edited. Start and end position in bar, beat number and hundredth can be input.
  20. Note display parameter: hide accidental. Enables, for example, when two identical notes are tied (through a slur) over a barline, to avoid displaying the second note's accidental.
  21. Staff display parameter: whole rest filling the bar content whatever the time signature is (WHLRST item in the Democratic Workshop)
  22. Staff display parameter: option to enable ghost rests in empty measures to appear as a whole rest.
  23. When this option is activated, whole rests that fill a whole bar are displayed as a regular whole rest.
  24. Proportional sustain pedal (Pedal feathering HALFPEDAL item of the Democratic Workshop): it is now possible to set the pressure ratio for the "Ped" object. A smaller pressure on the pedal will result in a shorter sustain.
  25. In page mode, a click at the right of the last bar opens a contextual meny for adding quickly a bar or performing some other general operations.
  26. When a "Da Capo", "Da Capo Al Fine" or "Da Capo Al Coda" symbol has been played, repeat barlines that can be found after this are not played (DACAPO item in the Democratic Workshop). If there are numbered parts (endings), the last ending is played. The way older scores are played remain unchanged.
  27. By default, when added, a "Da Capo", "Da Capo Al Fine" or "Da Capo Al Coda" jumps to the beginning only once.
  28. Harmony: Rhythm can now be edited through standard drum staves (SDRPAT item in the Democratic workshop)
  29. Effect applied to a note can now be used as a criterion for a rule.
  30. MyrScript switches to version 1
  31. Virtual Singer switches to version 3
  32. Now possible to enter special text (see this chapter in the manual) into a tempo change object.
  33. Harmony : Tablatures for Xaphoon, Scottish pipe, Irish pipe, Bretonne pipe (script)
  34. Harmony : De-Harmonize. Using the score chord grid, this script changes the selected notes so that they follow a C7 chord. Enables to build chordless patterns for automatic accompaniments. (script)
  35. Harmony : Microtonal accidentals. Enables to define microtonal accidentals (outside the 12ET range) and use them to insert notes in a score (script)
  36. Harmony : Move notes to another staff. The currently selected notes are moved to another staff, at the same time position.
  37. Harmony :  Merge BBShop style. Provided to you by Feike Boomstra, this script merges four staves with lyrics two by two. (script)
  38. Harmony : Virtual Singer voices volume.  Changes the volume of all the Virtual Singer voices in the frontmost document. (script)
  39. Harmony : Quick insert of Tacet and Ossia (script)
  40. Harmony : Cadenza. A "Turn into Cadenza" script that changes a set of selected bars into a "Cadenza", i.e. a free notation area.(script)
  41. Harmony : Hide bars. This script makes the selected bars become invisible (script)
  42. Harmony : Make the selected beams become horizontal (script)
  43. Harmony: Import of Yamaha PSR style files and automatic conversion to user accompaniment patterns.
  44. Harmony : Script for creating special tuplets over 10:2 (SMLTPT option of the Democratic workshop)
  45. File import in .btab format
  46. Video tutorial: "Managing hierarchical lists. "
  47. Video tutorial:  "How to use the discontinuous selection. "
  48. Video tutorial:  "Slur between notes belonging to two different staves."
  49. Video tutorial:  "Special beaming. Beaming notes belonging to two different staves."
  50. Video tutorial:  "How to setup staff for automatic whole rest display."
  51. Video tutorial:  "Hiding staff lines on some measures. Inserting Coda symbol. Changing break symbol size."

Enhancements

  1. When "don't display empty staff" mode is active, time signatures are not taken into account.
  2. New page setup feature: don't justify group on last page.
  3. OMeR file import: slurs are now played as "continue"
  4. Mac OS X: MIDI echo on computer sound output (QuickTime) for mute keyboards.
  5. MIDI In echo remains always active, even when MIDI note input is disabled
  6. New metronome management: no more latency when starting.
  7. Virtual keyboard can now show the fingering for any instrument in the score, even in non-MIDI output.
  8. New icon in input palette to toggle the MIDI or Virtual keyboard palette simplified input on and off.
  9. Lyrics and chord  line text position: they can now be centered, right or left aligned.
  10. Better positioning for chord diagrams related to the chord grid.
  11. Standard drums editing: stem size change, beams and accidental positioning.
  12. Shift + Command (Ctrl) key switches temporarily to score scrolling mode
  13. Windows and Mac OS X: smooth horizontal movement in scroll mode
  14. New management for synchronization between MIDI input, MIDI output, digital input and digital output. Tests performed over several hours.
  15. Better management for bar splitting when several clef changes are inserted into the same bar.
  16. Virtual Singer phonetic amendment: now enables phonetic amendment on words with a quote. For example: Flow'rs[#flaU@rz]
  17. Tempo management completely rewritten. Tempo staff is kept only for compatibility with previous files, but its usage is deprecated
  18. When adding or moving a note in a chord, the whole chord is echoed.
  19. New keyboard shortcuts: "slurs up" and "slurs down"
  20. "Instrument>All MIDI notes off" works even if nothing has been played to MIDI yet.
  21. Metronome bars before starting input are now played even before a digital input.
  22. Lyrics input under notes on score has been accelerated.
  23. New appearance for brackets and brace before the systems.
  24. When importing a MIDI file, if the Command (Ctrl) key is left down, a quantize box opens.
  25. Mac OS X: Right mouse button management.
  26. When importing a MIDI Karaoke file, staves can be played when relating lyrics.
  27. Staves with lyrics MIDI export: no more unaccuracy when score contains negative delays.
  28. Chord grid font can be changed in each document.
  29. Chord grid manages up to 16 divisions per bar (MORECHORD item in the Democratic Workshop)
  30. Windows: defaut font for miscellaneous objects in score (as well as the factory setting for font preferences) is now a smoothed font.
  31. Improvement of automatic scrolling when adding notes in scroll mode.
  32. User chord line can now be transposed (CHORDTRAN item in the Democratic workshop)
  33. Screen antialiasing of beams, crescendo and decrescendo
  34. WAV and AIFF file of more that 16 bits (24 or 32 bits), and using sampling rates above 44 kHz can now be imported (downsampled to 44kHz, 16 bits when importing)
  35. Possible to define a background picture (PICT or BMP) in page mode (in global settings, "Screen" topic)
  36. Import of AIFF files in AIFF-C / TWOS format (direct reading of audio CD by Mac OS X)
  37. Macintosh: New drawing routines, much faster.
  38. Now possible to display braces before brackets and vice-versa.
  39. Rule caption display (for example, on standard drum staves) can be adjusted by the user. Caption location can be changed as well as the related text, individually. Each rule can be defined as being in "manual" caption display. In this case, caotion is not automatically computed anymore and can be freely defined.
  40. Slurs and ties are splitted at end of line
  41. Conversion between MIDI vibrato effect to digital output has been changed. Vibrato effect is now lower in digital output.
  42. Accuracy in grace notes playing has been increased from 1/64th of quarter to 1/256th of quarter.
  43. Trill, Gruppetto, Mordent, Arpeggio, guitar Push/Pull, eighth group accuracy has also be made by increased to 1/256th of quarter note
  44. When printing, better antialiasing for braces, brackets and slurs.
  45. Virtual Singer / Real Singer processes trill, vibrato and tremolo effects related to a note.
  46. Virtual Singer / Real Singer : notes having a velocity of 0 are now completely muted
  47. MIDI Export: minor key signatures are now exported well, instead of being changed into the matching major key.
  48. Tie symbol can now be inverted (symbol parameter edit box)
  49. Files can be moved in hierarchical list selector (model selector, accompaniment, Virtual Singer voices, etc), category sorting, user files publishing.
  50. A long click on an item moves it, right click or shift click opens a contextual menu to rename, delete or publish it.
  51. Play start mark in the ruler does not make the Virtual Singer voices be recalculated anymore
  52. New parameter for Trill ornament, enabling not to play the trill during the whole note length.
  53. Harmony : New accompaniment management.
  54. Harmony : Right-clicking an accompaniment enables to edit the pattern directly, through a contextual menu.
  55. Harmony : Note ornaments, dynamics, pedal, effect processors and parameter curves are processed when accompaniments are generated.
  56. Harmony: After importing a MIDI file, chord grid was sometimes wrongly displayed
  57. RealSinger: Improvement when sound level reached 0 (static noise was heard)
  58. When adding a break symbol at the beginning or end of a bar, margins are adjusted in orded to avoid overlapping between barlines and notes.
  59. Better management of duration (tuplets) injection on a group of notes.
  60. When displaying whole and half rest above or below the staff, ledger lines are drawn.
  61. Possible to use the current system date format instead of using the one that matches the current application language.
  62. New accompaniments, in miscellanous styles, and matching document templates.
  63. Default keyboard settings: Del key now deletes the current selection the same way Backspace key ( <-- ) does.
  64. Some hisses have been removed when singer voice is softened (Audio import)
  65. Now enable to mask a note completely by setting its scale to 0%
  66. Coda, Segno, and other break symbol size can now be changed
  67. Direct access to singer voice from the complete mixer palette
  68. Harmony : When editing matrix (accompaniment/drum) two consecutive elements that relate to the same object can now be merged together.
  69. Better MIDI import for drum staves when note ending is missing or misplaced
  70. Special text: better display for dotted notes

Changes

  1. "Slurs up", "Slur down", "Stems up", "Stems down" commands have been moved to "Edit>Appearance" menu
  2. The internal format having changed, symbols (notes and rests) pasted in the album from a previous version are not compatible and will be erased.
  3. Management of dynamics within repeated parts having be changed, when loading an old files, some dynamics can be added (between parenthesis) to provide an unchanged sound result.
  4. The "Always beam tuplets" option of the time signature edit window does not group them according to the tuplet value (3 by 3 for a triplet, etc) but according to their beat position.
  5. Virtual Singer registration codes had changed. New codes are available for free on the web site.

Fixes

  1. TAB file loading: instrument recognition.
  2. Problem when selecting options in text printing
  3. Fixed problem in multiple object selection (Shift+Click)
  4. Windows: multiple MIDI outputs.
  5. Windows: better management of some network paths
  6. MIDI 1 lyrics text export (karaoke track was incorrect)
  7. Windows: Better management of temporary files for digital tracks
  8. Parts management in ABC import and export
  9. Chord grid text alignment now saved
  10. MyrScript: fixed crash in Application.ConvertStringEncoding (used in Tabledit import script)
  11. Windows: fixed errors in file selector when the default name contained invalid characters
  12. Harmony: Fixed problem when resizing a rhythm element in rhythm array from its left edge
  13. Mouse wheel management in boxes with lists and several tabs
  14. Fixed problem in parameter curves when importing a midi file in which several staves share the same channel
  15. Multi-rest bars from a key change
  16. Windows: Fixed a problem in edit fields when the computer is on for more that a week.
  17. Merged staff name display: sometimes, the name of secondary staves was displayed.
  18. Input of digital value of knobs in MyrScript palettes.
  19. Adding objects outside staff area.
  20. MIDI export: time and key signature changes in repeated bars were incorrectly exported.
  21. MIDI import: when a time and a key signature change occurred in the same bar, time signature coule be masked (hidden)
  22. Windows: foreign keyboards: @ character can be entered by using Ctrl+Alt keys.
  23. ABC import: x and X characters filtering.
  24. Time slider palette: scroll mode auto-positioning when position is changed.
  25. MIDI import: some altered files containing unterminated notes could make the quantize operation hang.
  26. MIDI Export: automatic channel conflict solving could generate errors in the exported MIDI file
  27. MIDI Export: Fixed possible crash when exporting in scores with lyrics in MIDI format
  28. Fixed problems when playing score that contains bar repeat symbols (%) slurred together
  29. When editing effect processor related to an instrument while music is playing, changes are heard in real-time.
  30. When moving objects on merged staves, the object stays on its original staff.
  31. Fixed problems when applying a velocity range through Edit>Action>Change velocity
  32. Harmony Assistant: Fixed multiple copies of the same script name in menus
  33. Harmony Assistant: Fixed wrong display of chort grid after importing a MIDI file
  34. RealSinger: fixed problem when sound level is set to 0 (hisses were heard)
  35. When a splitted rest was played, unwanted notes were displayed.
  36. In Engraver mode, some text size calculation was wrong.
  37. Virtual Singer : play start marker positionning.
  38. Editing breve and double breve : duration of the 2nd head is processed.
  39. Displaying a cell number greater than 9 in the chord diagrams does not overlap anymore the finger position in 6th cell.
  40. Keyboard shortcut for stem direction head sense, head shape and symbol color.
  41. Windows: fixed issue when using very long file names
  42. Fixed issues when maximizing a multi-view (splitted) window
  43. Fixed a lack of Virtual Singer voice calculation when a fermata effect was edited on score.
  44. Fixed miscellaneous problems when tying notes in chord.
  45. Windows: in the break symbol edit box, some editable fields could disappear unexpectedly.
  46. Video tutorial:  Typo and grammar amendment for all the tutorials
  47. Tabledit file, Accordion and Harmonica problems fixed.

Minor Versions


Harmony 9.0.1 / Melody 7.0.1

  1. Fixed: Discontinuous selection move can be cancelled
  2. Fixed: Mac OS Classic, horizontal scroll bar movement was inverted
  3. Fixed: Slurs in staves with rules
  4. Fixed: "Try accompaniment" was sometimes ineffective.
  5. Fixed: Mordent load from files saved using previous versions
  6. Fixed: Crash in the "Instrument tuner" script
  7. Fixed: Crash when trying a rhythm using the hammer while complete mixer was open
  8. Fixed: Crash when music was looping in "Play selection range" mode
  9. Fixed: Possible crash when editing user digital instrument
  10. MIDI tempo change import has been improved
  11. Fixed: Trill speed in Virtual Singer/Real Singer
  12. Fixed: Old files loading (when accompaniments were playing an empty pattern)

Harmony 9.0.2 / Melody 7.0.2 - August 6th 2004

  1. Fixed: Mac OS X, crash when displaying some contextual help text.
  2. Fixed: Octave shifting in "Set octave" option of chord grid
  3. Improvement: more information in the break symbol edit box.
  4. Fixed: problem after applying the "Avoid system splitting" script
  5. Fixed: program freeze when editing a text in print preview while music plays and scrolls in the background.
  6. Fixed: User digital instrument edit box: current parameters were applied to wrong sample when the sample list sorting order changed
  7. Fixed: problem when beaming notes and the selection range included an empty staff.
  8. Fixed: miscellaneous problems when adding (mixing) data to a digital audio track
  9. Improvement: static sound softening in Virtual Singer when singing high-pitched notes
  10. Improvement: no more increasing delay between music and digital tracks (or Virtual Singer voices) when the score contains many tempo changes.
  11. Improvement: note pressure time between 96% and 104% are now properly applied (previously, were played at 100%)
  12. Improvement: when adding a file name that contains non-ASCII characters to the jukebox,  an alert warns the user about the incompatibility with Internet publishing.
  13. Improvement: Drag and drop of a folder on the jukebox window adds all the music files in this folder and its subfolders to the jukebox list
  14. Better update of the tune total duration in the ruler
  15. Printing: fixed staff lines that appeared on the page right edge after a repeat end barline
  16. MIDI outpu: automatic pedal release when music stops.
  17. Import as Amiga MOD file of filenames as "mod.xxxxx" (automatic detect)
  18. MOD import: note delay and shortening events are managed.
  19. Fixed possible crash when the mouse pointer was moving over the last barline in page mode.
  20. MyrScript updated to version 1.1.1
  21. New script for position accidentals in chords
  22. New script (beta): MusicXML file import (XML item of the Democratic Workshop)

Harmony 9.0.3 / Melody 7.0.3 - August 10th 2004

  1. Fixed: Mac OS 9- Automatic scrolling
  2. Fixed: interline pitch shift (transposition by degree) does not move rests anymore when unnecessary.
  3. Fixed: interline pitch shift (transposition by degree) preserves accidentals.
  4. Fixed: User digital instrument export (.mui files) when sample size was 8 bits.
  5. MOD import: better management for delay and shortening events.
  6. Fixed: problems when a staff with rules was merged with another staff
  7. Harmony Assistant:  Script for shifting digital track pitch without changing its tempo has been improved. It now also enables to change tempo without changing pitch.

Harmony 9.0.4 / Melody 7.0.4 - October 11th 2004

  1. Fixed: Tablature appearance (negative values).
  2. Now possible to select in staff group whether a line can join barlines of a same group, for brackets and braces.
  3. Fixed: Default chord diagram for instruments with some shorter strings (e.g. banjo)
  4. Fixed: Copy/paste of text object does not delete target lyrics anymore.
  5. No more useless volume MIDI events when a flat volume curve is applied on staff.
  6. Fixed crash when some styles are applied to an existing piece.
  7. MP3 import: Fixed problems when the file contains unrecognized frames
  8. "User" key changes are not lost anymore when applying a transposing instrument that transposes by an integer number of octaves
  9. When tuning a digtal user instrument, selection range and loop are automatically adjusted.
  10. Fixed: optimized saving of RS voice when a lyrics line is deleted.
  11. New: Option to invert right and left margin on even pages.
  12. Chord computation: fixed a problem when a C flat chord is found in C flat key signature.
  13. Key changes can now be deleted when deleting a whole set of bars (when "clefs" check box is checked)
  14. Windows: Predefined accordions are installed again along with the software (mistake in v9.0.3)
  15. Windows: Fixed accented characters in file names.
  16. Windows: Fixed crash when closing the application while an audio recording is in progress.
  17. Windows: Fixed crash when importing some MIDI files
  18. Windows: Fixed crash when selecting all dynamics or all effect processors at the same time
  19. Mac OS: fixed problem when applying velocity filters (PPC assembler).
  20. Change: on Mac OS X, Command+H hides the application.
  21. Fixed: Clef reminder display when a break symbol is present.
  22. Fixed: lyrics text left alignment in engraver mode.
  23. Fixed: Some effects were still played after being deleted through "Edit>Appearance>General".
  24. Speed improvement for some functions of digital sound edit.
  25. Better caption display for bass/chord line in accordion tablatures

Harmony 9.0.5 / Melody 7.0.5 - December 6th 2004

  1. New feature: Display bar numbers only if the staff is the first of its group (system)
  2. New feature: Force page change (ruler contextual menu)
  3. New: "Exact file size" setting in digital export is kept from one session to another.
  4. New feature: grace note stems can be set "downwards"
  5. New feature (Windows): Authenticated HTTP (tunnel) proxy management for Internet connection. "Basic" authentication system, and two possible connection modes: "CONNECT" command or direct request.
  6. Harmony Assistant: First version of the MusicXML Export script
  7. Harmony Assistant: Digital track processing script: Compressor (author: Pierre-Henri Pin)
  8. Harmony Assistant: Digital track processing script: Tube pre-amp (author: Pierre-Henri Pin)
  9. New document templates: Orchestra > Bagad (author: Yannick Marchegay)
  10. Improvement: A slur applied to two notes of the same pitch gets by default the appearance of a tie.
  11. Improvement: Management of very long notes (several minutes). Useful for instance for bagpipe drone.
  12. Grace note display, edit, insertion and movement.
  13. Improvement: Import of some soundfonts that contain errors.
  14. Improvement: Tempo, dynamics or text objects on the first bar of a multi-rest bar don't "break" this bar anymore as a regular bar followed by a multi-rest bar
  15. Improvement: Some ornament are not added to rest symbols anymore.
  16. Improvement: No more unwanted "clicks" when a volume increase effect is set on a note, and the digital instrument has an attack area.
  17. Improvement: hyphen and melisma thickness in lyrics is proportional to the font size.
  18. Improvement: Text related to pedal release *
  19. Improvement: In anglo-saxon notation, chord name additions (dim, add, sus, omit...) are written lowercase.
  20. Fixed: Left-aligned lyrics: better positioning.
  21. Fixed: Unmerging a unique staff in merged staves could lead to inconsistencies in the document.
  22. Fixed: Trying a Virtual Singer fragment was sometimes silent.
  23. Fixed: Myrscript, change in decrescendo dynamic settings
  24. Fixed: Search/replace in lyrics editor
  25. Fixed: Problem in graphical editing of accidentals
  26. Fixed: Problems when right-aligning selected objects
  27. Fixed: Problems when loop playing a selection range on a staff sung by Virtual Singer
  28. Fixed: Scroll bar in digital track edit box.
  29. Fixed: Object shifting when inserting an incomplete (upbeat) bar.
  30. Fixed: Enter key managed as Carriage Return in some input boxes.
  31. Fixed: Dividing a bar through a clef change now preserves lyrics and chord.
  32. Fixed: Little gaps in melisma when printing
  33. Fixed: Problem when showing played notes, for whole and half note triplets
  34. Fixed: Problem when showing played rests, some of them were displayed over the first bar
  35. Fixed: Crash when deleting the last effect related to a note by double-clicking the "empty" effect icon.
  36. Fixed: In some cases, disparition of the last barline at the end of a row.
  37. Fixed: Coulors when printing pictures embedded in score.
  38. Fixed: Brackets and braces nesting on merged staves.
  39. Fixed: Probleme when trying an accompaniment pattern on a file imported from ABC format.
  40. Fixed: Conditional dynamics
  41. Fixed: Malfunction in tutorial window when a chapter title was open through a double-click.
  42. Fixed: Beaming of notes in chord
  43. Fixed: Transposition of diminished 5th chords in the staff chord line
  44. Fixed: 'eight group' effect setting value.
  45. Fixed: Crash when doing "New staff > Tablature type > No tablature" 
  46. Fixed: Mistakes in performance when playing break symbols once a note has been moved while music is playing.
  47. Fixed: Problems when generating HTML pages from the Jukebox while the 'htmlexport.cfg" template file is missing or empty.
  48. Fixed: Problems of tempo performance at the end of a bar (rare cases)
  49. Fixed: Possible errors in the chord grid calculation when a bar is divided into 11 parts
  50. Fixed: When cancelling the insertion of a new effect processor, the processor's icon remained displayed on score.
  51. Fixed: Better management of tied notes when the "don't split notes" option is active on some of the related bars
  52. Fixed: Some scripts were displayed several times in menus
  53. Fixed: Transfer of dynamics into note velocities (and vice-versa).
  54. Fixed: Junction line printing between unclosed numbered parts (endings)
  55. Windows: Fixed possible problems when music is paused
  56. Windows: Fixed problem when printing hidden bars
  57. Windows: Fixed problem Correction de problèmes intermittent problems when playing a piece while the Virtual Singer palette is open and a voice is being generated.
  58. Windows: Fixed problems when the internal name of a font is exactly the maximum size (32 characters)
  59. MyrScript version switches to v1.1.4


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