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Myriad Software was established in 1988. From its early
beginning, it is located in Toulouse, a city in the South-West of
Toulouse has been given the name "the Pink City" ("la Ville Rose")
because of the traditional pink bricks and tiles houses and ancient
monuments (over 1000 years old) are made of.
The "Garonne" river and the "Canal du Midi" cut right across the
Although team members are versatile, each of them developed a
Depending on your demand, here are the people you will get in touch
First program edited in 1982
In charge of software interface and ergonomics
First program edited in 1982
C language and assembler
In charge of research
Joined the team in 2001
In charge of order processing and delivery
Since 1982 as free-lance programmers, our sphere of activity has
always been music, graphics and multimedia. In 1996, we decided to
use the Internet as a medium to distribute our products
We immediately adopted the shareware system (try-before-you-buy)
because it appeared to be in line with our processes.
Richness of contacts we established with thousands of passionate
users led us quickly to set up a special way of working, based on
We centralize all users' ideas and suggestions in order to add
new features continuously. A Democratic Workshop
enables everyone to view the work in progress, ask for an
enhancement, and vote for suggestions already made by other
Each demand, even very specific, is taken into account: only the
users' enthusiasm and the project feasibility are important.
It already resulted, for example, in implementing Shape-note and
Gregorian notations, Virtual Singer, street organ
cards printout, tablatures for guitar, banjo, dulcimer, harmonica,
accordion and others...
Some products, like the GOLD Sound Database, are the
direct result af an active collaboration from users: many sound
they collected and recorder have been included in this sound bank,
in order to provide more versatility and variety.
Around these programs, a real community has been formed,
gathering over 90 different nationalities, speaking freely on the
Translations in different languages and beta-tests are performed
by teams of volunteers, who validate the program enhancements and
report problems. Permanently, parts of the Web site are dedicated
to these teams, in order to help them to work together.
In counterpart, we are bound to distribute these products at a
small price, and provide the new versions in free download on this
This work takes our whole time, so updates are frequent: a new
version is released about each three months.
A music contest has been
set up, to help the creators to present their pieces and to spread
them via our Website. Access is open to everyone.
The success of this uncommon application of cooperative work
proves anyway that involving actively users in the evolution
process of a software program constitutes the best insurance for a
reliable, long-lasting and well-suited tool.
The whole Myriad team wishes you long hours of creative
The shareware system is an alternative to the common software
distribution process. It doesn't need expensive advertisement or
sale structure and allows independent programmers or small
companies (like ours) to put on the international market
interesting and original solutions, at a very attractive price.
From the user's point of view, advantages are also obvious. By
letting you try the software before buying it, you are sure to
purchase only products that match your requirements. Above this,
your remarks and suggestions are really listened, without being
filtered by several layers of customer services set up by the
giants of the software industry, sometimes costly and often not
If you still hesitate to pay your fee, answer frankly these two
If you answered "yes" to these two questions, you don't have to
hesitate anymore. It seems that you must pay for the product you
are using, and, believe us, you won't be sorry to do it.
- If I erase the software from my hard disk, will I miss it?
- Does the registration fee seem just in comparison with the
services the software provides?
The whole team wishes you a lot of creative work.
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