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Melody Assistant is a music composition and score editor with audio playback capabilities. The included digital-instrument database can be assigned to play back your compositions. Also includes a digital effect processor module (Wah, Overdrive, Flanger, Reverb...).Melody Assistant imports MID, KAR, SGU, AIFF, WAV, MP3, ABC, TAB, MOD, S3M and other sound files, and exports in most of these formats.And also : Tab calculation (fretted instruments or harmonica), multi-voices karaoke, jukebox ...Multi-lingual : English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.The unregistered version limits exporting to eight seconds, has more...

What's New

Version 7.6.3i:

  • Editing lyrics on a score without lyrics that only includes one staff will automatically add the lyrics line to that staff
  • 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).


OS X 10.5 or later

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Chrischram Member IconComment+85

Heads up. Version 7.6.3e crashes when it tried to load some files, probably ones that are imperfect in some way. Developer has been notified.
If you have an older version, don't ditch it until you know for sure if it can read all your files.

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Version 7.6.3e
--marc Member IconReview+35

Melody Assistant is the smaller sibling of Harmony Assistant.

I found both Melody Assistant and Harmony assistant to work on OS X 10.7.3 (Lion)

I particularly likely the ability to work with a wide range for format with Karaoke MIDI (.kar) and the Virtual Singer (just fun) ... which I did not find in the more expensive alternatives.

The developer has also been responsive and fixed a minor issue with the MusicXML import.

After working with both Melody Assistant and Harmony Assistant, I later opted for the more featured Harmony Assistant.

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Version 7.6.2i
Anonymous Member IconReview

As if we needed any more reasons not to hate the French.

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Version 7.1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

I never ever bother with shareware programs [money's been tight ever since college], but after trying a demo of Melody Assistant I knew that I had to register to get the full features... it's just that amazing. I had been trying to find an effective and easy-to-use program to write sheet music with for quite some time, and I was absolutely blown away by what Melody had to offer.

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Version 7.0.3

That's funny. I never bother with commercial products. They are (almost) all overpriced and rarely responsive to customer needs or complaints. I OWN over 500 apps. Less than 2% are from commercial companies. One more thing; I earn a very comfortable 6 figure income using open source and shareware products.

arvidtp Member IconComment+0

I've had melody for a real long time now and finally with this release realtime MIDI recording works! Finally! It finally puts the notes in the right place - right where I played them! This version is a great update!

As always Melody is a bit eccentric and certain things like stem control for writing SATB on Grand Staff are awkward, but this is OK for now. I continue to use this until, and maybe after Coda upgrades printmusic for OS X. Those slow people! sorry.

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Version 6.4

sorry- I take that back - realtime MIDI input doesn't work anymore ???? This must be fixed!!! Arg! and it kills the OS X MIDI system once you quit so you have to log out and back in to use other MIDI apps. Arrgg!!

Anonymous Member IconReview

Near-pro quality at just 15 euros/US$ worth. I also experienced directly a very quick responsiveness by the authors when I had to flag a problem. Great piece of shareware at a more-than-fair price. Kudos to those French guys!

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Version 6.3.5c
Anonymous Member IconReview

This program is worth every penny/cent/Euro. Like other commentators I have looked at and disregarded commercial rivals but have bought into this. Melody Assistant can do everything I want and more besides. Excellent.

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Version 6.3.5
Willis Member Icon+0

This progam works great for me, I know just enough about writing music to get into lots of trouble, Melody Assistant takes all the trouble out and I can download all the old & new songs I want in a flash and have great fun in playing along.

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Version 6.0.5
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This program is overall well worth the money. I seldom purchase shareware, because it is often hard to justify the price. However, Melody Assistant immediately struck me as a bargain, and I felt compelled to register.

I was shopping for music notation software. I first researched the brand-name commercial programs. These all cost upwards of $150, some going into the $400 or $500 range. This was well beyond the scope of my budget.

I then discovered Melody Assistant. It has a very competitive feature set, and the price is several orders of magnitude more competitive than any comparable product.

The interface is somewhat eccentric, and takes getting used to. However, it is not a POOR interface. Beyond the learning curve, it is quite well designed.

I experienced no stability problems.

My only qualm is that the printed output is not up to the standards of commerial software. It is adaquate, but do not expect your scores to look like proffesionally engraved music.

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Version 6.0
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Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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