NoteAbilityPro free download for Mac


05 February 2019

Music notation package.


NoteAbilityPro is a professional music notation package for the OS X operating system. Developed by Dr. Keith Hamel at the University of British Columbia, it is easily the most sophisticated music notation software available on any platform. NoteAbility combines both musical intelligence and graphical flexibility in a direct and intuitive graphical user interface. Notate anything from simple melodies to complex avant garde orchestral music, play the score on your MIDI synthesizer or using QuickTime Musical Instruments and print a publishable copy of your score on any OS X-compatible printer.

If you have been frustrated by the awkwardness and inflexibility of other notation programs, or by the time it takes to learn them, then you definitely should have a look at NoteAbilityPro.

The demo version of NoteAbilityPro is a complete working copy of the program with some functions disabled. You are not allowed to save files, copy or export in certain formats, and printing is restricted to the first page only. Just follow the simple installation notes, and the OS X Installer application will ensure that all required files are installed into the correct locations.

What's new in NoteAbilityPro

Version 2.657:
  • Distributed as a free application. Customers who previously purchased NAPro will still be given technical support on an on-going basis.
  • Expanded to support up to 80 staves per system.
  • Supports custom noteheads. Up to 48 graphic images can be added to the score and used as custom noteheads.
  • Can now support up to 6 Audio Unit players such as software samplers or synthesizers modules.
  • Scores can now be saved directly as audio files.
  • Can now import NoteWriter and MusicXML files.
  • An auto-save feature has been added to NoteAbilityPro-2 so that your scores are saved periodically while you are working.
  • Supports 6 DLS (Downloadable Sounds) Players and Audio Units so that you can get more realistic performances of your scores and have access to audio effects (such as reverberation and digital delay). As well, you can now drag-and-drop audio files or samples directly into the score.

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How would you rate NoteAbilityPro app?

5 Reviews of NoteAbilityPro

19 September 2010
Version: 2.426

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Why the developer(s) never posts What's New? Can't even find what is new in this release on website. Thanks
26 August 2016
Version: 2.633
I played music when I was younger, this is my hobby now and I'm glad to have such an amazing app installed on my Mac. It's useful It has a plenty of notes My older son uses NoteAbilityPro for learning new songs as he is also musician. Great! Thank for devs!
06 May 2016
Version: 2.626
Hello everyone! In NoteAbilty Pro, when articulations/ties/accidentals are drawn, are they interpreted on playback? I have the other 2 programs plus N5, but hey? Can't never have enough... Also, can Kontakt plugins be used with it? I can't seem to find an support email on dev site. Thank you
19 September 2010
Version: 2.426
Why the developer(s) never posts What's New? Can't even find what is new in this release on website. Thanks
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18 December 2009
Version: 2.401
I was encouraged to use this application by a well-meaning educator who was a friend of the developer. The strength of the program is it's attempt to facilitate the composition of avant-garde classical material. However, as a composer who has used other notation programs such as Sibelius and Finale extensively, I can't strongly enough encourage anybody searching for a notation application to take a closer look at either Sibelius and/or Finale. Both are very popular with professional composers and arrangers as well as with music students and educators. Both Finale and Sibelius offer so many features and possibilities that really deserve an in depth explanation. I encourage you to go to their respective websites, read reviews, and talk to musicians that use those programs to find out more. To put things bluntly, in my own experience, anything accomplished in Notability Pro can be accomplished much easier and more efficiently in Sibelius or Finale. Also, Finale and Sibelius offer many features that you won't find in Notability. Price-wise, if you are a educator or student, Finale and Sibelius are offered at a dramatically reduced price. If your notation needs are relatively simple, their are some quality online free notation programs out there. If you have any questions about this review, please contact me through this website or via:
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02 January 2007
Version: 2.319
Is there a simpler version? I need something like this, but it looks waaaaaay to complicated.
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