NoteAbilityPro
NoteAbilityPro
2.657

4.1

NoteAbilityPro free download for Mac

NoteAbilityPro

2.657
05 February 2019

Music notation package.

Overview

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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5 NoteAbilityPro Reviews

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Mtp08
19 September 2010

Most helpful

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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Version 2.426
ch-am-pion
26 August 2016
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!
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Version 2.633
IvoryBlues
06 May 2016
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
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Version 2.626
Mtp08
19 September 2010
Why the developer(s) never posts What's New? Can't even find what is new in this release on website. Thanks
Like (8)
Version 2.426
4 answer(s)
piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
25 September 2011
you are right, but it's always included in the dmg as a 'what's new' textfile...
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MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
15 October 2012
And the version history text file in the download is not always up-to-date...
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IvoryBlues
IvoryBlues
28 March 2016
Is the app free now, as in free beer? :)
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piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
28 March 2016
Yes, now the app is totally free :)
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Stephgauthier
18 December 2009
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: http://musiclearning.info
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Version 2.401
3 answer(s)
Steinarh
Steinarh
10 January 2010
Is this supposed to be a review of NoteAbility???
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Version 2.406
Detinux
Detinux
21 February 2010
I can't disagree more. The program is very intuitive and very complex notation can be achieved easily, including features not or very clumsily available in Sibelius or Finale. The engraving is much cleaner and can be easily customized. This includes many difficult piano specific notation from the nineteenth century, like Alkan's 11-part 7-voice fugue from the Grande sonate, which can in no way be done in Finale or Sibelius. This is the next best thing after Lilypond. And there's another major advantage: layout can be very easily tweaked, so your scores do not look as dull as the default Sibelius or Finale scores. After 10 years of experience in the competition (that is Finale, Sibelius, Encore and Lilypond), I can only say this is the most intuitive notation software available for the mac.
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Version 2.408
Acwolf
Acwolf
05 August 2010
DETINUX, if you like it so much, why don't you write a "review" here and mark it with stars to offset that one bad review instead of just commenting with a reply?
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Version 2.418
Ben-marko
02 January 2007
Is there a simpler version? I need something like this, but it looks waaaaaay to complicated.
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Version 2.319
1 answer(s)
mcrisci-1
mcrisci-1
21 January 2007
Try looking at Encore, from GVox.com. It's more intuitive. But remeber, they're all kinda costly unless you're a student or educator.
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Version 2.320