iOS iPad Music
• (5/31/15) App updates are always free. Look for an announcement in June-July about Symphony Pro 4
• (5/15/15) Watch the new demo at: http://bit.ly/sp3-video
A pioneer in touch-based music notation and composition, Symphony Pro lets you compose complex orchestrations, lead sheets, chord charts, and guitar tabs on the iPad and instantly hear them played back. It is the easiest and most comprehensive way to compose on your iPad.
Record a part in real-time with the built-in keyboard, guitar, or bass guitar to quickly capture a musical idea and have it automatically transcribed into sheet music.
Import a MusicXML, MXL, MIDI, or Symphony file from your computer or from another app like Mail or Safari, create a new project based on a template, or create a brand new project, and you're ready to start editing.
To add a note, select a note length and tap anywhere on the score. Use the built-in keyboard, guitar, or bass guitar instruments, or a Core MIDI compatible keyboard to quickly enter notes and chords in normal editing mode or in real-time recording mode.
You can add a wide range of notational elements to your compositions including many different dynamics and articulations, time and key signature changes, clef changes, alternate endings, repeats, double accidentals, double and triple dotted notes, arpeggiated chords, glissandos, tuplets, tempo changes, coda markings, pedal markings, alternate noteheads, similes, and pickup measures. You can also create and edit chord symbols, lyrics, and annotations using the iPad’s standard keyboard.
When you're done composing, print out your score, or export it as a PDF, MusicXML, AAC, MIDI or Symphony file. Share your files via email or directly to a computer with iTunes File Sharing, or save images of your score directly to the Photos app and share them through Photo Stream.
• 114 built-in instruments
• Up to 15 instruments, 45 staves, and 4 voices/layers per composition
• Create and edit guitar TABs and standard music notation.
• Add and edit notes by tapping on the score or by playing a built-in keyboard, guitar, bass guitar, or a connected Core MIDI instrument
• Record a part in real-time with a built-in instrument or a connected Core MIDI instrument
• Import MusicXML, MIDI, MXL, or Symphony files
• Export as a PDF, MusicXML, MIDI, AAC, or Symphony file
• Articulations and dynamics
• Grace notes and customizable noteheads
• Chord symbol, lyric, and annotation tools
• In select mode, tap on a measure with two fingers to add a time or key signature change, clef change, repeat, alternate ending, or double barline
• Print the entire score from your iPad with AirPrint
• Edit, view, and play your score in portrait or landscape mode
• Edit multiple notes and rests at once
• Multi-measure, multi-track copy/paste functionality
• Delete a note, measure, or an entire selection area at once
• Familiar gestures for editing and navigating
• Undo and redo
• Fully customizable stem directions and note beaming
• Transposing instruments and concert pitch options
• Change the tempo or clef at any point in the score
• Stream audio or share your screen wirelessly with AirPlay to compatible speakers and a variety of other devices.
• Manage documents in a beautiful bookshelf display or in a list with a built-in index
• Create your own custom project template or use a built-in one
• Customizable staff groupings for SATB and instrument families
• Play a built-in instrument without entering any notes
• Customizable chord symbol, lyric, and annotation sizes
• View and edit tracks one at a time, or all at once
• Loop playback between specific measures
• Metronome click during playback and recording, with a customizable volume level
• See the official demo video: bit.ly/sp3-video
• Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/symphonyapp
• See Symphony, the iPhone companion app: bit.ly/symphonyiphone
• More information at www.symphonypro.net
-- Fixes --
• Transposing Staves: Addresses a critical issue where key signature and transposition were lost when adding a measure.
• AAC Internal Error: Fixes for iPad Air.
• MusicXML import & export: bugfixes for transposing staves and parsing of part numbers.
• Improvements to score rendering.
• Fixes to output when recording (note splitting, ties, rests) and stability issues.
• Error message when attempting to log into SoundCloud via a social media service.
• Minor enhancements to editing behavior or rendering.
• When using the export to Photos function, a message is shown if it is necessary to turn on Photos access in Settings.
• When the Multi-Voice switch is turned on in Recording Options, the maximum number of allowed voices is increased from 2 to 4.
-- Ratings for 3.5.7 as of 3/31/15 --
* United States: 4.5/5 (129 ratings)
* United Kingdom: 4.5/5 (35 ratings)
* Germany: 4.5/5 (16 ratings)
* Japan: 4/5 (12 ratings)
* France: 4/5 (11 ratings)
* Australia: 5/5 (8 ratings)