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|Stable release||2.8.1 / 4 September 2006|
|License||GNU General Public License|
NoteEdit, unlike some Linux-based music editors, features a graphical user interface. NoteEdit's design has been praised by ITworld, and Linux Journal praised both the interface and the relatively wide range of features and applications of the program.
It supports an unlimited number and length of staffs, polyphony, MIDI playback of written notes, chord markings, lyrics, and a number of import and export filters to many formats like MIDI, MusicXML, abc, MUP, PMX, MusiXTeX and LilyPond.
Linux Magazine recommends using NoteEdit with FluidSynth, a software synthesizer, to expand NoteEdit's abilities. FluidSynth uses wavetable synthesis to simulate the sound of a NoteEdit score played by live instruments.
NoteEdit was maintained by Jörg Anders for a long time. Since August 2004, a new development team was formed. Now there are quite a few people behind this software project:
- Reinhard Katzmann, project manager
- Christian Fasshauer, programmer
- Erik Sigra, developer
- David Faure, KDE User Interface
- Matt Gerassimoff
- Leon Vinken, MusicXML
- Georg Rudolph, LilyPond interface
- Matevž Jekovec, developer and composer
- Karai Csaba, developer
Although NoteEdit is still maintained, some of the current developers have started a new project, Canorus, to replace it, since the NoteEdit source code has certain limitations that make it difficult to maintain and improve.
The original author Jörg Anders has also started a new WYSIWYG GTK+ musical score editor for Linux called NtEd.
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- LilyPond Helper Applications: Development Status Accessed 9 May 2008.
- "Do-it-Yourself Instruments" (PDF). Linux Magazine. Retrieved 2008-05-09.
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