Forte (notation program)

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Forte notation program
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Forte application interface
Forte application interface
Developer(s) Lugert Verlag GmbH
Stable release
Forte 8.0
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Size 62 MB (Premium version)
Available in German, English
Type Scorewriter (Music notation)
License Proprietary software
Website www.fortenotation.com

Forte is a music notation program or Scorewriter developed by the German company Lugert Verlag located in Handorf. Its name is derived from the dynamic marking forte. The program is available in German and English.[1][2]

History[edit]

The first version of Forte appeared in 2005 and other versions appeared successively in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.[3] Forte is being "used by people and institutions from more than 40 countries", claims its publisher,[4] which specializes in books, materials and magazines for musical education in schools, besides the scorewriter.[3]

Functionality[edit]

The program can import MIDI, MusicXML and karaoke files, it can also export songs as MIDI and MusicXML files so that it can be shared with other tools, it allows to save songs as a JPEG, TIFF or EPS files. It can import the CapXML file format of the Capella notation program.[1][2] There are three main tools that include the Music Ruler that allows to enter notes, the audio sequencer that allows to record or import audio and play it in conjunction with their composition and the complex scores that allows to write elaborate pieces.

Versions[edit]

The program is published in four versions,[5] with different sets of features, ranging in prices for a single user from $249 to $15, and a freeware version.[6][7][8]

Features[9]
Edition FORTE Worship FORTE Premium Education FORTE Premium FORTE Home FORTE Basic FORTE Free
Price $249 $150–$429 $229 $99 $24 Proprietary freeware
Number of users Single Varies Single Single Single Single
Maximum number of staves 32 32 32 16 4 1
Maximum number of voices per staff or track 8 8 8 2 2 2
Maximum number of lyric verses per staff or track 16 16 16 6 2 1
Compound meter support Yes Yes Yes Yes 5/4, 6/8, 12/8 5/4, 6/8, 12/8
Pick-up measure support Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Plugin interoperability VST VST VST VST VST None
Hymn library included Yes No No No No No
Electronic document format interoperability
MIDI Import and export Import and export Import and export Import and export Import and export Import
MP3 Export Export Export Export None None
WAVE Export Export Export Export Export None
MusicXML Import and export Import and export Import and export Import Import None
Capella: CapX Import Import Import None None None
Images Import and export Import and export Import and export None None None

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b TopTenREVIEWS:
    Forte Home 2013 | Music Notation Software | Compose Music
    Forte 3 Premium
    2013 Music Notation Software Comparisons and Reviews
  2. ^ a b Ronnie Currey (16 April 2009). ""Forte" Notation Software: A Review". Music Teacher's Helper Blog. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Geschichte des Lugert Verlags: Und alles begann mit einer Schreibmaschine…" [History of the Lugert publishing house: It all began with a typewriter] (in German). Lugert Verlag. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Product Tour » Forte Notation". Forte/Lugert Verlag. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "FORTE 4 ab 23.11. – Die Preise im Überblick!" (in German). Lugert Verlag. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Buy FORTE » Forte Notation". Forte/Lugert Verlag. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  7. ^ ""Forte" Editions". Forte. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  8. ^ http://www.fortenotation.com/en/files/Forte_FeatureComparison_EN.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.fortenotation.com/en/files/Forte_FeatureComparison_EN.pdf

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