Now available in all versions of Noteflight. Note that you can start playback either from anywhere in the video, or from any measure in the score. Find out how to make one of these by watching this video.
Archive for June, 2011
We’ve just gone live with our new release, and the whole team is pretty wired about it. Here’s some of what’s in there:
MIDI input is one of the really big features in the release. It’s available in Crescendo and in all our educational versions, and allows you to enter notes using any MIDI controller which is hugely convenient. It does a pretty good job of figuring out accidentals based on context and melodic motion, too! You can check it out in our online demo even if you don’t have a premium version of Noteflight yet. Besides Crescendo, it does require an additional adapter to be downloaded so that the browser can “see” MIDI devices on your computer; see http://midi.noteflight.com for more information.
Synchronization of YouTube video and MP3 audio is also a huge deal, and it’s available in all Noteflight versions. You can include any YouTube video in your score and have it play along: the video’s soundtrack is used for the score playback. Same goes for MP3: if you have an MP3 of a score on the web, you can use it to play back your score instead of hearing the built-in instruments. You can even sync audio or video to an empty score for doing transcriptions! This also works in embedded scores, so you can now embed any audio performance as part of an interactive, follow-along score. The playback is fully integrated in both directions, you can designate a playback position either in the media or in the score itself. The best way to understand this is to watch our demo video illustrating the process.
A monthly Crescendo subscription is now available at $7.95 per month, for those who would like to use Crescendo on a shorter-term basis or who prefer not to make an annual commitment. We think this will be a great option for many of our users.
No more Crescendo score limits. If you’re a Crescendo user you will see a new limit of 1,000 appear instead of 250, but that is just in place to prevent accidental consumption of scores — we’ll raise it for you if you want!
Guitar and bass tabs are now available in the free version. We decided it wasn’t consistent to reserve these features for premium users, and we’d rather make more notation available to more people!