Encore Specifications

Features and functions of Encore music notation software. The musicians choice for composing and publishing.

New Features

  • VSTi Host
  • Toolbar now displays all tools
  • Preroll click option
  • New Score Wizard
  • Over 30 Templates and unlimited user created template
  • Transposed or “C” score option.
  • Beginning measure number offset
  • Preset Tab tunings option
  • Added menu items
  • Auto Spacing when dragging notes, barlines and systems
  • Enhanced MIDI playback
  • Garritan Personal Studio ready
  • Simplified Accidentals option
  • More shortcuts
  • MusicXML import and export
  • Full DLS and Soundfont support
  • Handwritten Music Style option
  • Bonus – Many works by J.S. Bach formatted in Encore, ready to use

Editing Features

  • Insert MIDI data for dynamics, controller data, and tempos.
  • Customizable Toolbar for quick access to frequently used commands.
  • Zoom in and out for precise control.
  • Expressions palette allows you to save your own expressions in any font, size, or style.
  • Guitar tablature symbols palette contains all the markings and symbols needed for notating tab.
  • Slur a group of notes automatically or draw slurs with the pencil tool.
  • Place objects anywhere on the page by clicking the mouse.
  • Select regions, pages, staves, systems, or the entire score for editing.
  • Transposition automatically affects chord symbols and fret diagrams.
  • Key commands to change note durations, sharps, flats, naturals, enharmonics, and MIDI velocity.
  • Transpose, change key signatures, meters, and clefs at any time.
  • Display and play back nested repeat structures, including variable bar lines and multiple endings.
  • Easily cut, copy, paste, clear, insert, delete, or undo notes or sections of music.
  • Symbols include: notes, rests, accidentals, slurs, ties, grace notes, cue notes, tuplets, accents, marks, ornaments, ottava, and dynamics marks.
  • Adjust the height and angle of beams and create Beam Groups.
  • Justify spacing for both accidental collisions and proper timing alignment.
  • Split notes from one staff onto two staves, either by pitch or voice.
  • Select from eight note-head types, including Gregorian and percussion.
  • Automatically extract parts with control over lyrics and markings.
  • Enter text or lyrics anywhere on the page in any font, size, or style, including dashes and melisma.

Composition and Transcription Features

  • Notate scores as large as 64 staves per system with up to eight voices per staff.
  • Cross-staff beaming extends beams across staves for multi-staff instruments.
  • Guitar tablature automatically notates tablature for up to 8 strings in any tuning with definable fret position.
  • Percussion staff notates rhythms with multiple note heads and assignable staff position.
  • Note duration and multiple voices are automatically “guessed” and then beamed appropriately.
  • Auto spacing automatically spaces notes for easy reading.
  • Additional symbols for rhythm-part chord slashes, arpeggio sign and fingering numbers.
  • Insert or delete measures, pages, systems or staves anytime, anywhere in the composition.
  • Transcribes Master Tracks Pro, Standard MIDI and Music XML.
  • Directly transcribes live input from MIDI instruments and MIDI sofware in real time.
  • Linear view allows an entire score to be viewed as one system.
  • Add guitar chord fret diagrams and chord names to your scores and lead sheets.
  • Easily add a pickup measure to your score.

MIDI Performance Features

  • Plays back MIDI interpretations of dynamics, hairpins, repeats, endings, and articulations.
  • Sustain pedal markings affect MIDI.
  • Swing quantization gives music a swing feel.
  • Tempo indications can affect playback.
  • Assign up to 8 separate voices on each staff for playback over different MIDI channels.
  • Align the playback to match the current graphic appearance of your music.
  • Encore recognizes and generates MIDI Song Position Pointer and MIDI Clocks for syncing.
  • Select any MIDI device
  • Hear notes play over MIDI as you enter them with the mouse.
  • MIDI Panic Button sends an “all notes off” message at any time.

Other Features

  • Mac and Windows version share same format, files are transferable between platforms.
  • Windows Soundcard compatible
  • Supports Industry Standard MIDI and MusicXML Files.

Page Layout and Printing Features

  • Choose between engraver’s spacing and mathematically perfect alignment of notes.
  • Measures of rest can be compressed into one measure.
  • User can define global spacing defaults of staves, clefs, lyrics, chords, key, and meter.
  • Reminder time signatures can be displayed or hidden.
  • Use any font in your system for text, lyrics, chords, staff names, and measure numbers.
  • Place headers and footers on each page.
  • Print an entire score, individual pages, or extracted parts.