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Maestro Notation for MS Word Guitar OneTouch Composer SongWriter
General information
Version 8.171 8.189 8.171 2.017 8.254
Price, new customers $69.95 $69.95 $39.95 $39.95 $29.95
Price, upgrade $29.95 $29.95      
Operating system support Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
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Score parameters
Orchestral complement examples, score headers 19 20 20 MagicScore software comparison 15
Number of staves Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 12
Number of staff lines 0-12 0-12 0-12 5 0-12
Work with musical insertions MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Merge/separate parts MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Creating instrument template, editing instruments MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Tabs support User customizable User customizable User customizable Standard tabs only User customizable
Musical font loading MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Input instruments
Sequential input from keyboard and mouse MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Sequential input from MIDI keybord/real-time input MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison Step-by-step only MagicScore software comparison
Built-in support of scanning/optical recognition of music Optional Optional Optional MagicScore software comparison Optional
Virtual piano
(with an ability of changing duration “on the fly”)
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Virtual guitar (with correct tabulature input) MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Keyboard Panel (input range of 3 octaves) MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Intervals Panel MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Guitar chord generator MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Score layout
Timing type Additive, compound Additive, compound Additive, compound Compound only Additive, compound
Chord notation input Automatic or manual Automatic or manual Automatic or manual manual manual
Number of versicles in score Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 4
Choice of glissando type and duration MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison Automatic MagicScore software comparison
Grace notes, grace notes with slur, terminations MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison Simple grace notes only MagicScore software comparison
Inserts of musical fragments
(not anchored at stave position)
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Automatic enharmonic change of double flat/sharp in two clicks MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Guitar fretboard templates 12+created
by user
12 16 MagicScore software comparison 16
Guitar frames MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Special notation for percussion We have our Drum Map.
You can use it
as default
or change it
as you wish.
We have our Drum Map.
You can use it
as default
or change it
as you wish.
We have our Drum Map.
You can use it
as default
or change it
as you wish.
Automatically configured for playback We have our Drum Map.
You can use it
as default
or change it
as you wish.
Creating non-standard key-signatures MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Instruments and editors
 Piano Roll Editor MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
VST-instrument and effect support MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Mixing console MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Properties editor (with access to all components of
a symbol, including its elements, font, color, scale)
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Online plug-in
(for publishing and viewing scores on the Web)
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Active focus MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Loading audio track into score MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Multi-track audio editor MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Tempo change as linear function MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Interaction with other software and formats
OLE support (You can link and embed documents produced by other software such as sequencer, graphics editor, MS Word, etc.) MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Save as audio file mp3, wav mp3, wav mp3, wav MagicScore software comparison mp3, wav
Adding .sf2 soundfonts MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
Save as graphic file Full page PDF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, Emf, WMF, BMP, GIF Full page PDF, BMP, GIF, JPG, WMF, Emf, PNG, TIFF Full page PDF, BMP, GIF, JPG, WMF, Emf, PNG, TIFF MagicScore software comparison Full page PDF, JPG
Graphic file insertion PDF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, Emf, WMF, BMP, GIF  GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, ICO, Emf, WMF  GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, ICO, Emf, WMF MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison
MIDI file editing Yes + editor Yes + editor Yes + editor MagicScore software comparison MagicScore software comparison