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Staff notation programs?

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So I have been working on a number of piano pieces (both remixes and originals), and I want to put them into a readable, presentable portfolio of sorts. While cakewalk works for changing midi into staff, it's options are very limited, and it has a few quirks here and there (randomly putting in 16th rests while the cleff is still playing, the inability to half or double all the note lengths, lack of symbols to notate with, and more specifically, notes aren't barred together when in 5/16th time signiture) which hamper my progress.

Any suggestions?

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Noteworthy Composer.

Seconded. But I'd also like to recommend Melody Assistant. It also comes with its own sound library, which is better-sounding than General MIDI (but still not anything that should be used in a ReMix), along with a bunch of other features like a voice synthesizer (trial version, though) and support for a wide variety of music symbols.

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I'll put a good word in for NoteWorthy. I love it's note entry system. In fact, I made most of my remixes with it. I then have to pop it into a sequencer to add fine MIDI CCs if needed, though (I can't stand sequencer note entry.). I wish NoteWorthy had better MIDI CC support...

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I'm an unabashed fan of Finale, but it is more expensive, and quite an extensive tool. If all you want to do is basic notation (aka Piano), Noteworthy Composer or Midinotate will suit you just fine.

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Hah, I remember using that program when it was new. Too bad I can't find it anywhere.
yeah, it's about 10 years old. I don't know if it's abandonware, but if it is, and you don't mind to use the italian version, I can send it to you.

just make sure to check that it's abandonware. I don't know where to check.

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I think I suggested this about 258230 times: Voyetra Midi Orchestrator Plus.

it wins.

I'm a big fan of Voyetra Digital Orchestrator, which I think has been renamed Record Producer.

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