Quick Score is an underrated notation product of 2008. The software is actually geared toward the novice musician, but it can be used by professionals alike. Unfortunately, it’s not compatible with the Mac, but it works well with all Windows platforms . When installing this software I found no problems at all. It was pretty self explanatory and I experienced zero glitches. I didn’t have to open any installation guides or read any installation guides for direction .
One of the reasons this piece of software impressed me is because it contains all of the elements you need to start making music right out of the box. After using the software for less than a day, I already felt familiar and comfortable with the interface. This is usually the hardest part about using new software and successfully applying it to a music making process. With that being said, I’ll have to give it a 9/10 for ease of use. If you’re familiar with notation software, you won’t be very astounded by its step editor. What does spark my interest is the integration of all the components. They flow so well, you will forget that you are using multiple tabs.
The platform contains so many features that I will not attempt to go through them all and this review, but I will be touching on some of their synthesizers after I get a chance to play with all of them. I would suggest ordering a packet of sounds to accompany you because the stock sounds don’t give me the variety that I would hope for. They are good for some types of music though. I produce and write rap music so there is a big demand for unique and sometimes even experimental sounds. If you make house or trance music, you might lust for more experimental sounds and I will be touching on my favorite trance VST in an upcoming review. If you make rock music, jazz or anything that requires just a touch of GM sounds, the general sounds in this software is pretty sufficient.
My favorite feature about this software is that it has three editors. If you are a producer, you will appreciate this feature a lot. There is a control added to the task bar for the respective editors and they’re all contained in separate windows. This makes it easy to switch from one to another very seamlessly. The last thing I would like to touch on is the drag-and-drop feature agent. It can be used anywhere in the system’s window. This makes it very easy to load samples, virtual instruments or MIDI files.
You can save your recording files in TIFF, MP3,WAV, BMP, or Windows enhanced media file format. .The editing options in Quick Score are just as good if not better than the other editing software platforms in its class. This sensational piece of software contains over 50 editing options which allow you to adjust the settings. It offers a simplistic view on recording without negotiating precision. I give this software an overall 9/10. It wont take long for you to make your music sound exactly how you hear it in your head!