Notation editor for tab (2-16 string instruments/any tuning), treble/bass, chord diagrams, drums, lyrics. MIDI playback, transposition, treble/tab translation, 9,000 chord dictionary & chord designer, excellent printing of musical score provided.
Pros: MusEdit is music-notation software for both amateurs and professionals alike. The ease with which edits on notations can be done is as good as with edit of a text document and the tools are customized for musical score writing. Easy editing and facilities for cut and paste features make it an easy to use tool. It is easy to organize the storage of a musical collection. Printing out a professional score sheet is also simple. Transmitting the score by e-mail, posting at website becomes easy. By playing the composition through the sound system of the PC one can zero in on the total effect and either finalize the score or get into another edit quickly. Music can also be saved as a MIDI file. Learn a piece by playing back the music at any tempo, and looping over sections. MusEdit also converts MIDI files to notation (tab or treble/bass) and accepts live MIDI input.
It allows very flexible layout so it`s easy to mix text and notation in any way you want, and the printout is professional quality. This makes for creation of high quality scores, which look just like what you`d see in a magazine or transcription book, music lessons, and newsletters. A single button click will create an image of your music for posting on a web site. You can also post the free "MusEdit Viewer" is available which will permit people to view, print, and do audio playback of any scores you post on your site. Besides being especially suitable for string instruments, MusEdit also handles drum kit notation, alto and tenor staffs, and lyrics in any font. It has a huge set of symbols to support complex classical and drum notation and supports ensemble scores up to 20 instruments. Comes with a 284 pg. printed manual.
Cons: May take time to learn. But that may be due more to learning musical notations for amateur that the actual edit controls of the package.
Overall a very good tool for musical score writing & editing. I am sure not many are available. Nice interface suitable for the domain. This is at least 3 stars level.