Product Review: Forte Music Notation Software
The Forte Notation program is powerful music notation software created for music enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. From novice users to professional musicians, users of Forte will find the right mix of tools and features for their experience level.
Forte is extremely easy to use, whether you’re an advanced user, or if you’re writing your first piece of sheet music. The software is so easy to use that you can actually compose your first piece of sheet music within 10 minutes.
Although Forte is simple to install and use, it is still packed full of features necessary to make it one of the top music-notation programs for professional musicians. It was developed by musicians, for musicians. Not all musicians are at the same skill level, so the professional developers of Forte created four versions for users of varying experience and skill. There is a free version and three premium versions: Basic, Home and Premium. The freeware version is limited, but it allows users to check out the basics of the program to see if it will fit their needs. The Premium version has the most features, and allows users to experience the full range of benefits that Forte has to offer.
Forte music notation software allows users to record their tracks, save them, and play them back. It also provides MIDI-editing features, MIDI import/export, Punch Record, Loop Record, and much more. A variety of file types can be imported, including karaoke and MusicXML files, and the CapXML file format of the Capella notation program.
A full-featured music palette provides all the features and tools necessary to add notes, chords, lyrics, accents, and more to your score. The music palette is tabbed, and makes it simple to grab the right tool for the desired effect. These effects include guitar chord diagrams, text, accidentals, slurs, and more. A high-quality mixer is also included, allowing users to manage volume controls, reverb and panning effects.
Forte is currently offering a 30-day, fully-functional free trial of all versions. This allows you to choose the version that is best for your experience level, and try it out free for 30 days.