Quartet X2 Music Studio
by woltec
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Operating System: Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95
File Size: 2.6 MB
License: (All Shareware software)
License Conditions:

Free use for 15 days or 30 trials after which you must register if you continue using it. Registration Fee - US$19.95

System Requirements:

16 MB RAM, sound card

Last Updated: 2003-01-04
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Software Description

Quartet X2 Music Studio is a multi-channel music creation tool, synthesizer, and recording studio.

An intuitive graphic interface that resembles a sheet music score makes creating and editing musical compositions quick and simple. The interface is designed to let the user focus on creating music scores as easily as moving a mouse over the interface. You are ready to begin composing right after installing the program, without a lengthy learning period. It takes just minutes to create a melody, complete with a percussion section (a bit longer for a symphony).

There are 8 standard channels for composing the instrumental section, plus 4 percussion channels for composing background rhythms, or repetitive motifs.

Instruments include 120+ standard and 30+ percussion instruments. Notes are drawn by holding down the cursor while moving the mouse. Every note on every channel can play a different instrument, in a range that covers the full spectrum of audible tones, 10 octaves. Many editing functions, like Erase, Copy, Cut, Paste, Overwrite, Insert, etc. are handled from a right-click menu, so you get right down to the main task of editing your score, with little or no fuss. New in the latest release is a polyphonics feature that lets you create polyphonic notes with ease.

Compositions can be saved as editable score files, standard MID files, and 16 bit CD quality WAV files, as well as encoded to MP3 format. Instuments include 120+ standard instuments and 30+ percussion instruments

A full HTML based help file and interactive tutorials walk you through the steps of creating your own music masterpieces.

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I really wanted it to work!

I thought the program looked pretty good but I found it extremely difficult to use. Editing notes was far from easy and working out the time signature was a little hard. I couldn't seem to set the instruments I wanted to each channel and when I did get something almost usable, attempting to 'fine tune' what I had, always seem to result in losing everything I'd composed. I have been in IT for over 40 years and a musician even longer but I found the software quite unintuitive. I gave up in the end - totally frustrated.

Not Very Good

This software can't edit a .wav file, only .sng and the mp3
encoder produces
a very lousy souding file encoded from a very good sounding
.wav file. It also won't minimize and it made my computer
freeze up after hitting the stpp recording button.

Re: Not Very Good

: This software can't edit a .wav file, only .sng and the mp3
:Who said anything about editing Wav files? That's not the program's purpose.
encoder produces
: a very lousy souding file encoded from a very good sounding
: .wav file.
If you take a 8 bit WAV file and try to encode it as a 16 bit MP3, it just won't work. Sorry, but this program is not idiot-proof.
It also won't minimize and it made my computer
: freeze up after hitting the stpp recording button.
OK. maybe we'll make the next version minimizable. As for freezing up, can't explain this phenomenon, but we'll look into it.

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