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Hyperscore

Hyperscore screenshot This looks pretty cool; the latest thing from the MIT Media Lab, Hyperscore, a new music-composition program which works in an interestingly high-level paradigm. Rather than working with notes or loops, it uses "motives", which can be applied by drawing lines; harmonies can be created by shaping a "harmony line". There is a free version here; it's apparently limited to only 30 to 60 seconds per song, and is promoted as a ringtone creation tool. It's currently Windows-only, though the WIRED article says that Mac and Linux versions are "in the works". (A Mac version I can believe; as far as Linux goes, I'll believe when I see it. Then again, the fact that MIT's $100 laptop for the developing world will run Linux could be reason enough for them to make one.)

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Posted by: Alexander http://asseptic.org/433 Fri Feb 3 03:42:15 2006

I've actually used the Hyperscore quite a bit at Casa da Musica. There it's used for kiddie and teen musical education, and what's really great is how complex it can be. I don't know about that demo version, but the full licensed version has got some great demos, such as Beethoven's 5th Symphony.

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