Harmony Assistant for Mac

Harmony Assistant for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,803
  • Date Added:
    October 04, 2002
  • File Size:
    22.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS Classic/X 10.0/X 10.1/X 10.2

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5 stars

"nice for creating accompaniments"

May 30, 2012  |  By --marc

 |  Version: Harmony Assistant 9.6.2m

Pros

Harmonizing Playback (rhythm, percussion, chords)
Lyrics support
Karaoke MIDI (.kar)
MusicXML
Virtual Singer module
Multi-Platform Application (Linux, Mac, Windows)

Cons

Multi-platform look

Summary

Great to quickly setup accompanied tunes.

Works OK for me on OS X 10.7.3 Lion (Intel native). I've found the developers to be responsive to feedback.

Nice, fun notation/midi app. The plus is the wide range of supported formats and the extensible scripting architecture. In particular, Harmony Assistant can properly put lyrics in midi file (for example karaoke .kar, rich midi and standard midi files).

I particularly likely the ability to work with a wide range for format with Karaoke MIDI (.kar) and the Virtual Singer (just fun) ... which I did not find in the more expensive alternatives.

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4 stars

"Easy to use, very versatile."

October 01, 2011  |  By wingwall

 |  Version: Harmony Assistant 9.6.0f

Pros

Can be used for basic or for complex song writing. So much can be added to your music.

Cons

Little costly for a beginner.

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3 stars

"Haven't used yet."

May 06, 2011  |  By wingwall

 |  Version: Harmony Assistant 9.6.0d

Pros

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Cons

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5 stars

"What all shareware should strive for."

May 10, 2005  |  By JHardy

 |  Version: Harmony Assistant 9.1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
These two French brothers have keep an every improving product on the market for years, are quick to respond to problems and feature requests, and are always seeking to improve things 'under the hood.' I originally purchased a copy to help my son with his HS music classes. I've even been able to write some songs - and I can't play an instrument or read music.

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4 stars

"A composer and arrangers dream"

February 17, 2004  |  By ejlmp

 |  Version: Harmony Assistant 8.4.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Harmony Assistant is easy to use. Once you set up the tools you need most, you can move them around for easy use. The interface is simple and allows the custom setup. I started using Harmony Assistant a year ago. The interface is intuitive and only a bare minimum of the great manual is needed. Harmony Assistant allowed me to write and arrange 22 bebop tunes and burn to 3 CDs in 11 months without touching any instrument. This looks like a good teaching tool too. The only software close to Harmony Assistant costs $$$. This utility for music production should have been a part of Garage Band instead of the crippled virtual keyboard in GB. Harmony Assistant exports AIFF files that are easy to drag and drop into GB. The printouts of the scores are great. Some of the instrument sounds of Gold database such as the sax can be improved by adding a slight reverb with the sound effects of Harmony Assistant. The authors are very responsive and helpful for tech support. Eric

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4 stars

"A composer and arrangers dream"

February 17, 2004  |  By ejlmp

 |  Version: Harmony Assistant 8.4.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Harmony Assistant is easy to use. Once you set up the tools you need most, you can move them around for easy use. The interface is simple and allows the custom setup. I started using Harmony Assistant a year ago. The interface is intuitive and only a bare minimum of the great manual is needed. Harmony Assistant allowed me to write and arrange 22 bebop tunes and burn to 3 CDs in 11 months without touching any instrument. This looks like a good teaching tool too. The only software close to Harmony Assistant costs $$$. This utility for music production should have been a part of Garage Band instead of the crippled virtual keyboard in GB. Harmony Assistant exports AIFF files that are easy to drag and drop into GB. The printouts of the scores are great. Some of the instrument sounds of Gold database such as the sax can be improved by adding a slight reverb with the sound effects of Harmony Assistant. The authors are very responsive and helpful for tech support.
Eric
Eric
Eric

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3 stars

"Great update!"

January 15, 2004  |  By =T=

 |  Version: Harmony Assistant 8.4.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.

The interface continues to improve (still some minor cosmetic glitches).

New installation process works great (No more installing into ~/Applications).

Can't wait to see how I can use this with GarageBand!!

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5 stars

"Excellent app"

November 20, 2003  |  By OKF

 |  Version: Harmony Assistant 8.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The GUI is great. The program is superb. The price is amazingly inexpensive.

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1 stars

"Worst Interface Ever?"

May 13, 2003  |  By danielbaars

 |  Version: Harmony Assistant 8.3.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This must be a candidate for worst GUI ever... The features are quite amazing but it is such a drag to work with that most people will never find out. Such a shame...

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General
Publisher Myriad Software
Publisher web site http://www.myriad-online.com/en/index.htm
Release Date October 04, 2002
Date Added October 04, 2002
Version 8.1.2
Category
Category Downloads
Subcategory MP3 & Audio Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.1, Mac OS Classic, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.0
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS 8.6 or higher with CarbonLib
    or
  • Mac OS X 10.0 or higher
  • Download Information
    File Size 22.83MB
    File Name harmony963i.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,803
    Downloads Last Week 3
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    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $65

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