MusicTime Deluxe is the easiest way to make music with your computer using your sound card or MIDI instrument. Whether you are a beginner, hobbyist, or professional, MusicTime Deluxe gives you the power to create and print music with lyrics, text and guitar chords on up to 16 staves. MusicTime Deluxe will allow anyone to write and arrange music for rock bands, piano and vocals, jazz combos, choirs, marching bands and other small ensembles. Discover for yourself how easy and enjoyable making music on your computer can be!
What's new in version 4.0.4
Added a "safe save" feature on Windows, to prevent corruption if crash during saving, etc.
(which also automatically backs-up the last 20 saved versions in C:UsersAppDataLocalGVOX)
Added rulers on Mac with new (red) quartz lines on mousefollow.
Made expressions, graphics, text, dynamics, slurs and symbols assignable to any voice.
Auto-adjusting of slurs when dragging notes, et al now handles more than one slur at a note.
Dynamics now playback on any other voice that is not using dynamic marks (this gives users the flexibility to use different MIDI channels on separate voices, but keep dynamics in one voice for entire staff)
Added tempo object as part of top-text extraction of part.
Palette now keeps dot and tuplet when hotkey switches note/rest value.
Win was changed to match Mac having lyrics not centered when note has a right tie.
Now any note in a chord can be clicked on for lyric insert.
Notes are automatically re-beamed when option/ctrl-drag a note.
Added arrows on Win palette header to match Mac.
Selection now does not change which switching voice view.
Enabled negative numbers for measure number offset.
Added a message asking the user to save file first when opening legacy files on Windows.
Made ellipse and circled string numbers to draw using GDI+ anti-aliasing on Windows.
Removed hard-coding of voices 2-4&6-8 to always beam down.
App now looks in all voices when calculating tie direction.
Added ability to create a non-score file as Default New Score.enc in the template directory - which will then bypass opening a template at launch.
Made follow playback always ON when recording.
Made QWERTY mode on Mac always turn off when keyboard closes.
Added the right-click popup menu in palette header to MTD Windows.
Small change in default slur location at noteheads.
Fixed bug causing files to be corrupted when saving while in text edit mode.
Fixed bug causing crash on Win opening a file saved with large printer info (some HP printers, for example).
Fixed various bugs/crashes related to converting to/from unicode text.
Fixed crashing bug when justify slurs at end of page.
Fixed crash when extracting parts on Mac when current measure was on a page not in view.
Fixed a crash when hitting '[' or ']' at end of a line.
Fixed crashing bug when pasting in chord mode on Mac.
Fixed bug that caused program to hang (sometimes appeared when editing chord in last measure).
Fixed bug where program would hang when transposing certain tied notes.
Various bug fixes for Mac Snow Leopard support.
Fixed bug saving over network on Windows.
Fixed bug when creating ties were in wrong direction with chords.
Fixed bugs related to using/adjusting lyric/chord position arrow.
Fixed bug where tab-selecting a note would insert an unwanted chord.
Fixed bug where normalize stems didn't normalize chords.
Fixed bug where tab-selecting note would insert chord.
Fixed bug when one voice in foreground and drag staff or barline didn't auto-justify other voices.
Fixed various redraw problems after dragging and editing.
Fixed bug where dragging top staff on page drag could not be dragged very high on some pages.
Fixed bug where opt-drag staff didn't recalculate barlines on staff ends properly on subsequent pages.
Fixed bug where dragging margin of a staff margin didn't auto-justifys entire line.
Fixed many bugs drawing and dragging slurs/ties that wrap-around a system or page.
Fixed bug where objects in a background voice sometimes drew over foreground voice.
Fixed bug where marks were not the right size when attached to grace notes.
Fixed bug where stems sometimes went through the back end of beam.
Fixed bug where key signatures with cancellation accidentals would not be given enough space on justify.
Fixed bug which miscalculated the right # of staves in new staff dialog.
Fixed bug not erasing all of tie when deleting a tie that overlaps barline.
Fixed MIDI Sync and related issues on Mac.
Fixed various initial MIDI data problems when starting playback.
Removed Humanize from playing back hairpins (was creating strange results).
Fixed bug where alto and tenor clef helptips were swapped.
Fixed bug where double-clicking on dynamics palette would not launch playback window.
Fixed bugs in updating/enabling menu items depending on current context.
Fixed bug where slur would jump to other staves too easily when dragging.
Fixed bug extracting parts when some staves in score were hidden.
Fixed bug with print midi option not working on Windows.
Fixed bug on XP where # of copies printed squared.
Fixed bug with bad default file pathname when printing to file.
Fixed flickering of ledger line when in arrow mode on Mac.
Fixed bug where dragging middle of a short beam acted as dragging left side of beam.
Fixed "firewall" code preventing note collision on note and barline drags.
Fixed bug where moving a note vertically would still normalize stems, etc.
Fixed bug not able to undo barline drag.
Fixed bug where stemless notes would be not be stemless after an auto-justify.
Fixed bugs where lyrics were sometimes not be auto-justified (after barline drag, etc).
Fixed bugs where slurs would sometimes "wander" from the note after auto-justifying.
Fixed stem length slider in Mac Note Attributes to be able to set stem to a length of zero.
Fixed bug where score would scroll to beginning after some operations.
Fixed bugs with print selection option in Windows print dialog.
Fixed bug on Windows where text and other objects outside selection still printed when printing selection-only.
Fixed bug in calculating tied notes' play duration on Windows.
Fixed bug where note velocity popup menu would change default setting for the change velocity dialog.
Fixed various Intel Mac-related bugs reading old scores.
Fixed bug with tied notes over barline would become "detached" and mute after ANY function that resized measure (entering/transposing new key/time signature on same line, etc).
Fixed bug on Windows where tied note over barline would not play if starting playback in the tied-to measure.
Fixed bug where adding new staves would assign MIDI channels in reverse order.
Added disable of "print midi" in show/hide dialog if midi isn't also enabled.
Fixed problems with ties flipping, normalizing stems, marks, etc when transposing/nudging tied notes.
Fixed wrong undo message after simplify accidentals.
Fixed bug in lyric entry where backspacing in 2nd measure of score over barline into 1st measure caused errors or a crash.
Fixed bugs with MIDI bank, pan, and reverb not properly sent on playback.
Fixed bug in calculating tied notes' play duration.
Added automatic garrison MIDI port detection to see "ARIA Player" on Mac.
Fixed bugs in GVOX VST player (windows prefs saving & dropped notes during high CPU usage).
Fixed bug on Win where lyric melisma on more than two notes only displayed under the last one.
Fixed various bugs where dragging items on windows would mute notes.
Fixed bug where a new staff did not initialize Synth Device to general MIDI for voices 2-8.
Fixed bug where a right repeat following another right repeat (with no left repeat in between them) would cause an infinite loop in playback and program freeze in MIDI export. (now in such cases the right repeat is ignored)
Fixed bugs with sending MIDI legato on slur playback in Windows.
Fixed bug where files double-clicked from windows explorer didn't open.
Fixed bug in Windows Click Setup not being able to enter flat/sharp notes.
Added missing alt-key menu shortcuts on Windows.
Fixed Windows templates to use Send Volume and Humanize but NOT Velocity Override.
Fixed bugs writing track banks, pan, and reverb on MIDI file export.
Fixed playback problems with overlapped unison notes (now prematurely ends any note before an overlapped note enters and does not end the note until the last overlapped note stops) on Mac.
Added a bit overlap (15 ticks) above 100% to slur durations to slur on Mac.
Fixed bug that was allowing opening same file twice.
Fixed bug where erase cursor would sometimes not appear on Mac.
Changed max play duration to 200% on Mac.
Fixed bug where chord parsing did not insert on the proper chord line.
Fixed bug where trill lines printed in wrong direction on Intel Macs.
ReleaseFebruary 6, 2014
Date AddedFebruary 6, 2014
Operating SystemsMac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel