About Musink

What, Why?

Musink is a software package for creating sheet music and MIDI files quickly.

Musink is the result of 10 years of frustration with existing software. Like others, I found that preselecting note durations and having to manually lay-out music resulted in a lot of wasted time. In addition, music written for multiple voices (drums, piano, choirs etc) was often almost illegible, and most software was only set up for full-page scores.

How?

In 2010 I developed a pain disorder which left me physically disabled, and unable to use my arms, for a period of two years. I was too sick to work, play my instruments, or, at its peak, even leave the house. Two years and 35,000 lines of code later I walked out with what I believe is the worlds fastest way to write music. You can read the full story here.

Who?

Musink was written by me, Lee Reid. I am a Kiwi from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. You can contact me here.

By training I am, I suppose, a Neuroscientist. I hold a BSc (Physiology), a PGDipSci (Medical Science; Distinction) and an MSc with first-class honours (Medical Science). I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland Medical School. More importantly, I am a musician and self-taught software developer.

I don't have spare time, but if I did, I would spend it playing music or surfing (badly).

Kudos

Thanks to:
Leon Drummond for the website and inkwell-logo designs. He can be hired and contacted at http://drawmea.net.
Josh at Cakeburger for his fantastic Musink Moves My Feet cartoon.
Dale Koerner for his absolutely invaluable usability discussions, design input, pen-nib icon, illustrations, and marketing ideas.
Marc Gravell for use of his protobuf-net serialisation dlls.
My family and friends for their unwavering support.