Press Kit

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Publishing to PDF


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Descriptions

The following is are descriptions of Musink Lite. They are free of copyright; you may use, modify, and redistribute them as you see fit.



Long Description

Musink is a free notation editor which lets you compose music at unprecedented speeds. With Musink you can create MIDI-loops, orchestral scores, exercise books, short-musical snippets, and posters.

The problem with most composition software is that it is incredibly clunky, slow, and extortionately expensive. Most software of this type is also only set up for full-page scores, and makes it your responsibility to make it look good. Too often, the result is illegible music and a lot of wasted time.

Musink is not just another clumsy notation editor; is a unique lightening-fast publishing tool that anyone can use. It lets you create MIDI files, PDFs, and images which you can put into word documents or post on the web.

Everything possible in Musink is automated: from note durations to arranging marks, from setting fonts to overall page layout.

Writing notes in Musink is as easy as clicking where you would like a note to appear. Note and rest durations are set and adjusted automatically for you. It really is that simple. As you add or delete notes in Musink, notes around automatically adjust their duration - no more rewriting half a bar simply because you changed your mind on a couple of beats. This unique method of notation means that Musink users can expect to write complex rhythms in Musink 4-to-10 times faster than the current market leader.

Musink takes care of the hard work for you, and lets you do what you came to do: write music.


Playback Enabled

Musink, will play your music back to you through any connected MIDI device, including keyboards, drum machines, VST instruments or Windows' native GM set.

This free composition software also exports projects as MIDI files, and comes with a handy 'MIDI Loop' exporting tool, to let users create loops to practice along with.


Publishing Made Easy

Musink is not just a traditional scorewriter that limits you to creating orchestral scores. Creating exercise books, simple posters, drum loops, or just jotting down an idea are tasks Musink makes simple.

Two mouse clicks is all it takes to publish a Musink score to a PDF document, XPS document, or series of PNG (image) files. Scores published to images can be dropped into any MS Word document, emailed, or put on the web, without the need for browser plug-ins. PDFs and XPS documents created by Musink are vectorised (have an infinite resolution), and can be edited in any compatible vector-editing software, such as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw.

As everything is fully automated, music can be published to two completely-different page layouts in a matter of seconds. One version for an e-book reader or iPad, and one version for printing, for example.


A Drummer's Dream

The needs of percussionists are seldom understood, let alone met, by most composition software. In contrast, Musink contains features which make composing for percussion a breeze:

  • Write voices across several staves, and have them merge during publishing
  • Create flams, sticking, and ghost notes in a single-click
  • Special layout rules specifically for drums
  • Drum keys, buzz rolls, and more

Musink is a next generation tool to help you realise your musical ideas, compose, share your work, teach your students, and have fun doing so.

This free notation editor comes with step-by-step help documentation and tutorials that help you get get writing quickly.

Musink was created by Lee Reid and is free to download from https://musink.net.



Medium Description


Musink is a free music composition software package that lets you write music at unprecedented speeds.

With Musink you can create anything from orchestral scores, to short-musical-snippets, to exercise books. Musink is particularly useful if you are a publisher, drummer, or writing music for many voices.

This free music notation software is optimised for speed and ease of use. Notes are added by simply putting the mouse where you would like a note, and clicking. Unlike other notation editors, Musink automatically calculates note durations, which saves you hours of time, and makes creating complex rhythms child's play.

Musink sports a next-generation interface that automatically takes care of music rules and layout for you. Everything possible is automated, including page margins, title positioning, bracket-numbering, stem directions, and mark-arrangement. You can even change the entire look of a score in seconds, simply by choosing a different template (page layout). These features are designed to let you focus on what you came to do: write music.

Musink can play back your music to you through any GM-compatible MIDI device. This MIDI playback can even be routed through VST instruments by use of a free virtual midi cable. It can also export your work as MIDI and lets you export MIDI loops.

Musink can publish your score to as a PDF or XPS documents, or as a series of PNG image files. Your score can then be directly dropped into Microsoft Word documents or put onto the web without requiring plugins.

This free notation editor comes with step-by-step help documentation and tutorials that help you get get writing quickly.

Musink was created by Lee Reid and is free to download from https://musink.net.



Short Description


Musink is a free next-generation music-composition application that lets you write music at unprecedented speeds. With Musink, you can create anything from orchestral scores to short-musical-snippets, to exercise books. Almost all tasks are automated, and notes are added by simply putting the mouse where you would like a note, and clicking. All you have to do is write! Musink supports export to MIDI (including loops), as well as PDF, PNG, and XPS documents.



Ultra-Short Description


Musink is a free next-generation music-composition application that lets you write music at unprecedented speeds. It is highly flexible and optimised for speed & ease of use, allowing you to create MIDI files (including loops), as well as PDF, PNG, & XPS docs.



Tweetable Description


Musink is a free music-composition application that is very fast and easy to use. https://musink.net



Musink's History

An explanation about how I wrote free music-notation software with voice-recognition software and my feet while my arms were crippled by an undiagnosed pain disorder can be read and copied from here.