Write Sheet Music for Drums, Fast.
Finally, music-composition software designed with drummers in mind.
Score out exercise books, drum charts, and MIDI files with revolutionary software that takes care of the hard work for you.
Musink Lite is a free download. Musink Pro boasts super-charged features for professional results.
Drum Music Easily, Quickly.
Say goodbye to grids and old-fashioned tools that make you rewrite half a bar just to change a single note.
Drum Notation Software Made Simple
Looking for something easy to use? Musink notation editor has a simple point-and-click interface. Clicking on the score directly takes care of 95% of the job. When you want more complex music notation, Musink makes it easy to find what you need and walks you through the process of adding it to your score.
Extensive Tutorials and Help Documentation
Ten minutes of instruction can make a world of difference; 30 minutes will make you an expert. When you install Musink, you'll be linked to our online help documentation that contains walk-through tutorials, and explanations on everything you can click in the program. It even has example drum-score projects you can download and edit.
Renowned Personalised Support
Need guidance to get started or do something new? Musink Pro subscriptions give you direct access to the person who invented the notation software. He's a drummer too! Musink Pro customer service is renowned for quick responses and personalised help when you need it. Sceptical? Check out our reviews on TrustPilot for yourself.
Leverage playback tools you love
Playback through your drum brain or VST host
How your music sounds is important. Regain control: Musink will play back your score through any compatible MIDI device.
Want to use a VST Host? No problem. Your Roland drum module? Of course.
New to all of this? Don't worry, Musink will play just fine on your system without you needing to set up a thing.
Import and Export MIDI
What's the fastest way to notate Led Zeppelin? Import it.
Musink Pro converts MIDI files into sheet music, giving you a leg up.
Enter notes using your electric kit
Musink Pro listens to any connected MIDI device - such as a keyboard - for note entry.
Notes can be entered one at a time or with real-time recording in a single voice (such as hats + cymbals or snare + bass drum).
This isn't another tool solely for orchestral scores that has you throwing your sticks at the screen. Musink was designed from the ground up with you in mind.
Musink Pro is not like anything you've used before and critical for drum exercise books. Join thousands of drummers who have made their lives easier by switching to Musink.
Rapid Note Entry
Use Musink's unique system to stop wasting time writing note durations that mean nothing to your snare drum.
Drum layout rules
Percussion has its own notation conventions. Musink gets that.
Whether you're after HOH, sticking, buzz rolls, flams, or ghost notes, Musink has you covered with a single click.
Write voices across several staves, and have them merge during publishing to PDF.
Great Drum Charts, Like Magic
Score out sticking exercises, song transcriptions, and entire exercise books with a tool designed for the job. Musink automatically arranges your music on the page and generally make sure everything looks great.
In seconds, Musink can convert the entire look and format of your composition, including into formal print-ready PDFs and fun web-ready images for your website.
Click the images below to see example PDFs automatically created by Musink
Musink Pro is just... better
Your time is valuable
Musink Pro is full of enhancements that save you hours of time and let you focus on writing
Just type the name of your instruments. Musink Pro will set up your project with the correct clefs and MIDI settings so you can get started straight away.
Need advice? Unsure on how to do something? Musink Pro users have dedicated email support. Responses are typically within one business day.
Best for exercise books
Rename and reorder your sections, exercises, movements, and so on at the drop of a hat. This keeps managing larger projects simple.
MIDI in, MIDI out
Musink Pro accepts MIDI input and has better playback abilities
Listen as you write
You don't play without listening, so don't compose in silence. Musink Pro plays back notes as you add and drag them on the score, giving you instant feedback.
Don't manually notate a score if you can just import it. Musink converts MIDI files into notation you can edit and print.
Loop your playback
Play portions of your score on loop, for as long as you wish, even if there are no repeat marks. This can be great for practising, learning, or when you're just a little stuck while composing.
Plug in your electric kit
Enter notes either one-at-a time or by recording directly into Musink from any standard MIDI device. (Note that at present Musink Pro only records live input into one stave and voice at a time).
Play back your music with a click track at a variety of intervals and volume settings.
Mute voices in a click
Need to focus on a particular instrument? Independently mute each voice with one click, or manually set volume and velocity of each stave by typing simple instructions.
Tune up, tune down
Do you expect your trumpet to sound a Bb when you wrote a C? Want to quickly drop everything two octaves? Musink Pro lets you retune each instrument up or down without affecting how notation appears when printed.
Directly input raw MIDI instructions into scores for ultimate control over playback, without affecting how your score appears as a PDF.
This one's a bit technical. Musink lets you easily move Middle-C to ensure playback is compatible with all your MIDI devices.
Deeply Customisable PDF Creation
Musink Pro has a super-charged publish-to-PDF system that automatically lays your page of drum music.
If you're looking to publish for real, Pro is the tool for you.
Musink's page templates define how your work will look as a PDF. These place titles, set fonts, and space your music. Re-use them across projects to keep the look of your compositions consistent - and changeable in seconds.
Use Musink Pro's template editor to customise templates or build your own. Create a look that matches your project's unique style and feel.
Musink Lite ships with a limited number of templates and does not offer customisation.
Customise on the fly
Use your page templates more flexibly by changing layout logic or leaving blank pages for your students to leave handwritten notes.
Musink Pro can clean up your score during PDF creation, creating scores that are tidier or easier to read for groups and conductors.
Share your page templates with others - or your other computer - to get consistent PDF styling across your projects
Plans & Pricing
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Musink Pro Subscription
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Is Musink just for drum music?
Musink lets you notate music for all kinds of instruments. Musink is especially good for drum music because it gives drummers access to tools that meet their needs - special symbols, special music rules and a need to enter a lot of notes quickly without regard for note durations.
If you would like to see a non-drum specific overview, visit our home page
Can I write an exercise book in Musink?
Yes! Musink has special tools for writing exercises and exercise books. Musink lets you write anything from a few bars to practice, to a full-on drumming exercise book, to a 200-bar song with eight instruments.
If you're looking to produce a book, we recommend Musink Pro, because it lets you customise how your book appears when printed much better than Musink Lite.
Do Subscriptions and Eternal licenses have the same features?
Yes, they are both Musink Pro. They have different rules about updates and offline-use though. Check the other questions in this section for details.
Should I pick an Eternal License or a Subscription?
Pick an eternal license if:
- You use one computer for composition, and rarely change computers. Though, remember you can purchase two licenses if want to use Musink on two devices.
- You are regularly offline or offline for long periods while using the software
- You want to pay just once, then forget about it
- You are happy to only receive minor software updates in the future
Pick a subscription if:
- You can usually be connected to the internet when you compose (slow connections are OK)
- You regularly change which computer you use for composition
- You'd like to try Musink Pro cheaply and pay a small amount monthly
- You want to make sure you get all future updates
There is more detail about the eternal and subscription licenses below.
How do Eternal Licenses work?
- You can install Musink Pro on one personal computer.
- If you replace your computer you can ask us to move your license to your new PC.
- Anyone with a log-in to your computer can use Musink Pro on your computer.
- You can use Musink Pro forever.
- If you are offline for longer than 30 days, Musink will ask you to connect to the internet so you can keep using it.
You pay only once.
You get the current version of Musink and any minor updates and bug fixes to that version. When a major update is released - which means a big new feature has been added - you will not receive that update. You can keep using the version you have, though.
How do Subscriptions work?
- You can install Musink Pro on two personal computers simultaneously.
- If you replace your computer you can ask us to move your license to your new PC.
- Anyone with a log-in to your computer can use Musink Pro on your computer
- You can switch between computers, but you cannot use Musink Pro on both of your computers at exactly the same time (even if you have four arms).
- You can use Musink Pro so long as your subscription is current.
- If you are offline for longer than 48 hours, Musink will ask you to connect to the internet so you can keep using it.
You pay a small amount every calendar month or once per year. You can cancel your subscription at any time. Licenses can't be paused or refunded, but if you cancel you can always get a new license when you're ready to compose music again.
Musink Pro updates are included in your subscription. This means you'll always be running the most up-to-date version with the newest features.
Can Musink Lite open Musink Pro scores?
Usually yes, but Musink Lite can't access features that rely on Musink Pro. For example, if you change the Musink Pro MIDI settings, you can't change them back in Musink Lite because Musink Lite simply doesn't have a button for that.
Additionally, Musink Pro gets updated more commonly than Musink Lite. Sometimes this means Musink Lite can't open Musink Pro scores until an update is available for Musink Lite.
Which operating systems does Musink run on?
Musink requires Windows 10, 11, or later. It might work on older versions of Windows but it is not formally tested on those systems.
Musink Pro customers can contact me to request older Musink Pro versions which are known to work on Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP Home SP3, XP Professional (x64) SP2. These older versions are relatively stable but do contain some bugs that are fixed in the most recent version, and lack some of the most recent features.
If you're on an Apple Mac, click here to be notified when Musink is ready for Mac. If you're on something a little more niche (Android, Chrome OS, Linux) then Musink will not work for you.
What are the minimum hardware requirements?
Almost all modern PCs will meet the recommended hardware requirements. If you can run Windows without major issues, then your computer is powerful enough to run Musink. Specifics are below:
* If the .NET Framework is not installed. This framework comes preinstalled with most versions of Windows meaning Musink requires around 20MB in total.
What do I need for MIDI Playback?
You will need one or more functioning MIDI devices installed on your computer. Most versions of Windows come with a basic MIDI package already installed. To test whether you have a MIDI device installed, open any MIDI file on your computer. If it plays, Musink playback should work. If you would like to install a MIDI device, Musink help has a list of free devices (and other help with MIDI playback).
What do I need for MIDI recording and input?
You will need a copy of Musink Pro, and a MIDI device (such as a MIDI keyboard or electronic drum kit) that can send MIDI messages to your computer. You might also need to purchase a MIDI-to-USB cable to plug that into your computer. If you do not have any such device, Musink Pro will work, but you will not be able to use the MIDI-in functionality.
If you are purchasing hardware, always buy a reputable brand. Very cheap MIDI cables can fail to register notes when you hit two drums at once. Additionally, some cheaper soundcards, MIDI cables, and MIDI ports can cause latency (delay) issues. This is not a Musink bug, but a hardware performance issue. Musink Pro can be adjusted to allow for input latency so long as the latency is consistent and not more than 2 seconds. It also has step-input functionality, for which latency issues usually do not matter.