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  • #3282
    Avatar photogdelanghe
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    Tentatively Summer 2025

    #3283
    Avatar photoGroovyjazzyfunky
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    Is that a joke, your best guess, or do you have some insider knowledge?

    #3285
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    Really, no idea. It would seem Don Williams has no idea either. Like many long suffering Encore users (5.0.4.875 from 2013) I long ago moved on to Finale and Sibelius. Who both have stellar support. I’ve been opening it for the last 2 years to see the ‘NOTE: At this time there are no products being sold or none to be downloaded. This will only occur when Encore 6 is released.’ eternal flag. And like many, I would need a big incentive to even check it out. Certainly a trial download. But even then, who would lay out cash for this kind of no support. Not me.

    #3286
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    I’ve been waiting Encore 6. I have tried other notation software, Sibelius, Muse score, Finale etc. but no other one couldn’t made me satisfy. They are too complicated to use for me. Too much, too enough function. Encore is the best notation software, I believe that. I’m waiting for this version.

    #3289
    Avatar photoMario2
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    I agree with you. Encore is the finest and easiest to use notation software I ever used. I’am still waiting for version 6 and hope, that Don is on the straight line.
    I’m awaiting, like the other guy’s, the Encore 6 release.
    Encore runs quite well on Windows 7, so I can still work with it for a while. We’ll see…

    #3291
    Avatar photoTimo
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    I agree as well and wish endurance for development work. The day will come when the Encore 6.0 appeareth – I believe πŸ™‚

    #3292
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    Good luck people. I’ll check back this fall to read “NOTE: At this time there are no products being sold or none to be downloaded. This will only occur when Encore 6 is released.” Interesting that since no-one has any solid idea what Encore 6.0 will look like, it would seem reasonable it will need a learning curve to learn the ‘new’ Encore. If it’s going to try to compete with Finale, Sibelius and others it can no longer be simplistic as I find 5.0.4.875 from 2013 is. It can barley handle the old xml and CANNOT handle .musicxml, or .mxl , it is cumbersome to input grace and cue notes. No need to go on, there’s a long list. I, like many took a little time when I got Encore, to learn to use it. I did the same for Finale and Sibelius. Turned out to be a small learning curve I was surprised to find. Especially with their support and forums! You get TONS of help. You can download demos of Finale and Sibelius to check them out. If you’ve got time to wait patiently (absurdly) for years, you would have been fluent with one of the others by now (and happy). But, check in every month for your regular dose of “NOTE: At this time there are no products being sold or none to be downloaded. This will only occur when Encore 6 is released.” Ah, just completed another score in Finale in the time it took me to dictate this.

    #3293
    Avatar photoMario2
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    Then you are one of the lucky ones who can learn new things quickly. Or you are still very young, in which case it works better. Congratulations!

    But many Encore users have been working with the program for 30 years or more. As a result, these users are between 60 and 80 years old. You don’t learn new things that quickly.

    I bought Finale’s little sister (PrintMusic) 20 years ago. However, its structure is so complicated (for me) that I sometimes need half an hour to enter a simple song text (despite the manual and forum support). On the other hand, I need the tabulator function. This is more than complicated in the other sheet music programs.
    In Encore, it’s all done quickly without me having to think about it. Just intuitive.

    So I will continue to be one of those people who are eagerly awaiting Encore 6.
    However, I must also add that as a guitarist I don’t have the same demands on a music writing program as an orchestral arranger.

    It is the same with MasterTracksPro. I use it to accompany the band during live performances. As such, it is unbeatable. I’ve tried several sequencer programs, but I’ve always come back to MTP.
    I still use Band-in-a-Box from time to time. But here you need more computer performance, whereas MTP can also run on a 486 computer if necessary. In addition, I have not yet found a way to create song lists in BaB, as in MTP, which can then be called up as such.

    Then there is the solo entertainer Merish5. But even here I have my problems, not only because of the price, because in my opinion this thing is totally overloaded.
    As I mentioned above, I’m just an old tree that can no longer be replanted. πŸ™‚

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    #3295
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    I’m 72 and keep learning new things to keep the mind young. Learned Finale in 2017 when it became apparent Encore had died. The common thread in the ‘waitin’ for the day’ (for years) Encore crowd is ‘I don’t learn new things’ So, I guess learning a new song would be out too. Again, for Encore 6.0 to compete with Finale, Sibelius, etc. it will need to massively upgrade the decade old (DECADE OLD!) Encore 4.5 . As to the intuitive part, try entering grace or cue notes! To update and include all the new functions will require a learning curve. That will be no less easier or harder then learning any other program. But one of the things that surprised me about learning Finale was how quickly it happened, largely in part to the great support from the Finale Forum and Finale Help. Apart from Encore 6.0 one day appearing, and let’s assume it does, is there any reason to believe support will magically appear? But, I’ll check in every month for β€œNOTE: At this time there are no products being sold or none to be downloaded. This will only occur when Encore 6 is released.” And, just completed another score in Finale in the time it took me to dictate this.

    #3296
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    That’s not the sentence I’m watching; it’s the Winter 2023 that I hope gets revised now that it is past.

    I went from being a beta tester for Encore to converting all my scores to Presonus Notion 6 for Desktop. Now, I’m a beta tester for them. Their issue is that all the attention is going to Studio One and to the mobile version of Notion. I hope they will finally release a Notion 7 sometime.

    #3300
    Avatar photoDrGeorgeMiklas
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    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON. We need ENCORE 6.0 NOW. RIGHT NOW. I have scores to edit for an upcoming concert tour. I need to import my Encore files from the old version and convert them to 6.0. My scores are due to the conductor by June 1st, 2024. I am in dire need to get 6.0 that hopefully will run flawlessly on my modern 64 bit computers with Windows 10 and Windows 11. Can you feel my PAIN? Can you see how many others are in PAIN with me as we wait? Please Don! Please!

    #3304
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    Sad. last Encore 2013, it is now 2024 headed into April. Just wondering WHO could possibly be interested in decades long torment like this. Sort of like the guy the goes to the same bar each weekend and ends up getting beaten up, despite the fact there’s dozens of other bars. When you are admiring his two black eyes and swollen lip at coffee, you ask him ‘Why on earth do you keep going back?” He replies “Because it’s my favorite bar, where else would I go?” Really wish they had emojis on this page, I’d put the laughing hysterically with tears streaming down the face one.

    #3321
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    I can’t move to Finale or Sibelius. They are not sensible, a lot of unnecessary command and function for me. I love Encore, but I don’t want to bring my old Powerbook Encore 5 runs on any more.

    #3322
    Avatar photoAndre Baeck
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    An small or second-hand windows machine remains a temporary solution, isn’t it?

    #3323
    Avatar photogdelanghe
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    Well, for Encore to include the capabilities Sibelius and Finale have, it will no longer be the decades old simplicity it was. I guess people still drive the outdated Model T because they can’t figure out how to turn on and off heat, air conditioning, wipers or use an automatic transmission or an electric starter.

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