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March 5, 2023 at 10:39 am #1747gdelangheParticipant
Was a dedicated Encore 188.8.131.525 user but the eternal lack of support put me over to Finale. Read the note on Don Williams, the founder of Sonic Scores writing Encore, and supposedly issuing 6.0. But the fall release has stagnated into heading for Easter with nothing in sight. I checked the Sonic Score site and SURPRISE! there were Overture 5 and Sonic Writer 5. The exact same feel and layout as old Encore but buffed up and polished. I bought Sonic Writer 5 for only $69.00 and it does everything Encore 184.108.40.2065 did but better. And it’s stable, comes in Windows and Mac. I’m thinking that Don’s Sonic Scores software eclipses Encore, so why wait. All those great Encore features Don wrote are here now. Unless, like many, you’re suffering to wait for maybe Encore to come out just so you can open old Encore files. Or find a 2009 version Finale, import the Encore files, export to xml or musicxml.March 8, 2023 at 6:07 pm #1752Mike HalloranParticipant
Finale up to 9 could import Encore 2 & 3 files but I don’t know anyone who made it work with later versions.
One of Encore’s big problems is that the current versions cannot open older Encore files. 5.0.7 for the Mac cannot open anything older than 5.0.4. Fortunately, I converted all my older files with every update.
Unfortunately, Overture 5 cannot open Encore files. This will change when Encore 6 (and, presumably Overture 6) are released.
For now, you can scan pdf printouts, MIDi Export/Import (no lyrics, text or expressions) or MusicXML Export (1.1 Windows; 1.3 Mac) and Import to Overture with some text, no lyrics or expressions. Since Overture 5 supports MusicXML 3.0, it is assumed that Encore 6 will support that, too.March 9, 2023 at 2:06 am #1757Mario2Participant
That’s interesting Mike. If Overture 6 is planned, then it will probably be released along with Encore 6.
I’m going to wait for Encore 6 and not buy Score Writer, especially since my Encore 220.127.116.115 still worksMarch 10, 2023 at 2:20 am #1758Mike HalloranParticipant
Really—you were considering Score Writer? Encore has more features than that. But yes, since the Windows version of Encore still works (bugs and all), waiting for Encore 6 or Overture 6 and deciding then is the prudent thing to do. You can upgrade to one or cross grade to the other.
I’m in somewhat the same boat on the Mac side. I have both E-5 and O-5. Overture 5 does work in the current MacOS (and looks better) but it takes me longer to do anything than Encore 5 over Mojave. If Encore 6 is like E-5 but working over 64 bit, that’s what I really want. I’ll likely upgrade Overture as well but I have a ton of Encore files that I must revisit now and then.
I’m holding off on my new Mac till then since these will not let me boot from a Mojave external drive and my iMac Pro will.March 10, 2023 at 3:31 am #1759Bernard ReyParticipant
Yes Mike! I’m living with the same expectations, terrified with the idea my Mac mini would need to be replaced with a brand new machine, taking me away from Mojave and Encore. Well, I keep my fingers crossed… 😉March 11, 2023 at 3:45 am #1760Mario2Participant
No Mike, I have not considered Writer. I had only referred to gdelanghe’s opening thread.
I have become too accustomed to the layout of Encore to accept any other score program 😉
I hope that Encore 6 will not deviate too far from it.
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