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    Avatar photoJohn McAlister

    This is a nightmare

    My computer just died, so I have a new computer. The geek squad could not figure out how to move the Encore software over to my new computer, so I have no access to my Encore software. I’m a professional musician with professional responsibilities. I was able to view my old Encore files with the demo version, but I need to get back to work. I need to be able to create and save the music I write. What do I do?

    Please help me!

    Avatar photoMario2

    What computer are we talking about? Windows or Apple?
    As I understand you, the demo version of Encore is running on your new computer. Do you have your license key? Did you not back up the software and license key?
    I burned the software and key to a CD in case the computer died.
    If you didn’t back up anything, I guess you’ll have to wait for Encore 6.
    Encore 5 is no longer available for purchase or download.

    Avatar photoencore45

    Encore5 even opnieuw installeren en je kunt weer bij opgeslagen bestanden.

    Avatar photoMike Halloran

    If your new computer runs MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) or later, you will have to wait for Encore 6. Earlier versions for Mac will not work.

    If your version of Encore was 5.0.4 for Windows, it might install on a new computer.

    Avatar photoAdmin

    Update: I am currently working on Encore 6 full time and hope to have it ready by Thanksgiving.

    Thank you for your patience.

    Avatar photoCharlie Kucera

    Admin, thank you for the up-date. This will be a splendid Thanksgiving!

    Avatar photoMary Vincent

    Hooray. Yes, I can hardly wait until Encore 6 is available!!

    Avatar photosmcmuspro27

    I am really looking forward to Encore 6! I’ve faithfully used all versions of Encore as they have been made available. Thanks for taking on this project for those of us that share the passion for Encore and all Passport products

    Avatar photoWilliam Sheller

    A moins d’utiliser Parallels. j’ai pu installer High Sierra. Sinon https://communities.apple.com/fr/docs/DOC-1592

    Avatar photoEric Le Cardinal

    I have a solution if you’ve upgraded to a Mac with an M1 M2 or M3 processor.
    You keep an “old” Mac running Intel, which you only use for Encore (no matter how powerful it is). And you use it for Screen Sharing on your new machine. Personally, I use a MacBook Pro 16 M1 Pro connected to 2 screens. I run Encore 5 on an old 2013 MacBook Air in Screen Share, which I display on one of the 2 screens. I can then extract pdf and midifiles to transcribe my scores and arrangements on MuseScore, which for me is a perfect alternative to Encore, and I can easily drag files from one computer to the other.
    It took me a year to really adapt to MuseScore and now I can say that I won’t be going back to Encore (unless version 6 is a real bomb!).
    If you want to work with an Intel Mac, the ideal solution is to get a Mac mini – you plug it in without a screen in the corner of your workspace!
    Hope to Help
    French Jazz musician

    Et un grand salut à William, grand respect pour ta carrière et ton talent d’arrangeur ! Je ne savais pas que tu travaillais sur Encore !

    Avatar photoMike Halloran

    Not all Intel Macs will run Encore. The 2020 iMac definitely won’t (we have one) and neither will the 2019. Neither will the Mac Pro 7.1 or any other Mac introduced new in 2019 or later. All ship with 64 bit operating systems.

    MacOS 10.14 Mojave is the last OS that can run Encore 5.0.7 and it works better than any other MacOS. The 2018 Mini was the last Mac that shipped with Mojave. If you need to run a later MacOS, configure a Mojave bootable APFS Volume and Option-Boot into it when you need to run Encore—a bootable external drive works, too. Those Macs with T1 and T2 chips will need theit security settings changed in the Repair Partition but again, Apple has Support docs on this.

    I like the screen sharing idea though I do monitor sharing instead. My iMac Pro is gone and the 13″ & 15″ screens on my 2012 MacBook Pros are just too small for these old eyes. It’s 27″ or nothing for me these days.

    The problem with MuseScore is that it’s not very good and the workflow is terrible, both things readily conceded by MuseGroup in a recent Scoring
    Notes article. Yes, v.4 looks much better but so few of those posting scores know how to lay out a page of music so that it can be read easily. Finale, Sibelius, Overture, Notion and even Encore are far superior in this regard. Encore’s workflow is elegant by comparison—too bad that printed scores are unacceptable for publication.

    I have a couple of Christmas books out there that I did using screen shots instead of the Print commands. On screen, Encore 5.0.7 looks a lot better, especially note heads and slurs.

    Avatar photojack70n

    I want to thank you Mr. Mike Halloran for your help on this forum. Encore is truly the ideal software for creating professional musical scores.
    It is a software that I’ve been using since 1998 to create Music Notation Books, and I find it easier to use. I have tried PreSonus Notion, Finale, Sibelius, Forte, Dorico, Capella as well as other Midi editors, but Encore is still better despite its age and its lack of tools compared to modern music notation software.

    Encore is extremely easy and very flexible to use. Everything can be moved with the mouse in its workflow.
    I use it to create notated music books until now. I’m working with Encore V4.5 on two computers.

    One on Windows 10 professional with 12 GB of Ram and the other on Windows XP with 2 GB of Ram.
    My observation is that with Windows XP, Encore V4.5 is stable, does not crash and everything is good to use compared to advanced operating systems.

    Encore’s workflow is comparable to real paper. The selection methods are impeccable.
    Encore is one of a kind.
    I can print my musical scores as a PDF file and all this serves me well at the moment.
    The printing on paper is also very pretty compared to other midi editors.
    But Encore V6 will be welcome.

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