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  • in reply to: So…any News? #3375
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    What do you mean by “Sonic 6”? I can’t find a program with this name.
    Or do you mean Overture from Sonic Scores? This is not (yet) available in version 6.

    in reply to: Finally! Answer from Sonic Scores, April 26, 2024 #3371
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    I was recently on the Sonic Scores website and saw that a new program called “Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra” has been released.
    This is probably one of the reasons why Overture and Encore have been delayed.

    in reply to: Finally! Answer from Sonic Scores, April 26, 2024 #3363
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    You’re quite right that waiting is not very useful for older people.
    But I think Don is probably the same in our age group. So I hope that Don is still young enough to finish Encore 6 😉

    in reply to: So…any News? #3362
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    The long wait is really hard to bear. But let’s be honest, MTP is simply THE sequencer software par excellence. I’ve tried a few sequencers from other manufacturers but none of them have convinced me yet. I write and/or arrange MIDI files as accompaniment for our band or refine files created in Band-in-a-Box. This is easier in MTP than in BiaB.
    The current MTP version 6.8.4 runs on Windows 7/10/11, but also has a few quirks. My old MTP version 6.01 runs the most stable, but unfortunately only up to Windows 98. I have installed this on an old laptop and I also work with MTP here.
    I would also prefer to be able to work with a modern MTP 6 on modern machines. Don Williams has more or less promised me this for 2024. We’ll see…

    in reply to: Dreaming #3353
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    A dream is a dream until it becomes reality.
    As “Musiker” already said: As long as Encore 5 runs on Windows computers, Windows users can still dream.
    It will probably be more difficult for Mac users. Hang in there guys!
    Personally, I’ve gotten so used to Encore that it will be difficult to switch.
    I have Finale’s little brother, but I don’t get on at all with the lyrics input. The input is a real pain. It may be that you can learn it, but if you don’t use the software every day, you forget a lot of things.
    Musescore is just as user-unfriendly. I still haven’t managed to create a simple guitar tab with Musescore.
    The only alternative for me is Encore 6, if it remains as user-friendly as Encore 5.

    I hope Don Williams is in the best of health and manages to make the impossible come true: Encore 6!

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    To: gdelanghe

    …and you are also posting in the Master Tracks Pro forum. 😉

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    in reply to: Finally! Answer from Sonic Scores, April 26, 2024 #3341
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    That’s what I meant. Both projects are being worked on and this is delaying completion.
    Overture users are probably also eagerly awaiting an update after the last one was in December 2019.
    I’m still quite confident about that…
    Because as the German saying goes: Good things take time. 🙂

    in reply to: Flexible chord naming #3338
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    When I was writing a 3-page score in Encore and wanted to enter the chord names, I finally found the solution for custom chord names! Yeah!

    In the “Chord symbols” view, uncheck “Show root” and enter the desired chord name in the “Custom” free text window at the bottom – that’s all.
    Click on “OK” to accept the desired chord name.
    Finally I can display the German “H” instead of the Anglo-American “B”.
    I hadn’t noticed this for years due to “operational blindness”. Shame on me…

    in reply to: It´s not serious #3331
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    I know it’s not an excuse, but there are signs that in Sonic Scores either Don does everything on his own or his team is very small.

    Why do I come to this conclusion?
    I was just on the Sonic Scores page and saw that there was the last Overture 5 update in 2019. The years before there were at least 2 updates of the software per year. The users in the Sonic Scores forum are also waiting impatiently for Overture 6.
    There are speculations that Overture and Encore from version 6 onwards are based on the same code. Perhaps this is the reason why there are repeated delays and postponements of the release date.

    I don’t know how it is with the other users. Personally, I can (still) live with the Windows version of Encore. This may also be because my demands on the program as a guitarist are not so great and the TAB functionality in Encore is better than in the competitor programs in my opinion.

    I also use MasterTracksPro for my solo live performances and am also waiting for the announced new version. Don wrote to me last year in November that MasterTracksPro would be released in 2024 at the earliest.
    Maybe that’s one of the reasons why everything is taking a little longer. After all, 3 programs are being rewritten or revised here.

    Nevertheless, I’m also waiting for the jump to Encore 6 and the new MasterTracksPro.

    in reply to: Encore 5.04.858 #3313
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    I’m a little confused about the version you specified. The last revision for Windows computers was 5.0.4.875.
    Version 5.0.4.858 is a demo version that cannot be activated with a license key.
    What version is the installation from your CD?
    Maybe this thread could you help further:

    Cannot use Encore 5.0.4 reinstalled under Windows 11

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    in reply to: Looking forward #3309
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    To Don: It would be nice, if we could get an update.

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    in reply to: Looking forward #3308
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    Mike Haloran wrote in July 2023 that Overture 6 is planned for Sonic Scores.
    I was just on the Overture homepage. There is currently no Overture 6.
    I don’t think there will be an Encore 6 until Overture 6 is ready. Don will have a lot to do if he works on 2 programs at the same time.
    But then I also think that Encore 6 might become a clone of Overture to speed things up.

    Only Don will be able to tell us more about this.

    It would certainly be a possibility to inundate Sonic Scores with e-mails to generate a reaction. 🙂

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    in reply to: Encore 6.0 Release #3293
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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. 🙂

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    in reply to: Encore 6.0 Release #3289
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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…

    in reply to: Looking forward #3278
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    That is correct. Spring, and thus the end of winter, begins in Europe on March 20, 2024 due to the leap year.
    Nevertheless, Don could give a short update on how far they are with Encore 6, unless Encore will be released in the next 18 days 😉

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