Software

MusicScore: Mobile Music Composition for Practice and Fun

Date Added: Nov 2012
Format: PDF

In this paper, the authors present their design of MusicScore, a professional grade application on the iOS platform for music composition and live performance tracking, used by composers and amateurs alike. As its foundation, they have designed and implemented a high-quality music engraver, capable of real-time interactive rendering on mobile devices, as well as an intuitive user interface based on multitouch, both built from scratch using Objective-C and Cocoa Touch. To make MusicScore appealing to the general population for their practice and fun, they have introduced a unique auditory capability to MusicScore, so that it can "listen" to and analyze live instrument performance in real time.