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Pizzicato Music Composition Software
Versions and Features

Music Composition Software Versions

Pizzicato Music Composition Software now includes 11 versions. The goal is to have a music composition software with the right features features for you.

 

 1. Pizzicato Light is an introductory version to learn music.  You can use it to make exercises, write small scores (1 or 2 pages), and use basic MIDI and audio recording features. You can start practicing the keyboard and make your first steps into music composition.
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 2. Pizzicato Beginner is a general purpose score editor.  It contains most of the tools you will need to write, print, and listen to music scores for the choir, solo instrument or small orchestras of up to 16 instruments.
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3. Pizzicato Notation is a full score editor. Pizzicato Notation offers you all the notation features found in any of the Pizzicato versions. And, it also contains all the tools you need to write, print, and listen to music your scores, from the soloist to the full orchestra.
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4. Pizzicato Guitar contains all the tools you need to write sheet music for the guitar or other fretted instruments like the banjo, the bass, etc. You can use tablature or TAB, or a standard staff.  A guitar fret board window helps you entering the notes and you can also create chord diagrams.
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5. Pizzicato Choir helps you write and print perfect sheet music for the choir. Learn to sing your voice part while Pizzicato plays the other voices. You can also increase your knowledge of music theory with the full music course that is included.
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6. Pizzicato Soloist contains all the tools you need to write music for your solo instrument. You can print beautiful solo sheet music, whether it be for brass, woodwind, stringed instruments, or any solo instrument written on one staff.
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7. Pizzicato Drums and Percussion is specifically designed for music notation for drums and percussion. You can use up to 8 staves, each one with 1 up to 16 staff lines to which you can assign a percussion or drum instrument.
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8. Pizzicato Keyboard contains all the tools you need to write music for keyboard instruments like the piano, the organ, or the synthesizer. This version allows up to 4 staves.
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9. Pizzicato Composition Light introduces the concept of intuitive music composition for the small budget. This is where you can start exploring music composition as well as increase your knowledge of music theory with the full music course that is included. Composition Light does up to 8 instruments.
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10. Pizzicato Composition Pro offers you the most advanced tools for intuitive music composition, with no limits to the number of instruments.
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The Top of the Line – Pizzicato Professional – contains every function available in the 10 versions already described. You’ll have all the features for music notation as well as all the tools for intuitive music composition.  And, they’re combined all one midi software sequencer.
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All versions have the same user-friendly interface.  This allows you to concentrate on the your creative work and not the software.  Pizzicato helps you to become more efficient.

At any time you may upgrade between versions. The upgrade prices are approximately based on the price differences between the versions. You can start with a small investment and upgrade according to your needs.

Here are the possible upgrades:

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Guitar,Choir,Keyboard,Drums and Percussion,Soloist Notation
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General presentation
Music notation program to write each element of a score x x x x x x x x x x x
Print the score in high quality x x x x x x x x     x
Play the score on any sound card or MIDI synthesizer x x x x x x x x x x x
For Windows 2000, XP, Vista, W7 and Mac OS X (10.4 or
later)
x x x x x x x x x x x
Documentation
Manual and software in English x x x x x x x x x x x
Progressive lessons to help using the software x x x x x x x x x x x
Full user manual on screen x x x x x x x x x x x
Paper manual with the most important lessons   x x             x x
Hints to help find the tools and their keyboard shortcuts x x x x x x x x x x x
Music course suited to users with no musical background x x x x x x x x x x x
Practical training exercises to learn playing the music
keyboard
x x x x x x x x x x x
Notes entry
Note entry with the mouse, the music keyboard and/or the piano
window
x x x x x x x x x x x
Play on the music keyboard and Pizzicato transcribes the notes on the
screen
x x x x x x x x x x x
Automatic spacing and layout of notes x x x x x x x x x x x
The added or edited notes are played as an immediate
feedback
x x x x x x x x x x x
Automatic scrolling of the score while playing x x x x x x x x x x x
Visualization of playing notes by coloring or with a scrolling
vertical bar
x x x x x x x x x x x
Up to 8 voices per staff x x x x x x x x x x x
Edit and view the score using a graphic zoom   x x x x x x x x x x
Linear view that displays the measures side by side, outside of any
page layout
  x x x x x x x x x x
Grace notes and various note heads     x x     x   x x x
Custom layout of notes inside a measure, advanced options for the
layout of measures
  x x x x x x x x x x
Copy/Paste measures x x x x x x x x x x x
Triplets and tuplets x x x x x x x x x x x
Automatic transposition function x x x x x x x x x x x
Cross-staff beaming for piano scores     x         x     x
Specific tools to display and play single and multiple grace
notes
    x x   x x x x x x
Special copy/paste function to split or merge voices     x             x x
Note color can be customized for each note x x x x x x x x x x x
Function to assign note colors according to the note name or
pitch
  x x x x           x
Graphic note editor window to view and edit the notes as small lines
on a piano roll
x x x x x x x x x x x
Function to display the note names (C, D, E,…) x x x x x x x x x x x
Graphic entry mode for notes on the staff x x x x x x x x x x x
Structure of the score
Maximum number of instruments (staves) per system 8 16 99 4 4 1 8 4 8 99 99
Add and remove measures to the score   x x x x x x x x x x
Custom page layout   x x x x x x x     x
Insert images and graphics   x x               x
Printing at 100 % x x x x x x x x     x
Printing at 85 %   x x x x x x x     x
Printing in all sizes (zoom for printing)     x x x x x x     x
Orchestral score optimization     x               x
Reduced staff size     x               x
Guitar tablature staves and tablature library x x x x         x x x
Multi-document, multi-score     x           x x x
Measure numbers x x x x x x x x x x x
Page numbers x x x x x x x x     x
Template library to start a standard score x x x x x x x x x x x
Score creation wizard     x               x
Drag and drop instruments from the library to build an orchestral
score easily. Customize them.
    x           x x x
Clefs, key signatures and time signatures
Treble clef (G) and Bass clef (F) x x x x x x x x x x x
Drum clef     x   x x x   x x x
All other clefs (C)     x   x x     x x x
Keys signatures from 7b to 7# x x x x x x x x x x x
Arbitrary key signatures (b and # mixed)     x x x x x x   x x
Different key signature for each staff (transposing
instruments)
    x             x x
Time signature selection x x x x x x x x x x x
Composite time signatures (3+4 /4, 6+2 /8…)     x x x x x x   x x
Flexibility to display/hide the time and key signatures, creating free
measures, cut measures…
    x x x x x x   x x
Easy handling of upbeats and incomplete measures   x x x x x x x x x x
Chords, text, lyrics, chords symbols
Chords diagrams for the guitar x x x x x x x x x x x
Transcription of chords into notes x x x x x x x x x x x
Chord analysis and chord finding on a melody                 x x x
Customized chord library                 x x x
Chord progression fast encoding window   x x           x x x
Text blocks for titles, author, numbers… x x x x x x x x x x x
Up to 8 lines of lyrics; each syllable is automatically aligned under
the notes
x x x x x x x x x x x
Lyrics fast encoding window   x x x x x       x x
Note colored according to the current chord structure x x x x x x x x x x x
MIDI effects and handling – Performance of the
score
Realistic performance of symbols (nuances, tempo, accents, special
effects…)
x x x x x x x x x x x
MIDI Sequencer x x x x x x x x x x x
Possibility to add advanced MIDI effects   x   x x x x x   x x
Graphic editor window for the MIDI effects (Volume, tempo,
reverb,…)
x x x x x x x x x x x
Possibility to create your own graphic and MIDI symbols     x             x x
MIDI input(s)/output(s) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 16 16
GM/GS/XG synthesizer handling x x x x x x x x x x x
Drivers to access to sounds of many synthesizers on the market,
customization of drivers
                  x x
Import MIDI files – Number of tracks 0 16 99 4 4 1 8 4 8 99 99
Advanced MIDI file import (split drums and percussion,…)     x       x     x x
Export MIDI files x x x x x x x x x x x
Others
Graphic export of measures to your text processor   x x x x x x x     x
Global view, with all the best tools of Pizzicato in one single
efficient window
  x             x x x
Levels of UNDO 1 10 50 10 10 10 10 10 10 50 50
Document manager to handle and access your music documents
easily
x x x x x x x x x x x
Tool palettes with a large selection of graphic symbols x x x x x x x x x x x
Customize tool palettes     x             x x
Sequencer, piano roll, score and instruments windows x x x x x x x x x x x
Customized instrument window (mixing table)                   x x
Special window designed to read a score with no page turn   x x x x x x x     x
Drums and percussion notation and playing     x       x   x x x
Parts extraction from a conductor score     x               x
Import NIFF files (from third party scanning programs)     x             x x
MusicXML export function to exchange scores with other music
software
x x x x x x x x x x x
MusicXML import function from other music software     x             x x
Automatic saving and backup of files   x x x x x x x x x x
Music composition tools – Intuitive
composition
35 accompaniment styles                 x x x
Import Yamaha style files (*STY) and use them in the real time and
score arrangers
                  x x
Music library tools, to help you compose and build music scores on the
basis of rhythmic, melodic and chord blocks
                x x x
Multi-version measures x x x x x x x x x x x
Smart link copy function, to help you structure music composition
based on rhythmic, melodic and harmonic aspects and transformations
x x             x x x
Conductor window to assemble a music composition from several little
scores, rhythmic patterns, smart copies,…
                x x x
From a single MIDI keyboard, the Pizzicato virtual keyboards let you
play several instruments at once. Transform your MIDI keyboard into a multiple playing
keyboard.
                  x x
Hundreds of harmonic spaces help you to navigate through a given set
of chords and to create a chord progression in an intuitive way, just by
listening
                x x x
Customized harmonic spaces to create harmony based on scales, chords,
degrees and notes
                  x x
Real time arranger to select styles and chords in an intuitive way, by
listening
                x x x
Large libraries with tens of thousands of basic musical structures
such as chords, chord progressions, rhythmic and melodic sequences,…
                x x x
Score arranger – Starting with a chord progression, you may add
individual instrumental patterns from the library or from your own creation. A set of harmony
rules help you to add secondary voices and to construct your score.
                x x x
Customized harmonic rules for arranger                   x x
Music generator – A programmable module used to create musical
patterns (rhythms, melodies, chord progressions) by the thousands, starting from simple
criteria you define. These patterns may then be dragged and dropped inside your own
composition.
                  x x
Library of predefined vectorial melodies that you can drag and drop
into the score
                x x x
Customized music vectors                   x x
Graphic music vectors – Draw the shape of a melody directly on the
staff and watch it be transformed into a melody based on chords and scales. You can reshape
the rhythmic dimension in several ways. This is the basis of intuitive
composition.
                  x x
Creation and handling of general chords and scales that can be used
with the score arranger and the music vectors
                  x x
Extract and create new music libraries from existing MIDI files, by
individual pattern instruments and use them in your composition by simple drag and drop into
the score.
                  x x
Audio functions
You may open, listen to, record and edit standard audio WAVE files
(“.wav” extension)
x x x x x x x x x x x
You may export your music score to a WAVE file so that you can use
that file with your CD burning software to create an audio CD.
x x x x x x x x x x x
You may associate one WAVE file with the score playing in MIDI, for
instance to add your voice or an instrument through a microphone.
x x x x x x x x x x x
You may associate several WAVE files with the score playing in MIDI,
for instance to add your voice or an instrument through a microphone.
                  x x
A real instrument orchestral sound library (1.2 GB) gives you a
realistic sound performance
x x x x x x x x x x x
You can import sounds in the SoundFont format and use them directly in
your music
                  x x
You can adjust tuning and the exact frequencies of each note of the
scale to affect the playback of the score
                  x x
A modular customized sound synthesizer helps you to create your own
sounds and work on instrument samples that you can use in a music composition
                  x x
A spectral analyser helps you to work on sound frequencies and then
resynthesize the signal
                  x x

 

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