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Description

SymphonyPro 5 is a complete and intuitive app for writing music notation on iPad. It allows you to compose music for just about any size ensemble, from piano, symphonies, band, lead sheets, chord charts, guitar tabs, and more.

Starting Version 5, Symphony Pro now offers handwriting recognition as the only in-app purchase: Perfect with Apple Pencil, and works great with touch or capacitive stylus

GETTING STARTED

SP provides all of the key options to begin your work. Import a score via MusicXML, MXL, MIDI, or SP file from your computer, or from apps like Dropbox, Mail, iCloud Drive, or Safari. You can base your project on a template, or start a blank score and add additional parts later.

EDITING

To add notes, choose Pencil mode, and tap anywhere on a bar to begin editing right away. You can quickly specify note properties before or after placing notes. By switching to Select mode with one touch, you can also transpose, erase, cut, and paste multiple notes/tracks.

With an on-screen instrument, a QWERTY keyboard, or Core MIDI compatible keyboard, you can quickly enter notes & chords in step entry mode. Record a part in real-time with on-screen instruments to transcribe into notation.

Versions 4 & 5 take greater advantage of the iPad touchscreen. With shortcuts and contextual menus to edit note & bar properties, many of the commonly used editing commands are right at your fingertips.

SP supports a wide range of notational elements for your composition. Including dynamics & articulations, time & key signature changes, clef changes, pedals, and repeat conventions. Edit chord symbols, lyrics, and annotations using the iPad’s standard keyboard.

EXPORT & SHARE

When you’re finished, print out your score with AirPrint, or export it as a PDF, MusicXML, AAC, MIDI, or Symphony file. Share files via email or directly to another computer or iPad via Dropbox/iCloud Drive.

KEY FEATURES

• Introducing Handwriting Recognition for Apple Pencil & touch
• Starting Version 5, Handwriting is the only In-App Purchase to enable the complete app
• Now download SP on your iPhone
• 24+ professionally recorded and sound-designed acoustic instruments, free out of the box

Earlier features offered free, to existing & new owners

• 114 built-in instruments for playback, and auditioning the notes you entered
• Create in standard music notation or tablature
• Edit with an on-screen piano, QWERTY keyboard, or a MIDI input device
• Dozens of shortcuts & gestures to edit & navigate
• Reduce your score size, range, or combination of parts for viewing & editing*
• Print directly to AirPrint
• Up to 48 instruments, 100 staves, 4 voices/layers per score
• Record a part in real-time with clicks at the beat with optional emphasis
• Backup & sync your scores with iCloud*
• Import MusicXML, MIDI, MXL, or Symphony files
• Export as a PDF, MusicXML, MIDI, AAC, or Symphony file
• Large selection of articulations & dynamics
• Multi-measure rests* for parts
• Grace notes
• Customizable notehead symbol & colors
• Chord symbol, lyric, and annotation tools
• Edit the properties of multiple notes and rests simultaneously by multi-note select
• Copy/Paste function supports partial & multi-bar/staff select
• Unlimited undo/redo
• Customizable stem directions & note beaming
• Transposing & concert pitch score option
• Change tempo or clef anywhere in score or bar
• Stream audio or share your screen wirelessly with AirPlay
• Advanced document management
• Create your own custom project template or use a built-in one
• Customizable part groupings for SATB and instrument families
• Customizable chord symbol, lyric, and annotation font
• Loop playback feature
• Auto-save support

* Previously a paid upgrade, but now free starting Version 5

For More information, please visit:

• http://www.symphonypro.net
• http://forums.symphonypro.net
• Facebook page at www.facebook.com/symphonyapp
• Learn about the iPhone-only app: bit.ly/symphonyiphone

What's New

Version 5.1.9

- Fixed issue from previous update where new lyrics couldn’t be added
- General bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

124 Ratings

124 Ratings

It’s getting there...

Lo-Jay

As of writing this review, I would say that Symphony Pro is still one of the leading tablet notation apps, competing with Notion and, if you like handwriting apps (I don’t) NotateMe. That said, it still pales in comparison to some of the fundamental features of the desktop name-brand softwares. One thing Symphony Pro attempts to do right is its plethora of QWERTY keyboard shortcuts. Definitely a step in the right direction, but still lacking in the most important area - initial note entry. I recognize that tablets are built around the idea of touch notation and handwriting, but a huge game-changer would be adding support for proper QWERTY note entry wherein you type the letter name of the pitch you want and then use shortcuts to tweak the octave and accidentals. This is a central feature that any power user of Sibelius or Finale is used to. If such a feature were integrated, my rating for Symphony Pro would easily be 4 or 5 stars, as no mobile app currently entices me to rely on it for notation. While SP has an impressive range of detailed features, it would offer the most ‘bang’ for its ‘buck’ if it were to improve the way I enter my notes when using a keyboard with my iPad.

Developer Response

Thanks for your feedback -- we're strongly considering entering via typing note letter. If you have any other suggestions to QWERTY support, please email us to team@symphonypro.net.

Fantastic!

guyfi68

I don't understand the bad reviews out here. Get this app, it's a no brainer. It's a tiny fraction of the cost of Sibelius and though not as powerful it does a lot of things really well. One thing that works great for me as a guitarist, I often input music via the guitar fret board and touch screen (which is very quick) and finish it in Sibelius. You export the xl file. Piano players can do the same thing. However, even if you're not transferring it to another program you may be able to do everything you need within Symphony Pro. I like that I have this always at my disposal.

Is it going to replace a desktop program like Sibelius? No. It's not perfect but customer support has been very good.

Another thing I do: I give my students assignments in SP and I can email them files which will play back so they can hear it while they're reading it.

useful tool

corvo di bassetto

This app is very useful for writing music on the i-pad. Recent upgrades have improved various editing features. It doesn't support micro intervals, advanced articulation marks and struggles with complex rhythms, hence it's not good for Brian Ferneyhough. But it is fine for 99% of classical and jazz arrangements. Really nice working with the i-pen.
Unfortunately, while it originally featured some pretty useable, plain sounds, the most recent update abolished them in favour of the cheesy, infantile gimmick sounds known and dreaded from cheap keyboards. The beautiful celesta and old style synth sounds are gone, and the grand piano is unusable, because even if you remove all extra reverb it still sounds like recorded in an empty church from 100 yards away. Why?? Are we all supposed to be toddlers? The app would be useful for professional musicians using a mobile device, but from now on only with muted sound, as a typing pad.

Information

Seller
Xenon Labs, LLC
Size
310.1 MB
Category
Music
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2017 Xenon Labs, LLC.
Price
$14.99
In-App Purchases
  1. Version 4: Complete Features Bundle Free
  2. Handwriting Recognition Tool $14.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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