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02/03/2017 16:08 GMT
The new version of our programs are available for download:

- Harmony Assistant 9.7.1
- Melody Assistant 7.7.1

- PDFtoMusic Pro 1.6.1
- PDFtoMusic 1.6.1

Please visit our download page to update.

Just download the new version and install it over the previous one. You shouldn't have to enter your personal registration code again.
If you are ever asked for it, please note that you can retrieve your codes (that remain valid for all new version) from our online form
01/26/2014 11:13 GMT
Hi,

The 28th Friendly Contest will ends in some days. You still can submit your work.
See here for all details :

http://www.myriad-online.com/en/community/contest.htm

Best regards
10/15/2013 08:05 GMT
Most of our programs have been updated:

- Harmony Assistant 9.6.3i
- Melody Assistant 7.6.3i

- PDFtoMusic Pro 1.4.2c
- PDFtoMusic 1.4.2c

- OMeR 2.3.0

- Myriad Music Plug-in 5.6.3i
- Melody Player 6.3.3i

Please visit our download page to get these new versions.

To update your program, you just have to download the new version and install it over the previous one. You shouldn't have to enter your personal registration code again.
If you are ever asked for it, please note that you can retrieve your codes from our online form
09/25/2012 15:19 GMT
Just a little note to remind you that our Music Contest (27th session) is open, and you are invited to compose a music piece and submit it. The closing date is December 31, 2012.

This time, the topic is "The music box or other mechanical music", and the first prize is a "programmable" music box with a pre-punched music piece, as well as a puncher and blank cards to create your own cards.

More information on the contest Web page.


06/27/2012 11:02 GMT

You own a license for Harmony Assistant, and you'd wish to use this program on another OS ?

You can purchase an additional Harmony Assistant personal license for any OS (Windows, Mac OS or Linux) at a discount price.

If you live outside Europe, for only US$50 instead of US$85 :

http://www.myriad-online.com/en/store/2ndha-usd.htm

If you live in Europe, for 40 euros instead of 70 :

http://www.myriad-online.com/en/store/2ndha-eur.htm

To order, you'll need the 5 first characters of your current Harmony Assistant registration code.

This offer is valid until September 16, 2012 and is limited to one additional license for any Harmony Assistant license previously purchased at full price.

Note: if you wish to order via post mail, please contact us.

Best Regards,
03/30/2012 13:21 GMT
We just uploaded the newest versions of our programs:

- Harmony Assistant 9.6.2h
- Melody Assistant 7.6.2h
- PDFtoMusic Pro 1.3.1
- PDFtoMusic 1.3.1
- Melody Player 6.3.2h
- Myriad Music Plug-in 5.6.2h


To update any of these programs on your computer for free, please visit the download page, then download the required product and install it over your current version.

Best Regards,
03/05/2012 16:12 GMT
A new section is now available on our site.
It will list the special offers currently running for our products.

We started by an offer for a special price for switching from Melody Assistant to Melody Assistant: if you already own a license for Melody Assistant from before January 2012, you can order a license for Harmony Assistant for US$65 (55 euros) instead of US$85(70 euros) on the platform of your choice (Windows, Mac OS, Linux).

More information here.
01/24/2012 11:46 GMT

Hello,

To give this new year a good start, We are pleased to announce the release of the new version of Harmony Assistant (9.6.2e) and Melody Assistant (7.6.2e), but also Melody Player (6.3.2e) and Myriad Music Plug-in (5.6.2e).

To update one of these programs on your computer for free, please visit the download page, download the required product and install it over your current version.

The new versions of Harmony Assistant and Melody Assistant bring more than 80 improvements and fixes. You can view the complete list here, so it is strongly recommended to download and install these new versions.

In particular, if you experience any problem while using one of our programs, please ensure that the latest version is actually installed, by visiting our site, before contacting our technical support by e-mail.

Best Regards,
12/16/2011 16:08 GMT
Hello,

We are currently working on the next versions of our products. They are almost ready, and can already be tested. If you wish to ensure that the problems you could encounter in the current version are fixed, or if you just want to try the new features, it's now or never. Please provide feedback if you notice anything wrong.

Of course, as usual, the new versions will be free of charge (your current registration numbers will still work)

Please download the RC3 (Release Candidate 3) version of:

Harmony Assistant 9.6.2 RC3 or Melody Assistant 7.6.2 RC3 from this page

Supported OS:
- Windows XP, Vista, 7
- Windows 95, 98, ME
- Mac OS
- Linux Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.10, Debian, Mint...
- Linux Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSuse...

Melody Player 6.3.2 RC3 from this page

Supported OS:
- Windows XP, Vista, 7
- Windows 95, 98, ME
- Mac OS

Myriad Plug-in 5.6.2 RC3 from this page


Supported OS:
- Windows XP, Vista, 7
- Windows 95, 98, ME
- Mac OS
- Linux Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.10, Debian, Mint...


IMPORTANT NOTE: As you can see, we still support the old versions of Windows (from Windows 95 to ME), but they start to be quite outdated. We'd then need to know if many of you still use these OS. If you do, please tell us at olivier@myriad-online.com.

Thank you,
09/23/2011 08:30 GMT
After more than 100 days of work, the Linux (Ubuntu) versions of our programs are now available for download :

Harmony Assistant
Melody Assistant

Virtual Singer, included in the two previous programs, and the GOLD sound database are also available for this platform.

We wish to thank everybody who enabled us to complete this project. The development is not over, and we'll continue to improve the program as the next versions go.

Of course, if you want to report malfunctions, or send us comments or suggestions about these public versions, you are warmly encouraged to do so.
In the same way, if you can provide the Linux community with the knowledge of our programs, please feel free to do it, it would also be of a great help.
08/29/2011 15:55 GMT
The development of a Linux (Ubuntu) version of our programs is still in progress.
We just issued new beta-versions for Melody Assistant and Harmony Assistant, as well as a first beta-version of Myriad Music Plug-in.
If are a Linux user and wish to give us a hand, it's still time. Please contact us by e-mail at didier@myriad-online.com.
07/12/2011 13:47 GMT
We are currently in the process of porting our applications to Linux (Ubuntu) platform, starting by Melody Assistant. Our programs will then run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux/Ubuntu, the score files being compatible between these three systems.

A beta-test session for Melody Assistant is in progress. If you are a Linux/Ubuntu user and wish to participate to this beta session, please contact us at:
didier@myriad-online.com.

Best Regards,
03/18/2011 12:47 GMT
We just uploaded the newest versions of our programs:

- Harmony Assistant 9.6.0c
- Melody Assistant 7.6.0c
- PDFtoMusic Pro 1.3.0c
- PDFtoMusic 1.3.0c
- Melody Player 6.3.0c
- Myriad Music Plug-in 5.6.0c


To update any of these programs on your computer for free, please visit the download page, then download the required product and install it over your current version.
03/10/2011 13:45 GMT
The new versions of PDFtoMusic and PDFtoMusic Pro (1.3.0) are available for download.

The complete list of new features in this version is available here
As usual, these updates are free of charge.

Our freeware programs Melody Player (6.3.0) and Myriad Music Plug-in (5.6.0) have also been updated.
03/02/2011 14:29 GMT
Hello,

We are pleased to announce the release of the new version of Harmony Assistant (9.6.0) and Melody Assistant (7.6.0).

To update one of these programs on your computer for free, please visit the download page, download the required product and install it over your current version.

These new version bring many new features. You can view the complete list here.

In particular, you can now use Kooplet, our search engine specialized in music scores, directly from within the program. It will let you search the thousands of score files publically available on the Internet for a music pattern or a text excerpt.
On top of a music score editor, a huge music library is at your disposal.


Kooplet is also available from its Web page.
06/23/2010 13:47 GMT
Harmony Assistant, Melody Assistant, the Myriad Music Plug-in and Melody Player have been updated:

- Harmony Assistant 9.5.1e
- Melody Assistant 7.5.1e
- Myriad Music Plug-in 5.5.1
- Melody Player 6.2.1

Please visit our download page to get these new versions.

If you need to update your program, you just have to download the new version and install it over the previous one.

The list of changes for this version of Harmony and Melody Assistant can be read here.
06/09/2010 12:48 GMT
Harmony and Melody Assistant have been updated:

- Harmony Assistant 9.5.1
- Melody Assistant 7.5.1

Please visit our download page to get these new versions.

If you need to update your program, you just have to download the new version and install it over the previous one.

The list of changes for this version can be read here.
05/05/2010 15:04 GMT
Most of our music-related products have just been updated:

- Harmony Assistant 9.5.0d
- Melody Assistant 7.5.0d
- PDFtoMusic 1.2.1c
- PDFtoMusic Pro 1.2.1c
- Melody Player 6.2.0d
- Myriad Plug-in 5.5.0d

Please visit our download page to get these new versions.

If you need to update your program, you just have to download the new version and install it over the previous one.
04/28/2010 11:03 GMT
Our two freeware music products have been updated:
Myriad Music Plug-in to v5.5.0 and Melody Player to v6.2.0.
Please visit our download page to get these new versions.

As a reminder, Myriad Music Plug-in enables to view, play, print, transpose... music scores embedded in web pages, like on the Myriad Users Score Library, while Melody Player is a standalone reader/player of various music score files.

More information about Myriad Plug-in here, and about Melody Player here.
04/08/2010 14:17 GMT
We are glad to announce the new versions of Melody Assistant (7.5.0) and Harmony Assistant (9.5.0). Updates are free of charge, as usual. You just have to visit the download page, then download and install the program over your current version.

In this new version, the Harmony Assistant users are offered a space on the Internet in which they can share their music scores in a few clicks. A part of this space is public, visible by anyone, while another part is private, protected by a password. No special technical knowledge is required, all is managed very simply from the software.

More than 6000 scores are already available, and we can't wait to see yours.

The 23rd music contest closes at the end of May. The mandatory topic is choral singing (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass). If you wish to express your composer talents, don't hesitate to submit your work.
09/09/2009 10:47 GMT
Hello,

Here are some news from Myriad (it has been a while):

- The new friendly music contest has started, with an exciting topic: "Put together or oppose in a same piece two different music styles". Please don't be shy, send us your work ;-)
Click here

- Congratulations to Nicolas Demetri, who won the previous version of the contest. Congrats also to Kevin Dickinson (2nd), Jack Smith (3rd) and all the other competitors.
Click here

- We are presently working hard on the next version of Harmony Assistant. A major new feature will be the "user spaces". Each user of Harmony will be granted a Web space to display their music pieces on the Internet.
All will be managed very easily (no IT skill needed) from the next version of Harmony Assistant.
The dedicated website is already up and running, and you can view it here.

The new version of Harmony Assistant, that include the user space management functions, is currently in beta-test. If you wish to test it in exclusive preview, you can download and install the beta-version of Harmony Assistant.
This beta installs in a separate folder from the current version, so you'll still be able to use the latter if something wrong prevents you to run the beta-version properly. Please in such case, provide feedback so that we could fix the problem.

Links to beta-versions are available in this forum thread.

Thanks for your constant support!
04/23/2009 13:09 GMT
Hello,

New versions of several Myriad applications are available. You can update for free:

- Harmony Assistant 9.4.7

- Melody Assistant 7.4.7

- PDFtoMusic Pro 1.2.0

- PDFtoMusic 1.2.0

- Melody Player 6.1.3

- Myriad Music Plug-in 5.4.7

Best Regards,
10/14/2008 14:32 GMT
The new versions of Harmony Assistant (9.4.6d), Melody Assistant (7.4.6d), PDFtoMusic (1.1.0), PDFtoMusic Pro (1.1.0), Melody Player (6.1.2d) and Myriad Plug-in (5.4.6d) are available on our Website. Of course, updates are free of charge, as usual.

To update your program, you just have to download the new version and install it over the one you already own.

You can read the detail of the changelog for Melody and Harmony Assistant here.

If you still doesn't own the GOLD Sound Base, please note that it can now be purchased as a downloadable file. For more information about the GOLD Sound Base, please follow this link.

Best Regards,
The authors
12/19/2007 16:43 GMT
Hello!

We are currently working on the future versions of Harmony Assistant, Melody Assistant and the Myriad Music Plug-in.

If you have not read the Democratic Workshop   yet, it's still time to participate to this session, by downloading the beta-version from this page and providing your feedback.

Thank you,
04/05/2007 13:35 GMT
The demos files are now up to date.
04/05/2007 04:54 GMT
PDFtoMusic and PDFtoMusic PRO v1.0.3 is available
04/04/2007 12:50 GMT
17th contest is closed. The winners will be announced here end of May.
18th contest will begin soon.
03/14/2007 17:03 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Berkovtis, Coquerel, Faivre, Hazlett, Johnston, Meylan, Reitan, Riom, Roger, Ruel, Senica, Stahlhofen,Valentin.
03/08/2007 18:38 GMT
Galerie 5.4 is available. It is recommanded to also download templates.
02/21/2007 13:40 GMT
Hi,

The new PDFtoMusic and PDFtoMusic pro version (1.0.2) is available to download.
The update is free.

Best regards
02/06/2007 14:36 GMT
Hi,

We are glad to announce the very first release of our new program, PDFtoMusic.

Did you ever suffer for not being able to simply hear a PDF score you downloaded on the Internet?
Did you, at least once, give up from using the score file sent by a friend, because his music program wasn't compatible with yours?
If you changed your score editor in the past, did you ever lose some music pieces you entered in the old one, because there was no easy way to convert them into a format that could be read by the new program?

PDFtoMusic is tailored for you! Open a PDF document, and after a few seconds, you'll just have to click an icon to hear the score playing, and even the lyrics be sung!

PDFtoMusic gives you full access at last to the huge PDF music score collection available on the Internet.

If you wish to go further, with Melody Assistant or Harmony Assistant, you'll be able to alter the score, remove parts, transpose them, or completely rearrange the whole piece.

For the most demanding users, the "Pro" version of PDFtoMusic also enables to export the result in MusicXML format, which is managed by most of the professional score editors, as well as tune up finely the calculation settings.
Considering that creating a PDF file from any program (even old or discontinued products) is a breeze, PDFtoMusic Pro then becomes the ideal bridge between your miscellaneous score editors.

So don't hesitate longer, download PDFtoMusic or PDFtoMusic Pro, and give it a try. You'll be amazed of how it will broaden your musical outlook.

For more information about PDFtoMusic, click here :
http://www.myriad-online.com/en/products/pdftomusic.htm

For more information about PDFtoMusic Pro, click here:
http://www.myriad-online.com/en/products/pdftomusicpro.html

The Myriad Team
01/31/2007 16:37 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Grillo, Miguel, Pernet, Smith, Zsenak.
01/05/2007 17:02 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Crider, Eisemann, Levi, Sky, Smith, Tubb.
12/04/2006 16:43 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Bataille, Cecchi, Comeau, Emadi, Gennell, Gossart, Mullen, Sandhu, Wilson
10/09/2006 15:26 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Bonzanini; Carslmose; Collin.
09/22/2006 15:32 GMT
First entries from Mr Allan and Sawyer for 17th Contest.
09/03/2006 18:35 GMT
The contest ends now with the last entries from Mr Comeau, Gaskin, Gregory,Masse,Miersma, Moroni,O Connor, Sear, Shiley, Stahle, Thoorens.
The jury will new begin to work.
And a new contest will begin soon !
08/24/2006 16:05 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Collin, Coquerell, Cechi, Faivre,Thoorens, Vauclin. Still some few days to send us your work !
08/10/2006 15:54 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Berkovits,Genell,Hale,Romero,Vauclin,Vigano.
07/12/2006 16:07 GMT
New Contest entries from Mr Brandt, Genell, Roger, Vigano.
06/09/2006 15:17 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Bernardin,Duchene, Garcia, Meinecke.
06/01/2006 14:24 GMT
The new version of Harmony Assistant (9.2.2), Melody Assistant (7.2.2) and Myriad Plug-in (5.2.2) is available on our Website. Of course, this update is free of charge, as usual.

These new versions improve a few features, and fix some problems that have been reported.

You can read the detail of the improvements here.

Best Regards,
The authors
05/29/2006 16:12 GMT
New contest entries from Mr : Rodrigo, Kaj, Huwe, Lambotte, Kumanan, Ted.
By the way, the link page was updated (at last).
http://www.myriad-online.com/en/community/links.htm
Best regards
05/23/2006 15:50 GMT
The new versions of Harmony Assistant (9.2.1), Melody Assistant (7.2.1) and Myriad Plug-in (5.2.1) are available on our Website. Of course, this update is free of charge, as usual.

These new versions improve a few features, and fix some problems that have been reported.

You can read the detail of the improvements here.

Best Regards,
The authors
05/09/2006 16:50 GMT
The new versions of Harmony Assistant (9.2) and Melody Assistant (7.2) are available on our Website. Of course, this update is free of charge, as usual.

The authors warmly thank all the members of the Beta-test team for their help in finalizing these versions, that introduces many important new features and improvements.

For example, a new document wizard, management of text in any language (Unicode format), styled and rotated text.
The score graphical appearance can be adjusted finely, target marks can be inserted, and enable to come back quickly to a given edit position.
A new management of chord diagrams enables to create your own instrument tuning.

You can read the detail of the improvements here.

Myriad Music plug-in (5.2) and Melody Player (4.2) have also been released.

Best Regards,
The authors
05/09/2006 16:24 GMT
New contest entries (sorry for the delay but we are working on new versions) from Mr Johnson, Levi, Nesiah, Sky, Zivan.
03/17/2006 16:39 GMT
Hi,

The beta-test phase of Harmony Assistant 9.2 and Melody Assistant 7.2 is still in progress, and the Beta 9 is now available for both of these products.

You are invited, if not already done, to join the beta-test session by downloading this pre-version and reporting problems you could find.

If you own a new MacIntel computer, please note a beta-version for this kind of computer is also available, and we really need it to be tried and validated.

Your help will be appreciated!

The complete list of new features, improvements, changes and fixes can be read here .

Note for beta-testers on Windows: we are very sorry, but because of an error in the file saving function, if you created documents containing an imposed played bar list with a previous beta-version, this list will appear corrupted in the new beta-version.

To download this beta-version, visit this page and read carefully the recommendations before going further.

New features and problem reports are discussed in the dedicated forum. Feel free to use this forum to write comments or ask questions. We'd be glad if you could also post a message when it works as expected, in order to know the new feature has been successfully tested.
However keep in mind that any report about a problem that cannot be solved by the other users has to be sent directly to us by e-mail.

Thank you!
03/08/2006 16:37 GMT
Update of demo tune pages:
03/03/2006 17:27 GMT
Hi,

The next version of Harmony Assistant is still in its beta-test phase (v9.2.0 Beta-7)

This version will bring important improvements, so we need it to be tested in depth. You are then invited, if not already done, to join the beta-test session by downloading this pre-version and reporting problems you could find.

If you own a new MacIntel computer, please note a beta-version for this kind of computer is also available, and we really need it to be tried and validated.

Your help will be appreciated!

The complete list of new features, improvements, changes and fixes can be read here .

To download this beta-version, visit this page and read carefully the recommendations before going further.

New features and problem reports are discussed in the dedicated forum. Feel free to use this forum to write comments or ask questions. We'd be glad if you could also post a message when it works as expected, in order to know the new feature has been successfully tested.
However keep in mind that any report about a problem that cannot be solved by the other users has to be sent directly to us by e-mail.

Thank you!
03/03/2006 13:14 GMT
First entries for the 16th Contest "Tribute to Mozart" from Mr Carlsmose, Eisemann, Navdeep et Verpeaux.
02/10/2006 15:55 GMT
Hi,

The future version of Harmony Assistant (v9.2) is presently in its beta-test phase.

So if you want to help us making this new version even more reliable and user-friendly, you are invited to participate to the beta session.

The complete list of new features, improvements, changes and fixes can be read here .

To download this beta-version, visit this page and read carefully the recommendations before going further.

Because low-level changes have been made in the program, everything has to be tested and approved. Especially, text management with accented or foreign characters, on as many platforms as possible (including the Linux/Wine version), the graphical adjustments and all new features that have been implemented.

Each of these features are discussed in the dedicated forum. Feel free to use this forum to write comments or ask questions. We'd be glad if you could also post a message when it works as expected, in order to know the new feature has been successfully tested.
However keep in mind that any report about a problem that cannot be solved by the other users has to be sent directly to us by e-mail either to us.

Thank you!
01/16/2006 16:51 GMT
The 15th contest will end January 31, you still can send your work or listen to submitted tunes here :
http://www.myriad-online.com/en/community/contest.htm
10/20/2005 15:41 GMT
The new versions of Harmony Assistant (9.1.9) and Melody Assistant (7.1.9) are available on our Website. Of course, this update is free of charge, as usual.

You can read the detail of the improvements here

Please note this new version of Harmony Assistant enables to import directly files in Finale format.
The complete list of file formats that are recognized by Melody and Harmony Assistant (comparison chart) can be viewed here

Note: Myriad Music Plug-in v5.1.9 is also available.
09/05/2005 16:11 GMT
The 14th contest is now closed... The 15th contest will begin soon...
08/08/2005 17:19 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Deschatelets , Cherrier; Ted, Mustone, Nguyen, Reihheiser, Sawyer, Schreurs.
The contest will be closed the 30th august...
07/12/2005 14:18 GMT
The new versions of Harmony Assistant (9.1.7) and Melody Assistant (7.1.7) are available on our Website. Of course, this update is free of charge, as usual.

You can read the detail of the improvements here

Note: Myriad Plug-in 5.1.7 has also been released.
07/08/2005 14:55 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Cattin, Comeay, Dickinson, Hawke, Mustone, Nguyen, Reihheiser, Swayer, Toniello, Zhenya.
06/20/2005 12:15 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Allain, Carlsmose, Fidermutz, Hazlette, Ighina, Perrin, Pinc, Prudent, Reihheiser, Toniello.
06/13/2005 14:40 GMT
The new versions of Harmony Assistant (9.1.5) and Melody Assistant (7.1.5) are available on our Website. Of course, this update is free of charge, as usual.

You can read the detail of the improvements here

Note: Melody Player 4.1.5 and Myriad Plug-in 5.1.5 have also been released.
06/02/2005 15:33 GMT
We are pleased to inform you the winners of the 13th Contest are :
1- Laurier Nappert for Trinidadit
2- Anthony Mustone for Strange Utopia
3- Ole Carlsmose for Little Annie
The winner of Mandatory Topic "Andromeda" is Lutz Stahlhofen

Please remember the 14th contest is running, you can submit your work !
http://www.myriad-online.com/en/community/contest.htm

Best regards
05/31/2005 08:55 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Carlsmose, Diserens, Dilly, Fiedermutz, Hazlett, Inga, O Neil,Oconnor, Perrin, Reihheiser, Shiley, Wilson.
05/18/2005 13:19 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Bataille, Bonzanini, Carlsmose, Cecchi, Comean, Hazlett, O Neil, Verpeaux, Villedey.
05/17/2005 15:18 GMT
The new versions of Harmony Assistant (9.1.3) and Melody Assistant (7.1.3) are available on our Website. Of course, this update is free of charge, as usual.

You can read the detail of the improvements here

Note: Melody Player 4.1.3 and Myriad Plug-in 5.1.3 have also been released.
05/03/2005 07:19 GMT
The new versions of Harmony and Melody are available on our Website. Of course, this update is free of charge, as usual.

The authors warmly thank all the members of the Beta-test team for their help in locating and fixing the bugs...

This new version of Harmony Assistant (v9.1) and Melody Assistant (v7.1) introduces some important new features like the independent positionning of staves within each group, an enhanced digital output quality, new graphical objects and the complete management of the new sounds in GOLD 2 sound database...

You can read the detail of the improvements here.

Best Regards,
The authors

P.S. If you are using the Myriad Music Plug-in in your Web pages, please read this message
04/29/2005 14:25 GMT
Demo music pages is updated.
04/15/2005 13:00 GMT
Harmony Assistant 9.1 6 RC1 and Melody Assistant 7.1 6 RC1 can be downloaded from here.

Please read carefully the Web page about this pre-version, as well as the detailed list of new features that are included.

If you are not aware about what a beta-version means and implies, please consider a beta-version is not made for working actually, but to track the remaining issues before the public release.

This means you have to report any problem you could encounter by e-mail to the authors.

Note:
The files you created with any beta-version of the 9.1 (this one included) will be readable in the public release.

Thanks,
04/01/2005 13:47 GMT
After many monthes of work, we're proud to announce the public release of the GOLD 2 Sound Database.
It provides many new sounds you can discover here.

We wish to thank everybody who helped us in this task, and especially the contributors who accepted to be recorded while playing their instrument, or even recorded themseves.
04/01/2005 13:42 GMT
The 13th contest ends with the submissions from Mr Bataille, Bekker, Diserens, Furler,Gregory, Lzehnev, Lyon, Masse, Moroni, Morzier, Oconnor,Tudico, Villedey. The 14th Contest start now !
03/16/2005 17:08 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Bekker, Comeau, Delage, Fontenot, Grandhay, Habeck, Han, Homer, La Francesca, Larher, Oconnor (Father), Oconnor (Son), Save,Scherues, Smith, Stahlhofen, Thibordeau.
02/15/2005 16:50 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Buffat,Cherruer, Comeau, Ighina, Schwartz,Smith, Stahlhofen
01/23/2005 14:43 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Coanet, Deschatelets, Dete, Diserens,Habeck,Nappert,Robet,Stahlhofen.
01/14/2005 15:39 GMT
Demo page updated.
http://www.myriad-online.com/en/resources/tunes.htm
01/12/2005 17:22 GMT
New contest entries for the 13th contes from Mr Bernardin,Buffat, Habeck; Mustone, Oconnor,Oliveria, Weber.

Mr Zarkh wins the 12the contest, his interview is here :
http://www.myriad-online.com/en/community/interview/hzarkh.htm
and other winners are here :
http://www.myriad-online.com/en/community/contest.htm

Best regards
12/28/2004 15:07 GMT
New contest entries from Mr MM Barsov, Bernardin, Carlsmose, Cecchi, Hazlette, Le Sabazec, Morgan, Nappert, Pernet, Smith, Verpeaux.
12/07/2004 12:04 GMT
Hello,
Harmony Assistant v9.0.5 and Melody Assistant v7.0.5 are now available for download on our Website. Please view the list of changes, fixes and improvements here.

As usual, update is free of charge.

Best Regards,

P.S. The following applications have also been released:
- Myriad Plug-in v5.0.5
- Melody Player v4.0.5
12/07/2004 09:46 GMT
First entries for the 13 the Contest from Mr MM Bertrand, Cecchi, Deschatelets, Dickinso, Grandhay, Lesbros, Liserens, Nappert, Samson, Swayer, Tudico, Verpeaux.
10/29/2004 14:03 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Allain, Diebold, Hitrov, Masse, Munoz,Nappert, Oconnor, Prabowo, Verpeaux, Vieugue.
10/21/2004 09:38 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Berthuit, Carlsmose, Grandhay, La Francesca, Munoz, Oconnor, Pernet Prabowo, Riom Thibodeau, Zarh.
10/13/2004 13:28 GMT
Hello,
Harmony Assistant v9.0.4 and Melody Assistant v7.0.4 are now available for download on our Website. Please view the list of changes, fixes and improvements here.

As usual, update is free of charge.

Best Regards,

P.S. The Myriad Plug-in is also available in v5.0.3.
09/12/2004 09:16 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Diebold, Le sabazec, Moroni, Newby, Nguyen, Storms,Thibodeau,Yu Hong.
08/26/2004 15:25 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Bernardin Carlsmose, Chu, Le sabazec, Zarkh
08/10/2004 16:06 GMT
These new versions are available for download: Harmony Assistant 9.0.3, Melody Assistant 7.0.3.

As usual, update is free of charge.
08/06/2004 14:43 GMT
These new versions are available for download: Harmony Assistant 9.0.2, Melody Assistant 7.0.2.

As usual, update is free of charge.
08/06/2004 11:15 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Bekker, Berthet, Brown, Clapton, Nappert, Nguyen, Pernet, Pfaulm, Sawyer, Zarkh.
Results of 11th contest are available on the web site.
http://www.myriad-online.com/en/community/contest.htm
07/20/2004 15:36 GMT
New versions available for download: Harmony Assistant 9.0.1, Melody Assistant 7.0.1, Myriad Music Plug-In 5.0.1, OMeR 2.1.1, OMeR tutorials updated.
07/07/2004 11:05 GMT
Music demo pages updated.
07/07/2004 08:03 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Clapton, Eisemann, Nappert, Sawyer, Vlahakis.
07/05/2004 14:59 GMT
The new versions of Harmony and Melody are available on the Website. Of course, this update is free of charge, as usual.

The authors warmly thank all the members of the Beta-test team for their help in locating and fixing the bugs...

This new major version of Harmony Assistant (v9.0) and Melody Assistant (v7.0) brings many new important features (more than 50 new options and 70 improvements) that enhance music editing and notation:

* Special beaming, widely configurable
* Slur and beam between notes belonging to different staves
* Conditional dynamics: Tacets, Repeat and fade out, etc.
* Staff lines masking: ossias, gap before coda, etc.
* Fine tempo management
* etc

User interface has been improved, with a new management of hierarchical lists, a new default icon set and the discontinuous selection of music symbols.

In Harmony Assistant, powerful scripts open new capabilities, like creating slideshows or movie soundtracks (Mac OS X), new tablatures for wind instruments like Xaphoon, automatic creation of tacet, ossia, "exotic" tuplets, microtonal accidentals...

Accompaniment management in Harmony Assistant has been rewritten, to become even more flexible and powerful. Used in conjunction with the Yamaha PSR style import, it grants access to a wide range of various styles.

This version is shipped with MyrScript v1 and Virtual Singer v3.

You can read the detail of the improvements here:

http://www.myriad-online.com/en/docs/meloharmowhatsnew.htm

Best Regards,

PS: License numbers for Virtual Singer have changed. To convert for free your old code to a new one, visit:

http://www.myriad-online.com/en/store/lostcode.htm
06/21/2004 15:33 GMT
First entries for the 12 th Contest from Mr Brown, Garcia, Habeck, Nappert, Pfaulm, Vlahakis.
06/09/2004 15:53 GMT
The new beta version (Harmony 9.0 5, Melody 7.0 5) is available for download here :
http://www.myriad-online.com/en/beta/index.htm
05/28/2004 13:12 GMT
New 11th contest entries from M Alway, Brandt, Delagree,Hitrov,Masse,Moffat, Zarkh.
Be aware, contest will be closed May 31, 24:00.
05/22/2004 07:35 GMT
Hi,

With the help of the beta test team we are now working on the next Harmony/Melody major release.
Of course, this update, with great new features, will be available for free for all registered users.
We need some translations for the new interfaces items in various language: Italian, Deutch, Japanese.
If you want to help us, send a mail to didier@myriad-online.com.

Best regards
05/19/2004 05:40 GMT
Melody Assistant beta version 6.5 and Harmony Assistant beta version 8.5 are available:
http://www.myriad-online.com/en/beta/index.htm
05/18/2004 08:31 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Bernardin, Berthuit, Engel, Haan, Harper, Moffatt, Nguyen, Park, Pernet, Roy.
05/03/2004 11:59 GMT
New entries for the 11th Contest from M Engel, Hazlett, Lavoux, Lussignol, Means, Nguyen, Romero, Soeters, Vlhahakis
04/09/2004 14:14 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Allain, Bernardin, Carlmose,Eisemann,Engel, Habeck,Herper,Means,Reynolds,Valzania, Von Kaenel.
03/01/2004 12:40 GMT
Contest page updated with tunes from Mr Bocquet, Diebold, Engel, Means, Portnoy.
02/16/2004 14:55 GMT
Hello,

Harmony Assistant 8.4.4 and Melody Assistant 6.4.4 are available for download on our main page or through the Internet Automatic Update option.

List of all additions, improvements and fixes can be viewed in this page

Best Regards,
02/11/2004 13:15 GMT
A new Melody version (6.4.3) and Harmony version (8.4.3) is available from the integrated Internet update or by manual update on our web site.
Contest page was updated.
02/09/2004 10:36 GMT
First 11 th contest entries from Mr Always, Carlsmose, Nappert, Pfaulm, Schreurs, Colgrove.
02/04/2004 11:37 GMT
The new version of the Myriad Web site is now available, with new sections. Go to www.myriad-online.com to take a look on it.
01/31/2004 14:25 GMT
Last contest entries from M Behrens, Bouquer, Brandt, Donohue, Hazlette Masse, Pernet, Sherriff, Yap, Zarkh.
01/27/2004 16:31 GMT
New contest entries from M MM Hitrov, Benoit, Carlsmose, Demetri, Diebold, Hazlett Larher, Mazza, Munoz, Pernet,Zark, Zhao.
01/09/2004 14:05 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Allain, Alway, Diccecco, Means, Munoz, Reynolds, Zarkh.
12/24/2003 09:59 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Behrens, Duchene, Engel, Kenig, Means and Zarkh.
11/30/2003 13:18 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Bocquet, Cialec, Zarkh
11/21/2003 16:53 GMT
5 voices for RealSinger II (requires Harmony Assistant 8.4/Melody Assistant 6.4 or more) can be downloaded from the goodies page :
Two French female voices (Myriam/Celine)
Two French male voices (Didier/Laurier)
One English male voice (Robert)
Thanks to Laurier Nappert and Robert Allgeyer, who recorded their own voice and accepted to share their work with the community !
11/20/2003 16:36 GMT
Hello,

A new major release of Harmony Assistant (8.4.0) and Melody Assistant (6.4.0) are available on our Web site.

Note for Mac OS X users : Automatic update to this version won't work properly. It is recommended to download the new version from our Website instead.

In this version, you will find many new features and improvements. The Myriad team, developers and beta-testers are proud of introducing, in this new release :
---------------
* A redesign of the interface which enables to change the icon set and introduces new kind of windows. A contextual help is added to the already existing help system.
* A new technology for human voice rendering, even more realistic : Real Singer II.
* MIDI import and quantize have been completely rewritten : they are simpler to use and more efficient.
* A new installer for all our applications, more user-friendly and meaningful
* MyrScript, the embedded language of Harmony Assistant, is now in v.0.2 and comes with new scripts, for example digital track to note converter, graphical metronome, beat marking display, wind instrument tablature calculator...
* Mac OS X version is closer to the usual appearance of other applications, with smoothed fonts, dialog box related to document windows, an application shipped as a "bundle", mouse wheel management...

... and much more !

Details about what is new can be read here.

We wish you will enjoy this new version,
11/14/2003 17:15 GMT
New contest entries from Mr : Bernardin, Bocquet, Cialec, Engel, Nappert, Pasquier, Segaud.
11/06/2003 14:03 GMT
First submissions to the 10 th contest from Mr Benois, Bernardin, Engle,Nappert,Pasquier.
Harmony 8.4 and Melody 6.4 are now available in public beta 8.
11/01/2003 05:15 GMT
9th contest is closed with entries from Mr Alway,Donohue,Duchene, Fairweather,Grandhay, Masse,Schwartz,Von Kaenel.
10/28/2003 16:26 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Alway, Cialec, Engel, Hazlett, Hecht, Masse,Robert, Zarkh, Lachapelle.
10/20/2003 10:36 GMT
OMeR 2.0.1 is available for download on the Myriad Web pages.
In this version (compared to v 2.0) :
Fix : drag and drop on Macintosh
Fix : update problem while changing scale
New panel in general setup : colors for computed notes.

We wish you will enjoy this new version.
10/15/2003 12:02 GMT
New contest entrise from : Alon, Boucher, Eisemann, Engel, Grandhay, Jourdane, Larher, Le sabazec, Pernet, SHerrif, Zarkh.
09/25/2003 08:13 GMT
New tunes for contest from Mr Eisemann, Grun, Hazlett, Nappert, Pelletier, Segaud, Yu, Zollner
09/24/2003 12:20 GMT
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FREE GOODIES
---------------------
The new goodies page is under construction.
You will find here, for example, the Icon Designer Manual (enables to design new icon sets for customizing Harmony v8.4/Melody v6.4 or more)
09/24/2003 12:14 GMT
-------------------------
BETA-VERSION AVAILABLE
-------------------------
Hello,

Harmony Assistant 8.4.0 Beta-5 and Melody Assistant 6.4.0 Beta-5 are available from the beta-test page

Please read carefully the instructions provided in this page.
In particular, please keep in mind a beta-version is not (yet) the new version of the program.
It is only made for users to take a look to the new feature, and above all to provide feedback to developers.

So please do not hesitate to discuss on the dedicated part of the forum about the issues you could encounter while using the beta-version.

We are waiting for your comments. Thank you !
09/15/2003 12:13 GMT
Democratic workshop pages have just been updated. All pending votes and feature requests have been processed.
09/15/2003 09:14 GMT
The results of the 8th contest are available on the contest web page :
http://www.myriad-online.com/contest.htm
Thanks to all competitors !
09/12/2003 05:28 GMT
OMeR was updated in version 2.0 and is available for download.
Update is free of charges.
09/12/2003 05:27 GMT
Tunes page updated.
09/11/2003 08:39 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Bernardin, Gunnarsson, Hamilton, Napper, Segaud, Stahlhofen, Zarkh, Zollner.
08/27/2003 14:07 GMT
New tunes from Mr Arvanitis, Boucher, Crhounek, Engel, Gerard, Kheloufi, Perne.
08/13/2003 08:56 GMT
First entries for the 9th Contest session from Mr Nappert and Arvanitis.
And first submission for the mandatory topic.
07/31/2003 17:32 GMT
The 8th contest is closed. The 9th begin with a new category, see the contest page for all details...
07/21/2003 15:37 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Alway, Brandt, Desbonnez, Engel, Haag, Hier, Larher,Pin, Tudico, Zarkh, Zhao.
The contest will close the 31th !
07/04/2003 13:49 GMT
A web page has been set up for an event that took place in France two weeks ago, the "fte de la musique". You can see pictures and hear audio excerpts of this event here. (in English)
07/01/2003 07:59 GMT
Versions :
Harmony Assistant 8.3.5c
Melody Assistant 6.3.5c
available for a few days are now announced on our Web pages.
If you encounters issues with text, lyrics or dynamics that may not be displayed or printed properly after a few pages, then download this version from our Web pages and install it.
06/23/2003 15:23 GMT
New entries for the 8th contest from Mr MM Baxter, Desbonnez, Engel, Gaarden, Gerard, Hawke, Masse, Nappert, Vieugue.
06/08/2003 06:00 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Allain, Baxter, Bonzanini, Gerard, Gerbaud, Hazlett, Jourdane, Lockett, Pernet, Von Kaenel, Zarkh, Zhao.
05/26/2003 07:48 GMT
Music demo pages updated (69 hours)
05/26/2003 05:59 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Bernardin, Bonzanini, Gunnarsson, Karlsson, Menut, Mustone, Pin.
05/20/2003 16:32 GMT
These new versions are available from the Myriad Web site :
- Harmony Assistant 8.3.5
- Melody Assistant 6.3.5
- Myriad Music Plug-in v3.9 Build 2
(All of them include Virtual Singer v2.4)
05/07/2003 06:10 GMT
New contest entries from Mr MM Bernardin, Hecht, Lockett, Romero, Stahlofen.
05/02/2003 13:00 GMT
OMeR 1.6 is available, some interface enhancement and Mac OS X Twain drivers management.
Myrid Music Plug-in is now in V 3.8 : lyrics display while music is playing.
04/29/2003 09:21 GMT
7th contest winners are available !
04/22/2003 15:45 GMT
These new versions are available from the Myriad Web site :
- Harmony Assistant 8.3.3
- Melody Assistant 6.3.3
04/18/2003 12:20 GMT
First entries for the 8th Contest : musics from Mr Bernardin, Kehloufi, Locket, Nappert, Ohara, Zhao.
04/08/2003 16:59 GMT
These new versions are available from the Myriad Web site :
- Harmony Assistant 8.3.1
- Melody Assistant 6.3.1
- Myriad Music Plug-in v.3.7 Build 2
04/03/2003 13:14 GMT
- The Democratic Workshop pages have been updated
- New tutorial viewing method (no more pop-up windows) on the Tutorials page.
04/03/2003 07:41 GMT
Harmony Assistant 8.3, Melody Assistant 6.3 are available for download.
03/26/2003 16:54 GMT
The Demo page has just been updated on the Myriad Website. Now almost 67 hours of music !
03/18/2003 16:11 GMT
Shared experience section :
Added "Leggi sui diritti di autore", by Angelo Tringale, Italian translation of "an overview of copyright laws", by Laurier Nappert.

Friendly contest :
The 7th tune friendly contest has just been closed. Jury will start reviewing the submitted pieces soon.
The 8th session begins today.
03/11/2003 07:51 GMT
New contest entries from MM MM Ainsley, Akkad, Alway, Bocquet, Nappert, Peacock, Parbowo, Sherriff, Villedey, Zhao
02/26/2003 09:41 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Blaire, Briggs, Cialec, Duchene, Hecht, Locatelli, Lockett, Vieugue, Zarkh
02/17/2003 15:42 GMT
The Windows version of the Myriad Music Plug-in has been updated (3.6 build 2) in order to manage properly the "engraver mode" score display
02/12/2003 12:24 GMT
Myriad Music Plug-in v3.6 build 1 is available.
The complete installable archive now installs a Virtual Singer stub, to enable singing lyrics from the plug-in, without having to install Melody or Harmony Assistant.
Scores that have been designed using the GOLD sound database are now marked with a specific logo. It is not necessary to own the GOLD database to play them, but the result may not be as good.
02/05/2003 12:25 GMT
The Democratic Workshop pages have been updated.
Options that could be implemented using the new MyrScript scripting language are now marked using a specific icon. (see the Webboard for more information about MyrScript)
01/29/2003 09:41 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Alway, Bernardin, Cecchi, Duchene, Kheloufi, Lockett, Loebl, Marois, Nappert, Nguyen, Zarkh, Zhao.
01/20/2003 06:40 GMT
Demo pages updated.
01/08/2003 12:29 GMT
First entries for the 7th contest from Mr Carbis, Cherrier, Gerard, Gerbaud, Hazlett Mustone, Nappert, Nguyen, Wezel, Zark, Zollner
01/06/2003 17:42 GMT
New theme on the Windows theme download page : Silver, by JM Jourdane.
01/02/2003 13:15 GMT
Iubito theme updated on Windows theme download page.
01/02/2003 10:11 GMT
Hello,

These new versions have been released :

Harmony Assistant 8.2.0
Melody Assistant 6.2.0
Melody Player 3.2.0
Myriad Music Plug-in 3.4.0

Many new features have been added, and most of the previously reported issues have been fixed. As usual, update download is free of charge.

Please see the complete list of changes, improvements and fixes here.

Best Regards,
12/16/2002 18:17 GMT
Last entries for the 6th contest from : .Mr Belotti,Berndt, Birsan, Bouchereau, Desbonnez, Einikis; Gerard, Hazlett, Masse, Samaras, Soeters, Zarkh.
12/09/2002 15:18 GMT
New contest entries from :Alway, Arthurs, Baledent, Biggi, Galperin, Gerbault, Mac Farland, Nguyen, Pesec, Pfaulm, Von Kaenel, Zhao.
11/23/2002 07:02 GMT
Demo pages updated.
11/21/2002 07:44 GMT
New contest entries from : Mr Aguila, Ainsley, Baudon, Biggi, Lahrer, Locket, Miggello, Moyen, Ziegler.
11/12/2002 11:56 GMT
A new theme for Melody/Harmony Assistant, called "Desert chrome", can be downloaded from the Additional Theme Webpage.
11/07/2002 15:22 GMT
New Myriad Music Plug-in version for Macintosh (3.3 build 8) which increase drastically the pages download speed (up to 8 times)
11/04/2002 08:00 GMT
New contest entries from Mr M Aguila, Bernardin, Gladu, Lockett, Soeters, Takahta, Yu.
10/21/2002 06:35 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Aguila, Gatt, Gladu, Hawke.
10/09/2002 14:18 GMT
Votes for the democratic workshop since July 2002 (!) have been processed.

Four new features added :

LATEXP Graphical export in LaTeX format, Lilypond compatible.

LUTABFILE Export (/Import ?) in tablature file format from Wayne Cripps' TAB program

TABSTEM A different way for displaying note stems on tablature (see picture on the workshop page)

MORECHORD HARMONY ASSISTANT : More than 4 divisions per bar (8 or 16) in the Harmony Assistant's chord grid
10/05/2002 07:28 GMT
An OMeR 1.6, public beta version for Mac OS X is available on the OMeR page.
10/02/2002 15:35 GMT
Harmony and Melody was updated (Harmony 8.1.1, Melody 6.1.1)
09/25/2002 06:50 GMT
First entries for the 6th Contest from Mr : Lee, Brice, Desjardins, Jourdane, Kheloufi, Letourneux, Vaughan. The jury is still working on the musics submitted for the 5th Contest, results will be published October 16th 2002.
09/23/2002 15:57 GMT
Hello,

These new versions have been released :

Harmony Assistant 8.1.0
Melody Assistant 6.1.0
Melody Player 3.1.0
Myriad Music Plug-in 3.3.0

Many new features have been added, and most of the previously reported issues have been fixed. As usual, the update is free of charge.

But the main characteristic of these new version is they are the first version to support our new product, the Gold sound database, which provide high-quality sound output.
Please consult the Gold Sound Database page for more information about this new add-on, and to hear a demo of each new sound.

Best Regards,
08/30/2002 09:00 GMT
New contest entries from Mr :Aguila, Berndt, Bouquet, Desjardins, Larher, Samaras, Vautard, Zlatko.
08/26/2002 07:05 GMT
New contest entries from Mr:Boisvert,Brice, Cecchi, Larher, Mercer,Vautard.
08/20/2002 15:28 GMT
Demo pages updated.
08/06/2002 14:23 GMT
New contest entries from Mr : Beaudry, Behrens,Belotti, Gerard, Hale, Kheloufi, Wezel.
07/26/2002 06:57 GMT
Demo pages updated.
07/24/2002 07:57 GMT
New contest entries from Mr: Ainsley, Behrens, Boisvert, Guyot, Thibault, Underwood.
07/22/2002 07:49 GMT
New entries in the shared experience section :
-An overview of Copyright laws.
-STUDY CD's FOR CHORAL GROUPS
07/08/2002 11:20 GMT
New contest entries from Mr and Ms : Aguila, Behrens, Cannara, Desbonnez, Knutson, Moyen, Nappert.
06/24/2002 13:45 GMT
New contest entries from M : Behrens, Cialec, Kehloufi, Lachapelle, Letrouneux, Moyen, Romero.
New tutorials and new look for the tutorial page.
06/11/2002 13:01 GMT
New contest tunes from Mr Ainsley, Bernardin, Cialec,Kehloufi, Letourneux, MacFraland Prosperi.
06/03/2002 07:47 GMT
First submissions for the 4th contest. Works from M Donatelli,Nappert, Peacock, Soeters, Stahlhofen.
The demos page is updated too.
05/28/2002 16:41 GMT
new Webboard system has been set up.
It should be more useful and user-friendly.

If, when viewing this new page, the old Webboard still appears, press the "Reload" button of your browser.
05/23/2002 17:12 GMT
Melody Assistant v.6.0.5 and Harmony Assistant v.8.0.5 are available on our Website.

Here are the main changes in this version :

Password protection : empty passwords are not allowed

Fixed : tempo change in plug-in

Sound resource file format saving under Mac OS X

2/4 and 1/4 time signature saving in ABC file format

Staff type change from regular staff to digital track

Sound loading when custom sounds are made directly from a sound in the database

Check box management for enabling some rotative buttons

Problems in the step-by-step MIDI input mode

Problem with editing tempo change when reference note is not a quarter

Unaccuracy in score tempo changes when general tempo is modified

Miscellaneous problems when moving tempo changes on score

Harmony Assistant : forcing number of bars per line : fixed

Problems for displaying accidentals on multi-voice staves

Tempo : mathematical unaccuracy, that can be heard above 4 mn when playing digital tracks

Default position for "part end" symbol (does not overlap the next bar anymore)

Windows : Hanging on some PCs : fixed

Windows : Pop-up menu for font selection sometimes incomplete

Windows : Selection range management in some editable fields

Windows : Theme seeking on some versions of Windows

Windows : Digital file export (WAV, AIFF or MP3) for very short or empty scores

Windows : Rotative button display in the simple mixer

Windows : Problems for loading some Jukebox files

Windows : Problems when using the "Time slider" palette while Jukebox is playing

Windows : Current bar number display in simple mixer

Windows : Crash when selecting "Print lyrics at the end" and no lyrics has been typed in

Windows : Page Mode : moving objects (dynamics, texts, graphics) outside the staff area

Windows : 8-bits user instrument storage in RLE packing

Windows : Crash when selecting some palettes from the master palette

Windows : Crash (rare) when closing a score, or quitting the program.

05/22/2002 12:20 GMT
New tutorials are available from the tutorial pages.

Require Myriad Music Plug-in v.3.1.
05/22/2002 12:17 GMT
The Myriad Music Plug-in v.3.1 is available. It enables to view the new tutorials, brings enhanced capabilities and improves speed and reliability.
05/15/2002 13:44 GMT
A new version of the Myriad Music Plugin (3.0.0) is available.
This version now enables to view online animated tutorials that explain Harmony and Melody features.
A new section has been added to the Website for this purpose : online tutorials.

This improvement is still experimental.
Technical issues must be reported to mmplug@myriad-online.com
Comment or advices about the tutorial content must be sent to yannick@myriad-online.com

We hope you will enjoy this new capability.
05/04/2002 14:19 GMT
Demos page updated. If you already had submitted demos files, you can fill the categories informations and send us again the files (in an archive if you can), so your files will also be listed in the "Categories" page.
05/01/2002 05:56 GMT
The 4th contest is closed today. Last entries from Mr Cialec, Desjardins, Jokisch, Machefert, Mangin, Sauf, Weatherwax. The jury will begin to work.
04/30/2002 14:04 GMT
New Melody (6.0.4) and Harmony version (8.0.4) posted today.
The CDROMs has been shipped.
What's new ?
Version 8.0.4
Add note according to rule : enharmonics problem fixed
Grace note positionning when note stem is down
Maximum number of notes in a chord set to 64 instead of 10 (because of some MIDIfiles)
Number of bars per line when multi-rest bars are present
Velocity-based rules : issues fixed
Palette updating after rule editing
Some window now open faster
Music ending in jukebox is more smooth
Increase the lyric line editing speed
Windows : master palette management issues fixed
Windows : color pictures in print preview, graphical export and printing
Windows : display size of some hierarchical menus
04/27/2002 16:07 GMT
New Web page : documents backgrounds
http://www.myriad-online.com/backgrounds/backgrounds.htm
04/27/2002 16:06 GMT
New Contest tunes from Mr : Benoit, Cho, Desjardins, Jokisch, Letourneux, Sauf, Setiawan.
04/25/2002 15:42 GMT
Harmony Assistant Version 8.0.3 / Melody Assistant 6.0.3

These new versions are now available on our Website.
Here are the main changes for these versions :

- Interface problems fixed on Windows

- Japanese Windows version problems fixed (fonts)

- User instruments RLE encoding problem (clic at end) fixed

- Freeze when music stops problem fixed on Mac OS X

04/22/2002 10:53 GMT
New contest entries from :Cho, Jourdane Andrei, Jourdane Jean-Marie, Machefert, Sauf, Setiawan,Weatherwax.
04/18/2002 15:58 GMT
New contest tunes from Mr: Ducatillon, Escobedo, Habon, Jourdane, Marion, Orlando, Roderer, Setiawan, Zlatko, Zollner.
04/18/2002 14:55 GMT
Harmony 8.0.2 and Melody 6.0.2 is available on the web site.
This version fixes some problem reported by 8.0 and 6.0 users :
Palette issues (MacOS X) fixed
Karaoke issues (Mac OS X) fixed
Out of date versions of Virtual Singer are detected
Current theme storing (Windows) fixed
Default values for digital output setup fixed
Default scale value in "Note display" tools fixed
Wheelmouse management (Windows)
User palette problem fixed
MIDI echo problem fixed
Control Handle problem in print preview fixed

Don't hesitate to send us any problem on this version.
04/15/2002 16:15 GMT
We are especially glad to announce you the new major versions of our music programs, and this for three main reasons :

First, these versions include half an hundred new features, improvements and fixes. Update download is free of charge from our Website.
A great part of the new features comes from users' suggestions made in the Democratic Workshop, and we thanks them here.
We also wish to thank the active Beta-test team who worked hard with us on this version.

Then, all our programs (9 titles) run from this date on Mac OS X.

At last, we celebrate this week our 14 years of activity. It is a real satisfaction for us, because our longevity validates the choices we made more than one decade ago : designing popular software. Improvements come partly from the people through the democratic workshop and our technical support, the products are easily affordable by everybody, and they became popular because their easiness and completeness.
Seing the thousands of people using them daily, we can now affirm there is still space in the software industry for micro-structures like ours, that evolves outside the usual distribution and promotion systems..

Best Regards,
The 15th of April 2002,
The Authors.
04/15/2002 16:14 GMT
We are especially glad to announce you the new major versions of our music programs, and this for three main reasons :

First, these versions include half an hundred new features, improvements and fixes. Update download is free of charge from our Website.
A great part of the new features comes from users' suggestions made in the Democratic Workshop, and we thanks them here.
We also wish to thank the active Beta-test team who worked hard with us on this version.

Then, all our programs (9 titles) run from this date on Mac OS X.

At last, we celebrate this week our 14 years of activity. It is a real satisfaction for us, because our longevity validates the choices we made more than one decade ago :
designing popular software. Improvements come partly from the people through the democratic workshop and our technical support, the products are easily affordable by
everybody, and they became popular because their easiness and completeness.
Seing the thousands of people using them daily, we can now affirm there is still space in the software industry for micro-structures like ours, that evolves outside the usual
distribution and promotion systems..

Best Regards,
The 15th of April 2002,
The Authors.
04/11/2002 09:19 GMT
New contest entries from Mr Akkad Izre'el ,Berndt Uwe,Ducatillon Michel,Pesec Jovan,Sauf Cyril ,Townsend Richard,Zhao Mike.
04/05/2002 15:26 GMT
New Beta version : Beta 3 available for all Beta testers.
04/03/2002 13:34 GMT
New tunes for the contest : Mr Akkad Izre'el,Balko Paul ,Baxter Paul ,Machefert Sylvain,Matloff Michel.
03/21/2002 13:51 GMT
New contest entries :Allain, Baxter, Desserprit, Escobedo, Letrouneux, Mass, Romero, Townsend.
03/18/2002 16:30 GMT
Myriad Music Plug-In for Mac OS X is available on the web site.
03/16/2002 07:10 GMT
Demo page updated.
03/15/2002 15:48 GMT
Hello, everybody !

Version 8 of Harmony assistant (and 6 of Melody Assistant) is on its way.
New features are now implemented, and we test them deeply before submitting a version beta-2.
Here is a preview of all this new version will provide :
http://www.myriad-online.com/beta/whatsnew.htm

The only item to complete is the new Windows interface, that will bring a nicer look and feel, with transparencies, smooth menu opening, etc. This new interface will be designed to enable users to change it through "skins".

We expect the beta-2 version to be available next week.

Have a nice week end...

And thanks to all beta-testers of version beta-1 !
03/14/2002 08:31 GMT
New Contest entries from Mr Belotti, Colgrove, Guyot, Letourneux, Nappert, Zarkh.
03/05/2002 17:53 GMT
We plan to open an alternate site in order to improve reliability and speed up download for US citizens and other out-of-Europe customers.

But before subscribing to this new service, we need to be sure the transfer speed will be high enough to satisfy the customers' expectations.

For this reason a transfer speed test page has been set up. We encourage you to help us by trying it and telling us back the result.

On this page, you will be able to download the same file from several sites all over the word. Please time the transfer from the first of them, as well as for another one, chosen randomly, then send us back the results.

All info about how to to is provided at :
http://www.myriad-online.com/trans/
03/05/2002 16:55 GMT
New entries for the contest page : Cecchi, Condit-Schultz, Letourneux, Stewart.
02/14/2002 17:56 GMT
A first beta-version of Harmony 8.0 is available.
If you are interested in testing it and sending us back comprehensive reports, please send your name, e-mail address, computer characteristics and special fields of interest you have in Harmony Assistant, to :
info@myriad-online.com.
02/13/2002 17:51 GMT
New tunes for the contest page from :Bader, Boyd, Cannata, Dicecco, Erskin, Mustone, Nappert, Peacock et Wezel.
02/12/2002 17:25 GMT
New article in the Shared Experience section : The Guitar, by Laurier Nappert. This article is mainly about the use of guitar accompaniment, chords and the modification of chords on the guitar.
02/11/2002 12:31 GMT
Here is a summary of our last week work :
- ENHBEND Enhanced bend effect for guitar (pull, release, sustain & complete release in a single effect). This can now be managed through staff curves.
- FULTPT Complete tuplet display. Enables for example to display "3:2" over a triplet instead of only "3". Tuplet bracket display can be masked.
- New parameters for staff Rules. Note velocity can be selected as a criterium. Each rule can be non-blocking : when a note matches the rule, search continues after this for all following rules.
A rule can be set up so that notes that match it are considered as the fundamental. When a note is considered as the fundamental, it becomes the root note of the chord for all notes at the same time position for ALL STAVES.
Above this, a new criterium has been introduced : offset from the fundamental. By combining these two criteria, it enables for example to change pitch for chord third and fifth. This technique can be used for example in Barbershop singing
- VELSMP (Enable different samples for instruments, according to the played note velocity). For example soft bass for low velocities, slap bass for strong velocities. This can now be managed through a rule set, by using the new velocity criterium.
- TIERST Enables to tie a note with the adjacent rest in order to increase note duration.
- New file format(.mu3) This file format enables to export Melody/Harmony documents so that digital tracks are internally MP3-encoded. Space gain is about 1 to 10 according to the selected quality level. The main use for this export format is file sharing on the Web. All information about page setup and instruments are kept as it would be in a regular .mus file.
You must keep in mind MP3 encoding is destructive. It is therefore needed to keep the original file in .mus format for further changes.
Successive loading and saving will lead to a loss of quality in digital track sound.
In mu3 format, custom digital instruments can also be MP3 encoded.
- MP3 export: encoding quality setting (bitrate). The higher quality, the longer resulting file.
- MUS saving (standard files) : non-destructive RLE encoding for user instruments. It shrinks the standard files by about 20% when they include custom digital instruments, without any loss of quality .

Fixes :
- Minor problems in menu enabling
- Problem after editing special settings of a staff rule
- Graphical artifact when adding a tie in smoothed mode.
02/07/2002 05:44 GMT
Demos page updated.
02/06/2002 17:43 GMT
New entries for the contest page with tunes from Mr MM Devoddere, Dicecco, Letourneux, Nappert and Peacock.
02/01/2002 16:52 GMT
Here is a summary of what we did this week. Have a nice week-end !
- CLEFCHANGE Clef change anywhere in a bar
- Harmony : In page mode, when control handles are displayed, invisible clef, key or time signature changes are displayed in light gray.
- Ruler menu : A bar can be excluded from the bar counting.
- Ruler menu : Bar counter can be restarted from any value at any bar
- Ruler menu : Now possible in each bar to avoid too long notes to be splitted when going over the barline
-KBEDIT : Computer keyboard setting window can be resized. User-defined key sets can be saved and loaded. Key sets can be selected among pre-defined sets.
- Complete score editing from the computer keyboard.(Up/Down arrow to select note pitch, left/right to move cursor, and other keys to insert a note, a rest, etc)
- Tunes can be sorted by style. In order to ease pieces sorting, it is now recommended to select, in "Title, composer.." window, the category the piece belongs to. A piece can belong up to three different categories. Pieces can be sorted this way in the jukebox list, and HTML pages can also be created according to the style tree.
- When exporting in "HTML plug-in" mode, pages that contains files of more than a given number of Kb will be splitted. It is recommended to generate pages that can be accessed through low-speed modems.

Fixes :
- Soprano Ukulele tuning.
- Harmony : Lyrics displayed in Engraver mode.
- HA793a-05-648915 Windows : Problem when smoothed texts overlaps the bottom of the application window
- MA593a-05-57186A Communication problem with OMeR
- Fixed : Harmony : Effects on notes in accompaniment patterns
- Fixed : Midifile loading when tracks are empty
- Fixed : Menu bar issues when multiple dialog boxes are open and closed.
- HA793-8E-442FF7 : Editing operations in engraver mode
- Fixed : problems in music following box
- Instrument volume when exporting to Midifile now well calculated.
- Fixed : Selection range and copy/paste operations on multi-voice staves.
- HA793a-94-5e22b5 : Harmony : Note tying on the last bar in page mode.
- Harmony Assistant, page mode : issue when moving an object (text, ottava...) over the last barline.

Virtual Singer:
- Verse numbers are ignored by the singer.
- Note pressure time is taken into account.
01/29/2002 06:30 GMT
Demos page updated.
01/28/2002 18:38 GMT
Contest page updated with tunes from M Mustone and Letourneux
01/25/2002 15:41 GMT
New entries for the contest from Mr Romero,Bernardin,Loebl and Peacock.
01/25/2002 15:07 GMT
This week, an important module has been added. It inceases the sound rendering capabilities.
- MDCTRK: Editing parameters through curves. Several curves can be related to each staff. A curve describes the evolution of a parameter when the piece is played. You can define the way volume, panning position, frequency (pitch bend), distorsion, filtering, etc., or even MIDI specific non-standard parameters are modified during time.
It enables, for example, to make the volume vary while a note is played, to create complex pitch-bend, or to send specific commands to a MIDI synthesizer.
Curve selection is made through a pop-up in the micro-icon formerly dedicated to velocity curve.
01/23/2002 11:24 GMT
Here is a summary of what we did last week.
Improvements are a few, but of importance.

- Better graphical location adjustment for texts, graphics, chord diagrams, dynamics and effects. They can now be inserted on bar margins. Movement is more accurate.
- Harmony : SPLITWND : Enable to split the document window into several parts, in order to see and edit several areas of the same score at the same time.
- Compound time signatures : Enables to write 3+1/4 instead of 4/4. Number of reference notes per bar can now be up to 128 and the number of reference note per whole note to 64.
01/21/2002 07:15 GMT
Contest update with new tunes from Mr Nappert and Mc Mullin
01/11/2002 18:06 GMT
Development of version 8.0 is in progress. Windows version is currently "relooked".
The following features have been implemented :

-MAGNTOOL: Magnetic tool palettes. When moved, they stick to each other when too close.
- Global setup has been rewritten, and options have been sorted
- For each tool palette, it is possible to decide whether the document will avoid to be overlapped by it or not (when maximizing the document window)
- Now possible to activate/deactivate effect display on staff and/or its related tablature.
- Guitar effect palette : string numbers range is now 1 to 6
- BREVE : New note duration : breve and long. A new version of the music font is provided. It must replace the previous version in order to display these new symbols properly.
- Harmony : Delete tool can be used to delete subdivisions of the chort grid.
- Harmony : ALTFONT Now possible to use another font than STocatta to display music symbols.
It is now possible to define "charsets". Each staff in a document can have its own charset. A charset can be made of characters from different fonts.
- When the document uses fonts that are not installed on the system, an alert box tells it to the user. It can be disabled in global setup.
-BARNBR When inserting a free text, some wildcards can be replaced by values that depends on the score. For example, $B token is replaced by the current bar number, and therefore enables to display bar bumber anywhere.
- Staves with rules : to add quickly a note that belongs to a rule, Shift+Click (or right-click) to open a pop-up menu. Select the required rule in the list, the note will be added according to the selected rules.
When editing a note (double-click on the note head), and this note belongs to a staff with rules, a pop-up menu in the "General" panel enables to change quickly the rule this note belongs to.
01/07/2002 11:11 GMT
Windows only
A transitional version, numbered Melody Assistant 5.9.3a and Harmony Assistant 7.9.3a is now available on the download page.
This version only fixes issues on Action-tool palette and Tab key in lyrics editing.
All other features are the same as the previous version (Melody 5.9.3/Harmony 7.8.3)

To upgrade from 5.9.3/7.9.3 to 5.9.3a/7.9.3a :
Either :
1- Go to the download page of Melody Assistant or Harmony Assistant
or
1- Run the Myriad Download Wizard

2 - Select only "Executable code". Deselect all other options.
3- Download this file and install it over your previous version (5.9.3/7.9.3)
01/05/2002 10:44 GMT
Work on Harmony 8.0 version begin today. All features evaluated are displayed on the Democratic Workshop page. You can now send us a mail to join the Beta test team of this version.
01/04/2002 07:59 GMT
Demo tunes update.
01/03/2002 15:50 GMT
The Democratic Workshop has been re-organized :

It is now splitted into three parts.
In a first page, explanations about how it works, and what is currently available, developed or planned.
In a second page, the items that are either new, or many users already voted for.
In a third page, the items that only collected a few votes till now.
01/03/2002 15:42 GMT
New version of Harmony Assistant (7.9.3) and Melody Assistant (5.9.3) available on our Website.
This version fixes the following issues :

- Various buffer overflow issues in ABC file format import
- m592-05-040b1be / h792-05-004017a1 : crash when playing tune using Virtual Singer after having exported it in midifile format
- Windows : problem for exiting from "crash trap" window
- m592-05-0445daf / h792-05-00567848 : Problem when importing a staff that is part of a multi-voice staff.
- Problem in triplet grouping when triplet notes are part of a chord
- Problem in triplet grouping when adjacent notes are dotted
- Macintosh : Moving palettes on multi-screens
- Undo "Import staves"
- Lyrics in some MIDI files
- Targeted note in some scores when engraver mode is on.
- Windows : Adobe EPS (epsf) Export
- Time slider problem fixed
01/03/2002 07:56 GMT
New entry in the Democratic Workshop : SVG export
12/28/2001 11:00 GMT
New entries in the Democratic Workshop :

ALTFONT
Enables the user to relate a third-party musical font to a document. This font will be used to display musical symbols.

CALCSND
New module for generating "calculated" user sounds through various techniques :
sound mixing, morphing, spectral deformation...

VISFXPAL
New palette that displays visual effects according to the music currently played.

WINPROXY
WINDOWS only : option to configure proxy address/port, in order to enable Internet accesses of the program though a proxy server.
12/27/2001 14:26 GMT
Myriad Download Wizard is now available for Macintosh.
Go to the Myriad Download Wizard Web page to download this new freeware product, that improve download reliability for programs on the Myriad site.

Requirements : Power Macintosh under MacOS 8.6 to 9.2 with a recent Carbonlib, or MacOS X.

Please tell us back what you think about this product.
12/26/2001 15:31 GMT
- New Workshop votes have been counted.

- Search word index rebuilt.
12/26/2001 12:44 GMT
Introducing new product : Myriad Download Wizard (Freeware, Windows only)
Myriad Download Wizard is a little program for downloading quickly and efficiently all the installable archives from Myriad.
Depending on your Internet connection, breaks can occur when downloading a large file from your Web browser, resulting in a truncated file.

By using the Myriad Download Wizard, all downloads will be completed even when connection is interrupted.
Its built-in transparent resume features will continue to download after a connection has been broken, and will enable a file download to be stopped then restarted later.

At present, only the Windows (95,98,ME,NT4,2000 or XP) version is available.

Please follow this link to get info and download the Myriad Download Wizard.

This link is not available from the Website main page at present. Please send us back comments and reports at webmaster@myriad-online.com.
12/24/2001 10:50 GMT
New entry in the Democratic Workshop :
SCRIPT
A script interpreter would be included in the program.
Script files would be written in a structured language, and would enable to apply automatic operations to the whole document, a staff or the selection range.
It could also ask the user for information, export data...
Any user could then write his own scripts in order to add new features to the program.
12/19/2001 09:26 GMT
New entry in the Workshop. Harmonica Tablature with circles.(HARMCIRC)
12/18/2001 16:07 GMT
New version of Harmony Assistant (7.9.2) and Melody Assistant (5.9.2) available on our Website.
This version fixes the following issues :

- locating notes with inverted head in a chord .
- managing documents generated by OMeR in evaluation mode.
- RMTF loading
- Stem height in MSF files
- graphical problem while moving bar line
- lyrics scrolling while recording in Karaoke mode.
- Windows 98 : Problem of missing characters on HP printer
- Added : Harmony page mode, double click on header or footer edit it.
12/13/2001 13:37 GMT
New entry in the experience sharing section : converting digital audio data to score by Mr Rea and Nappert.
12/12/2001 10:45 GMT
Problem with the Harmony X archive fixed on our server.
12/11/2001 16:38 GMT
Now, program download is resumable.
If your browser supports this system, a download that has been broken because of a connection loss can be restarted later.
12/11/2001 16:32 GMT
The new versions of Harmony (7.9.1) , Melody (5.9.1) and MMPlug (1.3.1) are available on our web site.
This version fixes some problems reported by users :
- Documentation correction
- Miscellaneous translations
- Correction : engraver mode.
- Correction : volume display on mixer while loading file with voices.
- Correction : notes setup while document playing
- Correction : shifting singer backward in the VS palette
- HA 8E-5897C9 : Digital track normalise
- HA 05-44431A : Full bar icon display.
- HA 90-5F23C0 : Engraver mode computation
- HA 94-500761: Lyric line editing
- MA 05-594c01 : Progress bar in VS palette
- MA 90-51FBBB : Problem when loading some files
- Windows : Note head display problem in graphical export and MMPlug
- Windows : Wheel mouse problem fixed
- Macintosh : New compile option (Generic PPC) to try to fix a problem with the very old Power Mac (PPC 601)
12/04/2001 17:01 GMT
New Workshop votes have been counted.
Search word index rebuilt, to take the new version of all download webpages, manuals, etc. into account.
12/04/2001 16:49 GMT
New versions of these programs are now available on the Website :

Harmony Assistant 7.9
Melody Assistant 5.9
Virtual Singer 2.0 (also included in the downloadable archive for the two previous programs)
Melody Player 2.9
Myriad Music Plug-in 1.3

All details about what is brought by this new version are available on the appropriate Web page.
12/03/2001 14:34 GMT
New version of the "Search" script. Now, words of 3 characters or less are taken into account.
12/01/2001 07:57 GMT
Demos page update with more than 30 hours of music. (650 files)
12/01/2001 07:07 GMT
The contest is closed, the jury will begin to work. Very hard work with more than 5h30 of music to listen. The result here in some weeks.
12/01/2001 07:04 GMT
Last tune for the contest page : M Zarkh file.
11/30/2001 12:58 GMT
New tunes for the contest (the dead line is in some hours) from Mr Tavitian, Desjardins, Boucher, Bernardin and Devizia.
11/29/2001 15:44 GMT
New articles for the Experience sharing section :
- Using SoundFonts in Harmony Assistant (English/Spanish) by Enrique Fes
- La Guitare (French) by Laurier Nappert
11/28/2001 15:44 GMT
New tunes for the contest by Mr Nappert, James and Townsley.
11/28/2001 05:31 GMT
New entry in the Democratic Workshop : Stick Tablature
11/26/2001 17:51 GMT
New tunes for the contest from Mr Orlando, Tuck and Kimmel.
11/26/2001 12:55 GMT
A new feature had been added today : search by content on the entire site or part of it. You will find this feature at the bottom of the front page or on the Webboard.
11/26/2001 07:44 GMT
Contest page update with tunes from Mr Soeters, Allain, Orlando. The contest end this week... The deadline is the November 30th,24H Gmt.
11/23/2001 15:27 GMT
This week, we were not alone to work : many beta-test team members worked hard on v.7.9 1. Because no important problem has been reported, we can wish the final version will be available about the 1st of December, 2001.

Interesting suggestions have been made, and some of them have been implemented in the 2 version.

Harmony Assistant 7.9 2 is available on the beta-test page.

Here is the improvement list :

- When clicking the editing mode change icon (note / velocity curve / pressure curve) when shift key is depressed, the editing mode change applies to all staves in the score. If staves are selected, the editing mode change only applies to them.

- To import quickly instruments from another document, select "Instruments>Import instruments". You can then select some instruments from another document, and import them in your piece. It can be interesting to create this way a set of reference documents that include user sound sets, and import them when needed. A few user sound sets are provided on CD-ROM in "Special Stuff" folder.

- In the Virtual Singer palette, a colored progression bar shows the calculated part (green) compared to the total duration to be calculated (blue). If the played part (yellow) goes over the calculated part, voice stops and red color is displayed. Decrease then the slider value.

We also drastically improved the MIDI documents processing speed, and quickness of editing commands on big scores (more that 100 pages)

"Drums" folder has been re-organized, completed and improved.

Thus, beta-testers can download and install this 2 version, then tell us back whether it works well.
11/21/2001 10:06 GMT
New items added to the Democratic workshop :
TEMPOKBD, MAGNTOOL, NOTECURVE, SPLITWND, SPOKENPART and STYLTEXT.
11/21/2001 10:04 GMT
Vote counts for the Democratic workshop updated.
11/21/2001 10:02 GMT
Updated page, and new page (French translation of an existing article) added to the Shared experience section.
11/16/2001 18:10 GMT
Harmony 7.9 with Virtual Singer 2.0 is now available for Beta testing.
Beta testers are welcome !
Write to : beta@myriad-online.com

WEB
11/16/2001 09:42 GMT
The contest page is now updated with files by Mr Escodebo, Nappert and Dicceco.
11/15/2001 09:24 GMT
This week, we are working on v.7.9 Beta (5.9 beta for Melody), that should be available very soon.

In order to compensate for the lack of default drum patterns, a new feature has been added to Harmony Assistant. It enables to hear and use miscellaneous drum patterns, chosen among a list of about 200 presets. You will also be able to add your ouw drum patterns to this default list.

Here is a description of this new feature :

- A set of drum patterns is provided in the "Drums" folder. This set is reduced in the downloadable archive (for size reasons). The complete set is provided on the Myriad CD-ROM.
To use these patterns, you can (when using Harmony) select a pattern from the rythm pattern selection window.
Otherwise, you can import a drum pattern by using "Staff>Import staff" or load it and copy/paste the required bars.

You can add your own files to the drum pattern set : just copy a file (.MUS or .MID) that includes grid or standard drum staves to the "Drums" folder.
11/13/2001 15:41 GMT
Windows only
A transitional version, numbered Melody Assistant 5.8.2a and Harmony Assistant 7.8.2a is now available on the download page.
This version only fixes problems in the real-time MIDI input under Windows.
All other features are the same as the previous version (Melody 5.8.2/Harmony 7.8.2)

To upgrade from 5.8.2/7.8.2 to 5.8.2a/7.8.2a :
Go to the download page of Melody Assistant or Harmony Assistant and select only "Executable code". Deselect all other options.
Download this file and install it over your previous version (5.8.2/7.8.2).
11/12/2001 12:27 GMT
Here are the changes and improvements that will be included in the next version (probably Harmony 7.9 and Melody 5.9)

Main changes are about graphical quality and editing. Some improvements (suggested by users) are quite cool !

Interface :
- New mouse management : each action is explained by a different mouse pointer shape. Help window is more relevant.
- Texts and musical symbol smoothing on screen. It improves score viewing in page mode when scale is small. This can be disabled from Global Setup>Appearance
- When delete (lightning bolt) tool is selected, a selection range can be specified so that it whole content is erased.
- "Hammer" tool can be used to specify a screen area to be played.
- "Injector" tool can be used to specify a screen area in which notes are affected.
- Score object layers have been redefined. It eases moving or deleting a note when on a dynamics. Layer order is now :
effects, grace notes, accidentals, note heads, dynamics, chord diagrams, graphics then free objects.
- New command in Edit>Bar : Insert a bar at the end (Command or Ctrl + I). Adds quickly a bar at end of score.
- An incomplete bar (also called anacrusis, upbeat or pickup note) can be inserted quickly. Open the ruler menu or select "Edit>Bar>Insert incomplete bar".
- When moving an effect, grace note or accidental, the matching note is highlihted
- Note splitting can be deleted by clicking on the tie
- Keyboard shortcuts to play metronome, loop playing and selection playing.
- You can use special keys (Macintosh : Shift, Option / PC : left shift, right shift) in keyboard shortcuts to multiply the number of available shortcuts.
- In the Harmony "Score" menu, a new sub-menu called "Page mode setup" enables to modify quickly the most common parameters of page setup. Because page mode reflects what will be printed, it also affect printing output.

Music playing :
- When empty bars are displayed as a single bar, location in played score loops graphically on this bar.

Notation:
- Note effects : unlimited number on each note. Color and font can be selected individually.
- New effect : "character string" : you can link one or more short texts (max : 16 characters each) to each note. Each string color and font can be selected as needed.
- Special barlines (repeat ...) color can be selected individually.
- New note head shapes for drums. They appear in the note display tool palette.
- Staff names can be written on several lines
- Abbreviated staff name. If an abbreviated name is defined in the staff display box, it is used on all staff groups other than the first one on printed score.
- Keyboard shortcupt printing also prints the available Command (Ctrl) + keys.

Files :
- Automatic Jukebox list build now accepts .kar files
- Improved display of loaded MIDI files
- Accidentals are moved to avoid overlapping when loading a MIDI file.
- Alert box that warns a file has been modified and not saved (can be activated in Global Setup>Save) enables now to save the file directly.

MIDI output :

- Advanced Midi setup window enables to send external Sync (MTC) events, to synchronize MIDI device that manage this protocol.

Fixes :
- Master palette : sub-palettes are no more opened outside screen
- OMeR connection
- Staff symbol size now also affects the text that displays number of empty bars.

Mac OS X.1 update :

- Preferences in the application menu
- "Help" menu has been set up
- MIDI IN echo

Windows Update :

- Fixed real-time Midi input timing
- Font smoothing is available according to your version of Windows (from Windows 95+Windows Plus to Windows XP)
- Myriad Music plug-in : included patch to make it work under Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 and IE 6.
- Dialog boxes and button redrawn to be more compatible with the current Windows look and feel
- Default dialog box and menu fonts chosen according to the OS (MS Sans Serif for Windows 95 & 98, Tahoma for Windows 2K and more).
11/11/2001 17:39 GMT
The contest page is now updated with new musics from Mr Dicceco, Proulx, Zhao, Hazlett.
There are now 80 tunes in contest (more than 4 hours)
11/10/2001 06:10 GMT
New MP3 demo (Italian language) on the Virtual Singer page.
11/06/2001 16:53 GMT
New musique added to the contest page : "There must be a reason why.mus" by andrew Cannata
11/06/2001 16:50 GMT
New tune for the contest :
"Prisonniers du temps" by Sebastien Navarro
11/06/2001 16:44 GMT
Adding new tune to the contest page :
Mr Zollner : Lord of the Ring
11/06/2001 12:47 GMT
A new page has been added to the Shared experience section :
It is Rehearsing choral music, some simple instructions for singers who just want to rehearse, by Alan Gapes.
11/06/2001 10:49 GMT
General announcement
The newsletter system has been setup on the Myriad site.
You can now either read the news messages for each topic on the Web, or subscribe to receive these messages on your mailbox.

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