Samba Godschynski has announced the release of Werckmeister, a free sheet music MIDI compiler that allows a user to write sheet music a lá "Real Book" - Werckmeister compiles it into MIDI music.
- Open source.
- A fast sheet music MIDI compiler.
- A sheet music MIDI player.
- Accompaniment template rendering engine.
- Lua script extensions.
- Lua modifications.
- Lua voicing strategies.
What it wants to be:
- A fast and easy way to create lead sheet music.
- That tool in your toolchain, between the initial idea and polishing work with your favourite DAW.
- A way to create music without a Graphical User Interface.
- A tool which relies only on human readable files.
What it doesn't want to be:
- A replacement to your favourite Sequencer/DAW.
- A scorewriter software.
- A programming language.