QUICK QUESTION: 4.0 Sound Font Functionality

• Jan 25, 2021 - 20:44

Hi Marc -
I have a very brief question about the intended functionality of 4.0. Which is the correct page within which to ask it? - Gary

Marc Sabatella • Jan 25, 2021 - 21:23 new
The forums, probably Development & Technology Preview.

QUESTION: I write exclusively on Staff paper (or Musescore). I will likely never use anything like Ableton. In light of the understandable limitations of the native Musescore sound fonts, I am hoping that Musescore 4.0 will allow plug-ins for commercial Orchestral Sound Fonts, or the ability to somehow utilize them. Bowing nuances are chief among the many articulations that I am needing. Does anyone know if this functionality is intended? And what the current Beta delivery calendar looks like? - Many Thanks in advance


This is exactly the sort of thing being discussed - see for instance the pretty detailed post explaining what we are trying to achieve - https://musescore.org/en/MuseScore4

As for schedule, about the only thing one can say is the hope is to release sometime this year. It's nowhere near ready for beta yet, though, not even close.

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