Jan 022018
Music Transcription System II music editor.
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Category Music and Digitized Voice
Music Transcription System II music editor.
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Contents of the HELP1.TXT file


The Music Transcription System II is an innovative new shareware product
designed for entertainment, education, and beginning level music composition
and vocal instruction. Developed especially for music with lyrics, it covers
the full vocal range from Bass through Soprano and displays scores on any of
five different musical clefs.

The program features extremely fast graphics that allow you to follow
along in a song as it plays. A unique "bouncing ball" type cursor points to
each word in the song as the corresponding note plays, and the program's
paging score display lets you read the music as easily as you would from a
book or piece of sheet music.

The Music Transcription System II includes a powerful, yet easy-to-use
music editor. With it you can enter your favorite songs, or create new songs
of your own by playing on your computer keyboard like a piano. The program
supports songs up to 550 notes long with lyrics, guitar chords, and basic
harmony in any of 15 different key signatures, 12 different time signatures,
and 5 different clefs.

You can have your computer play songs for you, store them on disk, or
print them out as high quality sheet music.

But with a Tandy 1000 SL/TL series compatible computer that's only the
beginning ...

Using the advanced sound input features of these computers, the Music
Transcription System II becomes the perfect tool for learning to sing or for
improving on your current skills. You can sing along as your computer plays
a song and the program will measure the pitch of your voice at a rate of
almost 20 times a second! Unique, real-time "pitch-graph" displays allow you
to see what you're singing, while you're singing it. Beginning level
singers, and self-professed "non-singers" especially benefit from this
instant feedback showing when notes are sharp, flat, or on-key.

And if you're a songwriter, or would like to be, the Music Transcription
System II can help you turn your ideas into printed musical scores - even if
you can't read music! On a Tandy 1000 SL/TL series compatible computer, the
program will let you create original songs just by tapping on the spacebar
while you sing. The software listens to the pitch of your voice and places
the notes you sing onto the musical staff in standard music notation. Using
the program's straightforward menu-based design you can easily add lyrics,
harmony, or guitar chords, and print out your creation on any IBM/Tandy
graphics compatible printer.

No matter what your musical background, the Music Transcription System II
can help you explore the world of music in exciting new ways. And with a
Tandy 1000 SL/TL compatible computer, its unique ability to hear and
understand what you sing provides capabilities unmatched by any other music


The Music Transcription System II can be used on both standard IBM PC
compatible computers (including XT and AT compatibles) and on members of the
Tandy 1000 and PC 1000 family of computers. To run the program on standard
IBM PC compatibles and on Tandy 1000s released prior to the Tandy 1000 SL/TL
you will need at least 256K of memory, DOS 2.0 or above, and a graphics
display. Nearly all late-model computers will easily satisfy these

To print musical scores, you will need a dot matrix printer which supports
Epson or IBM/Tandy compatible graphics. A special "Quick Print" feature in
the program can be used with any printer, but prints using standard
typewriter characters only.

To use the vocal training and singing transcription features of the
program, you will need a Tandy 1000 SL/TL series or later model Radio Shack
computer with the advanced sound capabilities. As of May 1990, this includes
the Tandy 1000 SL, 1000 TL, 1000 SL/2, 1000 TL/2, 2500 XL, and the PC 1000.
You will also need a good quality electret condensor microphone. We
recommend the Radio Shack model 33-1060 because of its excellent performance
and relatively low cost. Dynamic type microphones may not work properly with
the program, and should not be used unless their low frequency response and
output level meet or exceed that of electret condensor microphones.

You can also use the Music Transcription System II with a MIDI keyboard if
you have a MIDI interface card that is compatible with the Roland MPU401
standard. The program supports MIDI input and output in Omni mode. To use
the MIDI features of the program, you must supply a special command line
argument when you start the program as described below.


To start the program from DOS simply type MTS and hit the Enter key.
Please note that if you use the program on a hard disk, you should start the
program from the directory that contains the program and associated files.
Otherwise, the program will not be able to find the Help files or the song

If you have a Tandy computer and wish to start the program from Deskmate,
insert the disk containing the Music Transcription System II files into your
disk drive and select the Run command from Deskmate's File menu. Enter MTS
in the "Program name:" box and leave the "Data File:" box blank. Verify that
the "CPU Clock Speed" is set to Fast and then select OK.


To help you begin using the program as quickly and easily as possible,
on-screen messages and prompts are displayed to tell you what keys to use.
Most functions of the program can be operated with the "Keypad" keys ( Up,
Down, Left, Right arrow keys, Enter, Home, End, PgUp, and PgDn ) and with the
function keys F1 - F10. In addition, the SPACEBAR and = keys are used to
play songs.

The Esc key is especially important since it allows you to exit any
function you select. In addition, you should make sure the CAPS LOCK and NUM
LOCK functions are off when using the program. Otherwise, the arrow keys and
other keys may not work as you expect.

The program also contains an extensive set of help files that can be
accessed through the HELP function on the main menu. If this is your first
time using the program you may wish to make a printed copy of the help
files. To do so, print the files help1.txt through help9.txt.


The Music Transcription System II is designed to automatically determine
what type of computer you are using and what type of display you have. The
automatic configuration feature has been tested on a wide range of computers
and has been found to be very reliable. However, if you should experience
problems, you can force the program to operate in particular modes using a
command-line option. For example, when starting the program from DOS,


will force the program to assume it is running on a standard IBM PC/XT/AT or
compatible computer in CGA graphics mode. This is the most common
configuration and should work with CGA, EGA, and VGA displays. For Hercules
compatible displays, use /HERCULES. A list of all available options can be
displayed by typing:


Deskmate users can enter the ? or the desired options such as /CGA in the
"Data File:" box when starting the program.


Selecting certain inappropriate options (such as using /TANDYSL on a regular
PC compatible) may cause the computer to lock up, and force you to reboot. Be
sure to choose only appropriate options.


If you have an MPU401 compatible MIDI interface card and wish to use the
program's MIDI features, you must supply a "command line argument" when
starting the program. To start the program from DOS and enable MIDI input
and output, you should type:


at the DOS prompt, where is the hex I/O port address at which the MIDI
card is installed, and is the hardware interrupt number used by
the card. The stardard configuration for the Roland MPU401 interface card is
port 330, interrupt number 2. Thus, you would type:

MTS /MIDI 330 2

However, many compatible interface cards allow the port and interrupt to be
changed, so the Music Transcription System II allows you to specify an
arbitrary port and interrupt.

If you wish to start the program from Deskmate, you should enter:


in the "Data File:" box.


Please note that the standard interrupt number used by MPU401 interface
cards (interrupt number 2) conflicts with the interrupt used by hard disks on
some Tandy 1000 computers. On Tandy 1000 computers with hard disks, your
MIDI card should be configured to use a different interrupt, and you should
specify the appropriate interrupt when starting the program. The program
will warn you if you attempt to use interrupt 2 on a Tandy 1000 machine.


This is a user supported (shareware) product. It is not public domain,
and it is not free software. You are granted a limited license to use the
program on a trial basis and to distribute copies to others for trial use
provided that no fee is accepted.

If you like the program and intend to use it beyond a reasonable trial
period, you should show your support for the author and for the shareware
concept by registering. In return you will receive the bonuses listed below,
together with our sincere thanks! Your support helps pay for the thousands
of hours of development time invested in this product.

Basic Registration: $16

Includes disk with latest version of program,
additional songs and vocal exercises,
and user support.

Full Registration: $25

Includes disk with latest version of program,
additional songs and vocal exercises,
99 Page User Manual with illustrated tutorial,
and user support.

To register, please send a check or money order payable to Questar
Products Ltd. to the address shown below, and specify your disk format
(5 1/4 or 3 1/2 inch).

Questar Products Ltd.
1252 Westover Trace
Acworth, GA 30101


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