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A "Simple" Notation Package with Sophisticated, Flexible Performance!Let's face it, desktop music publication isn't exactly a piece of cake to learn or master! There's either a 500 page manual to read (and memorize!) or you're stuck with a "simplistic" notation program and living with its limitations. At Sweetwater, we know that neither of those options are acceptable and so does Mark of the Unicorn. With Mosaic, you can produce publication-quality music notation, from lead sheets to full orchestral scores, with just a mouse move and a button click away! Features of Mosaic include real time MIDI recording and playback, as well as convenient step-record, mouse and keyboard note entry, support for Standard MIDI Files, unlimited voices, staves, voices per staff, and Undo/Redo. An elegant graphic user interface carefully adheres to Macintosh software design conventions. Mosaic also provides easy selection of built-in sounds in your MIDI synthesizers using convenient pop-up menus. Unleash your music on the world-exactly the way you envision it with this versatile state-of-the-art desktop music publishing software for your Macintosh!
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MOTU Mosaic Abandoned
by Kurt Cowling from Milwaukee, WII can't believe this product is still being offered for sale. It does not run on any currently shipping Mac. It only runs under OS9, not OSX. It will not even run under Classic mode. It was last ... read more [+]updated in February of 1998. Unless you have some reason for specifically buying Mosaic, don't bother. close [-]
January 1, 2005
Mosaic by Motu
by AnonymousIn my opinion, of all the music notation software available for the Mac, Mosaic is the best. Why?
January 1, 2004
It is simple to use, as intuitive as pencil and paper, yet powerful enough to allow one to c... read more [+]reate fairly
complex orchestral scores. The font is great and the output looks professionally printed.
Beyond its utility as a music engraver program, Mosaic is a great composing tool. Because
it's so easy to use it's easy to try alternate versions of passages or even re-arrange whole sections
of a piece. The program is responsive and fast and it's also the least finicky of music notation
programs (I've used Finale, Overture and Sibelius). For example, if you turn off the
Check Rhythm flag it's possible to convert a measure from 4/4 to 7/8 or 9/8, etc, merely by deleting or
adding notes. In Sibelius I believe you'd first have to change the meter, which tends to interrupt the flow of composing.
With other notation programs, if you leave them for a couple of weeks, you have to re-consult
the manual to figure out how to accomplish relatively simple tasks. Mosaic is so intuitive that I rarely
consult the manual. In fact, I'm more likely to forget where I put the Mosaic manual than I am
to forget how to do something in Mosaic.
What are the drawbacks? I don't know if MOTU supports Mosaic anymore as there hasn't been
a release for about two years. The program also has some annoying limitations, it won't do
cross-bar beaming, which you certainly need in contemporary music and would also need if
copying Brahms. It doesn't do feather beams, though you can fake it. I don't know
if it runs under OSX. If MOTU has abandoned this program it's too bad; for with a few tweaks
Mosaic would likely be the best notation software on the market. close [-]
Cecil, Mesquite, TX