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Bagpipe Music Writer Gold (While they last!)
Bagpipe Music Writer Gold (While they last!)

Bagpipe Music Writer Gold (While they last!)

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Bagpipe Music Writer Gold
Music Engraving & Playing Software for the Great Highland Bagpipe
This is a thorough system for composing, documenting, printing, and playing bagpipe music, with all of its special features and embellishments. The 94-page instruction book is a complete and easy-to-follow reference guide. Bagpipe Music Writer has been used in the publication of 30 well-known pipe music collections and instructional books, and is relied on by many bands. Robert MacNeil is a piper, composer, and adjudicator, who played with Simon Fraser University.  The book comes with instructions for installing BMW on Windows 7 32- and 64-bit systems. Unfortunately, this product is not compatible with Macs.
Bagpipe Music Writer Features
  • Bagpipe Music Writer Gold supports the earlier DOS format BMW files. BMW Gold will open a BMW file and convert it to the new BWW format, which can then be saved. Page Layout and Printing Prints any type of Great Highland Bagpipe light music and piobaireachd (including abbreviations) on a Windows compatible printer.
  • Can include any of the following text items with the music: tune title, tune type, composer/arranger, footer, in-line text, text at a fixed location, and comments
  • Prints in portrait or landscape on any paper size supported by a Windows printer driver
  • Allows top, bottom, left and right margin setting
  • Allows font formatting for each text item 
  • Scales music horizontally and/or vertically
  • Allows music to be printed on multiple pages or fit to one page
  • Bars can be vertically or not vertically aligned
  • Aspect ratio and size of music symbols and symbol spacing can be adjusted
  • Multiple tunes in a file can be printed on one page or across multiple pages
Screen Layout
  • Adjustable split screen with music codes in bottom window and displayed music in the top
  • Adjustable zoom (10-200%)
  • Can open several tunes at the same time
  • Icons for new tune, open existing tune, save tune in current window, print music, preview music, refresh music
Play Options
  • Can play light music (including flats, naturals, and sharps) and piobaireachd (including abbreviations) on sound card or PC's internal speaker
  • Sound card output includes sounds and independent volume controls for chanter, tenor drone, and bass drone. Duration of drone introduction (in milliseconds) can be set.
  • Any sound card which supports EMU SoundFonts® will allow you to produce Real Bagpipe Sounds (professional piper quality chanter and drones sound) when playing tunes (Creative Labs® AWE32, AWE64, Soundblaster® LIVE!, Soundblaster LIVE! Value cards; E-MU/Ensoniq® EMU-8710, EMU-8710PS PCMCIA cards).
  • VCR style controls (Play, Stop/Pause, Rewind, Continuous Play) for music play.
  • Can enable or disable a Moving Music Pointer
  • Can set absolute tempo and gracenote duration for the tune
  • Adjustments for reducing the abruptness of melody notes preceding and following complex embellishments.
  • Tempo and time signature changes can be inserted anywhere in the tune
  • Can select the MIDI device and MIDI instrument for playing the music
  • Real bagpipe chanter and drones sounds available (requires a Creative Labs AWE32, AWE64, or Sound Blaster LIVE! sound card)
  • MIDI notes can be set for each note from Low G to High A (including flats, naturals, and sharps) and for tenor and bass drones. 
  • PC Speaker frequencies can be set for each note from Low G to High A (including flats, naturals, and sharps).
  • Repeat symbols and multiple endings (i.e. 1st Time, 2nd Time, 2nd Time 2nd Part etc.) correctly interpreted
  • Standard music symbols (segno, dal segno, fine and da capo al fine) available for denoting and playing piobaireachd singling and doubling variations and for returning to and playing the first line of the ground, respectively
  • Music can be saved to a MIDI format file
  • Three MIDI note and Frequency configurations for sound output (Low A at B flat 466Hz, Low A at A natural 440Hz, or User Defined)
  • Multiple tunes in a file can be played together as a medley

Other Features
  • Bagpipe Music Writer GOLD is OLE compliant. Music can be placed in other OLE compliant Windows applications by linking or embedding a BWW extension file
  • Music can be saved to images files in BMP or PCX file formats. Resolution is set by the Zoom level
  • Long file names for tune code files, e.g. Scotland The Brave.bww (only with 32 bit version of Windows -- Windows 95/98/NT4)
  • Tune code files are ASCII based

Minimum System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, 98, NT 3.51 or higher (NT systems require greater hardware resources)
  • 486-33MHz or faster processor
  • 8MB RAM, 8MB free disk space
  • VGA or higher resolution display card
  • Microsoft compatible mouse
  • Sound card recommended
  • Not compatible with Macs
Visit the Bagpipe Music Writer Website: www.robertmacneilmusicworks.com

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