Forte application interface
|Developer(s)||Lugert Verlag GmbH|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows|
|Available in||German, English|
|Type||Scorewriter (Music notation)|
Forte is a music notation program or Scorewriter developed by the German company Lugert Verlag located in Handorf. Its name is derived from the dynamic marking forte. The program is available in German and English.
The Lugert Verlag publishing house who developed the Forte software is said to have had its beginnings in 1981 when Wulf Dieter Lugert and Volker Schütz prepared popular music for further education courses. The use of popular music in the classroom was unusual in Germany at that time. The operation grew and the publishing house which subsequently became known as Lugert Verlagwas formed in 1998, expanding to produce magazines and audio media and to sell musical instruments and other materials. The first version of the scorewriter program Forte was released in 2005.
The program can import MIDI, MusicXML and karaoke files, it can also export songs as MIDI and MusicXML files so that it can be shared with other tools, it allows users to save songs as a JPEG, TIFF or EPS files. It can import the CapXML file format of the Capella notation program. There are three main tools that include the Music Ruler which allows users to enter notes, the audio sequencer which allows users to record or import audio and play it in conjunction with their composition and the complex scores which allows users to write elaborate pieces.
Forte is available in several versions, with some versions having full functionality implemented while others may limit other capabilities such at the number of Staff (musics) staves, voices, lyric verses smf compound meter support restricted. supported. An education edition and a specialist version designed for hymn and worship music are also available. A freeware version with basic capability is also available.