Forte application interface
|Developer(s)||Lugert Verlag GmbH|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows|
|Size||71 MB (Premium version)|
|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 first version of Forte appeared in 2005 and other versions appeared successively in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Forte is being "used by people and institutions from more than 40 countries", claims its publisher, which specializes in books, materials and magazines for musical education in schools, besides the scorewriter.
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.
|Edition||FORTE Worship||FORTE Premium Education||FORTE Premium||FORTE Home||FORTE Basic||FORTE Free|
|Number of users||Single||Varies||Single||Single||Single||Single|
|Maximum number of staves||32||32||32||16||4||1|
|Maximum number of voices per staff or track||8||8||8||2||2||2|
|Maximum number of lyric verses per staff or track||16||16||16||6||2||1|
|Compound meter support||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||5/4, 6/8, 12/8||5/4, 6/8, 12/8|
|Pick-up measure support||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Hymn library included||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Electronic document format interoperability|
|MIDI||Import and export||Import and export||Import and export||Import and export||Import and export||Import|
|MusicXML||Import and export||Import and export||Import and export||Import||Import||None|
|Images||Import and export||Import and export||Import and export||None||None||None|