The Decibel ScorePlayer
The Decibel ScorePlayer is an ipad application that enables network-synchronised scrolling of proportional colour music scores on multiple tablet computers. This is designed to facilitate the reading of scores featuring predominantly graphic notation in rehearsal and performance, and can be used in the creation of new works, as well as the interpretation of existing works.
You can download our ScoreCreator desktop application to make your own file to put into the player [Currently only for iOS Lion or later] using the icon on the right. Instructions on how to upload a new score to the ScorePlayer are here.**new** you can now embed audio to your image file!
You can also trigger the score player from MaxMSP, and vice versa, with these instructions and this patch.
Key Features in V1.4.1
- Five scores built in, created by composers in the Decibel new music ensemble, Cat Hope and Lindsay Vickery.
- Ability to change speed of the piece.
- Easy to use slider to move to different parts of the piece for rehearsal purposes.
- View full score or individual parts on different iPads.
- Embed audio into the score file, which can be played out of the iPads line level 3.5mm audio jack **new**
- Uses the tablets own network capabilities for easy Wi Fi connection – hop on to any available network and synch multiple ipads.
- Easy network check to see who is on the network.
- Modular structure enables easy updates, with recent updates to include more scores, upload facilities, shuffle function, audio output and OSC communication.
- an instruction panel for each piece to assist decoding graphic notations, as well as easy to use instructions on uploading your own scores.
(2015) The Decibel Score Player - A tool for reading digital graphic notation.
(2014) The Limitations of representing sound and notation on screen
(2013) Digital Notation on the ipad
(2014) Exploring a visual/sonic representational continuum.
(2013) Sogno 102 -Revisioning Scesli's compositional processes.
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