Notation View Editor
Mixcraft allows you to edit, view and print your music in notation or sheet music form.  You can also view and edit your Virtual Instrument Clips in the Piano Roll Editor.



Switching To Notation View
To switch to the notation view, click the notation view button on the Sound Details.



Notation View Is Based On Virtual Instrument Clips
The notation view shows one clip at a time.  Importantly, the key signature and time signature are from the key and signature of the clip (not the project).  If you have several clips on a track and want to print them out, the recommendation is to merge all clips on the track into one clip and then print that clip.

Horizontal Zoom
Zoom in and out using the horizontal zoom buttons found just below the green play icon.  This changes how closely the notes are spaced together.  This is useful for editing smaller notes.

Vertical Zoom
Change the size of the notation for easier viewing or editing.  The vertical zoom buttons are located below the horizontal zoom buttons.

Editing
Mixcraft allows you to edit a piano bar on the staff directly.  By editing the size and position of the piano bar, you can change the way the notation is displayed.

Here is a typical example of a quarter note with its associated piano bar. 


After clicking on the piano bar, it turns blue.  



You can now click the note to move it or resize the left or right hand side of the note to change its duration or starting time.  After releasing the mouse, the notation will update to reflect the new piano bar.

Tidy Notes
Tidy Notes attempts to present a cleaner representation of the note data.  A performance does not always equal the printed sheet music. 

For example, if you played a quarter note but shortened the note by a 32nd note duration, then the software would show a dotted 8th note tied to a 32nd note with a 32nd rest.   This would look like the following.



To remedy this situation, simply set the Tidy Note level to an 8th note or less.



After changing the Tidy Note level, the note will now look like a quarter note.



The draw back is that if you have some 16th notes, they will now appear as 8th notes.  Of course, you can always set the Tidy Note level to 16th notes and then edit any piano bars that are not correct.


Printing
When you've selected a Virtual Instrument Clip, just make sure that you are viewing the notation view by clicking the notation switch button:


Once a clip is properly selected, click the Print... button on the Notation View toolbar or press Ctrl+P to print it.  If you want to print an author and title, make sure to edit the Author Information

Notation Tools

Click the arrow to move, select and edit piano bars.
Click the pencil to add new piano bars, move, select or edit existing piano bars.
Click the eraser to erase piano bars or notes.
Click the flat tool to lower notes by a semitone or half step.
Click the sharp tool to raise notes by a semitone or half step.