Mus2 Software Description
Mus2 is a music application for the notation of microtonal works and specifically Turkish maqam music. The highlighting feature of Mus2 is its ability to re-tune a staff to any tuning system using absolute frequencies, rationales, and cents. Additionally, you can import music symbols from graphics files and fonts to use as accidentals with arbitrary cent values. The microtonal support isn’t limited to symbols. When you use a score with an alternative tuning system, the music is played back after Mus2 performs the piece with correct intonation using acoustic and electronic instrument sound samples.
The program can work with unusual time signatures such as 7/6 and create tuples with multiple ratios. Mus2 is suitable software due to its simple user interface and ease of use. The notation tools in the program are presented in a tool strip that only shows the relevant options for the selected tool. When a notation symbol is placed on the score paper, its layout and position are automatically determined, usually with no need for manual adjustment by the user.