GVOX Encore V5.0.5 : A Review of the Music Notation Software
GVOX Encore V5.0.5  is a music notation software that allows musicians to create and print professional-looking scores. It is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems and supports MIDI playback and import/export of MusicXML files[^1^]. Encore V5.0.5  is the latest version of the software that was released in 2013 by GVOX, a company that specializes in music software and hardware products[^2^].
Encore V5.0.5  has many features that make it a powerful and versatile tool for composing and arranging music. Some of these features are:
A customizable toolbar that gives quick access to frequently used commands[^1^]
A zoom function that allows precise control over the score layout[^1^]
An expressions palette that lets users save their own expressions in any font, size, or style[^1^]
A guitar tablature symbols palette that contains all the markings and symbols needed for notating tab[^1^]
A slur function that automatically slurs a group of notes or lets users draw slurs with the pencil tool[^1^]
A transposition function that automatically affects chord symbols and fret diagrams[^1^]
A new score wizard that offers over 30 templates and unlimited user-created templates[^1^]
A preroll click option that plays a metronome before the playback starts[^1^]
A handwritten music style option that gives the score a more natural look[^1^]
A bonus feature that includes hundreds of works by J.S. Bach formatted in Encore, ready to use[^1^]
Encore V5.0.5  is a user-friendly and intuitive software that can help musicians of all levels get their ideas into print. It can handle simple lead sheets to symphonies, and can also transcribe MIDI files into notation. It can also export scores as PDF, EPS, TIFF, or BMP files for printing or sharing[^2^]. Encore V5.0.5  is a reliable and affordable software that can meet the needs of any musician who wants to create and publish beautiful music.
How to Use Encore V5.0.5 
To use Encore V5.0.5 , you need to have a Windows or Mac computer that meets the minimum system requirements[^2^]. You also need to have a MIDI keyboard or a mouse to enter notes, and a printer to print your scores. You can download the software from the Passport Music Software website[^3^] or buy it from an authorized dealer[^2^]. Once you have installed the software, you can launch it and start creating your music.
Encore V5.0.5  has a user-friendly interface that consists of a menu bar, a toolbar, a score window, and various palettes. The menu bar contains commands for file operations, editing, playback, printing, and more. The toolbar contains icons for quick access to frequently used commands. The score window shows your music notation and allows you to zoom in and out for precise control. The palettes contain symbols and tools for entering and editing notes, rests, clefs, key signatures, time signatures, dynamics, articulations, expressions, guitar tablature, and more[^1^].
To create a new score, you can use the New Score Wizard that offers over 30 templates and unlimited user-created templates. You can choose the number of staves, instruments, clefs, key signatures, time signatures, and other options for your score. You can also change these settings later if you want[^1^].
To enter notes, you can use the keyboard map feature that lets you play in different keys and faders and gives you instant access to useful loops, chords, and scales. You can also use the mouse to click on the staff or drag notes from the note palette. You can adjust the note duration, pitch, stem direction, accidental, enharmonic spelling, and MIDI velocity using key commands or menu options. You can also insert rests, ties, slurs, tuplets, grace notes, and other symbols using the palettes or keyboard shortcuts[^1^].
To edit notes, you can use the erase tool to delete notes or symbols. You can also use the select tool to select regions, pages, staves, systems, or the entire score for editing. You can then cut, copy, paste, transpose, change key signatures, meters, clefs, or other attributes of your selection. You can also use the undo and redo commands to revert any changes you make[^1^].
To play back your score, you can use the playback controls on the toolbar or menu bar. You can also use the preroll click option that plays a metronome before the playback starts. Encore graphically displays and plays back dynamic marks, repeats, multiple endings, pedal marks, or any MIDI controller. You can also adjust the tempo, volume, balance, instrument sounds, and other settings for your playback[^1^].
To print your score, you can use the print command on the menu bar or toolbar. Encore allows you to print your score using up to 64 separate staves on any size paper. You can also fine-tune your page layout using the page layout control feature that lets you adjust margins, spacing, alignment, headers and footers[^1^]. You can also export your score as PDF< EPS< TIFF< or BMP files for printing or sharing[^2^]. a474f39169