Please note that Nightingale is not currently Leopard compatible.
Nightingale X v.5.2.5 was available for download
as of 29 November, 2006. This is a maintenance release which fixes the PostScript problem generated in v.5.2.4.
Please see our Support page for current information and solutions.
Make sure to check out documentation new
to v.5.2, either here on the website, or in the download.
"Nightingale is lightning fast...easy to use, feature laden, and moderately priced, it can go round for round with any music-notation
product on the market." --Macworld
"...I would lay
stress on the excellent user-interface and the ease of learning
University of London
Check out the Downloads
(updated in November, 2006 for Nightingale X and in December 2002 for the classic version 4.5.2)
now offered. Nightingale X has all the features of Version 4.5, but runs natively in OS X. This means improvements
to Midi functionality and a smoother experience in general. Version 4.5.2 fixed a few minor bugs, but more
importantly, our freeware NightLight's file format became (as of 2003) compatible with that of the full classic application.
an OS X classic compatible version 4.5 is on the site.
Our Documentation page has current information on Nightingale as well.
There are also a few suggestions on the support page.
New! Nightingale X
is here! Download it today for a 30 day trial or
order a CD.
It has all the features of Nightingale (classic) v.4.5.2, and several more. These
include: Global setting of Midi devices for all parts, OS X's CoreMidi, the Briard Font,
indentable margins, easy to use double and halve durations options, the ability to set the number of lines in a staff
from 0 to 6, new text handling, chord symbol and modifier options, and much, much more. For those of you who haven't moved on to OS X,
version 4.5.2 remains available and supported.
The Japanese version of
Nightingale® is available from API, Inc.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
of AMNS. Bird flies higher. I hope the newly available
Nightingale X v.5.2 will be a cause for celebration for those interested
in the future of Nightingale.
Apple's CoreMIDI setup improves Nightingale's traditionally flexible playback and recording interface, and v.5.2 adds several new MIDI features.
Download Nightingale X for a free 30 day trial.
Electronic Musician Magazine rates
5.0 out of 5.0 for value!
New Version 5.2 now available!
The September, 2001 issue of
Electronic Musician Magazine has some very nice things to say about
Music Publishing Software for the Macintosh. For example,
Nightingale is "chock-full of features but isn't gimmicky. Gracious and useful,
Nightingale is deep yet easy to learn."
Reviewer Thomas Wells added that
"The program's micro- and macro-editing capabilities are among the best that I
have seen in any notation software. The supply of templates is ample, and the
documentation is superb. PostScript print quality is excellent. The user
interface is simple, elegant, and highly configurable, and the program runs
efficiently on Power Macs and 680X0 Macs." (We're enjoying this so much
that we'll keep going.) "The QuickChange command is one of the most useful, flexible,
and innovative tools I've encountered in a music notation program. It's
indicative of Nightingale's creative
design and understanding of notation ergonomics."
OK, but now fast is Nightingale?
"On the G3, speed of part extraction was so fast, I doubted the program had
done its job until I checked the part files."
Wells concluded that Nightingale
"is one of the biggest bargains in music-notation software."
Nightingale is, like any program, not
perfect for everyone, so we strongly suggest reading
this informative review to see if
Nightingale is the notation software for you.
Click here for more information
or to see the new features in
is a freeware version of Nightingale
called NightLight, which is perfect for the classroom.
today and see how easy it is to learn and use. In addition,
is now once again available.
If you are a new
user or an old customer,
we urge you to try
View and print a PDF file
of a Debussy piece made
from Nightingale. (Note that PDF files are best viewed at a high magnification, and though very good,
printouts made directly to a PostScript printer from Nightingale are a bit better.)
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This page last updated 11 January, 2008.
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