REALLY Read This!!' file
(updated May, 2006)
Thank you for purchasing Nightingale X, v.5.2: Your support helps us
continue to improve the program, which, as Nightingale users, is something
we all want. Feel free to share anything on this disk with your friends and
encourage them to join you!
The installer will install the Nightingale X application and supporting
files in a 'Nightingale' folder created on your Applications folder, and
the fonts as described below. Note that before running Nightingale X,
you must first use the InterLok® Extensions Installer provided (see
below). We advise occasionally checking ngale.com for a) updates to
Nightingale and b) updates on our support page.
If you are already running Nightingale X v.5.1, you can select custom install to
forego reinstalling the fonts. You must also delete the Nightingale X
Prefs' file before running v.5.2. (When it is first launched a new prefs
file will be created.)
has traditionally relied on Adobe's Sonata font as its music font. In
version 4.5, we began providing Francis X. Mahoney's new and extensive
'Briard' font in both PostScript and TrueType versions. (Visit his
website at fxmahoney.com to see more of his fine work.) The music font
can be switched from from within the 'File/Preferences/File Preferences'
dialog to either Briard, Sonata, or BlueNotz. (We hope to support other
fonts in the future.)
Nightingale's fonts will be installed by
the installer into the main Library:Fonts folder. These are: 1) the
PostScript version ('Briar') and a screen version ('Briard.suit') of the
Briard font; 2) NightFonts 2000, which is our customized version of the
Sonata screen fonts and includes several sizes not originally provided
by Sonata [Note that our Nightfonts 2000 should be used instead of the
original Sonata Screen fonts: having both in the same fonts folder can
cause problems]; and 3) BlueNotz, which is currently provided in bitmap
form (for the screen) and as a PostScript font ('BlueNotNG'). (BlueNotz
is a handscript font which is being provided by Thomas Williams, who can
be contacted at email@example.com.) Also installed is the nfonts.rsrc
file, which is for the duration, modifier and dynamic popups.
Note that the Sonata printer font, a component of the Sonata package
which is called 'Sonat', must be purchased from Adobe (unless you
already have it) as we are not licensed to provide it. There may be
problems if Sonata is used, even in a text dialog, and 'Sonat' is not
available; the current fix is either to switch the file's music font
(and any text using Sonata) to Briard, and/or to purchase 'Sonat'.
Nightingale X will create a
'Nightingale X Prefs' file in the Users:'YourName':Library:Preferences
folder. You can edit the prefs file with the NightCustomizer Utility, or
with a resource editor such as Resorcerer (mathemaesthetics.com) or the
classic freeware ResEdit. In NightCustomizer, use the 'open' command and
then navigate to the 'Nightingale X Prefs' file.
Starting with v.5.2, there is now a Nightingale_X_Prefs.txt file. Currently
its only setting concerns the decay duration for the Midi Pedal control.
----The Help File and other Documentation:
The 'Nightingale Help' file is accessed from within the application
under the Apple menu. In the Documentation Folder, we suggest a good
look at the tutorial, a series of PDF files which can be opened with
Adobe's Acrobat Reader® or Apple's Preview. There is also a detailed
Nightingale User's Guide, although be forewarned that it is in need of
updating. (Note also that it is a classic application.) In the 'Ngale
User's Guide f, changes' folder, there are supplemental files for
versions 3.5 through 4.5 which should be looked at. A summary of changes
can also be found in the 'Condensed Version History' file. There are
also short text files on various subjects in the Documentation folder.
It is a good idea to periodically check ngale.com for news and support
----The InterLok Extensions:
In order to make Nightingale more freely available without giving it
away, which is what NightLight is for, we have protected it with Pace
Anti-Piracy software. Double click on 'macextsx.dmg' (in the 'Pace
InterLok Extensions Install OSX' folder) to mount the Installer
provided before running Nightingale. (If you have a previous version of
the Pace extensions installed on your computer, it may be necessary to
run the 'uninstall' option before 'easy install'.) Current versions of
these extensions are available at paceap.com under End Users. Updates
usually come out after major changes to Apple's OS.
Important: To keep Nightingale unlocked:
Nightingale is currently protected by Pace's Anti-Piracy
Software. Nightingale will run for 30 days after first launch, at which
time you will be required to initiate a challenge-response procedure to
authorize it. You will occasionally be reminded (nagged) about this
during the initial 30 day period. It is suggested that you initiate this
procedure early enough in the 30 day period, however, in order to allow
time for the Challenge/Response authorization codes to be e-mailed back
and forth. To do this: 1) Hold down the control and command (apple) keys
while launching Nightingale. 2) Copy the challenge code, which will be a
series of words or numbers, by clicking the 'copy challenge' button, and
paste (command-v) the code into an e-mail (the best method, because of
accuracy) addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can now press cancel.
(Nightingale can be re-launched without the control and command keys
until the 30 day period expires.) 3) The necessary response code will be
sent back to you via e-mail, usually within 24 hours. 4) Copy
(command-c) the code from the email message, hold down the control and
command keys again while launching Nightingale and paste the copied
response code into the lower window. (Then hit the 'next' arrow.) See
the document 'Pace Challenge-Response' for illustrations.
Note that this procedure binds Nightingale to a specific hard drive. If
you need to move between computers - and your license lets you run
Nightingale on a second computer as long as it is not run simultaneously
- you can either ask us for a second authorization or install
Nightingale on a movable external hard drive to begin with. (To clarify,
any registered individual user wanting a second code for their personal
use, whether for home/office, desktop/laptop or old drive/new drive -
but not institution/home if the institution owns the copy - will have it
provided. A request for any third codes will be considered, and it will
be provided if we like your reason; otherwise an extra charge will
[Note: in this paragraph, please note the distinction between 1)
PostScript and non-PostScript printers and 2) Inkjet and Laser
Printers.] In the Documentation/Ngale Information-Read Me folder is a
file called 'Printing Tips', which is a great read. (Well, it's
informative, anyway.) For optimum print quality along with ease of
printing, we recommend a PostScript capable printer, of which there are
several relatively affordable (less than $400) Ink Jet or Laser models
available. (Note that the higher initial cost of a laser printer is
offset by lower per page costs.) Nightingale is capable of professional
quality output with a PostScript printer, or by saving to PostScript and
converting to PDF format. To take advantage of any of these PostScript
printing options, the PostScript printer fonts are necessary. These are
provided for Briard and BlueNotz. The PostScript font for Sonata (named
'Sonat') is available for about $26. (To find Sonata on the Adobe
Website, go to http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/P/P_021.html). To use
Sonata with a PostScript capable printer, move the Sonata PostScript
font (called 'Sonat') to your Hard Drive's main Library/fonts folder.
In Panther and Tiger, saving a Nightingale file as a PostScript file,
opening this file in Apple's Preview Application and saving as a PDF
file will give excellent results on any printer. See the document
'Nightingale.compare print' for further information.
Midi setup for external Synthesizers in Nightingale X uses Apple's
AudioMIDI setup utility, which can be found in your
Applications/Utilities folder. Setup is simpler than it used to be in
previous (classic) versions of Nightingale when either the OMS or
FreeMIDI drivers were required. Make sure your Midi interface and
synthesizer show cables, which are 'drawn' between the arrows. See the
document 'Basic Audio Midi setup.pdf' for further information.
Playback through the Mac's internal speakers now uses OS X's built-in
DLS synthesizer and is superior to QuickTime Playback in terms of timing
and sound quality. For through-Speaker Playback all that is required is
the selection (by double clicking) of the Mac's DLS_Midi Controller in
the device window of Nightingale's Instrument Midi Settings dialog. (In
the initial release of Nightingale X patches are identified by number
and not by the instrument names of the general MIDI standard; it
therefore may be helpful to refer to the OS X DLS Synthesizer Patch Set
document provided. Using the MasterPage's Instrument command to set or
reset a part by name will automatically set the patch number, however.)
Midi Troubleshooting tip #1: Make sure that a device, either
the Mac's built in DLS synthesizer or a connected external device, is
selected for each part. To do this, make your choice in the option box
of either the Instrument MIDI Settings dialog or at the bottom of the
Master Page's Instrument dialog. A new feature: Use the Instrument Midi
Settings Device 'To All Parts' button to set the entire score's parts to
a particular device with one click.
Note that the file format changed in Nightingale X, as it did in
Nightingale v.4.5. This means that files from earlier versions of
Nightingale or NightLight will be automatically converted (the older
files are left untouched and a new version of the file is created) but
that files saved in Nightingale X will NOT be
openable in classic versions of the program.
The installer places supporting files and utilities in the Applications
folder in a sub-folder it creates and names 'Nightingale'. To access the demo and
template score files, you may first need to unstuff NightScoreFiles.sit.
NoteScan is mentioned in some of the documentation. This application
allows for scanning of printed music into Nightingale. Adept Music
Notation Solutions, Inc. now owns the rights to NoteScan. It has not
been updated since 1994. Contact us if you wish to acquire either the
existing or future versions of NoteScan. A demo version which will run
for 14 days after installation on your hard drive is in the 'Classic Nightingale Utilities'
Intel Macs: Reports we have received indicate that Nightingale will run fine on Intel Macs, although there is a relatively long launch time (c.45"). Note that classic applications, which includes NightCustomizer and NoteScan, will not run on these machines. We are attempting to address this situation as quickly as possible.
If you have any questions or
comments, please contact us.
©2006 Adept Music Notation Solutions, Inc.
33 Riverdale Road, Yardley, PA 19067 USA
tel. 1(215)736-8237; www.ngale.com
This page last updated 12 May, 2006.