What's new in version 4?
There is a new software synthesizer included: JmSynth. It produces the same sounds as the Microsoft synthesizer, but the main difference is that unlike the Microsoft synthesizer JmSynth has virtual no latency. The delay between the time you press a key and the time you hear the sound is gone. This makes JmSynth suitable for live playing using the PC keyboard as a music keyboard. JmSynth is the default MIDI Output.
Busker is now both a VSTi and DXi host. If you own VSTi or DXi synthesizers you can use them within Busker. Check the MIDI Out options.
Use your PC keyboard as music instrument and play along with the songs in the arranger window. The keys corresponding to the melody notes and chords are highlighted for easy learning.
For a better match between your actual PC keyboard layout (QWERTY/AZERTY) and the layout displayed in the PC Keyboard Instruments, check out the national keyboard option in the settings menu.
Convert a MIDI file to a Busker song, extracting melody, chords and lyrics. Check out the "Convert to Busker song" option in the file menu in the sequencer window.
Convert a Busker song to a ABC song. Check out the "Export ABC file" option in the file menu in the arranger window.
Adjustment have been made to allow printing thru PDF conversion tools (e.g. PrimoPdf). In previous versions the notes would show up in de pdf-document as black boxes. Look at the PDF file with the score from Lachland Tigers created with Busker.
The Looks option in the settings menu allows you to select not only different backgrounds but also offers matching buttons.
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