We’re excited to share Composing Studio, a free and easy-to-use online music notation editor that lets anyone collaborate in real time on short musical pieces. To use it, just go to https://composing.studio/ in your browser, create a new session, and share the link with other musicians! There’s no setup or installation required. You’ll be able to type musical notation while seeing each other’s work in real time (just like Google Docs), with instant sheet music rendering and live audio playback, similar to other music notation editors.
The whole team of programmer-musicians (just four of us!) has really enjoyed experimenting with creating this new medium for collaboration, and we think it has a lot of potential. We’re really looking forward to seeing how you use it, and please send us feedback if you do!
(Aside: The team originally met at HackMIT, and we built the first prototype of this in 24 hours to end up winning a grand prize at the hackathon. It was a lot of fun, and personally, I was really surprised at how much overlap there is between the software and music creator communities!)
– Eric Zhang