Lime Aloud marries access technology with the tried and true Lime notation editor software. For decades, musicians all over the world have prepared high quality editions of their musical ideas with Lime. Now blind music students, composers and arrangers can too!
Lime Aloud works together with the JAWS for Windows screen reader software. When you order Lime Aloud, you also receive two mainstream software titles: the Lime notation editor and the SharpEye Music Reader for music OCR.
You can create and print editions of your own musical ideas or use Lime and Lime Aloud to study pieces from others. New material can be created using the Lime editor, imported from NIFF files made with SharpEye or via Lime's MusicXML import function. MusicXML files can now be exported from a growing number of music notation programs including Finale and Sibelius.
With Lime Aloud, you can navigate through a musical score using standard cursor keys. Your PC plays each note or chord and verbally describes related annotations such as accents, staccato marks, lyrics and ties via the JAWS screen reader software.
Use Lime Aloud to learn new pieces. Play selected sections of any Lime notation file at a practice tempo to facilitate memorization. You can ask Lime Aloud to play a single note, all notes in a particular part, or even all notes in all parts at any given point in the piece.
Lime Aloud can report the current part, voice and staff, current bar and beat, name of current part and more whenever you ask.
Minimum system requirements for Lime with Lime Aloud are effectively the minimum requirements for running your version of Windows and of the JAWS for Windows screen reader. Additional memory and a faster system processor will improve performance but Lime and Lime Aloud will run on any Windows machine from Windows98 through Windows7. Support for Windows8 pending. To use Lime with Lime Aloud you need the following:
Posted by Clinton Miller on 17th Oct 2014
Enables blind musicians to produce their own scores for songs and more complex material like orchestral scores. Also, using JAWS for Windows, it can be used to edit out mistakes made by music OCR software like SharpEye. You can enter notes by playing them live from a synth or electronic piano, but also has a nifty step-recording feature that allows you to enter notes and chords in non-realtime fashion. You can play back your work one note at a time and do any necessary editing, or play the whole thing from any point, letting the computer do the playing. An excellent product, although its reaction time through JAWS could be crisper!