Thu, 27 Jul 2006 02:16:00 -0400
I am working on a program called CM-ETF that allows output from Common
Music to music notation files in Finale's ETF format.
For downloads and more information, visit the project's website:
I basically made it for myself, but it's now at the point where I
thought that other people might get some use out of it too. There are
still bugs and missing features, and I would appreciate any comments or
In purpose and function it is similar to FOMUS, but more limited in
scope; CM-ETF only outputs rhythms and pitches, not dynamics or other
markings. It does try to intelligently render rhythm, pitch spelling
and cautionary accidentals. I realize that rather than duplicate all
this effort, CM-ETF should probably be turned into a backend for FOMUS.
When I started working on this though, I needed something that would
run in Clisp.
I'm open to any ideas as to how this project should develop, if at all
- is there a need for users of CM and Finale to bypass MusicXML and Dolet?
If nothing else, CM-ETF provides some documentation on the structure
and syntax of enigma files. Anyone interested should look at the source
code files "etf-data.lisp" and "file-io.lisp".