Turbo Play Score Editor




Miscellaneous Commands


Advanced European Notation (AEN)


TPSE (Turbo Play Score Editor) is a featured editor to edit the score of the midi files using the standard European Notation, while also providing the authors PhD-based Advanced European Notation accidental symbols. TPSE supports various tools to help you create and edit a music score.


Althoug the Score Editor is a classic tool, modern composers might find the Piano Roll Editor more useful.


To display the score editor, select the tracks that you want to show the piano roll, then use the Track Manager toolbar to enable it (Alternatively, press the 'C' key). The score editor is displayed for each selected track.

Note: It is highly recommended to quantize the midi track before using the Score Editor, especially if the track has been previously edited with the Piano Roll Editor. Failure to do that will result in a very undesirable score view.



The score editor has various tools (selectable from the ribbon and/or the right menu) to help you edit the score. Each tool has different keyboard and mouse functions The tools are:

Additionally, there are more formatting/printing etc options in the right click menu.

The currently selected tool is visible at the left side of the score drawing. If the note tool is the selected one, then the left side of the score drawing shows the next note type that will be inserted.


The Select tool can select notes and rests and move them up/down. You can either draw a selection rectangle (and all the notes/rests inside the rectangle are selected), or you can click a specific note/rest. The note plays through the default output (MIDI out or a link if router button is on) when moved or when clicked or when middle clicked.

The available keyboard shortcuts in the Select tool are:

The available mouse actions for the Select tool are:

You can right click and copy or cut the selected items. Then, you can right click a measure and paste the copied items. Existing items in those measures are deleted and replaced by the new notes (unless the layer is locked)


The Note tool inserts notes,rests, and modifiers. Selecting a note/rest/modifier from the toolbar or from the menu, also selects the Note tool automatically.

The note tool is a quick and easy way to add notes to the score with either the mouse or the keyboard.

The available keyboard shortcuts in the Note tool are:

The mouse actions for the note tool are:


TPSE supports note layers. If a measure has only one layer, then the stems point up or down, depending on the note position. If a measure has more than one layer, then:

Note that if you edit a midi track with the Pianoroll Editor, then when opening the track back with TPSE might cause redefinition of layers, depending on note positions.

A layer can have its own color (configurable via right click), and it can be also removed from the selection rectangle. If you remove a layer from selection, no notes from that layer will be selected and no notes will be affected by paste/cut/delete operations.



The Clef tool inserts or modifies clefs. A clef can appear in any staff and a track with multiple staves can have multiple clefs. Turbo Play supports all major clef types.
A Clef can only appear at the start of a measure.

The available mouse actions for the clef tool are:



The Key tool allows you to specify the current key. You can optionally transpose the affected notes to the new key. A new key signature can appear at the start of a measure.

The available mouse actions for the key tool are:



The Time tool sets a new time signature for the measure. Double clicking with the time tool causes the Tempo Dialog to appear.



The Expression tools allows you to manipulate velocity expressions. Velocity expressions get applied immediately after editing or adding. If you manipulate a note's velocity after an expression has been added, the note's velocity is not modified by the expression. However, newly added notes' velocities are modifed by the expression which is active at the note insertion point. Turbo Play supports absolute expressions (like f,p etc) and section expressions (like sFz , cresc, dim etc). The minimum velocity is 0 (silence) and the maximum velocity is 127.

The available mouse actions for the expression tool are:

There are default values for each expression (for example, fff is set to 117), but with the expression dialog, you can put any value you want.



The Text tool inserts text with a specific font and color. The text can appear anywhere in the score.

The available mouse actions for the expression tool are:



TPSE supports the following note modifiers: