Last week Recordare released a new Beta 2 version of the MusicXML 3.0 format. You can download everything from the zip file at:
The focus in this release compared to the previous beta has been to:
- Improve virtual instrument and playback support
- Add features to catch up with changes in music notation software and standard music notation practice
- Address requests for new and clarified features collected since MusicXML 2.0 was released.
Then today, Recordare released a new version of the MusicXML 3.0 sound taxonomy. There are now 861 standard sound names available, 40% more than were in Beta 1. These include older Western instruments, newer Western instruments, and many more world instruments – particularly from China, Thailand, and the Philippines. The new sounds.xml file is available separately at:
Please let us know how we can improve MusicXML 3.0 to better meet your needs. Most discussion takes place on the MusicXML mailing list (www.recordare.com/musicxml/mailing-list), but please comment here or email feedback privately if you prefer.