The Mup Music Publication program
Mup is a free, yet very feature rich music publication program.
Mup Version 6.3 is now available
in source form as well as ready-to-run for MS-DOS/Windows, Mac OS X,
and Linux x86.
Music is described by a text file that you can create
using your favorite editor or the included Mupmate program.
Mup then determines how to lay out the music,
and generates PostScript output for displaying or printing it.
It is a powerful and flexible program, which has been used on many thousands of
songs in a wide variety of styles, both instrumental and vocal.
Mup's features include:
Up to 40 staffs, which can include 1-line, 5-line, and tablature staffs.
Output can be restricted to any subset of the staffs.
Different staffs can be different sizes.
Up to 3 independent voices per staff, up to 70 simultaneous notes per voice.
Double whole to 256th notes, with any number of dots.
Note styles of normal, grace, cue, X, diamond, plus shaped notes.
Up to 4 accidentals per note, including custom accidentals.
Optional parentheses around notes and/or accidentals.
Time signatures of cut, common, or numerators from 1 to 99
and denominators from 1 to 64.
Complicated time signatures, including numerators with two or more numbers
added together, or two or more fractions added together,
or alternating time signatures.
All standard clefs, including treble, treble8, 8treble, French violin,
soprano, mezzosoprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, bass8, 8bass, and subbass,
as well as the drum (neutral) clef.
Clefs can be changed in the middle of measures.
Barline styles of single, double, dashed, dotted, end, repeats, or none.
8th note and shorter notes can have either flags or beams; beams
can be cross-staff.
Lyrics can be placed above, below, or between staffs.
Unlimited number of verses, with control of font and size.
Headers and footers.
They can be different for left and right hand pages.
Staffs can be grouped with braces or brackets.
Automatic transposition of music and chord marks per staff.
First and subsequent endings.
Optional rehearsal marks and/or automatic measure numbering.
Rehearsal marks can be boxed, circled, or plain.
Rolls, ornaments, fermatas, accents.
Ties, slurs, phrase marks, octave marks, piano pedal marks, etc.
Ties, slurs, and phrase marks can be solid, dotted, or dashed.
Support for figured bass, analysis, and chords.
Optional MIDI file output. (Very useful for "proof-listening"
to your songs to check for input mistakes!)
Custom accidentals and alternate tuning systems are supported.
Gradual changes can be specified.
PostScript output for printing on any PostScript compatible output device.
Can be used with
All symbols in all standard PostScript fonts supported, in 1 to 100 point size.
Input is a text file, for easy portability between computer systems.
Macros and 'include' files.
General 'if' clauses that can be used to generate different outputs based
on values of parameters.
Mup will determine how to lay out the music, but there are
numerous user controls available to fine-tune the output to meet your
Comprehensive User's Guide provided in both
including many examples.