Lyricist, lyricist combines everything you need for lyric writing, chord charting, and archiving into one package. Compared with the endless cross-referencing and page-thumbing involved in using a printed rhyming dictionary, it's a breath of fresh air. Very often, this will produce hundreds of words and phrases, so you can narrow things down by specifying only 'Primary' rhymes, which restricts the search to the more straightforward or widely used rhymes, or 'Pop Culture'. The idea behind strategies like sending sealed Jiffy bags to yourself is to create evidence that the song was already written before the postmarked date on the bag, and Masterwriter 's Songuard page is a somewhat more hi-tech version of the same idea. Depending on which tab you click, this will take you to various bits of the rhyming dictionary, the thesaurus or the conventional dictionary.
As well as recording and importing audio into. Masterwriter includes two other, related aids to lyric writing. This information falls into three categories. This is unacceptable for a product that's being sold in the UK and Europe, and needs to be changed as soon as possible. Masterwriter 's own record of creation date. The good thing is, it's a powerful but easy to use tool which enables you to navigate to your desired section instantly. Likewise, a few simple changes to Masterwriter 's interface could make a big difference to its ease of use, and issues such as the lack of printer options need to be addressed pretty urgently if it's going to become popular outside the United States. (Editing the list is a bit annoying: you have to click on each individual position in the list, type in your entry and then click Save, and it would be nice if you could just press Return. Some of Masterwriter's Song Info is created automatically, some needs to be entered by the user.'You will never look at a blank page again' is the motto on the DVD case, but of course the first thing that greets you on loading. When you select a song in the Song List, or create a new one, the other tabs stop being greyed out, and you can get to work channelling the spirit of Noel Coward.
Cons The Song List is frustratingly inflexible. TuneSmith is the free. The end result is Professional Quality Lyric Sheets and Chord. Masterwriter 's database is the Import function: there is one, but as far as I can tell, it only works on files that have been exported from. There are probably more urban myths about copyright than any other issue in music. Masterwriter on be connected to the Internet it's not like a typical challenge-and-response authorisation where you can copy the key and do the dirty work from a different machine. The Song Info tab allows you to edit this metadata. To be precise, what greets you is a blank Song List, which is the top level. However, I can't help feeling that this program removes the spontaneity of the creative process although it's a great cure for writers block.
One of the best things about this program is that you actually learn something. This is a pain if you want to bring your back catalogue into. First, there's the lyrics, plus related information gathered from the rhyming dictionary, which I'll come to in a minute. Masterwriter in the first place, which is a bit self-defeating. Copyrighting a song is easy enough, and indeed unnecessary in Europe, because copyright exists automatically in anything you create. (This is probably the place to raise another gripe I have about Masterwriter 's interface: the window size is fixed, and where it's divided into multiple panels, there's no way to change the position of the dividers.
When you've found promising rhymes, you don't need to memorise them. It would be nice if the manufacturers could make a British English dictionary available for the program. Selecting a word and hitting the Rhymes tab will show you a list of absolutely everything Masterwriter can dredge up that it considers a rhyme for that word. As it is, most of those categories don't even exist. Masterwriter will also store publishing information for each song, including the names of each author, their percentage of the spoils, the names of their publishers and. Another obstacle for those who want to add existing material.
Registration is a bit of a pain, because it demands that the computer you install. As it is, you can either output to the wrong paper size, or have your document reflowed by the operating system, neither of which yields predictable results. Masterwriter 's song database. Let's face it, you will look at a blank page again. The Soundalikes list shows examples of word forms that are not perfect rhymes, but might be close enough to work in your song; selecting an entry in the list shows all the other words of that form. You can select mono or stereo recording, and a range of sample rates, but any other parameters have to be set up using the Mac's Audio midi Setup utility.
This is thoughtful of it, but the problem is that it only stores the date you entered the song into. You can always copy and paste into. I'm not convinced that this paranoia is really justified it's hard enough to get the bigwigs of the music business to listen to your music at all, let alone rip it off but it's pretty widespread. I'd go so far as to say that I can't really imagine a better rhyming dictionary: if you don't find this one useful, you'll never find one that. Masterwriter is just that.
Interface can be clumsy, and windows can't be resized. To that end, the big feature is a specially designed word processor with a built-in rhyming dictionary, plus a thesaurus, conventional and phrasal dictionaries. Masterwriter is not primarily a recording program, but it does include a very basic audio recording page, which might be useful for those occasions when you want a scratchpad for demo ideas. Pros Rhyming dictionary is a real advance over the existing alternatives. Selecting 'deadly' lists all the perfect rhymes for that word, which will in turn be half-rhymes for your original word. Masterwriter has a very basic hard disk recorder that can be used Dictaphone-style to get musical ideas down, but its main focus is on helping you write lyrics. By default, this lists all your songs, when you have written some; you can narrow things down using the Search facility, and you can assign songs to Groups, but you're stuck with them appearing in either alphabetical order, or date order of creation. There's an extensive library of well-known phrases. If you think Masterwriter might be for you, I wholeheartedly recommend that you download the demo available from the company's web site.
Petrified that the bigwigs of the music business are out to rip off their compositions, many songwriters will leap on anything that might help to protect their copyright, from sending sealed Jiffy bags to themselves to blasting their demos into space. Masterwriter includes a basic audio recorder. The Song List would be much more useful if it could be ordered at a click by categories such as date, author, artist or album, in the way you can in iTunes. Again, this is a fairly simple challenge that is handled pretty well by applications such as iTunes, so I hope things will improve in future versions. How much use it will be in a court of law, I don't know. The Song List has the potential to be a really useful tool for managing a large catalogue of work, but in its present form, it really isn't flexible enough. Well, come to think of it, most of the time I'll produce nothing whatsoever.
Maybe, just maybe, what we need in this situation is not a stronger cup of coffee, but a more sophisticated software package designed especially for songwriters. Personally, I'm not a fan of complex word processors, and the facilities here suited me fine in most respects. Masterwriter 's database, and can't be added, so managing a large collection of songs is harder than it needs. Word or, wordperfect if your song absolutely must have bulleted footnotes or inline Excel spreadsheets. Double-clicking on entries in the list of rhyming words 'collects' them for future reference, and the Collect tab's Show Lyrics button divides the Masterwriter window in two, allowing you to view the main word processor screen alongside a list. But what can you do when lyrical inspiration just refuses to strike? Some way of cataloguing scores might also be useful for those working with sheet music. If you can't find a suitable perfect rhyme, Masterwriter's Soundalikes feature will generate half-rhymes that may be close enough. No features added, rhyme Genie TuneSmith, rhyme Genie is today's most advanced rhyming dictionary (multi-syllabic rhymes, near rhymes, syllable matching synonyms, related words). When you've Collected some rhymes and phrases, you can view them in context and add them to your lyrics.
Basically, you submit your lyrics and a demo recording of your song to Masterwriter over the Internet, and they watermark the files with the date of submission and store them on a secure server. As well as a rhyming dictionary, it features a huge database of well-known phrases and sayings, and you can search for phrases that include a given word. Songuard may help to establish authorship in case of dispute. Another playback-related oddity is that the volume of the audio file defaults to zero. The inclusion of so many phrases and pop-culture references is nice, but it's the ease of use that really makes the difference. There's no manual, as such, but the program incorporates a decent interactive Help system. Skip to content, home admin T02:59:2400:00, whether youre writing a song, poem, script, novel or blog, MasterWriter will unlock all that the English language has to offer, and will help you to express yourself in a unique and meaningful way. In addition, you can search for alliterations words that begin with the same consonant or vowel sound as your selected word. The other is that, on the Mac version at least, there are no printer options whatsoever, and Masterwriter always insists on working to US Letter paper size. This is undoubtedly a useful resource, although many of the entries are very specific to American culture.