Aered is a sheet music editor specifically designed for drummers.
Thanks to the exclusive focus on drum notation, Aered’s interface is simple and straightforward: As you move your mouse cursor over the music, you see a real-time preview of what the notation would look like if you placed a note there, including automatic placement of rests, beams, stems, flags etc. You can therefore place notes with single clicks and be certain to achieve your musical intent each time.
Here’s a video overview of Aered. Starting from the 1:16 mark you can see the ease with which a drum part can be transcribed from scratch.
Aered is available for Windows and Mac. You can give it a try and, if you like it, purchase it for a price of your choice. (If you purchase it, the promotional blurb you can see in the top right in the video goes away).
Aered’s main additional features are:
- What you see is what you get interface
- High quality audio playback
- Export to PDF
- Export audio playback to sound file
- Import ASCII tab files
- Fluid rendering, letting you smoothly pan and zoom anywhere