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.
And if you are learning drum notation, you can quickly try placing notes, immediately see the correct notation, and hear its musical meaning thanks to the playback feature.
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