The Soundslice player is the most advanced sheet music and guitar tablature player on the web. If you run a site that displays music notation, we’d love for you to use our technology. Email Adrian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a look at an example score to experience it. Here are some of our player’s features:
- Renders beautiful sheet music (standard notation) and guitar tablature, directly in the browser.
- Works on mobile devices and tablets such as the iPad.
- High-quality automatic music engraving. We’re disciples of Behind Bars. :-)
- Fully responsive. The notation expands to fit whatever screen it’s on, whether narrow or wide. Users can resize notation on the fly — enlarging it to make it easier to read, or shrinking it to fit more music on the screen. Users can easily toggle display of parts or hide notation/tab for a particular part.
- Compatible with music file formats. The player can read existing file formats such as MusicXML, Guitar Pro (GPX) and Powertab.
- Syncs scores with audio, using two audio engines: real audio (for syncing with actual MP3 recordings) and synthetic audio (for generating music automatically from a score). If you don’t have real audio to sync with a score, no problem; that feature is optional.
- Allows users to slow down recordings without changing pitch, directly in the browser.
Our notation-rendering engine is richly featured. Here are some of the many things it supports:
- Basic notation as you’d expect it: notes, rests, clefs, accidentals, key signatures, time signatures, repeats, alternate endings, note ties, tuplets (including obscure ratios like 9:4), beaming, grace notes, fermatas, trills, dead notes, ghost notes, staccato/accents, crescendos/decrescendos, dynamics
- Changes in time signature, key signature and clef
- Multiple instruments (staves)
- Multiple voices in the same staff
- Grand staff for piano/keyboard
- Chord names and optional diagrams (from 4 to 7 strings)
- Concert pitch / transposed instruments
- Triplet feel (both in rendering and audio playback)
- Tablature for instruments with between 4 and 7 strings
- A wide array of tablature notation: hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, harmonics (natural, artificial, pinch, tap), vibrato, tapping (left and right hand), popping, slapping, "let ring," palm muting, pick direction, left- and right-hand fingering, fading/volume swells, barre information, capos, tremolo bar vibrato
Note this is an incomplete list; if you have specific questions, please feel free to email us!
Here’s why you should work with Soundslice from a business standpoint:
- We built this player ourselves, from scratch, and know everything about every aspect of it -- which means it’s easy for us to customize it to add or subtract functionality. When you talk with us, you’ll be talking with the guy who actually created the technology, not some clueless sales representative.
- Our company, Soundslice LLC, exists to build this software. This is our livelihood. This is not an open-source project that succeeds and fails on the whims of its developers. (No disrespect to open source! Adrian from the Soundslice team is one of the creators of Django, a large open-source project. As such, he knows very well the advantages and disadvantages of open source.)
- Because we’re small, we care. It sounds cheesy, but it’s true.
Sound interesting? Email Adrian at email@example.com and tell us how you’d like to work together.