Rambling Preamble for Drum Score Editor 2.3 Testing
What is this place?For anyone landing on this post by accident, it's purpose is to help provide guidance to those kind folks who've opted to test version 2.3 of Drum Score Editor before I update all the website links and documentation. Anyone is welcome to test this software, all I ask is you confirm to me any issues, if it worked ok, whether you did it on an Apple Mac or Windows PC and which version of macOS or MS Windows you installed on.
Why are you providing so many words this time when prior it was the Nike approach (Just Do It)This version of the software integrates fully in the desktop, meaning it associates the file extension .ds with Drum Score Editor. This has required a slightly different experience to the install on Windows for this one time only. Mac is no different from before, but for both platforms you get the ability to click on a drum score file in File Manager (Windows) or Finder (Mac) and it will open it in Drum Score Editor.
It also means you'll see the .ds files with the now famous Drum Score Editor icon attached and they'll be described as "Drum Score Editor File".
What about licensing?A quick foreword, Drum Score Editor runs on Windows and macOS. There are separate install instructions for each platform below. If you've already run Drum Score Editor on the system you're testing on, and have previously kindly purchased a license to unlock the productivity features, then that license key will be applied automatically to this version when you install.
If you're installing on a new system, and have a license key on a previous system, you can retrieve it by logging in to your account on https://www.drumscore.scot.
If you never knew there was the ability to help support the project financially by buying a license, you absolutely don't need to, the unlicensed version runs perfectly well, isn't crippled or time limited in any way and is perfectly functional for writing scores.
However you can create an account and download a license on the said website. You get a bunch of advanced features which make life a lot easier if you're writing up scores. It's not expensive, GBP 15.00 (which for all the non-UK residents this is now mega cheap given current exchange rates). I've had so much feedback that I should charge more but this isn't a money-making venture, I'm just trying to cover costs, I give my time developing and support this for free.