Lime Aloud is music notation editor software that enables blind music students, composers, and arrangers to create and print music scores and to study pieces from others. Lime Aloud works together with the JAWS for Windows screen reader software and also includes the Lime notation editor and the SharpEye Music Reader for music OCR.
- New material can be created using the Lime editor, imported from NIFF files made with SharpEye or via Lime's MusicXML import function.
- MusicXML files can be exported from a growing number of music notation programs, including Finale and Sibelius.
- Enables users to navigate through a musical score using standard cursor keys.
- The PC plays each note or chord and verbally describes related annotations such as accents, staccato marks, lyrics and ties via the JAWS screen reader software.
- Play selected sections of any Lime notation file at a practice tempo to facilitate memorization.
- The user can ask Lime Aloud to play a single note, all notes in a particular part, or all notes in all parts at any given point in the piece.
- It can report the current part, voice and staff, current bar and beat, and name of the current part.
- Lime automatically converts what the user plays into the equivalent musical notation.
- A computer with a processor speed of at least 500 MHz running Windows XP or later, both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems are supported.
- At least 1 GB of memory.
- 20 MB of hard disk space for Lime Aloud's program files. More hard drive space will be needed for the music files the user creates; however, Lime files are typically less than 100 KB each.
- MIDI playback device such as the Microsoft Wavetable synthesizer included with most soundcards.
- JAWS for Windows Standard or Professional, version 7.1 or later.
- Optional but recommended: a MIDI Keyboard or a MIDI interface.