GVOX CEO, Richard Hotchkiss, told us, â€œThe release of Encore 5 is the first serious upgrade in over 10 years for a product that is so loved by our customers. We added more shortcuts, easy tool display, help tips, score setup wizard, templates, limitless custom templates, Music XML, more playback options, enhanced graphics, larger hot-spots and more. In addition, weâ€™re including hundreds of works of J.S. Bach that you can use as is or you can arrange for your instrumentation.â€�
New Encore 5 features besides a new graphic interface include Music XML import and export, enhanced playback with dynamics, hairpins and slurs, support for orchestra libraries, handwritten font, and Quartz drawing (smoother lines and tapered slurs). International editions (French, Spanish, Dutch and German) will be coming soon.