Research and development

R&D is at the heart of what we do, as we invest in features
like dynamic notation and audio alignment.

Dynamic notation: Tido and MEI

To be truly digital, music scores need to break away from the restrictions of the printed page and be dynamic, flexible and responsive. At the same time, they must possess the qualities of traditional typesetting: precision and beauty.

The foundation for Tido’s music notation is the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI), an open source framework to represent music notation, rooted in music scholarship and critical editing.

Tido’s music notation format favours the separation of semantic content from its presentation, allowing Tido’s music to be modelled with precision, without making compromises for layout.

There is no need to encode hidden rests in order to create rhythmic space, multiple curves broken across systems, or even brackets: every symbol is represented based on its function and not its appearance.

Audio alignment

Tido works with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), recognised for its world-leading multidisciplinary research group in the field of Music & Audio Technology. QMUL research allows us to explore new ways of intelligently analysing musical data, linking the audio to text to give our users an enriched musical experience.


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