Yes, the title is generally accurate. My problem...I can’t count. Actually I can, but not while composing music. Which is a problem if you want to use a notation program. And I do. So I’m looking for an effective work around.
In the past I used either a keyboard sequencer (an ancient ESQ-1) or a dedicated sequencer (MC-80/PMA-5). In all cases, you can’t get the timing wrong...you place notes sequentially and if the tempo needs adjusting, you just insert a new tempo (or change an existing tempo). But with notation programs, if you just place notes that ‘sound right’ (God forbid), if the timing is wrong, then you end up with notes piling up on top of each other...very bad.
So...basically what I want to do is to place notes sequentially and have them play back sequentially. And with Overture, if you don’t correctly fill each measure with correctly timed notes (something I’m not currently able to do), then notes that were supposed to be sequential turn out to play as chords. And, graphically, you end up with a mess, as polyphonic measures are now in different (graphic) locations.
So...I would like either an Overture workaround, some other notation program that will let me do this, or some help learning how to fill each measure with correctly timed notes (without destroying whatever little inspiration I have left).