Welcome to the Music Processing Suite Website!

Music Processing Suite (MPS) is a software system for advanced symbolic music processing with the following features:

Music Modeling

MPS is based on music models containing individual representations of musical aspects and contexts such as meter, tempo, rhythms, pitches, scales, harmonies, loudness, lyrics and more.


Music Analysis

Analysis infrastructure for statistical music analysis and visualization. MPS generates PDF reports containing statistical diagrams, tables, graphs and Markov models.


Composition Language

Composition language for intuitive, redundancy-free music specification and notation. Easily create your own scores and lead sheets.


Music Search

Advanced context-sensitive music search functionality



Transformation infrastructure for conversions between various music representation formats such as MPS Models, MIDI, MusicXML, LilyPond, PDF, CSV, SuperCollider and more.


Powerful IDE

MPS is a powerful customizable application based on Eclipse


News and Updates

Latest Posts

Release of Music Processing Suite 1.1.0

Music Processing Suite 1.1.0 was released on April 8, 2018.

New Features:

  • Configuration for score generation is now managed for each input file individually in launch configurations
  • Improved support for chord symbols in MusicXML files
  • Score compiler automatically detects if two piano staves are used and produces a suitable piano staff layout
  • Added score generation option to omit instrument names at the left hand side of the staves
  • Added option to export analysis log files
  • Added option to export analysis results for each file when analyzing multiple compositions
  • Improved documentation and screenshots for configuring analysis, score generation, LaTeX and GraphViz


  • Fixed pitch resolution logics relative to harmonic context
  • Fixed serialization issues when writing to the same file more than once
  • Internal optimizations of harmony and key analysis, fixes a problem where harmonic progression data was not exported when performing global analysis
  • Fixed a bug in SuperCollider compiler which sometimes caused the tempo to become zero
  • Fixed NullPointerExceptions when evaluating configuration options
  • Fixed various Exceptions in analysis code in corner cases
  • Fixed NullArgumentException when analyzing lyrics which occurred if words are not terminated correctly in MusicXML files
  • Include MIDI files when scanning corpus contents recursively (before, only MusicXML files were taken into account)
  • Improved String representations of model elements, added missing information to harmony representations

Official Release of Music Processing Suite

Dear visitors,

the very first official version of Music Processing Suite was released today. Version 1.0.0 can now be downloaded from this website.

In the hope that the software will be useful for musicians and scientists, I am very curious to hear what you think about MPS and if you have any ideas, thoughts or suggestions. Please comment on the mailing list or write me a mail directly.

Best regards,

Latest Release

Latest MPS version: 1.14.0
Released on February 8, 2024

Music Processing Suite is developed by David Pace and originates from his dissertation project at the University of Music in Karlsruhe, Germany.