.OVE File Extension

Overture Musical Score

Developer GenieSoft
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What is an OVE file?

An OVE file is a musical score created by versions 4 and below of Sonic Scores Overture, a professional scorewriter. It contains musical notation, including notes, measures, clefs, tempos, and time signatures. It also includes score metadata, such as the score's title, composer, and copyright information.

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Screenshot of a .ove file in Sonic Scores Overture
OVE file open in Sonic Scores Overture

Professional composers, music teachers, and music students use Overture to create, edit, and publish musical scores. Because Overture allows composers to play scores in time with video, it is especially popular among film score composers.

Prior to version 5, Overture saved composers' scores as OVE files. In version 5, Sonic Scores replaced the OVE format with the .OVEX format. However, current versions of Overture can still open OVE files.

NOTE: Sonic Scores was previously known as GenieSoft.

How to open an OVE file

You can open an OVE file with Sonic Scores Overture (Windows, macOS). To do so:

  1. Select File → Open... from Overture's menu bar.
  2. Navigate to and open your OVE file.

How to convert an OVE file

Version 5 of Overture can convert OVE files to the following formats:

  • .OVEX - Version 5 Overture Score (File → Save As...)
  • .MID - MIDI File (File → Export)
  • .MUSICXML - MusicXML File (File → Export)
  • .JPG - JPEG Image (File → Save as Image...)
  • .PDF - Portable Document Format (File → Print...)
  • .PS - PostScript File (File → Print...)
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