After more than eight years, Sibelius Blog has a new name — and a new style. Come check out the re-launch of the blog as Scoring Notes, the site about music notation software, technology, and related topics.
If you plan on visiting Musikmesse 2017, or even if you’re just curious about what’s happening, here’s where to find the people and products from the world of music notation software at the annual Frankfurt music festival.
Finale 25.3 is the third maintenance update to Finale. It is primarily a bug-fixing and code-modernizing update, although a couple of new features are added in the areas of hairpins and MusicXML importing.
Support for chord symbols has been one of the most requested features currently absent in Dorico, and Steinberg has identified it as “the most important” area of focus. Here’s some more information about what will be included, and when we can expect it to appear in the software.
If you work in Sibelius 8.5.1 and open files created in earlier Sibelius versions in which rests were manually moved to avoid notes, be aware that the position of those rests has shifted in the parts for your file, with no warning.
If your Sibelius score suffers from an ailment where the page numbers unintentionally deviate from the conventions of left and right numbering, we have both the diagnosis and the cure.
A roundup of some recent news including an extension of the Dorico crossgrade deadline, Finale third-party 64-bit plug-in updates, a MusicXML meeting at Musikmesse, beta testing for the Komp iPad app, and an update to NotateMe.
On the release of NotePerformer 2.0, a major update to the Sibelius-compatible sound library, we interview Arne Wallander, creator of the Wallander family of virtual instruments and NotePerformer.
A first look at the latest entrant into the world of music notation apps that support handwriting input: MusicJot, an iPad composition app that uses the MyScript music recognition engine.
The third Dorico update, version 1.0.30, is available, with some new features particularly in the areas of rests, barlines, bar numbers, tremolo and grace note playback, as well as other areas of the program. In addition, dozens of bugs and other performance issues have been addressed.