Following up on our last post about getting a studio look to your bar numbers in Sibelius, we’ll now show you how to achieve it in Finale by placing them on their own separate one-line staff.
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.
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.
Here’s how to change the default appearance of octave lines in Finale and Sibelius, if, for instance, you’d like the octave line to simply read “8” instead of “8va”.
If you have a passage in Finale with eighths and sixteenth rests (and vice versa) which you want to automatically combine into a dotted eighth rests, the solution is far from obvious — but it’s possible, if you know where to look.
Our NAMM 2017 coverage continues as we talk about MusicXML and more with Michael Good, MakeMusic’s vice president of MusicXML technologies.
Musitek’s new SmartScore Music-to-XML music notation recognition utility — the same feature originally planned for inclusion in Finale 25 — can analyze scanned PDF files of music and send them directly to Finale, Sibelius, or Dorico, or save them as MusicXML.
Have some down time during the holidays? Or looking to get ahead for the new year? Here you’ll find many of the posts 2016, from industry news to tips and tutorials in the field of music notation software and related technology.
Finale 25.2 is the second maintenance update to Finale. It adds two long-requested options: instruments that transpose at the octave can retain their transposition in concert pitch scores, and a ruler to display bar numbers.