Avid today released Sibelius 8.6.1, a maintenance update to the Sibelius 8.6 update that introduced magnetic glissandi lines for the first time in the program. The 8.6.1 update further refines that feature and addresses some bugs brought about from earlier updates. A number of plug-ins are also updated.
Finale 25.4, the fourth maintenance update to Finale 25, is now available. It adds support for MusicXML 3.1, rounded corners for text enclosures, a new key signature display option and assorted bug fixes.
Sibelius 8.6 is available, and its new engraving feature is magnetic glissandi lines — lines that snap to both their start and end note, updating their positions if the notes change. Other improvements and fixes are included in this update.
Watch a thorough tour of the new features in the forthcoming Dorico 1.1 update in action, including chord symbols, piano pedaling, repeat endings, filters, grouped dynamics, and much more.
Notion’s latest update is out — version 6.2 brings tighter integration between the scoring program Notion and its DAW counterpart in the PreSonus family, Studio One. A handful of notation improvements are included along with other fixes.
Chord symbols, repeat endings, editable note spacing, piano pedaling, enharmonic spelling improvements, and many more significant updates will be part of the next Dorico update, slated for sometime before the end of June.
MuseScore 2.1 is now released. Technical contributor Marc Sabatella takes us in-depth into 2.1’s new features, including playback improvements, new note entry methods, a new “swap” feature, and better support for instrument changes.
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.
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.
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.