David MacDonald has our in-depth review of Symphony Pro 5 — the latest offering of the iOS scoring app. The latest version’s marquee feature is handwriting recognition with Apple Pencil support. See how Symphony Pro stacks up in a burgeoning marketplace of tablet-based scoring apps.
In this post, conductor and composer Claude Lapalme shows you how he composed a meter-less segment of a movement of a chamber orchestra work in Dorico, using its sophisticated note entry and engraving tools.
Catch up on some news items from the past couple of weeks in the world of music notation software and technology. We’ve got news about Dorico crossgrades, Sibelius updates, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, a Newzik giveaway and Symphony Pro’s new features.
Here’s how to place fermatas on bar rests in Finale, and why placing them as articulations yields more consistent results than using expressions.
Ever find positioning commas (breath marks) tricky in Finale? Here’s a way to set it up so that they’re perfectly placed in the score and parts, every time.
A roundup of activity and news about Sibelius plug-ins over the last several months. Bob Zawalich takes us on a tour of new plug-ins, updates to existing plug-ins, speed issues, and other changes.