There are two new plug-ins for Sibelius that could help you speed up some tedious text entry tasks: Add Fingering To Notes for Sibelius 7+ and ReInput Text.
Dorico’s powerful correlation between written symbols and a diversity of possible tonal systems is an absolutely incredible breakthrough in contemporary composition.
The Tie Extended Stable plug-in for Sibelius replaces tied notes that would need to be dragged to reach their target with notes in different durations and different voices, whose ties do not need to be dragged because of their duration.
While I had the chance, I decided to take a few days to visit colleagues in London to catch up on all the latest. Fortunately (for me) they were working hard during the summer and hadn’t skipped town. Enjoy this virtual travelog!
Dorico 2.1 is out, with two official new features — a notehead set editor and swing playback — and boasting a slew of other improvements in engraving, layout, notation, and playback that build on the 2.0 release.
MakeMusic has announced its intention to release version 26 of Finale, its flagship music notation software, focusing on “smarter default engraving, performance enhancements, new features, bug fixes, and refinements to included resources such as templates and libraries,” according to the company. This will be a paid upgrade. No specific date or features were revealed at this time, but a release before the end of 2018 is likely, and MakeMusic will be previewing features to the public in advance of the release.
A video review of our favorite features in Sibelius since version 8.0 was released in 2015. If you haven’t yet updated from 7.5 (or earlier), or even if you have, you’ll appreciate knowing what’s included.