Avid has released Sibelius 2018.11, the latest update to its music notation software. Although there are no significant new features in this release, Sibelius 2018.11 has been rewritten in the latest version of the Qt cross-platform application framework. There are a number of other fixes and improvements in 2018.11.
Steinberg has released Dorico 2.2, another enormous update to the program. New features have been added or rebuilt in the areas of trills, group bracketing, repeat markers, jazz articulations, tempo track import/export, real-time MIDI recording, flow headings, tacets, and a new music symbols editor. Many more improvements have been made in other areas, and there are a good 100 or so bug fixes, besides.
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Keyboard shortcuts are essential tools for pro users on any platform. Although it’s not possible to natively program global shortcuts in Finale, you can use FinaleScript to fill the gap.
Times New Roman is ubiquitous as the default text font in Sibelius, Finale, and many other programs. If you’re looking for a different look but need the same font metrics as TNR so that the position of all of your text will stay the same, try the Tinos font.
The release of the iPad Pro 2018 edition presents some truly astonishing hardware that has the potential to replace a lot of what composers, performers, educators, and librarians are doing with notated music. Just don’t throw out your laptops yet.
NotePerformer 3.1 is out with some major updates. The main improvements are the vastly improved Finale implementation and the ability to override instruments directly from the NotePerformer mixer, but there’s lots more for users of Sibelius, Finale, and Dorico.
In the Sequence Editor of JW Change, you can build a custom sequence that changes existing elements in Finale through a general user interface, greatly speeding up workflow.