A summary of desktop notation software compatibility with macOS Catalina (10.15) at this time: How Sibelius, Finale, Dorico, MuseScore, and Notion are faring on Apple’s latest operating system.
Avid has released Sibelius 2019.9. It introduces an impressive new way of importing MIDI data that can make working with such files in Sibelius much easier and faster.
In version 3, Dorico comes equipped with a dedicated tool to help create correct and beautifully rendered harp pedal diagrams. It has options for graphic diagrams, diagrams using note names, and partial pedal changes.
Three significant improvements to lyrics have been made in Dorico 3. Syllabic pasting, a new Edit Lyrics dialog, and adjusting lyrics on a line-by-line basis make working with lyrics faster and easier.
Steinberg has released Dorico 3 with a first for any music notation program: automatic condensing of individual players into a full score layout. Guitar notation, harp pedaling, harmonics, grouped playing techniques, and comments are just a few of the dozens of new features and improvements in this major paid upgrade.
The first in our series exploring the major new features in Dorico 3, condensing is the process of combining the parts of multiple players on a single staff. This is a crucial step in the preparation of usable conductor’s scores because it helps save precious vertical space and improve legibility.