Plug-ins can be solutions to various problems or ways to make it easier to accomplish tasks. Bob Zawalich looks back at the end of another productive year in the world of Sibelius plug-in development and gives a preview of what’s to come.
Wow, what a year it has been! It’s time once again to reflect on the past year on Scoring Notes and in the world of music notation software and related technology — and to look forward to what’s ahead.
It’s the holiday season, so what better way is there to celebrate than by creating a sparkling Christmas tree directly in Finale. And yes, this tree sparkles and the lights twinkle as well.
Proving that getting saxophones to balance properly is as difficult to do in NotePerformer as it is in real life, NotePerformer 3.3.1 is out, fixing that problem and a handful of other issues from the 3.3 release.
We look at grouped playing techniques in Dorico 3, where multiple playing techniques can be grouped together with a connecting arrow or line.
We take a look at UE Now, a new partnership that allows musicians to purchase high quality scores from Universal Edition, delivered instantly to the Newzik app for performance and study.
Sibelius’s magnetic glissandi automatically snap to notes. What’s more, you can change the playback style of a glissando or disable its playback entirely without affecting its notation.
Avid has released Sibelius 2019.12. This year-end update tidies up a number of items such as accessibility, MIDI import, UX/UI, printing, PDF export, and plug-ins, but also drops support for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
We have a video interview with Lisa Dempsey Kane, orchestral librarian at The Juilliard School. We spoke with Lisa about her career and what it’s like working in professional and student orchestras, bowing tips, MOLA, the role of digital technology, music prep advice, and much more.