The 2020 NAMM Show is over, and we had a ton of news coverage, product reviews, interviews, photos, and videos. Whether you missed any posts from the past few days or just want to relive the excitement, here’s a wrap-up of all our activity from sunny Anaheim, California.
At the 2020 NAMM Show, we spoke with Avid’s Sam Butler and Sarah Rossy about the Sibelius development process and the emphasis on adding support for accessibility in recent updates.
Our 2020 NAMM Show coverage continues as we talk with Jason Wick, senior manager at MakeMusic, about the latest Finale developments and what to expect for the future.
Our 2020 NAMM Show coverage continues as we speak with Daniel Ray, who is in charge of Musescore’s product strategy, about how the product has fared in the nearly two years since the Ultimate Guitar acquisition, its recent progress, and its future.
Our 2020 NAMM Show coverage continues with an interview with Noteflight’s John Mlynczak. We discuss Noteflight’s embedded music creation tool, improved MusicXML recognition, Hal Leonard’s ArrangeMe platform, and the new Lifetime purchase plan for Noteflight Premium.
Our NAMM 2020 coverage continues with an interview with Steinberg’s product marketing manager Daniel Spreadbury, in which we talk about the Dorico 3.1 update, its new features and improvements, and the release of Dorico SE, a free version of Dorico.
Sibelius 2020.1, released to coincide with the opening of the 2020 NAMM Show, introduces automatic staff spacing, dashed and dotted ties, ties into notes, new house styles, accessibility improvements, and more.
Dorico 3.1, released to coincide with the opening of the 2020 NAMM Show, introduces condensing changes, lines, bracketed noteheads, a new dynamics lane for playback, local chord symbols, Hi-DPI support on Windows, user-defined chord shapes, and loads more.
In thinking of ways to spend fewer hours in Sibelius adjusting slurs that encompass the opposite stem direction on outer notes, I happened upon the settings in Engraving Rules, and experimented in search of better defaults.
The Mozarteum University in Salzburg will be hosting a new conference entitled “Music Engraving in the 21st Century: Developments and Perspectives” with an active a three-day agenda beginning January 17, 2020.