MakeMusic is seeking beta testers for its free Dolet 8 plug-in for Sibelius. Although Sibelius has its own built-in MusicXML export function, Dolet exports MusicXML differently from the native Sibelius feature. This is the first update to Dolet since 2016.
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The latest update to Sibelius for Mobile brings step-time note entry via a MIDI keyboard. Support for pickup bars, merging bars, and better keyboard integration round out this update.
The Finale v27.1 update brings deeper SMuFL integration into Finale. It is now possible to convert legacy non-SMuFL-based documents to SMuFL-compliant documents, and to import font metadata directly into Finale’s document settings. Plug-ins and libraries are also updated to use SMuFL.
Maestria is a technology that allows Newzik to not just display a score, but also to understand it musically. The resulting score is a LiveScore, which includes the ability to view the score as with any other, and also the ability to play it back and export it.
The W3C Music Notation Community Group held its 2021 annual meeting. The major discussion topic was the status of MNX, the new music notation format. In addition, the group reviewed recent achievements such as MusicXML 4.0, SMuFL 1.4, and a new documentation generator.
Apple’s Shortcuts, with its easy drag-and-drop interface, is the future of automation on all their platforms. Learn how to use it to automate actions in apps like Sibelius, Finale, and Dorico.
Fender Musical Instruments Corp. announced that it intends to acquire PreSonus Audio Electronics, subject to regulatory approval. PreSonus is best known to Scoring Notes readers for Notion, its music scoring software for Mac, Windows, and iOS.