Music engraving dates back well before the computer age, but it’s easy to forget that the computer-aided portion of the history spans back a good long time. We summarize that history and explore a few key moments leading up to the present.
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The StaffPad “Audio Update” brings new features like audio staves, tempo mapping, adaptive audio to keep your audio in sync with your score tempo, royalty-free production sounds and loops, and studio-quality effects, along with more improvements.
A major upgrade is out for Graphical MIDI Tools for Sibelius, which allows the user to manipulate MIDI information in the score in a graphical manner. It has been completely overhauled as an application that runs within Sibelius to provide a piano roll window.
Avid has introduced a new licensing system with the intent of making it easier for a single user to activate and use Sibelius on multiple computers. Sibelius 2021.12 for both desktop and mobile apps is out; headlining the improvements is a new way of entering percussion notation.
Dorico 4, to come in early 2022, will be the first application to use Steinberg’s new identity-based licensing system, which will enable single-user activation on two computers simultaneously.
Understanding how expressions work in Finale is essential for creating dynamics, tempo indications, and so much more. These detailed video tutorials cover every aspect of expressions, including design, placement, positioning, playback, as well as how to transfer them between files and get creative with their use.
Sibelius Ultimate comes with wide range of instruments for playback, but did you know that you can mix Sibelius 7 sounds and third party sounds in the same score? Here’s how — plus, a coupon code for more tutorial videos.
Avid is bringing back discounted upgrades, or “reinstatements”, for Sibelius customers with a perpetual license to get current with the latest updates and support — but the offer is only good through December 31, 2021.