The most recent updates to PlayScore 2 support lyrics, guitar chords, and multi-measure rests. A count-in feature, better rehearsal instrument support, and more improvements are also included. Plus, a preview of what’s to come.
The 1.2 update of Ambitus, the font for pitch incipits, scales, and range diagrams that can be used in any word processor or music notation software, adds octave lines and parenthesized notes.
Dorico 4.0.30 is out. It reinstates the tempo and MIDI pitch bend editors in Play mode, fixes a performance issue with VST plug-ins, and improves engraving features in the areas of barlines, staff labels, and chord diagrams.
Here’s a solution to correct when a cautionary time signature is uncomfortably hanging outside the edge of the page margin in Sibelius.
Sibelius 2022.3 adds support for Windows 11 and macOS 12. The UI graphics have been changed, the manuscript papers are updated with some helpful new behaviors, and the ManuScript plug-in language gains more functions.
Ambitus is a font that can be used to quickly create musical hints, like vocal ranges or initial pitches of instruments like timpani (“pitch incipits”). It can be used in standard word processors as well as in music notation software.
Dorico 4.0.20 is out with improvements to the jump bar, a quick tool selector for the Key Editor, and easier synchronization in the Library Manager, among other fixes. On Mac, Quick Look and full Spotlight support is added.
A reliable way to actually create true 100% black output in PDFs from Finale, and a Keyboard Maestro script to automate the process for an entire set of parts. Plus, how to convert existing PDFs to true black, regardless of what software was used to create them.
Finale version 27.2 runs natively on Apple silicon Macs for the first time. All default documents and document styles in v27.2 are now SMuFL-based, and, in a welcome surprise, there is a fully revamped SMuFL-compliant jazz default file and document style.