A review of the leading iPad score reader apps — forScore, Newzik, and nkoda — to assess the current state of the category, and to help musicians decide which of the excellent options best suits their needs.
Written By David MacDonald
Apple announces Logic Pro for iPad, available May 23
Apple will be releasing iPad versions of their digital audio workstation (DAW) Logic Pro as well as the non-linear video editor (NLE) Final Cut Pro.
NotePerformer 4 connects your favorite notation software to your favorite sample libraries
NotePerformer 4 is available, adding to its own modeled sound library the ability to play back many of the most popular, premium orchestral sample libraries in same user-friendly way as one can with the built-in NotePerformer sounds.
Long-awaited MuseScore 4 release brings major improvements to engraving and audio
MuseScore 4 is out. It’s the first update in nearly two years, with major improvements to the user interface, layout, engraving, playback features — and a brand-new sound library to top it all off.
Dorico 4.3 brings Key Editor power tools and chord symbol note generation
Dorico 4.3 is out with more powerful controls in the Key Editor and a robust system for automatically generating notes on staves from chord symbols. There’s also improvements in the areas of engraving, note input, and editing, and the iPad version is updated, too.
Odla, an input device that “touches” the music
A review of Odla, a hardware controller for MuseScore and Dorico, that aims for “music you can touch” by directly modeling the five-line staff itself.
Dorico for iPad adds one-time purchase in addition to subscriptions
With Dorico for iPad 2.3, users can access all the app’s premium features with a single in-app purchase via a new “Lifetime Unlock” option. This update also keeps pace with the newest version of Dorico on the desktop (version 4.1).
Upgrade your desk [updated]
What’s on and around our newly upgraded desks — not to mention, the desks themselves.
Dorico for iPad adds “Open In Place” for better file management
Dorico for iPad 2.2 adds Open in Place, bringing a more desktop-like file opening and saving process to the app and making it easier to handle files when moving between different devices.
Dorico for iPad 2.0 brings over many desktop features, plus annotations
Steinberg has released Dorico 2.0 for iPad, a major update to the app that shares many features with its desktop counterpart. Many of the additions in Dorico 4 are now available on the mobile platform, as well as a bonus: freehand annotation for marking up scores in Read mode.