MusGlyphs has been updated to version 2.1 with the introduction of MusGlyphs Text, a version that allows the user to type ordinary text and musical symbols without needing to switch between two different fonts. Other updates include enclosures, more time signatures and clefs, straight flags, and more.
Newzik has announced Maestria, a new optical music recognition technology that uses artificial intelligence to become more accurate over time, as well as a new product called LiveScores, which use Maestria to create interactive scores.
StaffPad, the pen-and-touch music notation app, has been acquired by Muse Group, the company that owns Ultimate Guitar, MuseScore, and Audacity. StaffPad co-founder David William Hearn will remain in charge of the product. Audio staves and transcription are planned for future updates.
The company that owns MuseScore and Ultimate Guitar has announced its acquisition of Audacity, the popular free audio editing software. The company is now called Muse Group, and its portfolio also encompasses MuseClass and Tonebridge.
A live video presentation of the Scoring Notes podcast on the topic of music notation software is just one of many sessions planned for the MOLA 2021 Annual Conference.
Composer Jessie Montgomery interweaves classical music with vernacular songs, improvisation, and language, presenting exciting challenges for a music copyist or engraver. Here are some of those challenges and how the results were achieved.
When preparing music, you always make sure what goes on the page is pitch-perfect. How about what goes on the bill? A transcript from our popular podcast episode on the topic of how to charge for your time and skill.
Articulations in Sibelius are toggles — like on/off switches on a lighting panel. Once you know that, you can add and remove them more easily than you may have thought.
Have you ever read Elaine Gould’s Behind Bars and wished that you could ask her anything about music notation? You may have that chance at the ASMAC music preparation webinar on March 17, 2021.
The Sibelius 2021.2 release continues the ongoing evolution of the Find in Ribbon function into an increasingly comprehensive launch bar, now called Command Search. This update also expands Sibelius’s scripting and plug-in capabilities.