Catch up on some news items from the past couple of weeks in the world of music notation software and technology. We’ve got news about Dorico crossgrades, Sibelius updates, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, a Newzik giveaway and Symphony Pro’s new features.
Here’s how to place fermatas on bar rests in Finale, and why placing them as articulations yields more consistent results than using expressions.
Ever find positioning commas (breath marks) tricky in Finale? Here’s a way to set it up so that they’re perfectly placed in the score and parts, every time.
Sibelius 8.7 is now available, featuring the first iteration of the new Cloud Sharing service, allowing Sibelius users to share their scores online with anyone in a format that can be displayed in any browser on a modern device.
A summary of desktop notation software compatibility with macOS High Sierra (10.13) at this time: How Sibelius, Finale, Dorico, MuseScore, and Notion are faring on Apple’s latest operating system.
The RSS feed serving Sibelius plug-in updates has been broken since early last week, leading all users of Sibelius 7 and higher to see an empty screen where a big list of plug-ins should be. Does it spell trouble for the next generation of services like Cloud Sharing?
Avid today announced Sibelius | Cloud Sharing as the primary new feature in Sibelius 8.7. Still in development, Sibelius 8.7 users will be able to publish Sibelius scores online in a format that can be displayed in any browser on a modern device.
Two new utilities for music printing are now available: PDF-MusicBinder and PDF-BatchStitch, which take the tedium of setting up PDF files for accordion-style and booklet printing and turn it into a one-click process. Updates to other PDF utilities are also available.
An interview with composer, new music notation specialist and arts administrator jef chippewa about his neueweise fonts for Finale and Sibelius and his work, philosophy, and approach to music notation.
Dorico 1.1.10 is the first update since Dorico 1.1 introduced chord symbols, pedal lines, and repeat endings. The update introduces improvements in all of those areas and more, along with other fixes.