The 2024 NAMM Show will take place from Thursday, January 25 through Sunday, January 28, 2024, at the Anaheim Convention Center. We’ll have coverage from the show; here’s what to expect.
MuseScore 4.2 sports many new guitar notation and playback features like bends and alternate string tunings, and a new sample library. Improvements in score/part synchronization, harp pedal diagrams, arpeggios, ties, Braille, MusicXML import, sharing, and more round out this update.
Muse Group, the company which owns MuseScore, StaffPad, Ultimate Guitar, and Audacity, has acquired Hal Leonard, the largest publisher of sheet music and educational books.
Sibelius 2023.11 adds many more system object positions for items like tempo marks and large time signatures, refreshes the Keypad, brings the automatic chord symbol completion feature to mobile, and adds official Sonoma support, among other improvements.
All the Black Friday deals in the world of music notation software and related technology, so you can make the most of your holiday spending budget, and still have plenty of time to take advantage of some serious savings.
StaffPad’s autumn 2023 update brings Piano Capture, designed to transcribe the audio directly from piano performances, and create music notation in near real-time. MIDI Capture, full video support, auto-harmonization are also included in this major update.
Notation Express and XL for Dorico 5 add lots of new buttons and features to support many of the newer features in Dorico.
A summary of desktop notation software compatibility with macOS Sonoma (macOS 14) and Apple Silicon-powered Macs: How Sibelius, Finale, Dorico, MuseScore, and Notion are faring on Apple’s latest operating system and hardware.
The Lelandia music fonts for Sibelius have been updated. This is a minor update, with a few fixes for clefs and dynamic text.
The X (formerly Twitter) accounts of NYC Music Services, which include Scoring Notes, NYC Music Services, and Notation Central, will no longer be actively used or monitored, effective immediately.